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Crushed But Not Broken

    “The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” – Isaiah 61:1 “the lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding. in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 We are all at …

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New Hearts

Ezekiel 11: 19 “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” When God changes your heart, you are changed forever. He gives you a new transformed heart, one that is pliable and ready to be used. From a hardened one to one made of flesh. My heart was pretty hard before I came to Christ, I would justify saying or doing things to people that were not very nice, when Jesus saved me my heart began to change. …

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Conforming Discomfort

    Conforming Discomfort       Each night as we prepared for sleep in rehab, I would get my pillow and blanket. I draped it across the “recliner” and then I pushed and pulled to get settled in. One night I was just right when Danny realized he needed something. It was no inconvenience though because I love him and I have much to be thankful for. Oh beloved. Life has been quite comfortable hasn’t it? You’ve enjoyed restful nights and calm days. But now you’ve been removed from your nest. What does God want? Why has He allowed …

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Clean Up That Spill

Remember the skeletal anatomy song? “The knee bone’s connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone’s connected to the foot bone…” In my case the foot bone is often connected to the mouth bone. My mind tends to race and my mouth tends to run. Unfortunately my filter malfunctions and words often spill out inappropriately. Calling me opinionated would be an understatement. Matthew 12:34, “For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.” HCSB As our beliefs affect our thoughts, our thoughts also affect our speech. Sometimes we treat the symptoms without dealing with the underlying cause. My mouth …