Category Archives: Growth

These blog posts provide growth opportunities in our relationship with God.

Throw out your couch

Do any of these words describe your state of mind? terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding Is so, I can assure you that … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s question

How often do you ask the question: “Am I good enough?” Do you worry about being unmasked? Do you fear that you will be abandoned if the real you is exposed? At the pivotal point in the movie Cinderella (2015 … Continue reading

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My bones are vibrating

Proverbs is full of wisdom for bright days of celebration and dark nights of despair. We’ve had both and more are in store. Be prepared. Listen. Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on … Continue reading

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(Na,Ca)-8 Al-6 Si-6 O-24 (S,SO)-4

The chemical formula for lazurite is (Na,Ca)8Al6Si6O24(S,SO)4. It is the primary mineral in lapis lazuli, a semi-precious gemstone valued for its opaque color. The gemstone name is composed of lapis, which is Latin for stone, and lazuli, the deep blue color. This … Continue reading

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Want to speak with authority?

Do you ever feel like you have a voice, but it goes unheard? Do you speak with authority? If not, do you want to? Have you heard of Billy Graham? Graham (1918-2018) was an American evangelist considered to be among … Continue reading

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A lion in your living room?

I’ve learned something from painful experience. It’s impossible to have a casual relationship with sin. Think of the front door to your house or apartment. It’s how you gain entry; it’s the way you admit guests. Listen. If you crack open … Continue reading

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Quiet waters, hard times

Have you ever heard or read Psalm 23? In The Message translation of the Bible, Psalm 23 begins: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, … Continue reading

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