Perseverence

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“For the next 60 days, try to stay in a continuous, honest conversation with God, willing to do his will moment by moment.” — SoulRevolution.net This is the beginning of a challenge put forth by John Burke in his soon to be released book, Soul Revolution: How Imperfect People Become All God Intended. John Burke

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I found this book in my boss’s office a couple of years ago and asked if I could read it. It isn’t very long, and can be difficult to read (Brother Lawrence was a seventeenth-century French Monk), but it is well worth it. I lost track of the borrowed (and returned) book, but finally re-found

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What does it mean when I’m not seeing any effects from my efforts? Does it mean that God isn’t answering prayers? Does it mean I am not working hard enough? Or, more likely, does it mean that I am being given the opportunity to learn patience and perseverance? I was so angry last night about

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Ok, not even sure if that is a word, (too lazy to look it up), but I realized tonight that I need to “accentuate the positive” rather than focusing all my time and energy attempting to “eliminate the negative”. Meaning – I am going to spend my time in the Word, listening to my heavenly

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I have needed something to light the fire of my faith. A kick start. And God has done so in a way I was not expecting. Using a potentially controversial book called The Secret. The book itself isn’t what changed me. In fact, I haven’t even read it yet. I did watch about half of

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No, I’m not talking about the marital kind of engagement. I’m talking about the mental kind. One of the things I know about myself is that when I am facing stress, especially common stress, and it builds up to the point where I am about to be squished, I disengage. I detach. I hate extreme

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Well, I learned today that I still have my free and stubborn will. Tomorrow is another day. One in which His mercies will be new, and I can take a step in his direction rather than in my own. Would be so easy to just give up…but I cannot.

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I just wrote a really long email to my friend, Heidi, so most of my heart was just poured out there and I don’t have much to say. I will however, share that this post she wrote makes a lot of sense and will undoubtedly impact future posts of mine.

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The prodigal’s first right step was to turn around – to face home. “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned

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[This is my devotional for today over at Faith Lifts. Please, take a look over there and see some great articles by some wonderful Christian women! ] I struggle with my weight. It’s a battle I have fought, won, re-lost, tied, surrendered, revolted, and yielded so many times, I sometimes get sick of talking about