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Do You Have A Bitter Root In Your Heart?

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” (Hebrews 12:15).  A couple days ago, a person requested prayer for a family member who was bitter.  He didn’t give any details,  but I could ...

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Keep Your Word–Even When It Hurts

Psalm 15:4, Psalm 15, who swears to his own hurt, who keeps an oath even when it hurts, promises to keep

He could hardly believe his ears. His daughter, who’d been estranged from him for the last seven years, by her own choice, wanted money. She’d rebelled against his rules, opted to live out her teen years exclusively with her mother (who had few rules), and in essence, disdained a relationship. ...

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Get Out of That Rut: How to Change Your Brain

“I have my ruts, and I like them!” That great honesty came from a child, but it expresses a truth that holds many of us captive.  “Rut thinking” is a nasty captor because it usually blinds the captive to the bondage.  The walls of the rut grow higher each year, ...

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