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Jan 15

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Lean Into Him

Have you ever hugged a friend, your spouse, a child or even a pet – and for a moment they are stiff, tense and you can feel the anxiety within them… yet after a moment or two, they breathe deeply and relax into your arms? Being on both sides of those precious moments is deeply gratifying. […]

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Jan 15

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White Knuckling – What is it?

Have you heard of the term “white knuckling”? You may need some clarification as to what white knuckling is, compared to real recovery. In fact, this term applies not only to addiction, although that is where you will most often hear it, but also for any unwanted behavior that one desires to change. I asked my […]

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Sep 14

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Word on Wednesday: Rejoice in Your Sufferings – What?

Welcome to Word on Wednesday! Today’s comments on the Word (from Romans 5:3-4 and James 1:2-4) are written by a very dear friend of mine, Carolyn Shepherd. She is a woman of courage who shares unique and wonderful truths from the Word of God. Carolyn does understand pain, difficulties and the challenges of life, although […]

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Aug 14

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Word on Wednesday: Praise Break

Welcome to Word on Wednesday! Today’s word is a beautiful Psalm of thanksgiving, praise and worship to God. [tweet_dis]Have you taken a praise break today?[/tweet_dis]  Stop what you are doing for a few moments to give thanks to God and praise His name! Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship […]

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Aug 14

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Word on Wednesday: Walking Through

Welcome to Word on Wednesday! Today’s Word may be familiar to you.  I would ask you to not let the familiarity of this Word cause you to rush through it.  Take the time today to read it and take in each word, each phrase.  [tweet_dis]These words are powerful and will be food to your hungry […]

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Aug 14

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The Passing of Robin Williams

I am saddened by the passing of Robin Williams for so many reasons. He was an incredible actor, made the world laugh and he will be missed. But my sadness goes far beyond missing his gift of laughter. My sadness is far more about his struggle with depression, bi-polar and addiction and how his life […]

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Jul 14

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Word on Wednesday: Completion

Welcome to Word on Wednesday!  I want to share with you a verse in the Bible that has been an encouragement to me for many years. It is in Philippians 1:6 and it says “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the […]

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Jun 14

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Cultivating Contentment

I am thrilled to feature this special blog post written by my dear friend, and also a Freedom Connection board member, Joyce Shaver. Thank you, Joyce, for the following wise insights! Cultivating Contentment I have a confession to make. I drive a Volkswagen. Why is it a confession you ask, because I want to be […]

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May 14

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Freedom

What is Freedom? Freedom is the ability to live our lives submitted to God. It is the power to make choices through His strength for our own good, and that will bring Him honor. Freedom is the lifestyle of not being enslaved to something or someone. I have been asked, “Is freedom a journey or […]

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Plan and Action

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Apr 14

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Plan Ahead

A valuable thing to do in living a lifestyle of freedom is to, when possible, prepare for temptation ahead of time. Plan ahead. [tweet_dis]Prepare in times of strength for times of weakness.[/tweet_dis] Look ahead at your week; do you know events or situations that are on your calendar that may be a source of temptation? Plan […]

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