272014Feb

The Easy Way Out

Years ago, I began facing what has proven to be the longest-lasting, most difficult struggle I have experienced. It began suddenly, so I was not prepared. There were no answers. The pervasive “why?” question that inevitably pops up in difficult circumstances had no response. Well, not one that really satisfied my longing for a full, detailed…

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172014Feb

My Issue With Manipulation: Part 2

While it is wonderful to practice discernment in my life and to share that with others, when I find myself anxious, or even angry over it, I need to join God in examining my heart. God’s gift of discernment helps us to recognize anything that goes against His truth. It helps us to pick up on attempts…

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122014Feb

Actively Seeking Truth

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. (2 Corinthians 10:5-6, ESV) In my previous post, I mentioned a “Part 2”. I plan to keep my word on that. However, in experiencing…

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72014Feb

My Issue With Manipulation: Part 1

I am not geared towards enjoying people telling me what to do. I have a tendency to rebel against authority, unless I deeply trust the one in charge. Historically, this can be seen clearly in my relationship with God and people. Sometimes people do not have the authority to enforce their will, so they simply try to cloak their…

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