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Chapter 5 ~ A Purpose for the Pain

“God is all-powerful and all-knowing. He is good, merciful, gracious, and sovereign. And if he hasĀ  a plan, I want in on it.” ~Jo Ann Fore (pg. 102) Pain. We’ve all felt it. Perhaps maybe some more than others. It’s … Continue reading

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Chapter 1~When Silence Fell

“Like weeds in a garden, Satan loves planting lies that choke out truth. And he’s thrilled when the weeds bloom so cute that it’s hard for us to tell the difference, hard to tell they are lies until they’ve already … Continue reading

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Chapter 8~The Paradoxical Happiness of Less

Have you ever watched the TV show Hoarders? I’ve only caught parts of it for short amounts of time, but clearly there are many folks who think “those with the most stuff wins”. While you may not classify yourself as … Continue reading

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Chapter 5~Smooth Sailing vs Calmed Storm

When I think of pirates, I immediately think of Johnny Depp. I’ve never even watched Pirates of the Caribbean, but I’ve seen his face with his eye patch and hat enough that HE is the pirate in my mind. I … Continue reading

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Chapter 4~The Offer: Supreme Happiness

Supreme happiness…As I sit and wonder what supreme happiness would look like for me, I also wonder what it would like for those around me. Society has helped us develop a slogan that says, “It’s all about me”. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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When You Want Something More-Chapter 1

Do you ever feel like life is one big mountain climb after another? Sometimes it feels like we climb and climb and never reach the top. Other times, it seems that we’ve reached the top, only to feel ourselves falling … Continue reading

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Chapter 5~What Keeps Us From Saying YES to God

I hear those voices. The ones that dance through my head. One voice says, “You’ll never be good enough.” Another voice says, “You’re worthless.” Still another says, “They will never accept you like you are. You’ve got to change.” At … Continue reading

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