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The Kindness Habit: Second Saturday in Lent

Part 1 The Power of Kindness: Jesus Brought Kindness to ALL People Studying the ministry of Jesus, I learn His focus, His mission was on one thing: the Kingdom of God. Jesus wanted to not just preach but show the Kingdom of God to the people. He wanted them to understand what this meant. to […]

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The Kindness Habit: Second Friday in Lent

Part 1 The Power of Kindness: God’s Kindness Leads to Repentance Can we talk for a moment about “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” Christians?And, boy are there plenty of them! Individuals who sneer at the bad habits of others while overlooking their own bad habits, one of which is judging other people. […]

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The Kindness Habit: Second Thursday in Lent

Part 1 The Power of Kindness: Lack of Kindness Shows a Lack of God Take a moment to read the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. In it, he lists the evil habits that fill the lives of people in the world in general & in Rome specifically. Some of these […]

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The Kindness Habit: Second Wednesday in Lent

Part 1 The Power of Kindness: Kindness Leads to Repentance God, the Father, loves you. Consider that for a moment. He is a loving parent who wants you to be the very best version of yourself that you can possibly be. He doesn’t just love you. He feel kind toward you, wanting to guide you […]

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The Kindness Habit: First Tuesday in Lent

Part 1 The Power of Kindness: Kindness Must Be Shown Cheerfully We have all done it. As kids, Mom would make us apologize to someone &, grudgingly, we would say, “Sorry” under or breath, unwilling to mean it. The mom would tell us to say it like we meant it. At this point, most of […]

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Happy 40th Anniversary to Us!

Hard for me to believe that I have been married for 40 years as of today. I never planed on getting married. I was raised by a group of women who knew how hard it was to balance a career & a family, or at least a husband. They advised I build my career & […]

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Empowered by the Word Podcast Romans 15:13

In this episode, I discuss the power of Paul’s words of encouragement to the church in Rome & their meaning for us today.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark

Guilt thrives the more we keep it to ourselves. guilt begins deep within us & likes to stay there. The longer we keep it locked up, the more it grows & multiplies. We feel shame when we haven’t done anything wrong.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 5: We Go It Alone

A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 4: We Overcompensate

We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!

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