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50 Stress Less Holiday Tips

For unto us a child is born. . . And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Whether we want to believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. We can stress less by planning ahead and preparing early. We should be able to enjoy the season of our Lord’s birth. I have …

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Why I Ditched Candles

As fall and winter approach and the seasonal décor makes an appearance, people often burn candles to enhance the indoor environment. When cold weather keeps windows closed to fresh air, homeowners delight in using candles to fill their homes with fragrances to create a homey and nurturing living space. Unfortunately, the fragrances and candle emissions can be harmful to your …

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Striving

 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. I strive. I strive. I strive. I scratch. I claw. I seek. I strive. I tire. I fail. I wail. I cry. I climb. I clamber. I strive. Again. Again. Again. I cry. It’s hard. Why? I love …

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Seeking God With All Your Heart

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied.”  Matthew 5:6 What does it mean to seek God with all your heart? Are you seeking to know about God or seeking to know God? We first must understand the difference between knowing God and experiencing God. Once we understand the difference between having knowledge …

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Knowing God

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high …

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Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be …

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