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Why Am I So Defensive?

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Several years ago, I ministered what I thought was an excellent message on fear. I went into the Greek and Hebrew and expounded dozens of key scriptures. I’m a preacher so preaching well is important to me. Afterwards, I had a great sense of achievement and chatted to people with satisfaction. My husband and I always give each other feedback after we minister so that we can learn and grow. When I got into the car to go home, I…

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Five Reasons We All Need to be Healed

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Most of us treat our cars better than our hearts. We take our vehicles for regular services but how often do we take time out to repair the wear and tear of our souls? I believe we all need healing. Here are five reasons why: 1. We don’t know our own hearts. One of God’s greatest concerns about our hearts is our propensity for self-deception: “The heart is deceitful above all things… who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. Just as…

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So What If I Want My Own Way?

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Not long after we got married, my husband and I decorated our new appartment. He was better at home improvement than me so he gave me the menial jobs like tea-making and vacuuming up his messes. I was fed up with being the dogsbody so I dug my heels in. I started to argue that I was adept at any task and could do half the ‘real’ work. I hardened my heart each time my husband sent me on an…

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The law of the human heart – what is in must come out

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The law of gravity says that what goes up must come down; the law of the human heart says that what’s inside must come out: “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV) However hard we try to conceal frustration, ignore insecurity, hide hatred or cover up competition, it comes out one way or another. The Young’s Literal Translation shines more light on this verse: “Above every charge, keep thy…

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