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Some Things are Better Out than In

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It’s easy to think that the way we are is just ‘the way we are’. Some people gush and others hold back. The Bible is clear than we need to show emotional self-control. However, if our habits are bad for our health then we should probably take a closer look to see if there is a cause or even a cure. Tamar was King David’s daughter. She was a tender young woman with a bright future. All too often, horrible…

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How Fulfilled Do You Really Feel?

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Jesus came to give us life. Not just an average kind of existence, but a rich and satisfying life. That means we’re supposed to thrive, not just survive. But many of us are going from day to day without much sense of direction or fulfilment. Although we have good days, they aren’t necessarily great. And although we have ups, there are too many downs. Or perhaps you are happy but deep down feel like something is missing. You love God…

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Tired

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Recently, I found myself feeling really weary. I was jaded by constant challenges coming from every direction. I was fed up of fighting battles. I was tired of having to push and press. It was one thing after another and I wanted a break. The thing is, doing the will of God doesn’t usually drain us. Jesus said, “My burden is light and my yoke is easy.” Fulfilling our purpose is more likely to energise than exhaust. It’s not getting…

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What Drives You?

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A few years ago, I was at a Christian Leadership course listening to a brilliant speaker talking about inner needs. He explained that we are all motivated by one of six emotional drivers. We will only experience true fulfilment when our core inner need is met. Six Inner Needs Acceptance – the need to be accepted by others… just the way we are. Appreciation – some of us need to be valued and appreciated for what we do and who…

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