Breaking Up With Mandy

I was on my way to see Mandy. I wasn't looking forward to the reason why I called and asked her to meet me but it was something I had to do. I had been putting it off for weeks now. I couldn't continue to be in a relationship with her when I wanted to …

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Regret

1 Samuel 15 Regret. It isn't a pleasant thing at all, is it? We all have regret at some point in our lives. It plagues us. It makes us angry, sad, depressed, etc. Would it surprise you to know the we're not the only one show have regretted something we've done? God had regrets too. …

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Self-Control

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. - Psalm 141:3, NKJV How many of us have said something in a fit of anger and then later wish we could take the words back? How do we prevent this from happening again? Do we take a deep breath and …

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Don’t Be Angry

Don’t be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity. Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away.  Trust in he Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give …

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Praise the Lord

"Praise the Lord, I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me.  He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.  He ransoms me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies. He …

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Angry With God

Don't you just love it when your child decides to have a temper tantrum when you're in the supermarket, a restaurant or anywhere in public?  Some of us feel embarrassed and mortified, especially when we get those "why can't she control her child?" looks.  We try to deal with the situation as best as we …

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A Misunderstanding

“Is your uncle at home?” Ashley asked casually as they walked the grounds on a beautiful, sunny spring afternoon.  She was wearing a denim jacket because it was still a bit cool.  They were at Eastwell Manor where Bradley was staying with his uncle until he found his own flat.  It was a magnificent place …

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The Wedding

Her heart was racing.  She hoped she looked presentable in her V-neck floral knee length summer dress and the pair of wedges which she thought looked better than the pumps she had considered wearing.  To complete the look, she wore the lovely olive leaf pendant which Paolo had given her for her birthday. “Mama, incontrare Roxane, il …

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Dealing With Our Enemies

The angry voices in the crowd rose to a crescendo, "Crucify Him!" drowning out Pilate's protest.  They wanted Him dead.  They had delivered Him up and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go (Acts 3:13).  Yet, this was all in fulfillment of God's plan of salvation.  The innocent was put …

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Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

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