Jesus is Our Sacrificial Lamb Without Blemish!

I know – you are most likely thinking what a strange way to start a Christmas greeting. Well, let me explain. “And Mary brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 (KJV) What exactly …

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Perfectionism versus Relationship

I used to believe that striving towards doing things perfectly was how my relationship with family and friends would work best. Yet time and time again I noticed that I was not happy with the results. The other person may be pleased with the results of my efforts, granting a Thank You! or a Well …

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God Determines My Steps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Recently, I traveled from Kearney, Nebraska to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a "Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers - Next Level" workshop. But my travel plans did not go the way I had hoped. As I arrived at the Grand …

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Porn Harms – Part 3

Viewing pornography has been shown to harm relationships in a variety of ways. FightTheNewDrug.com talks about the following ways porn harms by a slogan they put on a tee shirt: "Porn: Ignores Consent, Promotes Violence, Encourages Coercion, Advertises Objectification, Sells Exploitation, Fuels Trafficking. Porn normalizes abuse." In relationships, love is of utmost importance! And the …

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Porn Harms – Part 1

The world is so very broken! As a counselor, I hear story after story of brokenness within self and in families, relationships, work, church (yes, even in churches) and communities. We watch the news and read postings on social media that have us hanging our heads in disbelief, sadness, disgust and even fear. We live …

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Real Pleasures Of Life

What do you find pleasurable? The smell of rain, the taste of fresh strawberries on ice cream, the many breath–taking colors of a sunset, the majestic sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks, or maybe the soft smooth feeling of a furry kitten. These things engage our five senses in a pleasurable way. …

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God’s Call (Part 2)

As a young adult, I continued to lack confidence in myself and was shy. I would not speak up for myself or when there was opportunity to share about Jesus and His love for all. In my first job as a Medical Technologist, I began to gain confidence in myself at work, realizing as I …

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