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Don't complicate life!

How often we complicate life.  Simple situations can become so complicated and so burdensome that we stumble under the load.  It can be as simple as making wrong decisions or acting without wisdom that leads to this complicated life.  The result is we become tired and weary – BUT Jesus is ready to meet us…

The example of Jesus

Even Jesus spent time alone to renew His strength and spend time with His Heavenly Father.  Jesus was not always completely at everyone’s disposal. There were times when He separated Himself so that He could take care of what was really important. This did not mean that He was not kind to others, but He…

Room for error

Give yourself the room to make mistakes. The right to make mistakes is part of life.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  Failing is part of discovering what God has. The Bible says we prophesy in part. We are never 100% correct, but that does not mean we do not try.  What we regret the most is…

Your own worst critic

Often we can be so hard on ourselves.  We blame ourselves for things that happened.  We blame ourselves for success lost or opportunities missed.  We often harp on our mistakes or things we should have done when God sees things so differently.  God sees all the things you have been through and perhaps failed in…

Love yourself

The Bible indicates that we are expected to love ourselves. James 2:8 Love your neighbor as you love yourself. We can love ourselves because we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God Himself and He loves us. Ephesians 5:28-29 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who…

Be kind to be kind

How can we be kind to others if we cannot be kind to ourselves?  How can we love others if we cannot love ourselves? Kindness to others often flows out of a sense of security that comes from within us!  This happens as an outflow of the kindness we afford ourselves. I once read the…