Letting Go of the Prodigal Child

May 24, 2024 by  
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By Robi Ley 

His eyes narrowed, his jaw clenched, and his hands curled into fists, a sure sign of a forthcoming tantrum from the volatile child I love so much. The trouble was, he was a twenty-seven year old man and I had just told him that his lifestyle was unacceptable to me and he could no longer live in my home. This was a hard moment as I faced off with my son who insisted on pursuing a relationship with a married woman and was angry that I didn’t support his choice of girlfriend.  His anger was fed, I know, by guilt. He knew the relationship was wrong. He admitted it was wrong, and yet he refused to break it off.

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Still Waiting

May 12, 2024 by  
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By Keisha Bass 

Thirty-four years old, never married, no children.  Does God really have a plan?  His Word says that man is not meant to be alone.  Doesn’t that mean I was meant for some man?  I cannot tell you how many times I have had this conversation with myself.  No, I’m not crazy, just lonesome sometimes.  But however lonely I am, or think I am, that is no reason to rush into something that will leave me with a broken heart.  I have been saved from potential heartache many times over.  Each time I think it’s a good idea to settle for a man I am not equally yoked with, I am reminded God does have a good plan for my life.  Although the temptation to compromise my values to satisfy my flesh is there, I do not need to act on my feelings because that can lead to issues later.

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Overcoming Compulsive Behaviors: A Blueprint to Victory

April 21, 2024 by  
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By Susannah Wollman   

As I sit here today, my terrier is curled up as close as she can for warmth.  Warmth is something we all crave: the warmth of a hug from a friend, in the smiling eyes of our beloved, of a tiny hand tucked up in our own.  Let’s talk about that longing—the many and varied ways that we seek to obtain it, how it can become an all-consuming pastime, and how we can get stuck in the immense rut we’ve dug in our search for it.

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Prayer Reflections

April 10, 2024 by  
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By Roberta Ley 

"Please, God, give me this one thing and I'll never ask you for anything else again.”  Does that sound familiar?  Have you ever prayed that prayer?  Did it get answered?  I would hazard to guess that it did not.  One reason why, I think, may surprise you.  First of all, why are you in a situation that such a prayer is necessary?  Have you reduced God to being your last resort?  So many people, Christians included, have put God in the same classification as that little glass box you see on the wall in office buildings; you know the one that has the fire hose and says "In case of emergency, break glass.”  He is only there to help us once we have gotten ourselves in so deep that it will take divine intervention to get out.

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What Manner of Woman are you?

March 28, 2024 by  
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By Brenda Jackson 

Manner – means a habit, custom; to be accustomed to doing something; a way of life; or manner of life!  What is your Manner of life?  What is your Manner of thought?  Are you made up of God’s love, power and his word?  Has your Manner been customized by God?

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