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Who’s Really in Control of Your Life?

If I were to hop on on the counseling couch I’d have to confess, I like control.  Better yet, I like to be in control. Now before you label me some weirdo control freak, let me explain. In some form or fashion, we all like to be in control.  I say this because for most people, being out of control …

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4 Ways to Draw Near to God

Why is it when a child gets scared in the middle of the night, he/she wants to crawl into bed with mommy and daddy? It seems like every other night about 2am Erin and I welcome a little munchkin into our bed. I guess when your kids are ages 7, 4, and 2, there’s a good chance that one of …

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Where Does Fear Come From?

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:8 I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse my shoulders sit back, my chest pops out, and I feel like I can take on the world! It’s certainly a confidence booster. There are days when living in …

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Punch Fear in the Face

I was having lunch with a couple of friends the other day, and they were sharing with me about their own feelings of inadequacy in church leadership.  What’s funny is, I was thinking the exact same thing about myself!!  We shared with one another thoughts we were having like: “I’m not sure I have what it takes.” “I don’t think …