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Authority, Not Control

  “Authority exercised with humility and obedience accepted with delight are the very lines along which our spirits live.”  C.S. Lewis  I’ve started to meet with a Christian therapist for leadership coaching. I want to gain insight and encouragement so I fulfill all of … Continue reading

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Self-Criticism

  “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”  Brene Brown  Words are powerful. Proverbs 18:21a says, “The tongue has the power of life and death.” We’ve all been hurt by people’s careless words and even though we may … Continue reading

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Identity Components

  “You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.   Rick Warren  If I were allowed to write on only two subjects, I would write on knowing who God is and … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Unoffendable

  “He wants us to know Him so intimately that we recognize Him with our spirits, even when He doesn’t make sense – and even offends our natural minds.”  Kristen M. Smeltzer  Last week I wrote about my struggle with … Continue reading

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Expectations

  “Unmet expectations breed frustrations.” Lysa Terkeurst I learned years ago that when my expectations are high, then there’s greater possible disappointment if the expectations are not met. If we have expectations of God, how we think He should act in a certain … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Trust

  “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  Corrie Ten Boom  I have never been more grateful for the traffic in Wichita as I was a few weeks ago, while driving a rental car out … Continue reading

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Stepping Forward

  “Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it.”  Martin Luther King Jr.  Fear immobilizes and causes us to disobey God. But for those who put their brave face on, freedom is … Continue reading

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