Author Archive | Barb Shelton

Truth Lists for the Real-Life Journey

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If you’ve been connected with Thin Within for longer than ten minutes, you’ve heard Heidi and Christina talk about Truth Lists. These can help you get a breakthrough in an area of your life that is currently tripping you up, keeping you bound, or bringing you confusion or downright misery.   A Truth List is […]

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Anxiously Awaiting Zero

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My flesh machinery has really been riled up these past few days, with food loudly and persistently calling my name, like, all the time! Awaiting zero has been harder than usual. We are taught in Thin Within that overeating – eating when we aren’t hungry – can cover raw, uncomfortable emotions, thus numbing us and […]

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12 Quick ‘n’ Easy Ways to Connect with a Prayer / Accountability Partner

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Many have found that having a prayer/accountability partner is a huge help on their Thin Within journey. And it only makes scriptural sense:”A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” (Eccl. 4:12) Of course, the […]

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Redeeming the Apple

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Who would’ve thought that my mind needed to be renewed about apples?!?! But God has been speaking to me about them and I am so glad! What started this string of related events was that my grandson, Jonah, came up to me one day with an apple in hand and, because I was actually at a […]

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Melting Down to Your God-given Size

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    • By Barb Shelton • Inspired by Christina Motley   Christina and I are prayer partners for the current two-week span and she sent me this picture of the snowlady she and her daughters made in their front yard…   She wrote, “Fun in the snow! ❄️⛄️❄️ Isn’t she just adorable??? We named […]

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Grain, New Wine, and Oil That Satisfy!

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      I opened up to Joel 2:19 and saw something that I had never noticed before: “I am sending you grain, new wine, and oil – enough to satisfy you fully.” If these three things – grain, new (as opposed to old) wine, and oil – were important enough to mention in the Word, […]

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A Fresh View of Zero

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I’ve noticed that, as I’m getting close to zero ~ truly hungry, but not starving ~ anxiety rises up in me. If I’m busy and my mind is occupied, anxiety is less likely to happen, but it often does.  I obviously need the Lord to renew my heart and mind regarding zero. So I thought […]

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When It’s Not Right to be Thankful for Food

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Imagine a pile of gifts under the Christmas tree. Actually, no need to imagine; here’s the exact scenario I’m talking about…   Now imagine that one of the gifts has this message on the tag: “Do not open until December 25!” (See further down.) Of course, even if that message is not stated right on the tag, the […]

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Two Forms for Studying Scripture

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Way back in the early 1990’s when I was homeschooling our two teenagers through high school, I wanted a way to help them ~ and myself ~ study Scripture in greater depth, in an orderly, organized, uncomplicated way. So I created two forms, both of which enable us to dig deeper into the Word by dissecting […]

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Preparing for Challenges in Advance – with Jesus

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Lord, I have a lot going on today; many things on my plate. You said You’ll be with us always, which includes TODAY! So would You help me prepare for these things ahead instead of being a sitting duck and waiting until I’m in the middle of them – sinking down, getting overwhelmed, confused, or discouraged?  Christina (Motley) often […]

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