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Boundaries, Battles, and Spiritual Armor

Boundaries, Battles, and Spiritual Armor

by Marge Purvis with a little enhancement from Barb Shelton  . What makes sticking to boundaries so difficult? Why do we struggle with just doing it?! I am convinced that this is a spiritual battle. We are in a battle for healthy bodies and souls. Battles, by their very nature, are hard and require the […]

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Changing Head Knowledge into Heart Knowledge

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. “Knowing and doing are two different things.” This is a very true statement in many ways. Head knowledge really is not necessarily the truth or the whole truth; in many cases it may just be a fact – like the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. . How can we get our […]

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Day 1 December Surrender

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DAY 1 FEAST ON JESUS… This morning, I am studying Jesus’ own words in John 6: “Truly Truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” (verse 53) Woah…Can you imagine the response of the Jews listening to Him? […]

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From Embers to Flames

From Embers to Flames

We recently had a power outage that lasted 5-1/2 hours. When I called in to report it at 8am, they said the outage had happened at 6:50am and that it should be fixed by 10am. 11am rolled around – slowly, I might add – but still no power! It’s near-freezing weather here in Washington state, […]

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Prayer-n-Truth List for Between 5-0

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As I finish a meal, anxiety in various irritating forms rises up and churns around in me, niggling at me and remaining until it’s time to eat again. So pretty much when I’m not eating!  I don’t like admitting that as it’s downright embarrassing! And sad! But  ::alas::  it’s where I’m at. However, that said, […]

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Morning Manna • Daily Bread

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When I wake up in the morning, I am groggy and fuzzy-brained. As I’m aging (I’m 67), I’m getting achier and achier when I wake up in the morning, even after sleeping well. In fact, often it’s especially after sleeping well because of having been in  one position for a long time. It takes a […]

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The Hardest Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Done

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“The Hardest Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Done” ~ What kind of crazy oxymoron is this? Let me explain… It’s taken me 50 years to come to the end of myself. My food addiction started when I was 8 years old. I remember going on diets with Mom who was trying to help me shed pounds. […]

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A Way to Remember What I Too Easily Forget

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On one of our small-group coaching calls we talked about how easily we forget the good things we know and hear about the Lord. For example, we forget about the fact that God wants to: fellowship with us… relieve the weightiness on our hearts… guide us when we are clueless as to what to do […]

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Coming to the End of Myself – Again

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I had a very hard day. I was angry, and fearful, doubtful and disheartened because I’ve been working so hard for a breakthrough, and it doesn’t seem to be happening. I felt like I was in a pitch dark room… Where is the light switch?…  Which way do I go to turn the light on […]

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W.A.T.E.R.ing My Hunger

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I have taken in so many wonderful tips and ideas from Thin Within over the years. But I have a hard time actually implementing some of them at the moment I most need them, especially if I’m dealing with something hard – or a pile-up of  “something hard’s”! You know what, I don’t even have […]

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