Tag Archives | grace

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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8 Tips to Get the Most out of Small-Group Coaching

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I have noticed that there are two types of people in Thin Within: Those who stay on the fringes of the ministry, dabbling here and there, reading some, participating in a group or two –  which I did for years! And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it! I was welcomed, accepted, and loved, and I […]

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Celebration of God’s Grace – Lesson 12 TW Class 2014

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    Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 This Week’s Video: […]

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The Answer You’ve Been Waiting For Is…

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 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) The picture above is of my beloved Great Pyrenees, Duke, and a litter of foster puppies who raided his personal food bowl one afternoon. Duke, […]

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Celebration of Grace – Lesson 8 TW Class 2014

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18 We have been saying for eight weeks that God’s grace is a constant pardon, provision, power and Presence on this journey. Jerry Bridges says: As we grow in grace…we grow […]

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Under His Desk ~ From Legalism to Love

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1glimpse verb \ˈglim(p)s\ : to look at or see (something or someone) for a very short time. Are you convinced of God’s affection toward you? If you are, consider yourself very blessed. This type of assurance has been starkly absent in my Christian life. My relationship with God has been made up of short glimpses, […]

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Celebration of God’s Grace Part I – Lesson 4 TW Class 2014

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Last week’s study of our Identity in Christ provided so much great material for our deck of truth cards. I hope you added some new cards to your deck and are reveling in the wonder of who GOD says you are! If you haven’t yet seen it, this Who I Am in Christ document is filled with […]

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God’s Love Breaks Through! – Guest Post

On October 28th,  “Loved By God” shared her testimony here at the blog. She has been chronicling the journey she began over 180 days ago. Today, she gives us a glimpse into a pivotal experience on “Day 40.” —– On the 40th day of my restoration, I read the chapter in the Thin Within book […]

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Blast from the Past – From Exercise Obsession to FREEDOM!

I chose this image to open today’s post because it sounds like such a great illustration of freedom to me. Today, I am blowing the dust off the archives. 🙂 This video is from 2002. (Subscribers, please visit the website to see it.) Here I share how I went from fat gram counting and exercise […]

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HEAL Group Session 05 – 2013

This week’s lesson was perfect for me personally this week. Instead of condemning myself for my mistakes (which I shared here at the blog yesterday), I have been able to press on and in closer to the Lord and receive his acceptance, love, forgiveness and encouragement. Thank you for your kind emails. I appreciate it […]

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