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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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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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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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Boundaries That Fall in Pleasant Places

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“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:6) In Fresh Wind, Fresh Desire, Heidi wrote regarding boundaries: “The wooden fence protects a family dog from wandering off into a forest where predators lurk.” It was interesting that I read this just a few hours after hearing some […]

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Two Rosebuds Flourishing in the Light

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Several weeks ago a couple came over for dinner (yes, we had invited them; they didn’t just show up) and brought us a potted miniature rose plant. It had some pretty red roses blooming, and was healthy and thriving. Which actually made me feel bad that it was now going to have me for its […]

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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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Truth Cards 101

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One of the best tools for renewing our minds is Truth Cards! As you’ll see herein, there are many ways to do them, and no one right or best way! Thank you to all the ladies who allowed me to use their truth cards as samples to give you even more ideas than just mine!   I’m […]

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The P.E.R.F.U.M.E. Zone

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In the wide world of losing weight, despite all the tricks, tips, programs and techniques, there is only one way for weight to actually be “lost” or “released.” Are you ready? Here it is…     To lose weight, the body must be allowed to utilize its own fat stores.  In other words, our previously-eaten fuel reserves ~ also […]

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Objectionable Obligation or Inviting Opportunity?

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[Inspired by Terri Graham] Am I the only one who finds it SOOOO hard to wait for a zero ~ “true hunger”? There are many things in my life that I do even though I don’t want to do them…  like doing the laundry…  dishes…  going places when I’d rather stay home…  I even shower, floss, wash my face, […]

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Spiritual Constipation, Pile-ups, & Burdens

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No matter what the motivation behind or purpose for it, a get-away is a good idea! One get-awayer might be wanting to simply get away from the routine and cares of daily life and have a change of pace. Another wants to get away to visit or do something fun, exciting, and different. And yet […]

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