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Do you have willpower?

We put a lot of faith in this thing called “willpower,” and we wonder why it lets us down.  Perhaps that’s because there is no power in our will.  More specifically, the Bible tells us that even if our spirit has a strong will to resist temptation, our flesh is weak. Matthew 26:  41 “Watch and […]

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Matthew New Testament Old Testament Psalms

The Leprechaun Trap

My son has been convinced that he could trap a leprechaun.  He’s built a number of traps, but no success yet.  If I could be as adept at avoiding traps as the leprechaun, then my life would have been easier to date. Matthew 4: 1- 11 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the […]

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Genesis Matthew Numbers Uncategorized Weight Loss Journey

Staying Free

Numbers 14:1-4 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt!Or in this wilderness! 3 Why is the Lordbringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and […]

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Matthew New Testament Uncategorized Weight Loss Journey

Seven Times Seventy

Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[g] 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.24 As he began the […]

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Begin with a Firm Foundation

Matthew 7: 24 – 27 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on […]

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Walking the Tightrope with a Safety Net

Matthew 28: 16 – 20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 […]