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Grace at Home (2)
'If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation...' 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

Here are three more steps to treating your spouse with grace: (1) See them as God created them to be. Focusing on your partner's flaws doesn't help either of you. The Pharisees saw only the worst in the woman

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Grace at Home (1)
'...But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.' Romans 5:20 NIV

You need a lot of grace in marriage. Even in the best of relationships, things happen that cause misunderstanding and hurt. Speaking about his marriage, therapist Michael Sytsma says: 'Before I was married, God

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Speak Words of Life and Health
'Gentle words cause life and health...' Proverbs 15:4 TLB

James writes, 'If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.' (James 1:26 NIV) The poet wrote, 'Oh I say the things that I never should,

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How Quickly They Grow!
'...Make every minute count.' Ephesians 5:16 CEV

Do you remember wishing your children were grown up? Suddenly you're amazed at how quickly it's happening. The truth is, they'll soon be gone, leaving the place feeling deserted and quiet. Bob Benson puts it poignantly: 'I pass a lot of

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (2)
'Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous...' Psalm 139:14 NLT

So, how should you view the role of your physical appearance? (1) With gratitude. Thank God for the unique person He created you to be. You're not the result of random genetics. You're

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1)
'...The clay doesn't ask, "Why did you make me this way?"...' Isaiah 45:9 CEV

A lot of us are unhappy with what we see in the mirror. Indeed, some of us are so unhappy that we spend a fortune to change it. And while it's good to look your best, God never intended our looks as a statement

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Facing Your Biggest Fears in Prayer
'...Father...take this cup away from Me...' Mark 14:36 NKJV

The next time you drink from the communion cup in church, stop and recall what was in the cup Jesus drank from in Gethsemane on the night before He was crucified. You can drink from the cup with assurance because He first

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Samson and Joseph (2)
'These things happened to them as examples...for us...' 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIV

While Samson had everything going for him, Joseph had everything going against him. Notice: (1) He was badly treated by the people of God. Joseph's brothers resented the vision God gave him and the favour

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