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Your Doubts Don't Disqualify You
'...Do not be unbelieving, but believing.' John 20:27 NKJV

The Bible says: 'Now Thomas...one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands...and put my finger into the

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Focus on Your Opportunities, Not Your Rights
'...Whatever is right...think about [it]...' Philippians 4:8 NIV

People and circumstances don't determine your attitude, you do! To win in life you must learn to focus on your opportunities, not your rights. Paul wrote from a prison cell, 'Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever

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Dictator, Doormat or Diplomat? (3)
'Train up a child in the way he should go...' Proverbs 22:6 AMP

The 'coach/trainer' style: These parents provide direction by teaching and example, modelling respect, responsibility, safety, trust and maturity in how they treat the child. They are 'in charge', yet always preparing the

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Dictator, Doormat or Diplomat? (2)
'...His father...had never disciplined him at any time...' 1 Kings 1:6 NLT

The permissive style: This parent typically has few rigid rules, and explains to the child their standards and decisions. The child's opinions and ideas are heard and included in decision-making. Reason is used

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Dictator, Doormat or Diplomat? (1)
'...Don't be hard on your children...' Ephesians 6:4 CEV

Parenting children between puberty and young adulthood draws on every bit of grace and wisdom you can muster. Your effort to train them - and their drive for independence - is a tug of war that frustrates you both. The outcome

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Are You Growing Spiritually?
'...In all things grow up into Him...that is, Christ.' Ephesians 4:15 NIV

Spiritual growth doesn't happen automatically. You must desire to grow, decide to grow, discipline yourself, and delight in spiritual growth. 'But my life is just too hard,' you say. A lot of people have had it

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Never Misrepresent Your Product
'...Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.' Romans 12:17 NKJV

Eventually lies are exposed. The truth will always surface. 'He who covers his sins will not prosper.' (Proverbs 28:13 NKJV) Anyone who does business with you wants to know the truth-the whole truth.

Jesus had

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Walking in Truth (3)
'...Put on the new self, created to be like God...' Ephesians 4:24 NIV

It's one thing to desire truth, but to pursue it you must '...Put off your old self...and...put on the new self, created to be like God...' (Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV)

One author writes: 'We must be willing to have the

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