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How to Stop Worry in 3 Easy Steps
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How to Stop Worry in 3 Easy Steps

Today we look at the answer to worry. Paul’s advice is to turn your worry into prayer. Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran, wrote a prayer that has been adopted by groups to help people experience God’s peace and worry….” God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things...

Why Being Religious is Bad for Your Health
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Why Being Religious is Bad for Your Health

The Israelites had a superstitious belief that the mere presence of the ark would make them unconquerable. Instead of seeking the face of the Lord through national repentance, they attempted to force God’s hand to intervene on their behalf by exposing the ark to danger, probably influenced by heathen neighbors who carried the statues of...

Messes of Our Own Making
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Messes of Our Own Making

There is no mess too big for God’s power and provision. Even though we know this, we can sometimes feel like God is missing and there is little hope of becoming unstuck.

Intersection of Fear and Faith
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Intersection of Fear and Faith

Peter had a life changing experience. After that he knew when he sank like a rock, Jesus would be there, and he was wholly adequate to save. The other disciples could not know because they never got out of the boat. This is the fundamental truth: If you want to walk on water, you’ve got...

Getting Unstuck from Myself
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Getting Unstuck from Myself

When Jesus challenged the rich young ruler to sell all he had and give to the poor, he became sad. He was stuck in himself and his attachment to wealth.

If I’m Forgiven, Why Do I Feel So Bad?
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If I’m Forgiven, Why Do I Feel So Bad?

For some of us, guilt and shame are a part of our past that still impacts us today. This can cause us to ignore our past or keep it hidden to try to avoid it. Ironically, one of the cures for our guilt and shame can be the thing we’re most intimidated to do –...