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Stop Trying to Control Everything (2)

Stop Trying to Control Everything (2)

If you find that you are overly controlling, try doing these three things: 1) Rather than dreading your helplessness, embrace it as a place of strength. It positions you to experience God’s power. ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’

Bob Gass

July 31st, 2015

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Stop Trying to Control Everything (1)

Stop Trying to Control Everything (1)

Without self-control we end up hurting ourselves, but when we become overly controlling of ourselves or others, it’s an indication that we’re not trusting God enough. In the final analysis God alone determines our outcomes. So: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and ...

Bob Gass

July 30th, 2015

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How to Test Your Thoughts

How to Test Your Thoughts

You will never be any better, wiser or happier than the thoughts that influence you. You say, ‘I can’t help it; these thoughts just come into my mind.’ Yes, you can! ‘The weapons we fight with…have divine power to demolish strongholds…we take captive every thought to make it

Bob Gass

July 29th, 2015

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From Guesswork to Guidance

From Guesswork to Guidance

You can know God’s will for your life. He promises, ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.’ His Word says, ‘In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths’ (Proverbs 3:6 NKJV). God wants you to move from guesswork to guidance, ...

Bob Gass

July 28th, 2015

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Beyond the Myths of Parenting (2)

Beyond the Myths of Parenting (2)

Here are another two parenting myths. 1) Good parents always produce good children. If only that were so, but it’s not! Even when you do all the right things, your children get to make their own choices in life. Cain and Abel were raised in the same home by the same parents,

Bob Gass

July 27th, 2015

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Beyond the Myths of Parenting (1)

Beyond the Myths of Parenting (1)

Here are two myths of parenting: 1) Good parents always keep tidy homes. We think our house should look picture-perfect, so we get upset when our children turn it upside down. However, an obsession with neatness can result in missing precious moments that never come again. ...

Bob Gass

July 26th, 2015

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Forgiveness Begins the Healing Process

Forgiveness Begins the Healing Process

The hardest offences to forgive are committed by the people who are closest to us. Why? Because we have to live with them every day! When we’re young, our emotions are so intense that wounds and injuries may stay with us for a lifetime. The pain is worse when the one who ...

Bob Gass

July 25th, 2015

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Are You Afraid of Losing Someone?

Are You Afraid of Losing Someone?

Who’s the one person whose death you dread most? Is it causing you anxiety? If so, begin to put these things into practice: 1) Ask God for the grace to accept death as an inevitable part of life. Both you and your loved one will eventually die, and no one but God knows who’s

Bob Gass

July 24th, 2015

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The Power of God’s Word (2)

The Power of God’s Word (2)

Observe: 1) ‘The commandments of the Lord are right…’ When people like Plato and Shakespeare speak, the effect of their words on us depends on what we bring to the process. Some of us may be informed and entertained, while others may be indifferent or bored. Their words ...

Bob Gass

July 23rd, 2015

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The Power of God’s Word (1)

The Power of God’s Word (1)

Of all the words ever spoken, only ‘…the word of God is alive and powerful’ (Hebrews 4:12 NLT). So when you read your Bible, you tap into a life-changing force. Let’s look at some of the wonderful characteristics and effects attributed to God’s Word in Psalm 19. 1) ‘The law ...

Bob Gass

July 22nd, 2015

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