Gossip Hurts – The Best Ways to Avoid Its Damage
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Gossip Hurts – The Best Ways to Avoid Its Damage

I found several definitions for gossip: Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. A rumor or report of an intimate nature. Conversations or reports about other people’s private lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true. And it’s everywhere, isn’t it? We…

When You Need to Control Your Thoughts to Bless Your Life
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When You Need to Control Your Thoughts to Bless Your Life

There’s a saying out there that the average person has about 50,000 thoughts per day. Some say that number is too high. But many neuroscientists who have investigated the issue believe that most people have about 35 thoughts per minute, or one thought every other second. So assuming you take time for sleep … most…

How to Find the Joy You Want When Life is Hard
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How to Find the Joy You Want When Life is Hard

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  James 1:2 This is how Jesus’ half brother, James, began his letter to Christian Jews who had scattered to other parts of the Mediterranean world because of persecution. Can you imagine? Other translations say… Consider it nothing…

Psalms to Pray When You Feel Like Something is Missing
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Psalms to Pray When You Feel Like Something is Missing

If you feel like something is missing right now, you’re not alone. I think most of us feel like we’re experiencing an unending cycle of missing out. We’re missing… time with loved ones. going to school. going to work and having a steady income. weddings, graduations, birthdays, and group celebrations. coffee and visiting with friends….