Patience in the Process

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23) For the last 10 years or so, I have canned foods on and off. I’m not consistent with it, but when I decide to

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Anger and Forgiveness

26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:25-27) Over the last few weeks at both of our Breaking The Chains sites, our lessons have been geared towards anger and forgiveness. Both of these areas seem to be

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Do Not Be Seduced Away

When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea:  “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the Lord.  (Hosea 1:2) In recovery, we have to acknowledge and take responsibility for the things we have done. Someone else

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Pay Attention

We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. (Hebrews 2:1) How easy it is for a boat to drift away when it’s not anchored to something strong and solid. It doesn’t have to do anything to drift because the waters will just move

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Be Careful What You Consume

 The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps. (Proverbs 14:15) Every Spring we have problems with ants and once our peonies bloom, they become more of a problem. A few days ago I noticed several very small ants in our kitchen behind our faucet, scouting for food. I went to the

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The Diligent Worker Prevails

As I was reading the Bible, I came upon the scripture above. I’ve read it several times before since the beginning of the year and may have even added it to something I have written. However, I felt the need to take a look at it again. I have found that with God, if I’m led to something multiple times, there’s always a reason…

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Taking Action

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who

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