Rushing To Ripen?

Farmers know it takes time for their produce to ripen. For example, they understand mushrooms reach maturity in a matter of days, sunflowers require weeks and pecan trees take years. They may wish to grow things faster, but none the less realize it takes time and conditioning to yield bountiful harvests. If this is true …

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From Worrier To Warrior

Not long ago, one of the Sunday school teachers at our church approached my wife to share something my daughter had said in her class. As the story was relayed to me, I would have loved to think it was due to our outstanding parental abilities and biblical teaching, but I dared not. For it …

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Ditching Doubt

Benjamin Franklin once stated, "When in doubt - don't". Although wise and witty, this simple proverb is nearly impossible to apply on a consistent basis, for we all struggle with the occasional bout with doubt. It may be with a decision we made, a situation we're in, or even in areas of faith. However, we …

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Control Check

I was recently sharing with a friend how I have this frustrating tendency to drift from abiding mode and plow straight into striving mode at times, but that I've learned to quickly identify when it's happening. It's quite simple really, for when my inclination to control outcomes begins to kick in, it always results in …

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