But First, Carefree

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To be more effective I need to be more free. So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. Galatians 5:1 Let’s be clear. We’re already FREE. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection drives that point home. Nevertheless, the work of evil is to steal …

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When You’re Overwhelmed, Part 4

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Get up and go forward. “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” – Zig Ziglar What separates the great heroes in history from the many others who were brilliant, talented, and did good things? It was their ability to persevere, get up again, and keep moving forward, regardless of setbacks and …

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When You’re Overwhelmed, Part 3

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Simplify your focus. “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.” —Jesus (Luke 10:41-42) There may be 100 things that need to be addressed, sorted through, or figured out. But there is only one place to start. And the only way to start is to start. What’s …

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When You’re Overwhelmed, Part 2

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Choose faith over fear. I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:10-11 It’s all about perspective. Personally, I’ve had plenty of “opportunities” to grow through pain and choose faith over fear. …

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When You’re Overwhelmed, Part 1

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Name the fear. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 “I feel overwhelmed because ____________” Was your first instinct to find the fear or to blame circumstances? Try again. “I take on this weight and pressure because I fear that _____________” Now we’re getting somewhere. At the core of all of our self-inflicted pain is …

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The Reality

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If there is a Creator, reality begins and ends with that God. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10) God. I AM. Creator. The Source. Another name for the same would be, Reality. Everything began because of God, and everything continues because God …

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Sandwich Butter

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Maybe what you think you hate just needs a new name. “All I want on my sandwich is turkey and ketchup.” —Jack My six-year-old told his mom that today. Hilary, knowing better, put an apparently not-so-inconspicuous amount of mayo on the bread to cut the ketchup. Jack saw it. “Is there something white on my sandwich? Is it mayonnaise?” He …

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Sharper Focus

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Just do one thing today. “Where focus goes, energy flows.” Sure, you may end up accomplishing 30 things, but focus on one greater objective. For instance, on Mondays, I focus on writing. Now, I may write a chapter for a book, or a talk I’m going to give, or a video I need to record. But I’m writing… creating… putting …

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Hilary Hijack: Kimi Sews

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Hilary again 🙂 My mom was an incredible quilter/sewer/seamstress. She was constantly working away on her Bernina (sewing machine) in her spare time. She was so precise with her craft, which you really have to be with sewing. It takes a lot of math, patients and a ton of knowledge. She was gifted in all three areas, and was crazy …

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When You’re Angry

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Rethink before you react. “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Anger takes the wheel when we react before waiting, processing, and calming down. Instead of reacting immediately, respond intentionally. Pause before sending it. Wait before commenting on it. Delay before saying it. Go slow before acting on it — …

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