Defeating Fear

Dig Your Own Wells

Dig Your Own Wells!

Isaac had to have his men dig a lot of wells. The Philistine neighbors became threatened by his prosperity so they kept tying to sabotage his operation by filling in his wells, the life-giving sources of water so vitally needed for the thirst of his household and the thirst of his herds. What does this tell us? We (and our household) have a built-in thirst for God, but we also have an enemy who is nefariously at work to fill in our wells!…

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Sources of Emotional Pain

Sources of Emotional Pain

Life can get complicated, especially when you are trying to unravel the emotional damage that has bound you up in a tangled web of pain. Just imagine the confusion and fear a fly must feel when caught by a spider’s web. Sometimes the more you struggle with it the worse it seems to get! Forgiving others is only one piece of the nexus of pain that can get stuck to us when we have been hurt and abused. If we want to get free,…

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No Matter What Happens

No Matter What Happens

Stuff happens and there is nothing you can do about it, right? Actually there is. We can always turn things to our advantage by using them to work on our attitude. With the right attitude your spirit can take wings! This is something that I wrote to encourage myself a few years ago. Remember how King David encouraged himself in the Lord after the disaster at Ziklag? I figured that if it worked for him, it could work for me.…

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Catch the Little Foxes

Catching “Little Foxes”

“Catch the little foxes!” the shepherd tells his beloved maiden. Why? They’re so cute! Oh, but her lover wants to share the joy of new wine with her, and that will never happen if little foxes get to the grapevine first. Little foxes aren’t obvious dangers like wolves and lions. All they do is nibble on tender young plants, seeking the budding fruit. However, if that’s allowed to go on, the grapevine won’t have a chance to mature. Its grapes will be lost before…

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