Toni’s Blog

Idolatry

Idolatry

What is idolatry and how do we define it? I believe idolatry is the act of putting something or someone before God in our thoughts or hearts by obsessing over or being consumed by it.  This idol can be your job, money, a sport or hobby, a relationship, or a physical...

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Self-Pity

Self-Pity

Self-Pity Philippians 2:2-4, Galatians 5:22-23 God wants me to spend less time thinking of myself, and more time thinking of Him and others. Self-pity is being consumed with thoughts about oneself, usually regarding some unfair situation or treatment by others. ...

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Secrets

Secrets

John 8:31-32 and Isaiah 61:1-3 “You’re only as sick as your secrets”, is a familiar recovery term and true statement.  Until we feel safe to share our secrets, we keep them locked up in a type of “Pandora’s Box,” where we keep all our deepest and darkest...

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Bread from Heaven

Bread from Heaven

I would rather go back to what is familiar even if it is bondage… Exodus 16: 3-4a And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you...

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Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

Awareness, Acceptance, and Action: The 3 A’s to true Healing and Hope. There can be no change without AWARENESS.   AWARENESS is understanding and reflecting on a situation, person, or feeling with openness and curiosity (as defined by peopleleaders.com.au). For...

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God’s Grace

God’s Grace

God’s Grace can be defined as the unmerited or undeserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation.  (Enni, Paul.  Moody Handbook of Theology) Verses Romans 3:19-28, Ephesians 1:7, 2:4-9 Grace was not something I witnessed growing up and I didn’t see it...

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Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus

Let us therefore come boldly onto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in timeof need. (Hebrews 4:16) I was fearful to speak up as a child, continually striving for perfection but never attaining it. I had an over developed sense of...

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Blind Spots—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Blind Spots—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Fear, Busyness, and Blind Spots: 3 Tools the Enemy Uses to Keep Us in Bondage   Part 3 "BLIND SPOTS" Part 1 "FEAR" (here) Part 2 "BUSYNESS" (here)   The last area we will look at is blind spots.  Blind spots are areas in my life in which I have been wounded...

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Busyness—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Busyness—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Fear, Busyness, and Blind Spots: 3 Tools the enemy uses to keep us in bondage. Part 2 "BUSYNESS" (Part 1 here)   Another tactic the enemy uses is busyness.  God’s Word says, “Be still and know that I am God….”  (Psalm 46:10) I was so involved in my children’s school...

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Fear—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Fear—a Tool the Enemy Uses

Fear, Busyness, and Blind Spots: 3 Tools the Enemy Uses to Keep Us in Bondage Part 1 "FEAR" What is preventing me from recognizing I have a problem? Fear is a tool the enemy uses to keep me in my dysfunction:  the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and fear that...

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Jackie’s Blog “God & OCD”

There Will Be Bad Days…

There Will Be Bad Days…

This past week was a battle. From disturbing images to extremely unsettling thoughts, OCD was going right for the jugular.  Up until that point, it had been a good period of time since I had to be on high alert against mentally obtrusive thoughts.  Thanks to the...

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Luci’s Blog

Angel of Light (Part 2)

Angel of Light (Part 2)

In part one of this story, I left off when I threw the man out, I will call “abuser” that had been living with me, who I was allowing to ruin my testimony, my peace of mind and keeping me from a relationship with the Lord. I had discovered that you cannot serve Jesus...

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Diane’s Blog

Empty Jars

Empty Jars

Then, I heard my name being called and I froze. My heart started to race. I remember a tightening in my abdomen and chest. My legs were shaking, but I got up and walked towards the nurse. I walked into the room where I was met by two other women.  David waited...

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