Joy Requires God’s Reservoir

By Kerry Skinner / June 28, 2024 / Comments Off on Joy Requires God’s Reservoir

Joy does not come from a discouraged soul. Joy requires God’s reservoir of help. Our world needs needs a good dose of these virtues: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Most mental-health workers would agree with that statement. We would, however, sharply disagree on how to generate such virtues. If you…

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Those Annoying People!

By Kerry Skinner / June 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Those Annoying People!

“Those annoying people did it to me again!” Have you said that lately? There is no doubt there are many annoying people in this world. But why is it that we have to run into them so often? God’s Word gives us some insight in Galatians 5:20-21 which states that “hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage,…

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Is Worry an Issue for You?

By Kerry Skinner / May 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Is Worry an Issue for You?

Do you worry? Is worry an issue for you? Does it give you hang-ups or occupy your time and your mind? Does it keep you from having the peace that you need or from resting when you need to rest? Some people are worried that they might get anxious about something! Christians are not exempt…

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What Are the Worst Sins?

By Kerry Skinner / April 24, 2024 / Comments Off on What Are the Worst Sins?

Just what are the worst sins a Christian can commit? Would you say it would be to call someone a liar? Maybe it is for a married person to commit adultery. Or, what about deceiving others? Could it be that the worst of all is to murder someone? We know that all sin is an…

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Grace Illustrated

By Kerry Skinner / April 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Grace Illustrated

The Need for Grace Do you need grace? Have there been times when you needed others to share grace with you? Grace is a gift from someone who give us something we don’t deserve. Mercy withholds from us what we really do deserve. A local newspaper carried an article called “Road Rage” that demonstrated a…

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Can This World Find Peace?

By Kerry Skinner / April 4, 2024 / Comments Off on Can This World Find Peace?

Can this world find peace?  Statistics indicate that this world is not offering the kind of peace that really sets people free. Time magazine reported, on September 15, 1986, that the health cost of drug abuse was estimated by one National Center for Health statistics study at 59.7 billion dollars. The medical bill for alcohol abuse…

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God’s Amazing Work!

By Kerry Skinner / March 13, 2024 / Comments Off on God’s Amazing Work!

God’s amazing work happens in many unnoticed ways–at least unnoticed in the beginning of a story. An amazing testimony is found in a book titled, Measure Your Life by Wesley Duewel. Duewel tells the story of a man named Stephen Grellat who walked very closely with God and obeyed the Lord even when he did…

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Waiting on God

By Kerry Skinner / March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Waiting on God

Waiting on God can be a refreshing or a frustrating time–according to how you face the moment! “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength…”  Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) Do you enjoy waiting in a long line to make a purchase? Of course not, you want to pay for your product and move…

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Does Truth Help or Hurt?

By Kerry Skinner / February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Does Truth Help or Hurt?

Help or Hurt? Does truth help or hurt you? I guess it depends on how you respond to the truth! George wanted to clear up the gnawing sense of anxiety and growing unhappiness that plagued him, and hoped to do so before anyone else found out about his condition. So he quietly sought professional counseling.…

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Feelings Can Really Hurt!

By Kerry Skinner / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Feelings Can Really Hurt!

Feelings can really hurt! I hear that statement often. But just what does that really mean? Autonomic Nervous System There are certain emotional centers in the brain that are linked to the entire body through the autonomic nervous system. This system can be compared to the wires that carry electricity from a main power source…

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