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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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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Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

By Kerry Skinner / January 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

Two forms of patience reside in the believer–human and spiritual. The spiritual patience residing in every believer is the power of the God Himself! If that is so, then as long as you are in right relationship with God, the spirit of patience will control you. The question is not whether or not patience is…

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Encouragement for the Discouraged

By Kerry Skinner / February 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Encouragement for the Discouraged

Is there anyone who doesn’t need encouragement? Encouragement helps to bring the discouraged out of despair. The Scripture states, My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word. Psalm 119:28 One writer said, “Flatter me and I may not believe you. Criticize me and I may not like you. Ignore me and I may…

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A Gentle Spirit

By Kerry Skinner / February 13, 2023 / Comments Off on A Gentle Spirit

A gentle spirit is not often observed in our day. Many have harsh spirits displayed openly to all. Do you have a long or a short fuse? It is rare that a person remains gentle every hour of every day. When a believer is harsh and disgruntled it is not because the fruit of the…

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God’s Promises Bring Hope!

By Kerry Skinner / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on God’s Promises Bring Hope!

 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He [GOD] has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:19-20)…

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A Medical Doctor’s Perspective on Sin

By Kerry Skinner / September 20, 2021 / Comments Off on A Medical Doctor’s Perspective on Sin

Psychosomatic Illness Dr. Henry Brandt shares this story from his life about his medical doctor friend: Dr. S.I. McMillen, a much-respected and loved physician, taught the college Sunday-school class at the church we attended. He gave a series of lectures on how certain thoughts and feelings can cause pain in many parts of the body.…

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Trouble, Perplexity, and Rejection

By Kerry Skinner / August 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Trouble, Perplexity, and Rejection

Trouble, perplexity, persecution, and rejection are all difficult to face. The Apostle Paul had all of these but understood that there is a power that will enable a person to face such treatment without distress, despair, self-pity, or ruin. It is the power of God. The end products of distress can definitely be bodily changes.…

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