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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Good or Godly Wisdom?

By Kerry Skinner / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Good or Godly Wisdom?

24Have you ever made a decision and then wondered if it was good or godly wisdom that motivated you? Maybe you carried out an action plan based on the decision, and then discovered new information that made you wish you had never made the decision? You thought it was a good decision at the time,…

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Decision Making and the Will of God

By Kerry Skinner / January 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Decision Making and the Will of God

Decisions and Your Spirit Decision making is approached differently depending on the condition of your spirit at the time. What do you do in moments of loneliness and worry? Do you become alarmed, distressed, or maybe overthink the situation? Do you call a friend, talk it out with a counselor, or agonize over the situation…

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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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Careful on Making that Decision!

By Kerry Skinner / September 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Careful on Making that Decision!

Careful on making that decision! Maybe you need to think that through a little more! Are you really sure that is right? Ever heard this from a friend or family member? They probably had your best interest at heart and just wanted you to make sure of your decision. Simple Choices? There was a time…

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Shaped by the Potter

By Kerry Skinner / July 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Shaped by the Potter

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.  Jeremiah 18:4 Focus on Christ Can you be still long enough for God to shape you? Do you believe God has a…

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What Is My Problem?

By Kerry Skinner / April 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What Is My Problem?

“What is my problem? Why can’t I change to be better? I need help! If I could just find out what the issue is, then I would know how to get better!” Ever had these questions and thoughts? All of us need a refresher on this subject. In fact, this article is essential reading for…

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Hesitation Delays Growth

By Kerry Skinner / February 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Hesitation Delays Growth

Hesitation delays growth, immediate obedience promotes growth. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him (Matthew 4:19-20). Spiritually you are built to obey–not disobey. When you walk in the Spirit, everything within you desires to follow your Lord. When you hesitate…

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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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