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Extraordinary Living

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When it comes to making amends, some are easier than others. When you need to make an amends to someone who has been basically good to you and where you can guess that their reaction will be positive – it’s easier to make that phone call. But what about that amends to the co-worker who always ...
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What does it mean to be sick and tired of being sick and tired?

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What does it mean to be sick and tired of being sick and tired? We all know that you are not ready to stop your destructive behavior until you have surrendered it all to Jesus. As we look at ways to minimize and justify our lack of surrender, we need to remember Step Three. Have we really turned ...
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What’s YOUR motive?

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Sometimes I dread the fact that God looks at my heart—I can be doing everything ‘right’ on the outside yet have the worst attitude on the inside! At other times I’m so very glad God looks at my heart! Frankly, I can really mess something up but be truly seeking God and trying to please Him. It is ...
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Still Need Saving

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God is still saving me. That’s right. Still! There was a specific time in my life when I knew who my Higher Power was – Jesus Christ – and I gave my life to Him. That was salvation #1. It was real, and final, and is what gives me confidence in my eternal destination today. But there are ...
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Receiving Grace

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From Pastor Tod Receiving Grace Most of us have a certain level of skill when it comes to beating ourselves up over our mistakes. In fact, when it comes to the subject of forgiveness, most people I talk to seem to have a harder time forgiving themselves than they do forgiving others. Shame and ...
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The Trustworthy One

The Trustworthy One

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The Trustworthy One How many people do you really trust? My guess is you don’t need too many fingers to add them up. Sadly, even in Christian circles, a trustworthy person is a rare find – especially when it comes to dealing with the personal nature of recovery. People hurt us – even those we ...
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Unity is the soul of fellowship

Unity is the soul of fellowship

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“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) Unity is the soul of fellowship. Destroy it, and you rip the heart out of Christ’s Body. It is the essence, the core, of how God intends for us to experience life together in His Church. In His final ...
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The Devil Can't Force You

The Devil Can't Force You

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The devil made me do it! Have you heard that line before? I’m guessing you have—though in Christian circles you are more likely to hear, ‘it was a spiritual attack’ to explain away a bad choice or a consequence that resulted from a bad choice. We sure try hard to shift the blame don’t we? ...
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Pastor Tod's Corner Blog

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Pastor Tod’s Corner“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” - Henry FordAs we are being open and honest about our past and really look at our gifts in life, do not lose sight of finding a mentor, sponsor or accountability partner.The goal is just an, ask ...
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