Tagged: people

Tag: people

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The toxic effect of perfectionism

Perfectionists often have a hard time understanding God’s love, grace, and forgiveness towards us, because we feel like we haven’t done enough or been good enough. A deeply imprinted inner script convinces us that, “Anything less than excellent is not good enough.” Sadly, perfectionism obstructs our relationship with a God...

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Jesus did not die for our religion

Jesus came to restore us to a deep and fulfilling relationship with our Heavenly Father. Yet our attention often turns first to our church traditions, rules, and leaders before our relationship with God Almighty. Religion, or man-made worship systems, draws us into church buildings but not necessarily closer to God.  ...

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Avoiding infections from toxic people

Wounded people with unhealed emotional poisons will inadvertently infect others with their toxins. Those who constantly defile others with their bitterness are known as toxic people. How can we love toxic people while avoiding ungodly infections from them?   Hebrews 12:15 ESV  See to it that no one fails to...

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We all need some encouragement. There will be days we face conflicts, misunderstandings, challenging conversations, impossible deadlines or struggle with finances. Whatever the case is, we can thankfully go to God’s promises and declare them over ourselves. Many of the psalms that King David wrote were prayers of encouragement to...

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Mission trip

A mission trip pulls together different people to serve those in need of God’s glory. How can we pray for the planned activities as well as the people involved?   James 1:27 ESV Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows...

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Loving others

We break God’s law when we refuse to love others as we love ourselves. Whether it is loving our family, friends, colleagues or even strangers, we are to love other people so well that they experience God’s love firsthand through us. This is how we prove that our faith is...