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6 useful benefits of exposing your heart in a journal

Frankly, journaling is hard work. Who can be bothered writing? Especially personal stuff!? In spite of my initial distaste for journaling, I gave it a go some years ago, and while I’ve had times when I’ve stepped away from it, I keep coming back to it. These 6 benefits keep me exposing my heart in

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how much of a sinner are you

5 (good) reasons to know how much of a sinner you are

Sometimes we have days when we can’t help but see how much of a sinner we are. These are often discouraging days! But especially when our sin is exposed, we can know God is doing us good. Here are just 5 reasons why finding out how much of a sinner you are can be a blessing.

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Free download to get more from your Bible

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a book of the  Old Testament and wonder “what on earth is this about?” I do. That is why I created some single foldable pages to help me quickly remember key elements of the Old Testament. I call them “reading assistants, and they are free, as

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How to turn spiritual weakness into strength

Have you ever looked at your weaknesses (sin and corruption) and wondered how in the world people have any respect for you? It is often easy to look on the bad side, and unfortunately it is even easier to become discouraged and even depressed by looking at our sin, but this is an ungodly response,

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The hidden life of prayer

Last year I read through this little book and really enjoyed it. I noticed it is available on Monergism books in kindle format for US$2.45 which is chump change. This is a very practical book that does a great job of pulling together the writings and practices of some of the great Christians throughout history

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What does God want from your spiritual life?

When I was a new Christian, I was never sure what the goal of the Christian life was. I remember going to an evangelism course and hearing that evangelism was the only reason we were here. I wasn’t convinced. Not all of us are gifted evangelists, though we all need to do it. Fortunately, as I later discovered,

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3 signs of fake prayer you need to watch out for

3 signs of fake prayer you need to watch out for

When I discovered that I lacked integrity in prayer, it was shocking. In fact, I’m still coming to terms with it. It seems that the more I discover about myself, the more I see a lack of integrity in my prayer. But while this has been an eye-opening discovery, there is one other discovery that

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Is “Biblical Spirituality” biblical?

Putting the words “Spirituality” and Biblical together seems almost improper. But it shouldn’t. Here are some reasons to allow these words to re-enter your vocabulary. Firstly, lets recognize that these words seem out of place. But are they? The word spiritual is not often used in the context of Christianity. When the word is used, it

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How to set smart goals for your quiet time

Have you ever set a goal and failed to achieve it? I confess, I’ve had times where I not only failed to achieve the goal I set, I didn’t even start on it! Failure to achieve goals is often simply because we don’t know how to set the right goals, or when we do, we

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