Category Archives: self-reliance

Our need for prayer

God is not an errand boy who exists to remove our problems; God is worthy of our worship and we exist to give Him glory even when our problems remain. I think our perspective on prayer needs to change. We … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment

Phil. 4:11-12 says, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, … Continue reading

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Mind and Emotions

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Closing the Gap

By:  Rick Thomas Have you ever wondered how it is possible to believe the right things, but yet do the wrong things? It happens all the time–at least to me. I’m daily put in situations where I have the opportunity … Continue reading

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How to Help an Angry Person

By:  Rick Thomas   We Don’t Do Well Being God The angry man is a sad man. The angry man is a reckless man. Did you know the angry man is a scared man too? Anger is most often born out … Continue reading

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What is True Freedom?

Freedom isn’t getting all that you want.  Eating four pieces of cake affects everyone!  Even the Rolling Stones know you can’t always get what you want.  Freedom is not being self-sufficient.  You can never be self-sufficient.  We are actually very … Continue reading

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Better To, Than To

(These are a collection of tweets I made for the month of October). 1.  Better to be weak and relying on Jesus than to be strong and think I don’t need Him. 2.  Better to be sick and forgiven than … Continue reading

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