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How to pray when you’re about to give up

“Don’t quit in hard times. Pray all the harder.” Romans 12:12b The Message “Persist in prayer” Romans 12:12 NET Don’t give up praying – even when times get tough. When things get rough that is the exact time to dial up the prayer -to move it up a notch and not give up. That is what this passage in Romans 12 is telling us to do. When life throws us a curve ball – if it hasn’t happened yet, it will – we tend to shut down spiritually. We dry up. We stop attending church. The Bible gathers dust beside…

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Best Year Ever

7 Roadblocks to Success

7 Roadblocks to Success

Which enemy do you battle with the most? We have a new series starting at church this week called “The Battle Begins”. Arnie (my pastor) spoke about how the enemy comes into our lives to stop us from being effective in our Christian life. While listening and jotting down notes I realised that the same enemies to our spiritual lives are also the same enemies to our mental, emotional and physical lives. I am aiming (and I hope you are too) for this year to be the Best Year Ever and I realised that I need to be alert to…

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Best Year Ever

Best Year Ever

I have decided that this year is going to be my Best Year Ever! At the beginning of the year I started to get disappointed in myself. I have failed so many times at trying to achieve my goals. I am just over the hump of mid forties and there are still a couple of goals that I have not yet achieved. One is to lose weight and gain health for good – to maintain a healthy body weight. The other is to write a book. Oh there are a lot more unachieved goals but those two are the most thought about. So now…

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