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The WHY and WHAT of Giving Thanks

16Rejoice always,17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 We often worry about discovering God's will. Who should I marry? What town should I live in? Where should I go to college? Those are certainly important questions, but the bible is not exactly black white on them. Scripture i...

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A Time For Prayer (Response to Attacks on Israel and War in Gaza)

Dear Metro Family,Since October 7, 2023, I have been watching, listening, and praying about all that is taking place in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. I have been trying to make sense of it all. I have been asking the Lord what to dowhat to saywhat to think. Over and over again, I keep coming back to a simple answer pray. As I pray, the words from Psalm 122 a...

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My Introduction to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality From 2009

Below are my notes from Peter Scazzero's teaching at session 4 of the CMA conference on October 20, 2009. EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND SPIRITUAL MATURITY Like the iceberg that is 1/10 above water and 9/10 below the surface, what we see in the average Christian's life is only 1/10 of their spirituality. There is much more below the surface (fears, insecurities, hurts, etc.) that...

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