Monthly archive for May 2009

Relapses – Common Denominator

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? Galatians 5:7 This is Part III in How Do I Deal With Temptation? You can find Part I & II in previous issues of the FP4H newsletter. Dear Ones, My relapses have come into sharp focus since I made the decision to give God a year. Each relapse is crystal clear in my mind, and my only consolation is that the time between relapses is becoming longer because I am so acutely aware of each one. It pains me to tell you how many different areas of my life suffer relapse. One area has to do with my clothes. I take something off and instead of deciding right then whether it needs to go to the cleaners or not, I place the garment on a hanger and hang it on a door

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The Ultimate Makeover

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come! 1 CORINTHIANS 5:17 I was flipping through the television channels one afternoon when I spotted these words that always catch my eye, “extreme makeover.” Then I saw him-the victim. He was the grandfather of a young woman who would soon be married. She loved her grandpa, but she was embarrassed by the bushy gray hair that covered his whole head and face; the cheap plastic glasses stuck on his nose at a weird angle, the pair of tight, worn, dirty overalls that were his daily attire. I found myself thinking. That guy is a mess! Ten Hollywood minutes later, out walked a man in a perfectly fitted black tuxedo. He had short, well-trimmed blonde hair and an angelic face. With clear, wrinkle-free skin and bright white teeth, he was downright handsome!

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