Monthly Archives: March 2008

Day 31: Are You a Christian or a Christ-Follower?

F=Fast from “taking out frustrations on others” when irritations arise E=Encourage a family member today A=Admit to wanting to control how others act rather than developing your own sense of self-control S=(Scripture) Psalms 4:3-5; Psalms 37:7-8 T=Thank God for developing … Continue reading

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Day 30: What is Your Lifesong?

This week will be a mixture of different topics. Only 10 more days left of the FEAST. F=Fast from withdrawing from people to avoid rejection. Sometimes people withdraw to somehow “pay” someone back for their behavior. Instead of withdrawing choose … Continue reading

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refresh, relax, and relate @ encounters cafe

encounters cafe offers young adults a casual, relaxed spot to enjoy refreshment, worship, and informal conversations with GOD and each other. As part of GODencounters gatherings happening across the nation, look for an encounters cafe to open up near you … Continue reading

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Day 29: Forgiveness is a Difficult Choice

This past week we have focused on forgiveness. Consider the following as a review of what forgiveness is and is not. Forgiveness is not forgetting. Forgiveness is a choice, a decision of your will. Since God requires you to forgive, … Continue reading

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Something to Grab Hold Of

Often at this stage, in race terms, one meets “the wall.” After the adrenalin rush of starting the run and the expenditure of those initial endorphins, one gets to the part of the course that calls for perseverance. When you … Continue reading

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Unwanted Disciplee

Why do they find you when you least want to be bothered? 50 minutes. I just wanted to get in and do my cardio & reading multitasking routine. I didn’t want to talk. I wanted to read. And I didn’t … Continue reading

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Day 28: Who gets the credit?

F=Fast from one meal today (Some people can not fast or should not because of low blood sugar – a suggestion would be to eat a light meal instead of fasting. A meal in which you leave the table a … Continue reading

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