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    Relationships

    Relationships – we all have them with family, friends, co-workers, church members, school friends, the list goes on and the words written about relationships are almost interminable. It appears that there has been more written on relationships than any other subject in the world. Take the Bible for instance, the main theme in the Old Testament which continues into the New Testament is God’s relationship with His chosen people and also the people’s relationships with one another. Today’s Women’s magazines are filled with articles on how to communicate more effectively in our intimate relationships. Sort of “How to get people to give you what you want when you don’t know…

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    Surrendering Control to God

    Control is an intoxicating word and is complete illusion. There are too many variable in our lives for us to ever have control over its circumstances. Our brains seek order and may try to convince us that if only life unfolded in a certain way we would be happy and in control. As a person who grew up in a chaotic household, (alcoholic father and depressed mother, siblings who could not wait to grow up and escape the chaos,) I was easily seduced into believing that if only I could be in control of my life and its circumstances I would be happy and experience contentment. Jesus tells us to take care of our own situations,…