We Live in a World at War

“O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud, Then when the Dragon, put to second rout, Came furious down to be revenged on men, Woe to the inhabitants on earth! that now, While time was, our first parents had been warned The coming of their secret foe, and 'scaped, Haply so 'scaped his mortal snare: For now Satan, now first inflamed with rage, came down, The tempter ere the accuser of mankind, To wreak on innocent frail Man his loss Of that first ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive

I can still remember walking into the gym during our Freshman dance, where the college newbies met for an icebreaker the second day of the first semester. I had this cocky attitude trolling for the best-looking girl in the room. Me and a couple buddies of mine. Not that I knew what the plan was. But I sure knew I wanted to get noticed. It was kinda like John Travolta strolling onto the dance floor in his white suit ready to impress. (Saturday Night Fever) I think Stayin' Alive (the movies ...

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One Thing Leads to Another – Video

It's easy to underestimate the wiles of the enemy. He would love to derail us. One thing always leads to another. Guard your heart and your mind. A trip to the shore proved it. Temptation abounds, but God wins. Watch as Steve describes just how slick the devil can be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TQ4Rl8EeE4

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Practicing the Presence of God

It’s so important to take time to sit in the presence of God without distraction. Asking him simple questions or just enjoying time in nature. Here’s an idea for you. Sit with this photograph enlarged on your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Get in a comfortable position, take a few deep breaths and invite the Holy Spirit to help you interpret what is seen and unseen in the photo. Pray for God to sanctify your mind and imagination and let it run wild. Just 5 minutes. Tell us in ...

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One Thing ….. Leads to Another

If you’ve been following us at all you’ll know how much we love the beach. There’s just something about the ocean surf and breezes that’s so calming. It’s like God is sending us a message of His love in every wave. The Jersey shore is a little more than 2 hours away, depending on traffic. That means any chance we get to head east, we do. I received an invitation in an e-mail from one of the more prominent, upscale casino/hotels in Atlantic City to stay free for a night or two. ...

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The New Me Video & Audio

https://youtu.be/1AsgkC6Jz-E The New Me https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/the-new-me There's so much "healing" available to all of us when we go deeper into the Christian journey. One rooted in the truth about who we are. The New Me - saved by Christ and in Him. Steve asks a couple of questions to go deeper.

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Developing a Curiosity About God – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfOVkHViNeE It's critical in our healing journey that we identify and develop an intellectual curiosity about God. Colleen shares a few thoughts here on what that might look like for you.

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The New Me

I’ve been a gym rat since before I can remember. Probably 40 years. Faithfully going three times a week on a very disciplined schedule. When the new year rolls around you can count on a full house. It’s the time to get in shape, workout and shed the extra holiday pounds. All the excitement drives up the membership rolls. And those of us who call the gym home get crowded out. Not gonna lie, it’s annoying. Until February when the enthusiasm fizzles out and the gym owners hope the newbies ...

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The Unseen Beginning Book Excerpt Video & Audio

We live in a world at war. The enemy lives to deceive us into believing we just don't matter. Our identity in Christ is irrelevant. Here's a brief excerpt from "Embracing Brokenness", our upcoming book, that tackles the significance of our journey toward healing in Him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYOT88LJTMs Embracing Brokenness Excerpt https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/the-unseen-beginning-podcast-an-excerpt-from-the-book-embracing-brokenness Audio Excerpt from Embracing ...

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The Unseen Beginning – An Excerpt from the Book – Embracing Brokenness

We were born into a world at war. Do you believe that? We’re not talking about the Civil War, World War II, Desert Storm or any other conflict or battle we happen to be engaged in at this moment in time. We’re talking about a much more formidable opponent. An invisible one. Naked to the eye. An enemy that seeks to destroy everything good in us. That’ll stop at nothing to ruin us. Starting at the beginning of our lives if that’s what it takes. The casualties of THIS war are not ...

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