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by Stan Popovich  

Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get best of them. As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a woman can use to help manage her depression.

One of the ways to manage your depression is to challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that wi

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"There was once a man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, 'Father, I want right now what's coming to me. So the father divided the property between them.
 
It wasn't long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, undisciplined and dissipated, he wasted everything he had. After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fields
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Daily Devotional: For You....

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If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ,
if his love has made any difference in your life,
if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you,
 if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor:
 Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don't push your way to the front;
don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend
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Daily Devotional: A Higher Love

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 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, 
  they gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, 
  asked Him a question, testing Him,
 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
  And He said to him, " 
'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, 
AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
 "This is the great and foremost commandment.
 "The second is like it, 
   'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
   "On these two commandm
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Daily Devotional: Show Him Off!!

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"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, th
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Daily Devotional: This Is His Show?

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You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
   "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near
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All praise, honor and glory be-long
To the God who's strong with authority
He's matchless, this rap is lyrically graphic
Cause it's a tactic to speak truth so you can grasp it
(The Tonic)
If you can grasp this
You can live in fullness in between your birth date and your death date
Where the dash is
And your casket or your fancy grave brick
Can be the hot spot where the cherubim sit
'Til the Father says, "Roll back the stone bring him to the thrown,
Yea, cause where He laid his heart is his ho
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Daily Devotional: Speechless...

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literally....

   "I'm speechless, in awe—words fail me.
   I should never have opened my mouth!
I've talked too much, way too much.
   I'm ready to shut up and listen."
                                                                              Job 40:3

  In the above passage, prior to Job being rendered speechless...he had approached and questioned God.  When God begins to respond Job snaps back to reality and realizes who he is talking to.  When confronted with God's awe, power and maje
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Life As A Proverbs 31 Woman


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by Kathie Thomas  

Throughout 2006 I decided to do a study on Proverbs 31 via a blog. It was partly an exercise to practice using the software and I'd always wanted to explore this book in greater details so combining the two seemed an ideal way to do it. I had no idea that the blog would end up being a very popular one which still draws in thousands of visitors every month a year after I began writing it.

During the course of doing this study it became clear to me that the Proverbs 31 Woman
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First Please Read...

How To Eat To Live Part 2 By Prince Malachi

We Don't Eat Enough Fruit And Vegetables 

The next level up on the pyramid is the largest part.  That means this is what we should be eating the most of every day! This group contains fruit, beans, nuts, and vegetables. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that we all eat at least 5 to 13 half-cup servings of vegetables and fruit A day. And one should be raw. These foods contain important nutrients like vitamins,

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O my soul, bless God
From head to toe, 
I'll bless his holy name!
 O my soul, bless God,
 don't forget a single blessing!

 He forgives your sins—every one.
      He heals your diseases—every one.
      He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
      He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
      He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
      He renews your youth—you're always young in his presence.

  God makes everything come out right;
      he puts victims back on their feet.
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First Please Read...

How To Eat To Live Part 1 By Prince Malachi

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I believe the Bible is the manual for life. It teaches how we treat others, how to be a good citizen and a good spouse. I also believe in teaching how to live a long healthy life with less disease and illness. Yeah, I know. The Bible is…

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We Don't Eat Enough Fruit And Vegetables 

The next level up on the pyramid is the largest part.  That means this is what we should be eating the most of every day! This group contains f

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Daily Devotional: Shine Baby!!!

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"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, th
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"You know the next commandment pretty well, too: 'Don't go to bed with another's spouse.' But don't think you've preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt." Matthew 5:28 (The Message)


Don't get it twisted fam! A lot of the time we like to play with fire hoping that we don't get burned. You know what I mean...those long stares, those up and down looks. Je
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Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!  Psalm 32:11
 
 
  Rejoicing!  Did you know that rejoicing begins as a choice and not as a response to circumstances?  It's why we can celebrate who and what God is and what He has done for us even in unpleasant circumstances.  What's more is that when we choose to rejoice it really confuses the enemy and it makes people want to know what it is that we have that they don't.  Making the choice to rejoice al
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Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.
1 Timothy 4:11-14 (The Message)
 

It's all about Representation. Jesus came to Represent the father and r
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In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don't get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you're going. And don't for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of min
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Daily Devotional: Rep The King

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

 Whatever you do...in both your words and your actions do them in the Name of Christ and do it in such a way that brings both Glory and Honor to God!  Forget your empty rituals and traditions...let go of your relics and outward religious displays.


Today's Challenge:  Pretend that you can't use words to share the Gospel...how would you sp
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27




  So you say that you have good religion...really...prove it.  Why is it so easy for us to believe and trust God for the things that "we" need and lose sight that we are supposed to be equally or more concerned about our brothers and sisters.  How is it that we are able to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to th

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Daily Devotional: Who Are You?

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A bystander said, "Master, will only a few be saved?"
He said, "Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you'll sit down to God's salvation banquet just because you've been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you're going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you'll find the door locked and the Master saying
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