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  • No More Coverup; Just Be Honest

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    March 25, 2019 No More Coverup; Just Be Honest Transformational Thought We are in the midst of those glorious...

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  • Low Down, Dirty Shame

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    June 6, 2017   Transformational Thought There was a book in the 1980s that became very popular for its...

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  • You Can Triumph Over Fear

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    May 31, 2017 Transformational Thought Fear is a powerful emotion, one that’s often difficult to control. It can freeze...

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  • Joy: Always At Your Fingertips

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    May 26, 2017   Transformational Thought I am very proud to say today’s devotional was written by my then...

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  • God Doesn’t Fit in a Doggie-Bag!

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    May 24, 2017   Transformational Thought I am a carb lover. Don’t get me wrong, I love meat, too....

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  • A Tug-of- War You Need to Lose

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    May 23, 2017 Transformational Thought Spring has finally arrived. What a fun and exciting time of year! Spring is...

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  • Leaning Is Powerful

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    May 22, 2017 Transformational Thought If you have been a Stepping Stones regular, you know my earlier life was...

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  • Who is Your Rollercoaster Operator?

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    May 18, 2017 Transformational Thought With spring in full swing and school winding down, we’ve been enjoying some great...

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  • Dealing With Loss: It Really is a Choice

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    May 17, 2017   Transformational Thought As an engineer, I want life to be clear, to fit together logically,...

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  • Judging Political and Social Policy Issues

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      May 16, 2017 Transformational Thought Like it or not, we are judging something all the time. Someone’s clothes...

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  • Brainwashed, Lobotomized, or Newly Created in Christ

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    May 13-14, 2017 Transformational Thought Childhood experiences, biology, and spiritual beliefs all contribute to our present makeup and thus,...

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  • What Are You Hiding From?

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    May 11, 2017 Transformational Thought For about 10 years, I had many insecurities and fears that led to numerous...

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  • The Invisible Walls of Prejudice

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    May 10, 2017 Transformational Thought I have been blessed to travel to Kenya, Uganda, and Iraq. When I preached...

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  • Prejudice Means to “Pre-Judge”

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    May 9, 2017   Transformational Thought Once, when my oldest daughters were about seven and five, we went on...

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  • The Dangerous Sin of Nearness

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    May 8, 2017 Transformational Thought Prior to making a sinful decision, a series of circumstances play out making temptation...

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  • I Just Don’t Have What It Takes…

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    May 6-7, 2017 Transformational Thought When we are dealing with a life-interfering problem … whether it is a behavior,...

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  • Time to Take Down the Walls!

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    May 5, 2017 Transformational Thought The dog days of winter have thankfully ended and spring is in full swing....

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  • Control and Defenses: Protection or Destruction

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    May 4, 2017 Transformational Thought An amazing turning point in my life occurred when God woke me up to...

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  • With Whom Are You Building a Tower and Why?

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    May 1st, 2017   Transformational Thought Yesterday we talked about conflict and unity. Where there is unity, great strength...

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  • Faith is Jumping into God’s Wheelbarrow

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      April 27, 2017 Transformational Thought Two talented tightrope walkers were amazing the crowd with their acrobatics as they...

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  • One Step at a Time…It’s a Journey

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    April 25, 2017 Transformational Thought Some days are so busy and hectic … actually downright crazy. The world comes...

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  • Leaving Your Area is Often the Best Move for Successful Treatment Outcomes

    #1 Leave the triggers behind. Staying close to home increases the chances you will be reminded of a person,...

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  • 7 Tips to Avoid the Dark Side of the Holidays – Addiction and Mental Health Help

    The Holiday season starts with God painting the countryside with pretty colors, then continues with a whirlwind of re-orienting...

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  • Getting Treatment During the Holidays May be the Best Gift You Can Give

    The Christmas season is quickly approaching as I just heard Bruce Springsteen singing his famous rendition of Santa Claus...

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  • Returning Vets Struggling with Substance Abuse, Addictions, or Mental Health Issues

    We often think substance abuse is a chemical problem, and believe me, all addictions, especially to substances, produce chemical...

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