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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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  • 5 Tips for Not Letting an Addicted Parent Ruin Your Life

    Growing up with addiction in the family is tough. Even if an addict achieves and maintains sobriety, growing up in a...

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