Surrendering to God ~ The Choice is Ours: Perfect Love Or Almond Trail Mix Love (The Surrender Series ~ Part Five)

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I love my cat and dog. I love my husband and children more.

I’d cry for my pets, but I’d die for my family. 

And yet, my love for my family isn’t perfect, because I’m not perfect. [Read more…]

Still Struggling to Surrender to God? Let’s Face the Facts: It’s Either God or Batman (Part Four ~ The Surrender Series)

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Still struggling to surrender to God?

It’s either God or Batman.

I think that’s going to need some explanation. [Read more…]

Surrendering to God: The “Want to Want to” Dilemma (Part Three – The Surrender Series)

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Surrendering to God: The “Want to Want to” Dilemma (Part Three in the Surrender Series)

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“Everyone is leaping off the cliff into the soft sand. I really want to do it, too, but I can’t.”

Really? I really want to?

Unless my legs don’t work, no one is believing my claim of I really want to.

“I know I need to forgive her, and I really want to, but I can’t.” 

Really? Is it physically impossible to forgive her?

“Officer, I really wanted to obey the speed limit, but I just couldn’t.”

Wow! Unless the car drove itself, he’s not buying that one either.

Of course, what I really mean is, I can, but I don’t want to leap, forgive, or obey the speed limit.

But I sure wish I wanted to.

It’s what I call the “Want to Want to” Dilemma.

The basis for this principle is:  [Read more…]

My Top Ten List of Why I Don’t Want to Surrender to God (Part Two — The Surrender Series)

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My Top Ten List of Why I Don’t Want to Surrender to God (Part Two — Surrender Series)

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Even Jesus had an “I don’t want to surrender” list. 

His list only had one item on it, though, not ten. [Read more…]

The Day I Made the Worst Decision of My Life (Part One – The Surrender Series)

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The Day I Made the Worst Decision of My Life (Part One in The Surrender Series)

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Many years ago I made the worst decision of my life. 

No, it wasn’t when I chose German as my college major. I found it wonderfully helpful thirty years later when when I traveled through Germany. 

My worst decision came as I sat on a vinyl covered bar stool and walked away from God. 

God and I had come to an impasse. [Read more…]

Praise Picture ~ Surrender is the Only Life That Makes Sense

CS Lewis understood that surrender is the only life that makes sense.

CS Lewis understood that surrender is the only life that makes sense.

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