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Repentance Prayers–How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 1 [Episode 11]


 

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Sin Cycle

If you have a recurring sin that you can’t seem to escape, expanding repentance prayers by doing more than just asking for forgiveness can often break the cycle. When you understand that something is wrong (sinful), you pray that you will stop, and yet you don’t, then you have gotten trapped in what I call a sin cycle.
 
The danger of a sin cycle is that it can trap you spiritually from moving forward. You are like a man trying to walk down a path with one foot

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How to Care Daily for Your Spirit [Episode 10]


I am so excited to have interviewed pastor, consultant, and speaker, Rev. Michael Vinson on a presentation he had originally present as a keynote speaker at Montreat Camp and Conference Center.The topic, maintaining your spiritual health, is something we can all benefit from.

Just as you need to maintain physical fitness, you need to nourish and exercise your spirit. The Apostle Paul spoke about the need for and the value of training in godliness. My guest, Rev. Michael Vinson, in today’s podcast breaks down the nourishment of your spirit into three easy-to-apply inputs you need every day.  If you are

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Discover Your Life Purpose [Podcast Episode 4]

 

Discovering your purpose has needlessly been a seemingly impossible quest for many people.  In this podcast, I demystify discovering you purpose by sharing with you the three essential elements of a powerful purpose.

 

 

The great thing about this content is that its not a bunch of theoretical fluff.  This is the EXACT process I used to tap into my passion, unleash my gifts, and make a meaningful difference with my life. The process is a cornerstone for helping me identify my gifts and leveraging those gifts to be a blessing.

For years I felt like a square peg in round hole. I was perennial asking myself what would I do, if I wasn’t in pulpit ministry.  Don’t get me wrong – I loved the churches I served

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Why I have a little orange army man in my prayer closet

When the whole nation had crossed the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Choose twelve men, one from each tribe, and command them to take twelve stones out of the middle of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests were standing. Tell them to carry these stones with them and to put them down where you camp tonight.”

Then Joshua called the twelve men he had chosen, and he told them, “Go into the Jordan ahead of the Covenant Box of the Lord your God. Each one of you take a stone on your shoulder, one for each of the tribes of Israel. These stones will remind the people of what the

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9 Benefits of Knowing Your Purpose

“Why did God make you?” I recall hearing a retreat director in college ask a fellow retreatant that question. All I could think was, “I’m glad he’s not asking me. I don’t have a clue.” Little did I know I would be asking “What will I do when I grow up?” for about thirty more years. I am not alone. Seems numerous people are dissatisfied with their lives and yearning for a greater understanding to spend their time. That yearning isn’t bad, provided people come up with answers.  A couple of years ago I discovered a sweet spot of purpose where life is a whole lot more meaningful, fruitful, and enjoyable. That

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Staying Focused in Prayer, Lessons from My Lenten Discipline

 

Do you struggle with staying focused while you pray? You aren’t alone. In fact, this is the number one prayer problem people share with me. This shouldn’t surprise us in a culture that constantly interrupts us by texts, notifications, commercials every seven minutes on television and a host of other distractions. It’s a wonder anyone can focus.

Good news -You don’t have to be a victim to your wandering thoughts. With a few simple strategies even the most ADD person can reign their thoughts in and spend quality time with God in prayer. I was reminded of this simple fact recently when focus became a HUGE problem for me over the past four weeks. Here’s what happened and how I fixed

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