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Dose of the Ghost – Replacing Your Thoughts with Spirit Thoughts, part 8 of 9 [episode56]

Call Before You Fall



This is part eight in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.



But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25



In yesterday’s verse we were urged to set our

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Dose of the Ghost – Spiritwalking, Pursuing Peace, part 7 of 9 [episode]

This is part seven in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.



For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6.


How you live is a by-product of what you think. We are reminded of this truth in today’s scripture and I

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Learning to Dance in the Rain

Sunday was both my birthday and Father’s Day. I had an overwhelming number of people wish me a Happy Birthday and I truly had one. At the end of the day I was very overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude. Somewhere around 80 people sent me Happy Birthday greetings via facebook. These were people from every aspect of my life. I was so moved by it that I made a point of writing back every single person. It was the least I could do for the blessing they have each been to me.
Also, this weekend I was reading a little book about gratitude

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Daily Intentions, A Key to Having Great Days

My Daily Intention on My Mirror

Every day when I wake up, before I even get out of bed, I say to the world, “I greet this day with joy for I am blessed.” I say it with a smile and I say it repeatedly as I head into work. Sometimes I say it out loud. It gets my mind and heart in the right place. Specifically, I am focused on what is positive and good and I am recognizing the reality of God in my life.


I also have written on my bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker the following…

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Spiritual Peak Performance–Mindsets that Kill It

Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with life coach Brad Denham and he was sharing with me four mindsets that radically limit us.  His area of expertise is peak performance and his coaching focus is on winning your inner game.  As I listened to Brad I realized that what he was describing had huge spiritual implications.  He was describing self-deceptive behaviors that I have seen myself trapped by numerous times.   Specifically, Brad discussed with me rationalizing, complaining, blaming, and judging.  Covering all four of these in one post and doing them any justice isn’t realistic.  So, I am going to address them over a series of posts.  I’ll be bouncing back and forth between this topic and the prayer journaling that I am doing with the youth at

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