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Feb 18
Shirley Goodman

How do I handle my guilt?

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As you consider guilt, remember King David in the Old Testament.   David's sins included adultery, lying, and murder. God forgave him for these sins because David had a truly repentant heart. God forgives any sinner with a truly repentant heart. Isaiah says," Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow (1:8)."

Many Christians struggle with false guilt. The best way to overcome false guilt is to understand it for what it really is. The more you grow to understand the grace of God, the more you will see that Christ followers have no right to condemn themselves. When you condemn yourself, you are trying to do God's job.

 Here are three practical steps to handling guilt as recommended by Minirth Meier New Life Family Resource.

Guilt immobilizes and defeats many people. It paralyzes others with toxic messages of unworthiness and blame. In addition, guilt pressures and drives other people to overcompensate or overachieve. All of these reactions are a futile effort to prove that their 'guilt message’ tapes--which play and replay in their minds--are not true.

Guilt is something that affects each person differently. For most people the 'guilt message’ tapes take root when we are young children.

Why do many Christians have so much trouble with guilt?

Dec 21
Steve Marr

Have Fire Extinguishers Ready

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Every year more then 350,000 homes in the U.S. art hit by fire, and every day 7 people die from home fires. We may be captivated with news reports of a large wildfire engulfing homes, the more likely occurrence is a fire starts in a home.


Having fire extinguishers ready is one step that can stop some firers from getting out of control. Place them around your home where they can be seen.

Nov 19
Steve Marr

Frozen Pipes

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As the second Polar Vortex strikes large parts of the nation this season, pipes can, and will freeze. Every year 50 million homes will experience frozen pipes. A broken pipe can create a major flood in your house, creating an emergency situation for you, and your family.


If your water stops flowing, and you suspect a pipe is frozen consider taking a few steps to work through they problem.

Nov 13
Steve Marr

Advance Notice For An Earthquake?

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One of the dangers of an earthquake is they strike without warning. One time I was in Mexico and in the middle of the night the earth shook. While the damage to the hotel was minimal,  I struggled to walk. My first reaction was to try to get out of the room. Fortunately, the quake stopped before I got very far. What could have been different if I had advanced warning? I could have stood under the door jam for extra protection, or ducked under the room desk for protection.  In the past, early warning systems were science fiction.


Today,  Early Warning Labs, a California start up company announced within three years they expect to release an early warning system.

Nov 11
Steve Marr

Sanitize The Office

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The cold and flu season is ramping up. One of the easiest and least costly weapons to fight the spread of germs and illness is the use of hand sanitizers.


Put one by each sink in the rest room, and attach one or more by doorways as people enter and exit your establishment.