Give Me That Mountain

Radical Change by the Renewing of Our Minds

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-one...

When Sherrel and I decided to sell our house out in the country and move into town, we didn't want to build. But we'd never before bought an existing home, and had no idea how frustrating it would be to find something suitable.

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Jesus Already Understands You

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-two...

“You just don't understand!” is the shut‐off switch we use to keep others from messing with our thinking. Adolescents have probably used this phrase since the beginning of time. It effectively shuts us off from any input we just don't want to have to deal with. And as a result, all of our preconceived ideas can remain free from being challenged.

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Isolation Is a Threat

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-three...

In working with people who are homeless and people who live in chronic poverty, I have found that isolation is one of their greatest threats. Isolation leaves men and women alone in their minds—and I've never known this to be a good thing.

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What Else Am I Wrong About?

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-four...

When I started my furniture manufacturing business, sales quickly grew to the point that I needed to hire some employees. I was thirty years old at the time, and didn't know anything about employee relations. I only knew that when I told someone to do something, I expected them to do it.

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Relinquishing the Right to Be the Expert

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-five...

Has anyone ever asked for your expertise in a certain area, only to measure every word out of your mouth against his or her own opinions? It's difficult to help someone who retains the right to be the expert. Actually, it's impossible.

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Just What Does God Have to Do with My Physical Health

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-six...

Those of you who have followed the ministry since the beginning realize that for me to miss a publication date just doesn't happen. But it did happen last year for a two‐day period.

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God Is Our Sole Source of Recovery

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-seven...

Vicks VapoRub was a staple on the medicine shelf when I was a child. At the first sign of congestion, either Mom or Grandma would slather that stuff all over my chest. Oh, how I hated that smell.

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The Word of God Is Our Most Important Defensive Weapon

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-eight...

One of our sons‐in‐law is a police officer. When he gets a new weapon he puts it through considerable testing to prove its worthiness. He is simply not going to trust his life to something that has not been tested.

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Self Defense with the Word of God

A Change of Mind. Day twenty-nine...

I live among gun enthusiasts here in the Midwestern United States. While I personally don't enjoy hunting, I do enjoy owning guns.

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Get the Confusion Out of Love

A Change of Mind. Day thirty...

One of the big reasons for so much of our suffering is that we live with a confused sort of love—a love that can't distinguish between good and evil.

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