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Verses to Lean On

April 2004
By: David O'Leary
The psalmist says, "I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you" (Psalms 119:11). He is thinking of the way God's Word protects and strengthens us. Proverbs 3:5-6 takes us further when it says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understand...
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When You Feel Like Giving Up on Someone

January 2004
By: David O'Leary
One seminar speaker referred to them as "EGR" people, "extra grace required." When you deal with EGR people, you need special reserves of God's grace. They may be irresponsible, critical, abusive, and manipulative. They seldom follow through on plans. They fail to show up for appointments. Sadly, so...
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Come and See: Helping People Come Face to Face with Jesus

April 2003
By: David O'Leary
The strength of a crisis pregnancy center is its relational approach. Real people are concerned about other real people. Dedicated Christian women and men are concerned for big people, the clients, and little people, the unborn children. That's why we give the time and energy. That's why we talk wit...
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Discipleship 101: The Basics

October 2002
By: David O'Leary
Those who have learned the basics make the great plays in baseball. Great living for Christ begins with the Basics too. When Paul desires to "present everyone perfect in Christ," he describes that perfect or complete life as follows: "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to l...
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Hurting Helpers

April 2002
By: David O'Leary
You have seen it in counselors, in volunteers, and in helpers—the people who want to help, who want to minister, who want to reach out. Perhaps, you have seen it in yourself. Even as you see their love, you detect some other element in the background—a power, a motivation, a craving. For good or bad...
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Rebuilding Your Life

July 2001
By: David O'Leary
When you want to rebuild your life, where do you begin? I imagine that each one of us has reached a point at which we wanted to turn around, start over, and begin the journey back home. Perhaps you were kicked out of school or out of your home; perhaps you were fired from the best job you ever had; ...
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