Is God Really in Control of It All?

How can God possibly not be in control? Think about the kings of old. They were in charge of the country, but not in control of every one of their subjects. They had the authority (by rule) and they delegated that authority to officers of the kingdom. Those could be directly under the king (like…

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Hey, Who’s in Charge Here?

Talk about a concept being misunderstood and then misused! People are always quoting the scripture about all things working together for good. But they stop too soon. The verse (Romans 8:28) continues on to specify . . . for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes. It does…

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Faith or Fatalism?

If the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise . . .                God willing. . .                            Lord, if it’s Your Will . . .   Have you ever prayed for God’s will to be…

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

When I took early retirement, I had a plan in mind. That plan was to help people through Biblical counseling, and to write. Well, here it is! My first novel, “Dark Heritage” is officially released to the public! It is the first of a trilogy named “From the Darkness”.  Interested in reading a blurb? Diana…

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A Dangerous Woman

One of my absolute fave bumper stickers reads something like this: I want to be this kind of woman: When she gets up in the morning, Satan says, “Oh, crap. She’s awake!” Does this thought stir something in you? And just what does it stir: excitement, anger, fear, encouragement? It’s always given me mixed emotions…

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Does God Give Up?

Boy, just when you think you’ve gotten through all the junk from your past, something else smacks you in the face! Why? Six years after finishing a long, long round of counseling and emotional healing, I figured I was all fixed. Sure, I had a few rough areas left–who doesn’t–but surely those would take care…

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Transfixed by His Gaze

  I know what Stephen felt when he looked into heaven (Acts 7:55-56).   This is what happened to me during a counseling session:

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Has Jesus Won Your Heart?

I love songs that talk about the love of Jesus. I didn’t used to. Never really understood it. And I certainly couldn’t relate to those emotional women who waxed poetic about Jesus. What was up with that? You see, when I was very young, a cult tried to make me hate and fear Jesus. I…

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What’s In a Name?

  Remember the original CSI/Crime Scene Investigation program’s theme? The rock group sang, “Whoo-ooo-oo are you? Whoo-ooo-oo are you?” Of course, for the program it meant they would identify the victim and the perpetrator of a crime. For most of us, it comes closer to home. You see, we don’t really know who we are.…

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Renewing Your Mind

How pure are you? If you have received Jesus as Savior, your spirit is even better than the 99.8 percent purity touted by Ivory soap. We’re talking totally, completely, one hundred percent pure. That took care of the inner atmosphere of Sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west. So why…

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