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Give Me a Drink

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: John 4:13–14 “Give Me a drink.” Jesus said that. He was thirsty after walking on a very long journey during the heat of the day. Around noon, He came to a well in a town named Sychar. Jacob’s well was located in that ancient place. Tired and hot, Jesus sat down by that well. Soon, […]

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Caleb’s Can-Do Attitude, Part One

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Joshua 14:10–11 There aren’t many things better than exercise to keep all of us feeling, thinking, and looking younger than we are. For almost 10 years, my wife and I lived in a home in Dallas, Texas, located about a quarter of a mile from the renowned Cooper Aerobics Center that was founded by my […]

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The Value of a Positive Attitude

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Philippians 2:3–5 Several years ago I determined to deal with my attitude. I found myself getting pretty testy, even argumentative at times. Our children were young and often had needs that required my time and attention. More often than I’d like to admit, that irritated me—to the point where my wife said I needed to […]

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Face Your Anger

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Genesis 4:6-7 Cain failed to heed the Lord’s counsel. Allowing the crouching, hungry beast within him to attack, Cain later murdered his younger brother—and to make things even worse, he could never escape the consequences. They would continue to haunt him for the rest of his life, illustrating the truth of the old proverb: “If […]

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Mind over “Madder”

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Genesis 4:7 We’ve all heard the expression “mind over matter.” For the sake of our thinking today, let’s alter the saying to “mind over emotion.” To tie it in even more directly to a story from the Bible where these words would really apply, we should change it to “mind over madder.” Adam and Eve’s […]

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The Foundation of Emotions, Part Two

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Once a person comes to know Jesus personally, an amazing inner transformation occurs. Paul pinpointed that fact in his second letter to the Corinthians: Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Among those “new things” […]

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The Inclusive Secret to Life

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:31 No one is immune to problems in the areas of exercise, digestion, and diet—not even those in ministry. For example, consider a middle-aged minister of the gospel named Timothy, who was the pastor of a church in the busy, heavily populated city of Ephesus back in its heyday. Timothy was one of […]

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Making Some Essential Changes

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 God did a remarkable act of creation when He made the human body. The more advanced the medical profession becomes, the more we discover what an amazing machine the body is. From the remarkable bone-tendon-muscle structure to the delicate and sensitive network of nerves . . . how the oxygen-carrying blood-circulation system […]

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Comparison

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Comparison by Charles R. Swindoll 2 Corinthians 10:1-18; Galatians 6:1-5; James 2:1-12 If I may select a well-known phrase from the cobwebs of the fourteenth century and wipe away the dust to garner your attention, it is: COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS Odious . . . disgusting, detestable. If you want to be a miserable mortal, then compare. You compare when you place someone beside […]

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