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Winning the Battle for the Mind is a very hard thing to accomplish – but you can.

Win the Battle of the Mind

by Harold and Bette Gillogly Would you say a topic is important if the Bible speaks about it over 300 times?  If you do, then this subject – Thot-talk – is extremely important — to God and to us.  It is so important, in fact, that Proverbs 23:7 states, As a man thinks within himself, […]

Home-land Security

by Patrick and Dwaina Six Writing this article created a lump in our throats, tears in our eyes and heaviness in our hearts. On 9/11/16 it will be 15 years since terrorists flew two jets into the World Trade Center towers, and one jet into the Pentagon. Flight 93 was apparently headed toward the White […]

Well What Did You Expect (Pt. 1 of 2)

by Harold & Bette Gillogly We all came into marriage with expectations — some realistic, some not so realistic.  “My wife ought to be like Carol Brady.”  “My husband ought to be like Ozzie Nelson.”  “And my children ought to be like Beaver Cleaver.”  But soon after the vows are said, reality sets in. REALITY […]

Freedom to Fail

by Harold & Bette Gillogly The teacher was blunt, her words cruel.  “He has too many learning disabilities.  It’s a waste of time for him to even attend school here.”  Later, Ralph Showers overheard his Grandmother soothing his parents with this great declaration. “I don’t know what people think of Ralph. But I know what […]

Overcoming Defensiveness Pt. 2

by Harold and Bette Gillogly In a previous Seeds For Growth, we began discussing defensiveness — our instinctive reaction of self-protection.  We seem to go through life feeling we must protect ourselves at any cost. When our mate says something that pushes one of our hot buttons, we lash out in retaliation. Defensiveness is a […]

Overcoming Defensiveness (Pt. 1 of 2)

by Harold and Bette Gillogly It’s instinctive.  We all do it.  Our mates say something perfectly innocent, we take it personally and become defensive. It’s as though we feel we must protect ourselves at any cost.  In fact, that’s what “to defend” means: to protect.  The problem is that protecting has two sides, for when […]

Here We Stand

Martin Luther’s famous words as he stood before Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire – “Here I stand. I can do no other” – echo loudly for every Christian now that the US Supreme Court has ruled that homosexual marriage is a civil right. The Emperor expected…demanded…that Luther recant his belief that only […]