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Tag: Letting Go

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Open Hands, Fulfilled Needs

Read: Psalm 145 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. (v. 2) When we choose to hold the things of this world loosely, letting

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Embrace

Read: Luke 15:11-24 But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. (v. 20) “Letting

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Lowering the Bar

Read: Philippians 1:12-30 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (v. 21) Expectation is a regular part of life. While we know a new day

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Overwhelmed

Read: Psalm 61:1-3 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (v. 2) According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the first confirmed case of a COVID-19

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Only One You

Read: Psalm 139 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (v. 13) It shows up on Facebook, words laid over a flowered background:

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

The Gift of Forgiveness

Read: Colossians 3:12-17 As the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (v. 13) Yesterday we focused on the apostle Paul’s admonishment to release bitterness, one of a

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Cast Out Bitterness

Read: Ephesians 4:24-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (v. 31 NIV) Perhaps you’ve heard this

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Letting Go by Example

Read: Romans 12 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. (v. 6 NIV) In a recent church service I attended, new elders and deacons

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Letting Go
Joy Petroelje

Pride Set Aside

Read: Matthew 1:18-25 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife. (v. 24) The Bible tells us quite a