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When My Stomach is in Control

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22 Our dog is always hungry, eating almost anything. In fact, I’ve never seen him full enough to turn away from food. When we don’t restrict what he eats, he…
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Service to Others

If anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 Alcoholics Anonymous teaches that we must be of service to others, even early in recovery. We’re not yet ready to…
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Gangrene

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. 2 Timothy 2:16 Gangrene is the medical term used to describe a type of tissue death caused by lack of blood supply. Fingers and toes are commonly affected when the small blood vessels that…
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He is Always There

If we are faithless, he remains faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13 At the beginning of my last relapse, as I was considering taking the pills, I could feel God speaking. Do not do this. I wanted it though. I convinced myself I could indulge, ask forgiveness the next day, and return to God. So, I took…
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Death Before Life

The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. 2 Timothy 2:11 In my addiction, I wanted a better life. I wanted to be sober. I was addicted though and so, I just kept doing the same old things that made me hate my life. That’s the…
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Alone with My Thoughts and Resentments

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:7 I’ve got a fair amount of drive time built into my schedule now, which is good thinking time. I blog daily, which, as you know, revolves around the daily Bible passage. Writing about a passage requires that I…
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No Rep!

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5 As I’ve mentioned previously, I enjoy working out at my CrossFit gym and I enjoy CrossFit competitions. A competition typically involves lifting weights, push-ups, pull-ups, and other such things. For the competitions to be fair, there must be standards of…
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Distracted by Everything

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 2 Timothy 2:4 When we walk our dog, we have a route and a plan in mind. The dog does not. He, rather, is distracted by every noise, smell, and sight. He’s on a leash, so we…
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Teaching and Being Taught

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:1-2 When my wife and I first got married, I could barely change a…
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Ashamed of My Faith?

I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 2 Timothy 1:12 The other day, someone asked me what I did over the weekend. As I listed off the activities of the day prior,…
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