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Andrea Merrell
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Time for a Praise Break
By Andrea Merrell To all who mourn in Israel,      he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning,      festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks      that the  Lord  has planted...

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Call It What It Is
  By Andrea Merrell If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us   our   sins and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NKJV The necessary room. The water closet. The head.
The John. The potty. Why can’t we just call it what it...

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Nobody's Perfect
By Andrea Merrell Perfectionism is hard to overcome. I know from experience; it’s something I’ve struggled with most of my life. With low self-esteem and a desire to please people, I constantly tried to live up to the expectations of those around me—or at l...

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Open Your Mouth and Say Aah
By Andrea Merrell Going to the doctor is never a pleasant experience, especially when he tells you to open your mouth and say aah while pressing down with that little wooden paddle. I have a very quick and sensitive gag reflex, so this is one part of an exa...

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No More Pretense
By Andrea Merrell No one likes a hypocrite, a phony. But aren’t we all hypocrites to some degree? Author Bob Gass says, “It’s not your shortcomings that make you a hypocrite, it’s hiding them and pretending you don’t have any.” We all need acceptance and ap...

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This Year I Will . . .
Andrea Merrell God has great plans for all of us in 2017. Each day  brings  new mercies,
new opportunities, new challenges, and lots of blessings. Please join me as we
enter a new season, and let’s walk together into the New Year with joy and

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I Dare You!
By Andrea Merrell I’m not usually one to issue challenges, but here goes.   A New Year is beginning. What will you do with it? Have you even thought about it? Whether or not you’ve made a list of resolutions—the ones that generally fade away after about fou...

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Wishing You a Jesus-Filled Christmas
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and  sharing my posts over the past couple of years. By Andrea Merrell This past weekend, I had the extreme displeasure of watching in amazement as a customer verbally slammed an employee at a local drug store. The man...

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Are You Plugged In?
By Andrea Merrell I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;   apart from me you can do nothing.   John 15:5 NIV I pushed all the buttons and fiddled with the knobs, and … nothing. The toaster was obviou...

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Follow Your God-Given Calling
By Andrea Merrell Do you enjoy what you do? The old adage says, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, maybe that’s stretching it a little, but the statement definitely holds some valuable truth. The Bible refers to those who...
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