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A stronghold is an area in which we are held in bondage to a certain way of thinking. A stronghold means a fort or fortress; a fortified place and place of security. Strongholds are formed from our thought patterns of imaginations, logic, emotions and perceptions. When sin or emotional wounding enters our heart then we are most vulnerable for strongholds to form in our thinking. Sin has devastating affects upon our lives however, after we repent what can become more devastating than the sin itself is what we tell our selves about the sin. What we tell ourselves (perhaps with…

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NLT I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again “I’ve got my mind made up!” Sometimes in a positive “I’m serving God no matter what” type of way, and other times in a “I’m stubborn and you won’t ever change my mind” kind of way. Most people believe that what they believe is right, and…

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, New King James Version). Some people enjoy taking an old item, sometimes someone else’s castoff, and repurposing it into a lovely item with a new use. Although I’m not the most skilled in doing such things, at times I enjoy the challenge of making an old piece into something more attractive. And so began my project to update an old, scarred buffet. The finish was worn, and there were numerous scratches and dings. Some of…