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Plain Bread with Val – “I Will NOT Be Tied Up By A Lilliputian!”

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Ever feel as if you've bitten more than you can possibly chew? Yeah...pretty much all of the time. But, in our Christian walk, we encounter challenges and trials that often look tougher than we could have ever thought. These things are small in the eyes of our God...not unimportant, but small and manageable. Size does matter, and Val reminds us of that with an allusion to The Lilliputians...those super tiny people
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Plain Bread with Val – “Boiling Frog”

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Val draws on an old fairy tale about the boiling frog, where the frog was put into a pot of boiling water, and of course jumped out to save it's life. However, the frog was put back into the water, but the water temperature was increased slowly over time, where the frog stayed in it long enough to where it was boiled alive. Referring to the dangers of complacency, as Believers we enjoy
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Plain Bread with Val – “Becoming Unstoppable”

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Everyone likes a crowd...some folks to cheer you on when you are setting about to accomplish some great feat. The loud applause, clamoring, adoration and appreciation are helpful motivators that keep you going, when you feel as if you're about to falter, fail or quit. The downside to a crowd is that they are fickle. They're with you one moment, and the next moment you find yourself by yourself, or they're hating
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Plain Bread with Val – “Non-Disclosure Agreement”

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We live in a society where there is suspicion and litigation abundant as pollen. There was a time when we took a person at their word with a simple handshake. Not so, nowadays. With so many media leaks, secrete recordings and people willing to blab confidential information at the drop of a hat, important things are secured with an NDA, or Non-Disclosure Agreement. Listen to this powerfully insightful episode, and
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Plain Bread with Val – “There Is Purpose In Your Pain”

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Sometimes we think of pain as unnecessary, and would love for God to get rid of it. Since the moment Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, women have suffered unimaginable pain during childbirth. Pain always comes after a traumatic physical injury or accident. Then there is the pain of loss of a loved one - spouse, parent, or a child. What God teaches us is that there is purpose in the
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