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Philippians 4:8-9

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me--practice these things and the God of peace will be with you."
"I Think...I Feel Like..."

"I think it is upstairs." "I think it's always going to be that way." "I feel like he is pretty upset." "I feel like it was my fault."

How often do we use these phrases interchangeably?

I feel like we do a lot...

Technically it's not that big of a deal with the context used, however thoughts and feelings are two very different things that can easily be confused together. Think about those times where you're in a funk. You might be completely discouraged, angry, confused, pitiful, etc. You may not even know what you feel but emotionally you do not feel well and it seems impossible to get out. It's horrible. I've been there.

In Philippians 4:8-9 it talks about what we should be thinking about. At the end it says, "practice these things and the God of peace will be with you." Peace is a feeling. And it's a feeling that follows certain thoughts.

I've come to realize that it's not feelings that control us in those funks even when it feels like it. It's what we believe and think behind them that makes us feel the way we do. If we change our thinking, choosing to think and believe the good thoughts of truth, it is possible to get out. Actually implementing that is the spiritual battle raging within us.

Next time you're in a funk, ask yourself, "What am I believing/thinking that's making me feel this way?"

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Women in Sport Retreat

An FCA weekend retreat for Women Coaches, Athletes, FCA Staff, Huddle Coaches, Volunteers, Coaches Wives  and other women (college graduates and older) who would enjoy a time of spiritual renewal, rest and relaxation with other sport/competition minded ladies.

Eva Whittington Self is the featured speaker and Honey Swihart will be leading worship. Click the picture to learn more about them and retreat details!
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In the Life: An Introduction
By: Kristina Waltman

Welcome to a new blog series in addition to the blogs of other females in sport! "In the Life" will be a continual series of blogs written by Denise Cheviron and Kristina Waltman, the founders of Winning Women, as an avenue for them to share their lives with you. Check out this first one by Kristina giving an introduction to more of what this will entail! 

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Competitor's Edge: Equipping Women in Sports

Below is a link to sign up for the Competitor's Edge. This is an email sent out periodically by FCA with great content written by fellow female competitor's and resources specifically geared towards the female competitor.

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Events  Events
Women in Sport Retreat
May 5-7, 2017
The Manly Minute:
Reconciling the male and female relationship  ManlyMinute

God-Fearing vs. Woman-Fearing

"Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die. But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips."
Job 2:9-10

Job's wife said this after Satan struck him with sores over his entire body. It was also after his kids and servants were killed and his livestock taken. Job  had every right to blame and curse God (as did his wife), and to agree/go along with his wife. Yet he didn't. He gave up his rights. He worshiped God, did not sin, and rebuked his wife, holding fast to integrity.

Whether it's with our spouse or someone else, what kind of influence are we to the men in our lives? Are we influencing them towards being God-fearing? Are we tempting them towards sin? Or are we in a way 'rebelling' against them and not doing anything in either direction? The right thing is to intentionally influence and encourage them toward fearing God first.

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