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Elyse Fitzpatrick

Guest Blogger

Tim Challies
Elyse and her husband, Phil, have been married nearly four decades. They have three children and six really adorable grandchildren. Elyse has a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling, is the author of sixteen books and a frequent retreat and conference speaker. Together with her husband she worships at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California, where he is an elder.

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Better Than a Norman Rockwell Christmas

Posted on 19-Nov-13 16:09 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

For those of us whose lives don't seem to mirror the quintessential Norman Rockwell painting, Christmas can seem like a cruel joke . . . a time when everything wrong with our lives is incessantly broadcast on every billboard. How can we find hope during this upcoming holiday season?>

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Reboot: Romans 7 and 8: More Good News

Posted on 26-Mar-13 15:44 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationships with Others

It's a promise; not a command: 'Sin will have no dominion over you.'

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Reboot: Romans 5 and 6: The Unbelievably Good News That We Believe

Posted on 19-Mar-13 17:03 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

Learn how God can forgive us without making us pay our 'fair share.'

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Reboot: The Bad Good News, The Good Good News

Posted on 11-Mar-13 15:05 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

Paul demolishes our delusions of goodness, but God is on a mission to save. And that's the best news ever.

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Reboot: Good News in Romans 1 and 2

Posted on 07-Mar-13 16:36 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

We all have an insatiable appetite for good news. Here's some for you. 

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Romans Reboot

Posted on 04-Mar-13 16:10 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

A great way to prepare for Easter!

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D-I-S-C-I-P-L-I-N-E-D Eating

Posted on 01-Feb-12 16:44 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

I can lust over a cup of nonfat frozen yogurt in exactly the same way that I can over a chocolate shake . . . No, there are other criteria for you and me to consider as we develop our personal plan for disciplined eating.

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A Slap on the Hand, A Kiss on the Cheek

Posted on 28-Nov-11 17:52 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

Is there room in our very-serious-about-the-sinfulness-of-sin theology to say that sometimes, (many times?), the Lord woos us into obedience through kisses rather than slaps?

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Can't I Rely on Myself Just a Little?

Posted on 11-Nov-11 17:02 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

I'll admit that wifely submission is difficult. But this kind of submission, submission to an alien righteousness, a righteousness that I do not deserve and don't really even always want, is utterly impossible . . .

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The Odd (Wo)Man Out

Posted on 28-Oct-11 14:50 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

I've always felt like I am the odd one out . . .

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Will Faith Be Enough Today?

Posted on 18-Oct-11 14:02 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

I woke up this morning troubled by yesterday's failures . . .

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Of Heat, C130's, Shadows, and Wings

Posted on 13-Oct-11 15:57 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

The wings that shelter me from God's wrath . . . is Christ's own body!

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Something Good Theology

Posted on 24-Jun-11 14:20 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

One of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music. Between the handsome Christopher Plummer and the perky, immensely talented Julie Andrews—and a sound track filled with some of the best music around—it’s hard not to like it . . .

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Gentle Jesus, Meek and . . . Modest

Posted on 13-May-11 14:50 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

It’s just that the transforming power that changes a show-off into a servant doesn’t come from rules about shirts or skirts. It comes from remembering the gospel and seeking to show Him off instead. 

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How Christ's Resurrection Impacts You Daily

Posted on 20-Apr-11 12:21 by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Topics: Relationship with God

I remember a time when a friend was relating to me some difficulties in her life. I asked her, "What does the resurrection mean in this situation?" She answered, "I know it should mean something, but I don't know what." Most of us are there. We know that the resurrection is important but we haven't connected it with our daily lives.

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Do You Hear It?

Posted on 04-Apr-11 16:16 by Elyse Fitzpatrick

I think it is possible for the gospel to become like the I-15 was to me: white noise.

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