For You I Am Praying …

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16, ESV) “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a […]

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When My Hope Needs To Be Strengthened

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1) When the sun rose this morning, and when its warm and vibrant shining rays broke through the dawn … just one of an infinite number of ways and expressions of God’s love was […]

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Misguided …

“O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23) What causes a group of individuals to follow the instructions of someone who is evil to take the lives of others we ask?  What causes hundreds of people to […]

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Scary Things … Trust or Doubt?

“There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”  (Numbers 13:33) Imagination and creativity are wonderful blessings that the Creator of this universe and all that is therein has blessed us with.  Without doubt there […]

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Give Me …

Help me O Lord, to seek more wisdom from You so that I can control my thoughts, order my steps more carefully. Enable me to walk more like Your Son every day, for all the remaining days of my life!   Bill Fairchild, Jr. Let’s all make the gift of a New Year the very […]

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The Greatest Gift to Give

“But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you …: (Acts 3:6) It’s a familiar account recorded by the inspired writer and physician, Luke.  It was obvious to all this lame man was just that.  Firmly attached to the Jewish way of life was the ‘giving […]

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When the Past Keeps Winning …

“Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own.  But one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) We all have a past and there […]

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Living in the Land of Discontent

“People will never stop dying and being destroyed, and they will never stop wanting more than they have.”  (Proverbs 27:20) The Bible does not speak favorably on discontentment with the exception of avoiding becoming complacent and satisfied with one’s spiritual growth! Discontentment can be found lurking in our hearts and it is so dangerous.  Failure […]

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Is My Name Written There?

“And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”  (Philippians 4:3) One of the greatest privileges of living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave’” […]

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Those Thankful Moments …

“And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”  (Colossians 3:17) One of the many lessons parents are challenged with in bringing up their children is teaching them how to be grateful and thankful. One of the many lessons […]

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