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God Is Not an Over-Expecter …

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:2) The young elementary-age boy was standing at the chalkboard when his teacher admonished him for being what she considered to be an underachiever. He thought about her […]

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The Gift that Really Gives!

“The Lord hates what evil people do, but He loves those who do what is right.” (Proverbs 15:9). As confident as we can be that evil and those who are evil are never approved of by God … to that same degree we can be confident and encouraged by the truth of knowing He loves […]

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TODAY, This is What I Will Do…

TODAY, This is What I Will Do … “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24). Surely, we all realize the value of the day called “today!” It is the moment we are living in right now. It is not yesterday, last week, last month […]

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Watch and Pray …

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38) The scene described by the gospel writers as they were moved by the Spirit of God to pen their words is one that will always be one of intrigue! Here we find Jesus with a […]

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A Soldier Unarmed …

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 Every day is a new day for each and every one of us and with that new day will come opportunities to love, serve and give, but also the temptation to compromise, sin […]

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Playing The Blame Game

“So David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.” (2 Samuel 12:13) Have you ever been to a rodeo? One of the most amusing events that takes places in most rodeo events is the one where little cowboys try and catch little lambs or goats. If they catch one, it is theirs! If […]

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The Eyes of the Lord

Bible reading plans are wonderful as they help us to systematically read through portions of the Bible. There are also those times … we all have them and recognize them … when we find ourselves turning to a certain passage for encouragement and strength. Recently, with the series of health circumstances requiring my enrollment into […]

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Count Your Blessings … If You can …

Learning how to determine the “enough” factor in life is a real challenge, isn’t it? There is such a fine line between what we think we need and what we really want! We sing the song bearing the words “Count Your Blessings” often in our worship services and if you’re like me, you end up […]

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How Healthy is Your Heart?

I’ve never experienced the trauma of a heart attack! I’ve experienced the chest pains that would seem to indicate one, but with further tests it was determined to be the result of stress. It’s really hard to imagine the stopping of my heart … yet it happens every day throughout the world to many people. […]

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What I Missed Today …

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”  (Psalm 122:1) Sundays! Sunday is such a special day. Sunday is the Day God’s people are able to gather together as they share in a spiritual feast. What wonderful memories are stored in my mind of those special days […]

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