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Having A More Thankful Heart …

“… in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)  If you were to take a little journey through the Bible … noting the frequency of the admonition and instruction “to give thanks to God” … you might actually be surprised! This verse appears in […]

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What Did He Say …

“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you … And if your right-hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you … (Matthew 5:29-30, NKJV)  There are times in each of our lives when we come across something in our reading … see […]

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When Those Moments Come …

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children.  Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NLT) It was […]

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Safely Navigating Treacherous Waters Of Conflict …

“Then he said to David: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.”  (1 Samuel 24:17, NKJV)  There are times in our lives when disagreements, misunderstandings, and quarrels lead to hard feelings harbored and even verbally spoken. There are times when relationships become […]

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What Do You Think …

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he:…” (Proverbs 23:7) Instruction that is godly wisdom tells us that we must guard what we put into our hearts, just as we should be careful about what we put into our mouths. The fact is … we are what we eat … we are what […]

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The Eye Of Your Soul … Open Or Closed

“… Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints …” (Ephesians 1:18, NKJV) Both Plato and Aristotle, Greek philosophers of their day, spoke of the “eye of the soul.” The term “eye (s)” […]

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Face To Face With A Storm …

“And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, ‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’ Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water.  And they ceased, and there was a calm.  But He said to them, ‘Where is your faith?’” (Luke 8:24, 25)  The same sea that had just been so […]

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To Be Like Joseph …

“By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones.”  (Hebrews 11:22) God doesn’t find and use the ones who are “perfect in every way” … because there was only one who was perfect and that was Jesus Christ, the Son of […]

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As We Wait …

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits on Him.” (Isaiah 64:4) I will be the very first to admit that I have not always been the best example of ‘waiting’ […]

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When We Meet The Master … Will We Follow Him?

  “When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if You say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” (Luke 5:4-5) There has […]

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