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Losing Our Balance

  It’s easy to lose stuff on a trip. We leave toothbrushes on hotel sinks, shirts behind doors, credit cards on counters and embarrassingly an occasional child at a vacation gas stop. But it pretty much happens to everyone (except maybe the kid at the gas stop)! I once lost my balance on a trip […]

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It’s Not Our Job

  “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you […]

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Look Behind You!

  Turn around and look behind you. Go ahead … look back as far as you’re able. What’s back there? Can you at least recall the highlights (or lowlights!) You may remember getting your tonsils out … your best friend in grade school. You may recall family vacations and summer camp and VBS. You may […]

Fresh Heart For Your Prayer Life – July 2018

  “He (God) determines the course of world events; he removes kings and sets others on the throne. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he himself is surrounded by light.”   Daniel 2:21,22 New Living Translation   […]

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Open The Cage

    “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31,32 NLT   “I’m not mad at anyone!” I came to this realization yesterday while […]

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Flood Assurance

  “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19 NKJV  We don’t walk through life unopposed! While it’s true that at times we are our own worst enemy, Scripture makes it quite clear that we have life-long opposition from Satan. At times he piggybacks […]

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People Of The Presence

  “Our greatest ministry is the presence we bring to others from having been with Jesus.” Since all of us are theologically and practically ‘in the ministry’ we could all learn an important lesson from this statement. Whether we teach school, fix cars, work in IT, are retired or take a salary from work within […]