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    • Empowered to Serve

      Empowered to serve, With humility and Grace. Elegantly standing completely, Adorned in the Father’s Armor. No foe can disarm, Nor conqueror  the one, Empowered to …Read More »
    • Don’t Back Down When Facing Trials

      Popular singer Tom Petty passed away recently after a highly successful career. One of Petty’s most loved songs was titled ‘I Won’t Back Down’. It …Read More »
    • Finding the Good in Conflict

      Conflict may be difficult, but good can come of it. Conflict is a part of life, and good-meaning people rub each other the wrong way …Read More »
    • Keep On Keeping On

      During the months of his wife’s pregnancy, Zechariah’s prayers were silent ones. He could only commune with his Heavenly Father in the stillness of his …Read More »
    • In Everything by Prayer

      “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of …Read More »
    • You Can Be Sure this is God’s Will

      “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV) “Always give thanks for everything?” …Read More »
    • The Pot of Prayer

      “I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness.” Psalm 43:4 Let’s say a stress stirrer comes your …Read More »
    • The God of Hope

      What do you do when bad news threatens to overwhelm you? "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you …Read More »
    • Caring For Others

      “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 When a family member faced an uncertain prognosis ? a possible diagnosis …Read More »
    • This is How We Know Love

      “This is how we know love: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers” …Read More »
    • Why Is Life so Hard?

      “All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.” Isaiah 53:6 (NLT) Everything seems to be a …Read More »
    • Hard Life Journey

      “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap …Read More »
    • Sustained in Difficult Times

      “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not …Read More »
    • How to Hold On

      In order to hold on to God through any trial or temptation, commit to trust and follow Him all of your days. Lay claim to …Read More »
    • Humility with Faith Equals Breakthrough

      When we envision the idea of seeking God with our face down, the picture that comes to mind is one of bowing low before our …Read More »
    • Time to Reflect

      “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7 “God hides some ideal in every human soul. At …Read More »
    • This Changing Work

      Part of the work God does to grow us and change us is by testing through various trials. On the other hand, some of the …Read More »
    • Building Muscles of Faith

      "I wish I had great faith." These are words that almost every Christian has said at one time or another. But faith is like a …Read More »
    • Lest We Forget

      In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, …Read More »
    • Peace and Faith

      “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Walking in peace, with your heart calm even when life …Read More »
    • First Things First

      “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”   Matthew 6:33 If you have …Read More »
    • The Secret of Being Content

      Count your blessings! Focus more on what you have and less on what you don’t! The apostle Paul modeled gratitude. He said, “I have learned …Read More »
    • Tap Into the Source

      “I am the vine; you are the branches; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV) Life tends to get busy. I had …Read More »
    • A Gift to Enjoy Daily

      “… And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 Have you ever given a gift to someone, one that you poured …Read More »
    • Our Confidence

      “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, …Read More »
    • The Cost of Discipleship

      “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!” Matthew 5:10 (TEV) We are called …Read More »
    • Collapsing Floors

      “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” …Read More »
    • Remember Who You Are

      A lot of days don’t you feel like Simba in The Lion King? Simba’s evil uncle (the enemy) has led him to believe that he’s …Read More »
    • Five Steps for Handling Frustration

      “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” Isaiah 26:3 (NIV). Here are five simple steps for …Read More »
    • Preventing Walls of Hostility

      “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one, and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” Ephesians 2:14 …Read More »
    • Will They See You in Me?

      Poem by Kathy Cheek. Lord, When people look at me Will they see You? When people talk to me Will they hear You? When they …Read More »
    • To Love Others

      “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Thought We love others because God has first loved us. Our Heavenly Father taught us …Read More »
    • Where is Your Trust?

      “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: …Read More »
    • Come Near to God

      A devotional on security. Prayer: Father God, My heart is hungry to feel Your presence close to me. Help me to enter into Your presence …Read More »
    • Fear

      Fear is something that we all experience at some time in our lives. Our bodies cope by sending a surge of adrenaline rushing through us …Read More »
    • Anxiety Ain’t Fun

      Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs. The sky is falling, and it’s falling disproportionately on you. Anxiety ain’t fun! One would think Christians would …Read More »
    • Tithing – The Generosity Habit

      "It all starts with God putting a desire in your heart. Once that happens, God begins to supply the means to fulfill it." says Marvin …Read More »
    • Compassion-ate

      “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 I have a horrible sense of direction. No internal compass. As a child I …Read More »
    • You Belong to God

      When parents send their kids to camp, they have to sign certain documents. One of them asks who is the responsible party? If Johnny breaks …Read More »
    • The First Commandment

      “The Lord your God will cleanse your heart…. so that you will love Him with all your heart and soul.” Deuteronomy 30:6 God greatly desires …Read More »
    • First Commandment

      Have you read the Ten Commandments recently? Jesus said the first one is the greatest. God declared that we must worship no one or nothing …Read More »
    • When God Interrupts Our Plans

      “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, …Read More »
    • The Package

      In life there are many unexpected packages. Some I like and others I don’t. I have come to realize that no matter what comes, God …Read More »
    • Welcoming Gently

      “When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’ So he …Read More »
    • His Listening Heart

      We all have a yearning deep in our soul to be heard and understood, love and valued for who we are. Do you ever secretly …Read More »
    • His Weakest are Indispensable

      “On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” 1 Corinthians 12:22 Do you sometimes feel like you are …Read More »
    • God Is Able

      What will happen if your job disappears? Or your health diminishes? Or the economy takes a nosedive? Does God have a message for his people …Read More »
    • Fight Like Jesus Fights

      Say this as a prayer – In faith, I know this to be true: By God’s grace, I am able take control of my thoughts, …Read More »
    • Stronger than a Crocodile

      When was the last time you cried for help using the name of Jesus? I need to be reminded of the power of the name …Read More »
    • Today I Have a Choice

      Thought: As you go throughout your day think of ways to be Jesus to others. What encouraging words can you say? When negative thoughts enter …Read More »
    • A Call to Godly Living

      A life of godliness is characterized by a heart and mind bent toward the things of God. Although we will live imperfectly, our focus is …Read More »
    • Becoming More Like Jesus

      God knows you’re purified when he can see his own reflection in you. You look more Christlike. It’s the fire that does that.Continue ReadingBecoming More …Read More »
    • The Real God in the Midst of Real Pain

      “…at once the Spirit sent Him (Jesus) out into the wilderness…” Mark 1:12 “(Herod) locked John up in prison.”  Luke 3:20 “I am the Lord …Read More »
    • There is Room for You

      If you have struggled with knowing where you fit in the Kingdom of God, ask God to show you through your everyday life what He …Read More »
    • Ripened By the Sunshine of His Smiles

      Many Christians remain stunted and immature in spiritual things, staying the same year after year. If we are going to ripen in grace, we must …Read More »
    • The Roadblocks of Life

      “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”  Ecclesiastes 7:9 When I looked out of the front …Read More »
    • God is Our Safety

      “You are a shield around me, O LORD, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:4 We live in a world of great …Read More »
    • Storm Survival

      “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1ESV My cell phone sounded the …Read More »
    • Mighty to Save

      “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his …Read More »
    • Beautiful Things for God

      “..She has done a beautiful thing to me.” Mark 14:6 (NIV) I read in a local newspaper of how a Christian Organization had used its …Read More »
    • Perspective

      “Jesus replied, ‘The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God; serve only Him“ Luke 4:8 I had spent much of the week cleaning. …Read More »
    • Dust Cover

      “I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:25 I battle it. You probably do as well. Dust. …Read More »
    • Long Lists of Stinky Trash

      Life has a way of unloading its rubbish on us. Your boss expects too much. Your kids whine too much. Trash. Load after load of …Read More »
    • The Value of Pain

      The Value of Pain You can’t bring a cup of cold water to someone if you’ve never thirsted You can’t heal a heart if your …Read More »
    • The Heroism of Job

      “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, naked I’ll return to the womb of the earth. God gives, God takes. God’s name be ever blessed.” …Read More »
    • Less of Me

      “Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; …Read More »
    • He Guides Me

      “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness …Read More »
    • Overcomers Blessing

      “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know … his incomparably great power for us …Read More »
    • When God Asks ‘Why’

      A few months ago, I found myself pouring my heart out before the Lord in a way I hadn’t done in a very long time. …Read More »
    • Never Giving In

      “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the …Read More »
    • Recognizing False Teachers

      “Beware of false teachers who come disguised as harmless sheep, but are wolves and will tear you apart. You can detect them by the way …Read More »
    • Biblical Jesus

      “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal …Read More »
    • He Walks with Me

      When I slip my key in the front door and lock it, tuck my phone and keys in my pockets and step off the front …Read More »
    • Finding the Time

      “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man …Read More »
    • Even Your Weaknesses Bring Glory to God

      “My friend, I ask, ‘Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he …Read More »
    • “Thine is the Power”

      “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be opened in order that you may know … His incomparably great power for us who …Read More »
    • Peace Be Still

      “Then He (Jesus) arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great …Read More »
    • A New Chapter for Your Life

      The anxious heart says, “There’s trouble out there!” So you don’t sleep well. You don’t laugh often. Misfortune lurks… it’s just a matter of time. …Read More »
    • God’s Word Gives Joy and Light

      “God’s laws are perfect. They protect us, make us wise, and give us joy and light” Psalm 19:7,8 Professor William Lyon Phelps, one of Yale …Read More »
    • In God’s Hands

      “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal …Read More »
    • Let Thanksgiving be the Habit of your Life

      Why is thanksgiving so important? It acknowledges God in the situation. When things go wrong the last thing we want to do is give thanks. …Read More »
    • Glorify the LORD

      “Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:3 Thought Isn’t it good that we can sing alone and know God …Read More »
    • Developing a Tender Heart

      This week when you read your Bible and pray, let your heart be soft toward the words of God. As He pokes His finger into …Read More »
    • Fruitfulness

      Listen to God’s purposed fruitfulness for you in John 15:16. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and …Read More »
    • Compelled by Love

      Is serving God your obligation or passion? I was sitting alone in a hotel room in Rome, thinking to myself, “Why am I here?” I …Read More »
    • Refocus

      “What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of pennies? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs …Read More »
    • I Want People to See Jesus in Me

      “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues …Read More »
    • Grace – the Example of Zacchaeus

      “Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be …Read More »
    • Enjoying God’s Word

      “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat …Read More »
    • Falling Asleep on Jesus

      “Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. – Matthew …Read More »
    • Called Out of Darkness

      “…that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 Heavenly Father, I thank …Read More »
    • Don’t Let Your Loneliness Lead to Bitterness

      Paul, one of the greatest followers of Jesus ever, was on trial in Rome, and not one person stepped forward to defend him. Not one! …Read More »
    • Thoughts on Worship

      “Worship is one gift that he who has nothing can give to Him who owns everything.” Someone wisely said -”Maturing in our relationship with Christ …Read More »
    • A Place Prepared for You

      “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye …Read More »
    • Embrace Your Identity in Christ

      The thing is, if you don’t know who you are, then you’re vulnerable to other people telling you who you are. But the concrete, solid, …Read More »
    • I’m Here, God

      “The Lord takes pleasure in his people…“ Psalm 149:4 It seems silly to announce my presence to God, and yet almost every morning when I …Read More »
    • Jesus in a Changing World

      “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) I don’t know anyone who loves change. Whether it’s sudden, like the …Read More »
    • Faithfulness

      “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest …Read More »
    • The Source of Our Adversity

      When we experience hardships, we usually wonder why God allows these painful situations to come our way. It just doesn't seem to fit with His …Read More »
    • Rescued

      “The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted …Read More »
    • We All Need Somebody

      We all need someone. We all need an outlet. We were never meant to be an island isolated from everyone else. It was never God’s …Read More »
    • Amazing Friendships

      Paul explains how he became “all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” Let us become weak to …Read More »
    • The Intimacy of Total Reliance

      “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the …Read More »
    • There is a Place

      There is a place of quiet rest, a place where you can have peace where all its beauty is yet to be seen. A place …Read More »
    • 10 Things to Pray for Friends and Family

      The Bible instructs us to bear one another's burdens. Many problems are too heavy for us to bear alone. Faced with extreme hardship, Paul wrote …Read More »
    • A Symphony to God’s Heart

      Beloved, let us stay in agreement when we pray. Avoid strife at all costs. Whether our expression is one of weeping or rejoicing, warring or …Read More »
    • Three Mistakes to Avoid in the Face of Difficulty

      Devotional thoughts from Rick Warren. Why do you think God allows you to experience difficulty on your journey of faith?Continue ReadingThree Mistakes to Avoid in …Read More »
    • 5 Verses for When You Need Strength

      Disappointment, discouragement, fear, daily struggles…some days take everything we have. When we rely only on our own strength and what we have to give, we …Read More »
    • Every Last Corner

      “Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God …Read More »
    • Be Still

      ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 Jesus …Read More »
    • God is Mighty to Save

      “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his …Read More »
    • More Than I Know

      ...And so it is in my relationship with the Lord. He is the mighty rushing wind that takes my breath away with His strength and …Read More »
    • Held Up

      It is the enemy’s goal to make us believe that we are alone. There is a tendency to isolate ourselves during challenging periods in our …Read More »
    • Practical Ways to Bear Burdens

      There are hurting people everywhere, but at times we just don't know what to say or do to ease their pain. Here are six practical …Read More »
    • Gentle and Humble

      “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” …Read More »
    • The Gentle Christian

      “I am gentle and humble in heart” Matthew 11:28  I have been rereading The Glorious Pursuit, Embracing the Virtues of Christ by Gary L. Thomas. …Read More »
    • Misery and Mercy

      “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” Psalm 130:4 …Read More »
    • Mercy – Christ Showed Us the Way

      With a dead end before us, Christ showed us the way; When we walked in the nighttime, Christ brought us the day. With our faces …Read More »
    • Rest in the Shadow

      “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 Thought At the end of …Read More »
    • Look Again

      Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep knocking. Do not allow what you see in the natural to overrule what the Lord is doing behind the scenes. …Read More »
    • God’s Grace

      Remember God’s grace is His loving-kindness and mercy given to a person without him or her deserving it. His grace is more than this though. …Read More »
    • Grateful for Grace

      God knew that we would someday need his grace. That is why he gave it to us before we needed it. Max Lucado gives a …Read More »
    • If You Want to Hear God, Get Still and Listen

      “Pause a moment, Job, and listen; consider the wonderful things God does” Job 37:14 (GNT). Sometimes as adults we get spiritual wiggles. We cannot get …Read More »
    • A Listening Ear

      “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to …Read More »
    • Stop and Pray

      When I hear troubling news, I cannot believe how quickly my heart fills with fear, followed by a sensation of dread washing over me like …Read More »
    • Imbalanced Prayer

      “So Peter was being kept in the prison, but the congregation was intensely praying to God for him.” Acts 12:5 What is the focus of …Read More »
    • His Great Love for Us

      "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners" Romans 5:8 Do you know …Read More »
    • Treasure in Jars of Clay

      I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am a fragile clay jar. God uses broken and messed up people like you and …Read More »
    • Help Me See What You See

      I challenge you to shatter the lies that have held you captive. Shatter, destroy, smash into pieces every negative belief that you have held about …Read More »
    • What You Were Made to Do

      Many people stop short of their destiny. They settle for someone else’s story. Grandpa was a butcher, Dad was a butcher, so I guess I’ll …Read More »
    • The Art of Listening

      We too need to train our ears to hear the sound of the Master as He turns pages in our lives. "Whoever has ears, let …Read More »
    • Stop Talking!

      “Be silent before the LORD, all humanity, for He is springing into action from His holy dwelling.” Zechariah 2:13 (NLT) In a cartoon by Bill …Read More »
    • Behold the Lord Jesus

      “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head …Read More »
    • The Lord Your God is with You

      “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his …Read More »
    • From Anger to Grace

      Please open your Bible and read Mark 3:1-6. Ever been cut off in traffic? Had someone cut in front of you in line? Gotten a …Read More »
    • What Are You Bringing?

      What does your presence bring to those you encounter? You can’t manage anyone’s responses to life except your own. However, paying attention to your own …Read More »
    • What Do You Want Jesus to Do for You?

      “What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20: 32 Jesus was on the way to Jericho and as usual there was a …Read More »
    • Where Does My Help Come From?

      David said in Psalm 121, “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?”  And David answers his own question, “My …Read More »
    • Lord Of All

      In recent decades the phrase “easy believism” has surfaced. Unfortunately, it describes a large number of contemporary Christians who have received Christ as Savior but …Read More »
    • Why Am I Here?

      Be assured, dear one…God is committed to your development. Pray for God’s direction and guidance.  Think about your spiritual gifts and skills. Observe God at work …Read More »
    • Not the Walking Wounded

      There was a time when I was the walking wounded, before I learned to forgive and let go. If I had waited until my offender …Read More »
    • God, the Healer of Broken Hearts!

      "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]." Psalm 147:3 "THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon …Read More »
    • Mark’s Untold Story

      To be Spirit-led, we are to follow His lead. This can sometimes cause dissension, as it did with Mark in the Gospel of Mark. However, …Read More »
    • God’s Holding Patterns

      When God wants to do something new in our lives, it is often preceded by major renovations. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, put …Read More »
    • Hacked

      Our souls are not immune to being hacked, either. Call him what you will...the devil, the evil one, satan, the father of lies. He leans …Read More »
    • Bad Stuff Happens

      Satan has a part to play in the bad stuff. Our own sins and their consequences also play a part. The rebellion against God and …Read More »
    • Our Heavenly Father’s Unconditional Love

      Scripture tells us that love is the very essence of who God is. So if you don't believe that He loves you unconditionally, you'll never …Read More »
    • Jehovah-Kavod

      The LORD of Glory. Oh LORD God Almighty, who is like you? “Oh LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, …Read More »
    • Simple Devotion to Jesus

      God is jealous for your undivided affection. Choose the one thing that cannot be taken away from you: fellowship in devotion to Jesus, filling your …Read More »
    • A River that Flows From the Throne of God

      Devotional: And, nourished by the river of life, the fruit we produce is “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23a. …Read More »
    • God Our Refuge

      Make God your refuge. Let Him be the foundation on which you stand! Continue Reading..Continue ReadingGod Our RefugeRead More »
    • God is Good—All the Time

      God’s goodness is the same on bad days as it is on good days. People who attest to God’s goodness in their lives do not …Read More »
    • Spiritual Sunglasses

      The psalmist prayed, “Open my eyes…” and the hymn writer penned, “Open my eyes, illumine me…” How different will be my viewpoint of the people …Read More »
    • The Stronghold of Cold Love

      We each need people who love us, who are committed to us in spite of our imperfections. The fullness of Christ will not come without …Read More »
    • No Rubber Stamps

      “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 God does not exist to rubber stamp our plans. Notice how …Read More »
    • All Day Long

      “Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and …Read More »
    • Breaking Point

      If you are stressed beyond the breaking point today, I want to pray for you: Lord, I cry out for those that are at the …Read More »
    • All I Can Say is ‘THANK YOU’

      When I was putting my grandson to bed, I asked him if he would like to pray. In a distressed voice he said, “All I …Read More »
    • God Will Not Waste Your Life

      I lose sight of that sometimes. In the midst of an ordinary day I forget that I have this incredible hope. When I feel weak, …Read More »
    • The Trap of Discouragement

      “How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save.” …Read More »
    • Are You Being Re-Routed?

      Maybe the challenges you are facing right now is because God is trying to re-route you. Oftentimes, we run ahead of God with our own …Read More »
    • Tossed by Waves

      Jesus said: “Don’t be afraid.  Take courage, I am here!” Tossed by the waves … Just substitute a couple of nouns… In the middle of …Read More »
    • Worry

      “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the …Read More »
    • Where Are You Looking?

      When we leave Jesus to the side of the picture and focus on the things that  swirl around us we often find our footing unsure …Read More »
    • Attack of Satan

      “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” Ephesians 6:11Continue ReadingAttack of SatanRead More »
    • Resist the Enemy

      Satan is real. He and his power are intended to harm. But rather than spending our time worrying about him, let's resist him when we …Read More »
    • The Blessing of Inadequacy

      Our insufficiency drives us to God. When we realize a situation is bigger than we can handle, we're quick to open the Bible and diligently …Read More »
    • Each Step We Take

      Every step we take, every path we follow, even when we stumble and fall, God is holding onto us. I hope you will always remember …Read More »
    • Becoming Poor in Self-Sufficiency

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    • Nothing Can Stand Against You

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    • The Plan

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    • Speaking in Silence

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    • Savor

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    • Ensnaring Sin

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    • Sin Whispers

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    • Don’t Go With the Flow

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    • Roller Coaster Journey

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    • Thank God You’re Weak

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    • Life Is Hard So You Can Grow

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    • God Will Never Give Up!

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    • Broken Relationships

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    • Don’t Throw it All Away

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    • Refined by Fire

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    • Did You Know Worry is Optional?

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    • Peace

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    • A Matter of Direction

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    • This is Hard

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    • When We Love Them, We Love Him

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    • Our Trademark

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    • Blessed are the Merciful

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    • God is at Work No Matter How You Feel

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    • One Boot at a Time

      What’s your mountain? I suddenly realized I’d been fixating on my mountain instead of fixing my eyes on my God. I assumed I would climb …Read More »
    • Distracted by Stillness

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    • Green Pasture Time

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    • Peace of Mind and Heart

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    • Jesus Empowers the Inadequate

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    • Entrust Youself to God

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    • God’s Grace through Trials

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    • Being Content is a Learning Process

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    • A Sense of Wonder

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    • Prayer for Courage

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    • He Gives Us a New Song to Sing

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    • God Looks at the Heart

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    • I See You

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    • When You Need Body and Soul Rest

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    • Seek the Lord

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    • The Delights of Your Heart

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    • God is My Delight

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    • Fruit of the Spirit

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    • When Satan Hinders You

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    • I Will be With You

      “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When …Read More »
    • Called to Persevere

      "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk …Read More »
    • Embrace Your Weakness

      Lord, thank you that your power is made perfect in my weakness. Thank you for the grace to persevere in my current reality. Help me …Read More »
    • Living Unmasked

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    • Love is Not Rude

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    • Love

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    • The Thorn

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    • Victory Over Unforgiveness

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    • Kindness is Worth the Cost

      “If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the …Read More »
    • Seed Planters

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    • Then I Understood

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    • Not Against Flesh and Blood

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    • Are You Feeling Ignored?

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    • Emptiness

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    • Step By Step

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    • Precious Promises

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    • Obedience Releases the Power

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    • It Is Time

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    • Believing is Seeing

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    • God is Doing What’s Best for Us

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    • Come to God Just as You Are

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    • Changed

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    • The Hand that Holds My Hand

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    • The Lord will Keep You

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    • He is Sovereign

      “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; …Read More »
    • Check or Deposit?

      When we focus on God and all He is, our perspective changes, our faith grows and peace begins to settle over our bankrupt souls as …Read More »
    • Hope for the Bone Dry

      “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a …Read More »
    • Gratitude

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    • Prayer in Times of Inadequacy

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    • The God of Second Chances

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    • The Snare of Seeking Approval

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    • What is Your Strength

      “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will …Read More »
    • Don’t Waste Your Pain

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    • Seeing Others Needs

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    • Panic or Faith

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    • God, We’re Desperate for You

      “Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” …Read More »
    • God Knows You by Name

      “…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. Isaiah 43:1 We all like to protect our …Read More »
    • God Knows My Name

      “Jesus said to her, “Mary”  John 20:16 His resurrection would soon be known to and believed by many. Two of His close followers would rush …Read More »
    • Peace Like a Bright Shining Light

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    • Enjoy God’s Presence

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    • What are You Afraid Of?

      “He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.” Job 39:22 It seems that a man was driving his …Read More »
    • He Grants Protection and Serenity

      “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.” Psalm 34:7 A few years ago, I was driving home …Read More »
    • Not Easy, But Possible

      “You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings…Yet the Lord rescued me from all …Read More »
    • Believing

      “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be …Read More »
    • The Secret of Contentment

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    • Do You Know You Are Loved?

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    • Jesus Said

      “What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32 Jesus was on his way to Jericho and as usual, there was a crowd …Read More »
    • I Am the Way

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    • A Cloak of Love

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    • Held Up

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    • Only Today Matters

      “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God …Read More »
    • Why Our Walk with Jesus Seems so Hard Some Days

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    • Stronghold of the Godly; Humility

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    • The Costly Gift

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    • Pray Before You Leap

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    • My Foot is Slipping

      “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my …Read More »
    • The Remedy for Chaos

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    • Gratitude

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    • Intimacy with God

      Hear God’s Word to you in Psalm 25:14. “The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” And in …Read More »
    • His First Choice

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    • When Things Fall Apart, Ask God to Relieve Your Fears

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    • What is Following You?

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    • God is our Protection

      “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty… He will shield you with his …Read More »
    • He is My Helper

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    • Stay Strong in the Lord

      ‘Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your …Read More »
    • Fear or Faith?

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    • Hope for Your Future

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    • Our Refuge

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    • Safety

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    • The Lord is my Shepherd

      A shepherd knows his sheep intimately and will go to great lengths to find a lost one, nurse a sick lamb back to health and …Read More »
    • Getting Back Up Again

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    • Don’t Be Afraid

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    • Jesus Never Looked Down on Others

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    • Friend of the Poor

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    • The Waiting Side of Faith

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    • Perfect Peace

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    • God’s Solution for Loneliness

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    • Break Out of Loneliness

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    • Pure and Unadulterated

      “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to …Read More »
    • In Awe and Wonder

      “I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven …Read More »
    • The Hands that Never Make Mistakes

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    • The God Who Stoops… And Stands

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    • Measurable Goals

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    • Aim for Jesus

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    • We Love Because He First Loved Us

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    • People Need Loving

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    • Who Can I Trust?

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    • Cheer Up; He Has Overcome

      “I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many sorrows and …Read More »
    • A Love Too Heavy

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    • Sincere Smile

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    • Called to be What He Made

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    • Blessed in the Little Things

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    • The Vessel

      “So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay …Read More »
    • Broken but Made Beautiful

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    • ABBA

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    • Children and Parents

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    • Passing Through Darkness

      “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future …Read More »
    • It Is Not The End!

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    • It’s All about Control

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    • Responding to Accusations

      “When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in …Read More »
    • Surrounded by God’s Protection

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    • No Fear in God’s Hiding Place

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    • But How Does it End?

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    • When God is Silent

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    • East from West, God Wants You

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    • Light on My Path

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    • Sitting on the Fence

      “Chose you this day, whom you will serve” Joshua 24:15 “I have decided that sitting on the fence is not a God thing,” I told …Read More »
    • Don’t Let the Fear of Rejection Keep You Quiet

      “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for”  …Read More »
    • A Father’s Discipline

      “As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never …Read More »
    • God’s Discipline

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    • God’s Strength in Your Weakness

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    • Be Content, Whatever the Circumstances

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    • Joy

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    • Joy in Hard Times

      “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to …Read More »
    • How to Find Your Life

      “For anyone who keeps his life for himself shall lose it; and anyone who loses his life for Me shall find it again.” Matthew 16:25 …Read More »
    • Let God’s Acceptance Save You from Fear

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    • When We Dare to Let God be For Us

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    • Not Invisible

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    • Our True Identity

      “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,  …Read More »
    • Confronting the Crucible of Choice

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    • Pluck It and Bag It

      As I pulled the fragrant, dark cilantro leaves, I realized there were a lot more "good ones" than I originally thought. That made me sigh …Read More »
    • In the Waiting

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    • Engineer at Work

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    • A Prayer to Stay on God’s Path

      Abba, thank you for sending a helper to direct my steps. You know everything and will guide me in your will. Help me to know …Read More »
    • Asking Specifically

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    • Hold On a Little While Longer

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    • Wait

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    • With a Humble Heart

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    • Fruit of Gentleness

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    • Come and Drink

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    • Victory Over Guilt

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    • Will You Join Jesus in His Work?

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    • For the Sake of the Gospel

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    • When You Feel Threatened

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    • When the Storm Doesn’t Stop

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    • Don’t Stuff Your Pain, Tell God about It

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    • Don’t Let Jesus Walk Away

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    • 9 Verses for Fighting Fear

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    • What To Do

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    • A Mother’s Day Prayer

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    • A Mother’s Prayer

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    • To Be Loved By You

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    • The Mount Everest of Love Writings

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    • God is Real, No Matter How You Feel

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    • Worth the Effort

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    • Steadfast in a Fearful World

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    • The Promises and the Promiser

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    • God Acts on Our Behalf

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    • A Direct Link

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    • A Lesson on Outward Appearance

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    • Pray for One Another

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    • Jesus Changed My Life

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    • No Fear

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    • Trust in the Lord

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    • Open Your Ears and Sympathize

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    • They Matter

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    • The Light of God’s Face

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    • Commit Your Spirit

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    • Lesson from the Belly of a Fish

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    • He’s Holding Me

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    • Accepting the Life You Didn’t Expect

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    • I Have Set the Lord Before Me

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    • If I Love God, Why These Problems?

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    • Unshaken

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    • When Panic Attacks

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    • Deliverance from Fears

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    • God in the Crisis

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    • In the Middle of the Mess

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    • God Knows Everything

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    • He Cannot Disown Us

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    • Consolation of the Soul

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    • Homey Hiding Place

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    • Uncomfortable Love

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    • Refuse

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    • Build Your House on the Rock

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    • The Power of Choice

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    • For the Love of God

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    • Remembering God’s Blessings

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    • God’s Love is Holy Love

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    • Called to Trust

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    • Open Bible, Open Heart, Open Ears

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    • You’re Alive Because God Wants to Love You

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    • Anticipate God’s Goodness

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    • O My Soul

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    • Wherever

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    • Going Through Marah

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    • Joy Robbers

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    • Stop!

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    • A Wonderful Expression of Love

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    • At the Feet of Jesus

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    • Consider His Beauty

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    • The Resurrection

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    • I Want to Know Him

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    • Reconciliation

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    • Sacred Saturday

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    • Christ Crucified

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    • Jesus Prays for You

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    • Tune My Heart

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    • Father Forgive Them

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    • Unoffendable

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    • Forgiveness and the Risen Christ

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    • Prayer to Follow God

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    • Delight Yourself

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    • You Can Live Forgiven

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    • Dandelions – Rise Above the Circumstances

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    • Resting in the Faithfulness of God

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    • Covenant Keeping God

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    • True Praise

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    • Can We Talk?

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    • A Vast Army

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    • Who Stands With You

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    • Shield of Trust Prayer

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    • The Height of God’s Love

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    • Do You Know How Much You are Loved?

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    • God in the Storm

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    • Fix Your Eyes on the Future

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    • Clutter

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    • How to Get Past Regrets

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    • Walking Away and Coming Home Again

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    • I Am With You

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    • How Much Do Parents Give Up?

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    • Encouragement Goes a Long Way

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    • God is Faithful

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    • Risk Believing

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    • Deception of the Heart

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    • Victory in Christ

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    • Renew Our Strength

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    • Let Us Not Grow Tired

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    • How to Cry Out to God

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    • I Can’t Stand it Any More

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    • The Cost to be Merciful

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    • God’s Help

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    • Change Takes Time

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    • Change Me

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    • The Peace of His Presence

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    • But God Said…

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    • Become a Brave-Heart Disciple

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    • Called to Follow Him

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    • Take Rest Oh My Weary Soul

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    • Enough of This Frenzy

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    • The Size of Our God

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    • How Big is God?

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    • Proof of Love

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    • The Blessings of God

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    • The Thoughts of God

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    • God is Thinking about You

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    • Untie It and Bring It Here

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    • From Worry to Anticipation

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    • Be Still

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    • The Love of God

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    • God’s Child

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    • Let Go of Your Hurt

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    • 6th Commandment

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    • What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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    • Eagerly Watch

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    • Come to Me

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    • With Your Whole Heart

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    • The Other Side of Confession

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    • The Way I Take

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    • He Was Reachable

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    • Dangling Threads

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    • Mercy, Peace and Love

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    • Crossing the River of Fear

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    • Don’t Always Believe What You See

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    • Hidden Wounds

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    • Let God See You Naked

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    • Becoming Like Jesus is a Slow Process

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    • Let Him Calm Your Fears

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    • Peace I Leave You

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    • A God Who Never Deserts Us

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    • God is Bigger

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    • Pursuing Peace in Relationships

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    • Wash Each Other’s Feet

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    • Struggles in Faith

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    • Leaving the Nets

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    • Hanging on By a Thread

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    • Christ is in You

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    • Our Heart’s Desires

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    • The Peace of God

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    • Reassurance

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    • In God I Trust

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    • God is Working While You Wait

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    • Don’t Think Too Much

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    • Sit Down and Listen

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    • Bitterness in the Garden of Our Hearts

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    • You are Not Alone

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    • God’s Awesome Hand

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    • God Loves Humility

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    • Awesome God

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    • His Magnificent Presence

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    • Assurance in Trials

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    • The Truth Will Set You Free

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    • Don’t Be Deceived

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    • You Have a Choice

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    • Courage to Draw Near

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    • Is My Heart God’s Resting Place?

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    • God’s Goodness in 2017

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    • DARE

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    • God’s Ways

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    • Grace to Keep on Yielding

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    • Where is God?

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    • Hope Restored Along the Way

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    • Be At Peace

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    • Exchange Your Panic for God’s Peace

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    • A Christian Perspective on Life and Living

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    • A Prayer

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    • A Sure Thing

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    • Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

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    • God is a Consistent Father

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    • Blessings from the Lord

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    • Lavish Love

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    • Bread of Life

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    • God is Close

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    • In God I Trust

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    • Invited to Rest

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    • Be Anxious for Nothing

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    • The Names of Christ

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    • Showered in God’s Love

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    • The Christmas Story

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    • Invited to the Manger

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    • God’s Gift of Himself

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    • Prince of Peace

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    • In Preparation and Waiting

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    • “Dat Baby Jesus – He Makes me Laugh”

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    • God with Us, and We with Him

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    • Given by the Father

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    • Shining Faces

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    • God with us Now Residing . . .

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    • Marvelous Love

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    • Merry Christmas

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    • When Life is Not a Christmas Card

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    • A Time of Praise and Worship

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    • Holy Passion

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    • Gift Exchange

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    • A Christ(mas) Meditation

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    • Serve One Another

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    • Lonely Holiday

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    • He Lives Within You

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    • God with Us

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    • Christmas Is For Children

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    • Never Too Old

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    • How Great Thou Art

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    • Why Are We Celebrating Christmas?

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    • God Intends it for Good

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    • Wait for the Lord

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    • Three Things to be Thankful For

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    • Cast Your Cares on God

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    • Dealing with Fear

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    • What Love Says

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    • He Provides Companionship

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    • Practice the Present

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    • Watch Out for Shifting Sand

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    • Giving Away Our Gifts

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    • Under Authority

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    • Go To Him

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    • The Power of What You Think

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    • Stay Free

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    • How Gentleness Calms Conflict

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    • A Morning Prayer

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    • I Was Blind but NOW I See

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    • Forgiveness: Stay the Course

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    • What’s Under the Snow?

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    • Guard Your Heart

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    • Remember the Best; Forget the Rest

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    • The Problem is We Won’t Forgive Ourselves

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    • Are You Forgiven

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    • Think About

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    • Truly Worthy

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    • The Wrong Way

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    • Work For Peace

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    • Forest Fire

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    • Wounded by Words

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    • I Dared to Ask

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    • Love and Perimeters

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    • True Satisfaction

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    • The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

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    • How to Have Lasting Change in Your Life

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    • A New Creature

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    • Is Your Attitude Ruining Your Relationships?

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    • The Purpose of Pruning

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    • Real Rest

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    • A Self Imposed Fog

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    • You Taught Us How to Love

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    • Timely Words

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    • Fearing the Father

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    • God’s Everlasting Faithfulness

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    • The 2016 Olympics

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    • Liberty

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    • Stress Management: Don’t Worry

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    • Worry

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    • Be Still

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    • God’s Timing is Not Ours

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    • Christ In You

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    • Enough

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    • Take Time to Ripen

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    • He Who Began a Good Work

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    • A River Runs Through Me

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    • Overflowing With Life!

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    • Keeping In Step

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    • Know My Heart

      “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and …Read More »
    • Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm

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    • Poem – In the Midst

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    • Trading Happiness for Joy

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    • Strengthening Your Roots

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    • Unexpected Delays May be Divine Appointments

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    • Divine Delays

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    • Our Power Against Fear

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    • Trusting Means Safety

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    • God is Holding Out on Me

      “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us …Read More »
    • Spiritual Cataracts

      “When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), …Read More »
    • Your Eyes Reflect Your Feelings!

      ave you ever taken the time to look, really look, in peoples’ eyes? You can learn a lot about a person by looking into people’s …Read More »
    • Recognizing the Truth

      Set us free from delusion, doubt and sin so that, by Your Holy Spirit, we can live and move in Your will for our lives …Read More »
    • God is Stronger than We Think

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    • Devoured

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    • Clues to Follow

      “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15 Obedience is talking about who God is and what He has …Read More »
    • Wherever He May Go

      Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of following You. Teach me obedience. May Your Holy Spirit teach me how to walk in Your …Read More »
    • The Despair of Self

      When the truth of God touches our hearts, we know we cannot overcome the hardness of heart and pride just by the force of our …Read More »
    • How to Turn Tangled Thoughts into Trust – Thoughts about God

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    • Satisfaction

      “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. …Read More »
    • Satisfaction Guaranteed

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    • Developing Faith through Adversity

      Read: 2 Corinthians 11:23-30 It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Paul spent his life serving Christ, and yet he experienced continual suffering. Why would God …Read More »
    • Is It Worth It?

      If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing… & now …Read More »
    • Forgotten Miracles

      “Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the Lord’s miraculous deeds. They soon forgot His many acts of kindness to them. Instead, they rebelled …Read More »
    • He Does Glorious Things

      “Thank the Lord for all the glorious things He does; proclaim them to the nations. Sing His praises and tell everyone about His miracles” Psalm …Read More »
    • Stop Trying to Prove Yourself Worthy of Grace

      “For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, …Read More »
    • His Grace Is Enough

      “..And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” STOP trying to do it all. HIS …Read More »
    • Faith Without Reservations

      Faith is not hope without proof, but trust without reservations. Trust is the gasoline that fuels our faith along this journey called life.Continue ReadingFaith Without …Read More »
    • What Faith Sees

      “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:11 (NIV) Faith is trusting what the …Read More »
    • Shattering Walls of Fear

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    • Why We’re Told Not to Fear

      There is much in the world that tempts us to fear. Fear is typical in a world like ours. But we’re told 365 times in …Read More »
    • Put Your Guilt to Rest

      In my work as a nurse with seniors, I’ve sometimes witnessed the power of a past sin that keeps robbing my patient of present blessings. …Read More »
    • Guiltless in God’s Eyes

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    • A Heart at Peace

      “The wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please.” James 3:17 Continue ReadingA Heart at PeaceRead More »
    • God’s Peace

      “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3Continue ReadingGod’s PeaceRead More »
    • Talk is Cheap Love Is Priceless

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    • Examples of His Love

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    • Leading in a Storm

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    • You’re Alive, Be Strong

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    • Speak the Truth in Love

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    • Impossible Love Made Possible

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    • Rick Warren: Trust God One Day at a Time

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    • Peace or Panic?

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    • My Unfruitful Garden

      “The seeds that fell among the thorn bushes are the people who listen, but as they go on their way they are choked by the …Read More »
    • Bear Much Fruit

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    • Possessing the Redeemer’s Mind

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    • It’s All about Your Focus

      “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) Today, instead of looking …Read More »
    • Let God Have You

      How long has it been since you let God have you? I mean really have you? Continue ReadingLet God Have YouRead More »
    • God Does the Heavy Lifting

      I am still learning the balance between relying on God and doing my part. We show up, tools in hand, but He does the heavy …Read More »
    • In the Lord’s Strength

      “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able …Read More »
    • Your Grace

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    • An Identity that Cannot be Stolen

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    • Daily Devotional : It’s Good to Draw Near

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    • Speak the Truth

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    • Alone with God

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    • Do You See Others the Way Jesus Does?

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    • Harsh Judgments Can Kill One’s Spirit

      “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” John 8:6-8 Merle is dead. Someone …Read More »
    • Enough with All the Lies

      “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans …Read More »
    • I Take Refuge

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    • Fear and Faith

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    • The Wise Foolishness of Faith

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    • What Wavelength Are You On?

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    • God Works Within Us

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    • Lessons from Life: the Garden

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    • A Timely Word

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    • Resting, Knowing, Depending

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    • God the Covenant-Keeper

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    • Stumbling Toward a Meshach Moment

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    • How to Get a Grip

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    • Pray, Then Decide

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    • Prayer, First or Last Resort?

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    • Choices

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    • I Have a Choice

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    • God’s Strength to Persevere

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    • The True Foundation

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    • How Does God Expect You to Love People Who’ve Hurt You?

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    • You Don’t Need an Apology…

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    • Seeing Like Jesus

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    • Quiet Kindness

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    • The Next Best Thing

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    • Letting Go

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    • Second Chances

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    • Anyone Who Calls

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    • Becoming A People of Mercy

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    • Trusting Through the Drought

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    • Take it to the Lord in Prayer

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    • God is Working, Regardless of How You Feel

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    • The Power to Endure

      “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy …Read More »
    • That You May Overflow

      “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by …Read More »
    • Let God’s Light Through

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    • Have You Forgiven Yourself?

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    • You Matter

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    • Words for Misfits

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    • In the Face of Evil

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    • Afraid but Following

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    • Hold My Tongue

      I asked God to hold my tongue and not let me say what I was thinking. I asked Him to help me calm down and …Read More »
    • He Sets us Free

      "I'm a hypocrite - miserable, defeated, frustrated. I've lived a lie and worn a mask all my life, never wanting to reveal my true self. …Read More »
    • Overcoming the World Step by Step

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    • Nowhere to Go But Up

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    • When Life’s Challenge is Beyond Our Strength

      “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be …Read More »
    • Your Part is to Trust

      ‘Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your …Read More »
    • Audacious Trust

      “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will …Read More »
    • Enthusiasm

      Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.". Continue ReadingEnthusiasmRead More »
    • Come and Trust

      Come and Trust: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28Continue ReadingCome and TrustRead More »
    • God’s Love is Always with You

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    • Alarms in Your Life

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