Category Archives: thoughts by Mike Woodard

Where is Your Focus?

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.“ Isaiah 54:10 Forty million Americans … Continue reading

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A Vast Army

Are you overwhelmed by circumstances in your life today? Do you feel like a “vast army” has your life under siege? The God who provided relief to Judah is with you today. Continue reading

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From Worry to Anticipation

When we exchange worry for faith, this transaction is an act of worship. We choose to submit to God’s rule and reign in the circumstance. We honor His role our life and express faith through thankfulness. This act of worship will move you from worry to anticipation! Continue reading

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Ready?

“Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope.”   1 Peter 3:15 (CEV) Most of us have long time friends we really want to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

We all have special people in our lives. The question is, “Do they feel special?” Sadly too often the answer is, “No!” Here are 7 things you can do to make the one you love feel special on Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fear

In a world that has many uncertainties the words from Psalm 147 can bring comfort. God is big enough to comfort His child in the midst of all possible fears! Continue reading

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Saying “Yes” to God

Father, I surrender. I rest in Your perfect love, wisdom, and plan for my life. I present myself as a living sacrifice. I hold this day and all I desire before You with an open hand. I trust you. Amen Continue reading

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Perilous Shortcuts

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25 Life is filled with options. The desire for a shortcut, a less difficult path, a more convenient option, or even a more logical road, can all be motivators. Continue reading

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Wisdom from an Astronaut

Words of Wisdom: “Always make sure they know you love them!” “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Continue reading

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A River Runs Through Me

Only when we are connected to God, the ultimate source, is our deep thirst satisfied and rich fruitfulness the result. Continue reading

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Lessons from Life: the Garden

#DailyDevotional LESSONS FROM LIFE: THE GARDEN. My heart is like our garden, sometimes neglected for long periods of time. Weeds of anger, disappointment, fear, frustration, critical attitudes, … Continue reading

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God Promises to be With Us

God Promises to be With Us: In fact, as Psalm 139 declares, we cannot escape His presence. He fully grasps the implications of all the dangers we face. Continue reading

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Do You Talk to Yourself?

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Mom

The acts of tenderness, that my mother showed me, even though she had a rough life, had a great impact on my life. Continue reading

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RATS

Experimental Rats: Hope is a powerful motivator, even for rats. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord.” Continue reading

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