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Trusting God’s Best for You

“So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to…

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Responding to the Call

“The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”  (Genesis 12:1) This divine invitation was nothing short of life altering for Abram. All that he had ever known, including his support family, his familiarity with his geography and his sense of…

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More is Caught than Taught

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  (John 13:35) We’ve all heard the old adage, “Actions speak louder than words,” right? Of course, the meaning is that what you DO shows far more clearly the intent of your heart than any empty promises that might cross your…

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You Cannot Forgive In Your Own Power

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22) Yesterday, we talked about forgiving others as Christ forgave us and how difficult this can be…

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Forgive Like Jesus Forgave

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw…

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Be the Moon

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12) Looking up at the night sky the other night, it was clear and the moon was beautiful. It was just majestic! I was glad I…

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You Had One Job

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.…

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God’s Parental Perspective

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11) One of my earliest memories as a child is being flat out on the kitchen table, restrained by my parents, as they attempted to…

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Underwater Rescue

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”  (Romans 1:16) I love photographing the wondrous creation of God: the remarkable colors of a sunrise or sunset; the beauty of autumn; and the new…

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Contentment

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do…

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