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A Hand of Blessing

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the…

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Your Life Counts

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) When Jesus was speaking to the disciples (in the first chapter of Acts), He was giving them direction for their lives.…

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From Death to Life

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at…

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Catch Your Breath

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.”  (Psalm 34:18) I was fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood with lots of kids. We would gather in a back yard or across the street in a park to play kick ball.…

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Let Your Life Be An Example

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) Experiencing difficulty, pain, and heartbreak are guaranteed while we are on this earth. There’s just no way around it. In one of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples towards the…

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A Long Look

“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.” (Genesis 45:8) Joseph’s life was not a straight line. Blessed by his father with favor, and by his heavenly Father with the ability to interpret dreams, led to the displeasure of his brothers who probably felt like they were short-changed. They, in turn,…

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Do You Love The World Or Do You Love The Lord?

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. The…

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What To Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

“As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” – Ephesians 4:1 (NIV) Have you ever found yourself in a tough circumstance or unexpected season and thought, “Why in the world is this happening to me?” I think it’s safe to say we’ve…

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Attitude Adjustment

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Have you ever found yourself in a situation where everything in your life has come apart?  Nothing is going right.  Failure haunts your every decision and the only way out is up because you have already hit the bottom.  There’s strife in…

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Uniquely You

“…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”  (Isaiah 43:7) You are so unique!  There has never been nor will there ever be another just like you to walk the face of the earth.  Custom crafted and finely polished by the very Hands of God,…

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