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God’s Faithful Love

  There are times we believe we can go it alone. “I’ve got this, God,” we say. Life is going well and we think we don’t need God. We put God on a shelf and take Him down when we have a laundry list of ‘I wants’. The funny thing is that God isn’t really on that shelf. He is with us always; he never leaves us. How it must hurt him when we try to cope on our own and really mess things up. How much better the outcome would be if we would only include God from the …

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Time

        There have been seasons in my life when it seemed that time stood still, unmoving. The death of my dad, my two brothers, my mom. We all get one chance every day. The same 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hug your spouse. Play with your kids and grandkids. Spend time with the elderly. Call a friend. Tell someone your story. Time is precious. Don’t waste a minute of it. The God of the Bible is a God of purpose. He created time and we should learn how to manage it and use it …

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Because He Loves Me

    “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91: 14-16 These verses are so simple yet so deep. I’m in crisis. I need God. He promises to answer me just because I love him, as imperfect as I am. In truth, that’s all I need. But when you are …

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Love One Another

For years I worked in a salon with a woman who had a largely older clientele, and I was always struck by the kindness with which she treated her clients. The women had been coming for decades, many with appointments side by side. After so many years, they became friends. Although there was an individual nine, ten, and eleven o’clock appointment scheduled, three people would regularly show up at nine o’clock. This was their time to catch up with each other, to share stories of loved ones, to elicit prayers for hardships, to feel and to be connected to a …

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We Shouldn’t Be Alive

We were watching an episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” last night. A young couple had decided to rent a lodge and go on a hike in the rain forest. They chose the longest hike and began by following the signs along the way. But they got so caught up in the scenery and wildlife of the area that they didn’t notice when they left the trail. Then to add insult to injury, they made the decision to travel by compass even farther away from the lodge. They ended up spending several nights in the treacherous jungle staying on course …

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Let His Love Wash Over You

    Awhile back I was feeling down and decided to go for a walk. The sky was a dark gray and filled with rain which matched the mood I was in. I put on my rain boots and headed out needing some kind of escape. The gentle rain smelled good as it hit each blade of grass and fallen leaves that littered the land. “Lord, I’m feeling kinda old I guess. I find myself worrying over things I have no control over and I’m just tired. I try to stay positive, yet deep in my heart I’m hurting.  I …

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Loved in the Pit, Prison and Palace

  ‘For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Romans 8:38-39 AMP Joseph was doomed to rot in prison over something he did not do. He spent approximately ten-plus years of his life serving faithfully in prison. Imagine 10 years of your life nowhere near what God said you would …

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God’s Amazing Love

      Romans 8: 37-39  “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall trouble, hardship, persecution, or nakedness, danger, famine, or sword..No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through …

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What Shall We Say

Romans 8: 37-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  shall trouble, hardship,persecution,or nakedness, danger, famine, or sword..No, in all these things  we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us: for I am convinced neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present or future…nor height or depth, nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” What then shall we say in response to the above? I really believe COVID-19 is a wake-up call, and pray that it is not too late …

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Women Show Their Love to Jesus

  Mark 16:1-5, 9  “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting …

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Deeper into Fathers Love

Come deeper into the Fathers victorious love that overcomes all things. His love will help you to overcome that trial that you are in.  He wants to wrap you in his loving arms. Let him comfort you and equip you. Not many people will understand the Father’s love.  Some may not understand this righteous path but follow the Lord’s way and choose His way anyway. We don’t love for people, we live for God. His love will help you become a burning bright light within your soul. Allow His love to help you endure all things. Draw from His strength …

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Recognizing His Work

    Are you recognizing His work in your life? Have you thanked Him for what He has done? Thank Him and praise Him for what he is doing in your midst. Live in a way that is pleasing to Christ. Don’t stand down but stand out and get excited to share His word today and every day that He wakes you up. He died on the cross so you can have an intimate relationship with Him so you can share His goodness to others so none of His children perish. Live for Him and rid yourselves of anything that …