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Giving

“11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 12So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully...

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Be Still

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position,  and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NIV). The Moabites and...

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Evaluating Your Own Labors on Labor Day

Note Jesus’ words from The Gospel According to Luke. 16 And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. 17 And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I...

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Investing for the Future

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready...

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We Are The Clay, and You Are Our Potter

“…O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You are our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Is. 64:8 When I first read and reflected on this verse, I had to stop and remind myself what this really means. We have a special relationship with God –...

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Now there is in store for me…

Did you watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Wasn’t it thrilling, exciting to see the athletes compete and the Olympian winners being awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals! Somehow we do feel sad for those who didn’t win. What did they receive for all that sacrifice and training? Seemingly nothing, but that is not true. They...

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Above Reproach

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, – Colossians 1:21-22 As I am travelling to the Mississippi gulf coast, I was surprised to see...

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Life’s Ups and Downs Require Diligent Prayer

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore...

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Places or People

“For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship” (Acts 17:23, NASB).   Vacation. Yeah. We’re driving. We’re cruising. We’re heading to the beaches or the mountains. We’re not sitting home any longer than we have to at all. We’re on an extensive road trip of over 5,000 miles. We’re seeing the...

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Semper Fi

“Turn my heart towards your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; renew my life according to your word.” Ps. 119:36-37   Over the years, I have come across special phrases or mottos that express deep heartfelt commitments and purposes. These special phrases capture and inspire hearts towards a...