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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Keep your eye on the prize

    “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 I watched a movie the other day called Extraordinary. A movie about a professor and a marathon runner, who was always looking to accomplish that next big race. It is a true story about a “Marriage Journey.” Due to so many years of running, it took a toll on his health, and was quickly starting to take a toll on his marriage. After having heart complications and knee damage, the obvious thing would be to quit running, and focus on the simple yet valuable things in his life, like his marriage. His wife was quite upset to…

  • Faith, Hope, Love
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    Faith Hope Love

    “For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (NIV)

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    Humility

    “Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.” – Proverbs 18:12 Pride is focused on self, but humility is focused on God.  You cannot do anything effectively for God, when you are focused solely on self.  “The Purpose Driven Life,” is a great book.  Its first line says, “It’s not about you.” Anything you do for God will be about helping,”people.”  You must love people.  That is easier said than done sometimes.  We were all placed on this earth with a purpose and a dream.  A dream for our lives of course, but our lives are made up of us, and the people around us.…

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    I Love You

    Three Days, Three Crosses, Three Words, One Way The gospel message is the most powerful message you will ever hear. Three days is all it took, for God to change our lives forever. Jesus died upon the cross, was buried and resurrected all in three days. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all give an account; however, it can be summed up in three words, “I LOVE YOU.” (John 3:16) The power of the cross, and the message that it sends to the world, is what this Easter weekend is all about. All the sin we could ever commit was placed on his shoulders, and left on the cross; where death…

  • Articles,  Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    The Trump Of End Times

    Who are you voting for in the upcoming presidential election?  From the polls, it would seem Trump is a popular vote.  Do you really want this man as your president?  With his hasty words and foolish debates.  I hear more bashing in these debates, and popularity contests, than actual concern for our worldly issues.  And that’s basically it, “Worldly Issues.”  God knew we would have problems in this world of sin.  It would never be completely conquered until the day Christ returns.  But we do have a responsibility of praying over our votes, and TO VOTE. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.…

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    Consider the Lilies

    “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13 Closely examine a rose, and you will see how all the delicate sweet smelling petals, are so intricately layered and designed.   When a newly bloomed flower opens, it is the most beautiful.  All the colors, twists and turns, curves and imperfect parts.  When the Rose is crushed apart it gives off the most potent fragrance, which is why the rose is the most common flower used in potpourri. “A rose trampled on the ground,” is used to describe Jesus dying on the cross.  “He thought of me above all,”…

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    To new beginnings

    “Live a life of inspiration, and of passion.  Anything else is eating away at time, and dying a slow painful death, rather than living.  Toiling and laboring for nothing but bread and futility.  Man cannot live on bread alone.  There is a purpose, a time and a season, and a God that oversees it all.”  – Amanda Batten “Make each day a masterpiece, we do not remember the days, we remember moments.”  Laughing with family and friends until it hurts, odd moments that are perfect because they are not, and will live forever in stories.  We may already be into the New Year, but it’s never too late for new…

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    Life is like….

    My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump  I think Forest really had something in, “that there,” statement.  You really don’t know what life is going to throw at you, or hand you sometimes.  But when it does, there is a place we can turn to, where there is always an answer – The Word of God. In the word of God, you can open the book to any page, and find, “something,” you need.  You may not know exactly what God is going to say; sometimes there will be conviction, sometimes revelation, or sometimes just a…

  • Love Love Love
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    What’s love got to do with it?

    Tina turner said, what’s love got to do with it? Well Tina, Everything! Love never fails. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13  A little boy went to his mother with a list.  He wrote of all the things he had done that day, and for each thing he did he requested payment. It went something like this: I cleaned my room, so you owe me $1.00 I got excellent grades on my report card so you owe me $2.00 I helped wash the dishes so you owe me $1.00 In total you owe me $4.00 The…