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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    What is your pleasure?

    “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”  Psalm 16:11 I’ve seen movies where the bartender, or waitress, or a host at a party may ask “What’s your pleasure?”  Meaning, what is it that I can give to you, that will bring you pleasure? God is the creator of the heavens and the earth, and He created pleasure.  He knows our desires and what will genuinely bring us joy and pleasure, more than we would know ourselves.  Most people on this earth seek pleasure alone….   Sometimes as Christians we think that God doesn’t want…

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    The Power Of The Cross

    “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 The cross is the most significant symbol there is in a Christian’s life.  It is like a big plus sign if you really look at it long enough.  People sport it on necklaces at times; I wonder if people really grasp the true meaning and power of the cross. Anything that is good in your life, will add to to your life.  Anything that is bad in your life, will take away from it.  There are evil things that present themselves as good things;…

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    Be Still

    “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10  I often work with people that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia; one which strips away most of what makes you, you.  Your thoughts, your dreams, and your personality are all affected in some way.  Activities of daily living become increasingly difficult, so everything you do relies on someone else’s watch; someone else’s ability. Alzheimer’s is such a tragedy, but we can learn something from it.  It really causes you to think of what you value most in life, when you realize what little control you have over it. The things that we hold tight to can slip away at…

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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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    The Gift

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 I hear a lot during Christmas how people are dreading all the shopping they are going to have to do, and how broke they will be. Then you have people who starts months in advance, and careful plan and budget toward their gifts. I like to put a lot of thought into my gifts, and think about who I’m giving it to, and what message I want to convey. Sometimes I give in response to what the need…

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    Praying For Paris

    “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 I was horrified to hear on the news that Paris had been the victim of a terrorist attack. My first thought was, Isis. This world is so full of evil, and corruptness. Not to say that there isn’t any good in the world, but it’s so evident every time I turn on the news what we are dealing with.  A lot of people want to blame God, because He isn’t evidently stepping in. But what do you…

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    Transcendent Love

    On this planet we all long for love, love that can transcend the dimensions of time and space; quite a phenomenon.  God’s love goes beyond all physical laws, and is completely unconditional.  Here on earth we operate on time and all things relative.  We live by our emotions, which can be fleeting like the wind.  God loves beyond all things, He goes deeper. “And to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”  – Ephesians 3:19 God’s love is the only thing that can transcend time and space.  God doesn’t operate on time, like we do here on earth.  The…