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First Day of the Rest of Your Life

From the moment you were conceived in your mother’s womb, the journey we know as life begins. My question to you is, “What is your first recollection of who God is?” I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday. Although I went to Sunday School as a child,...

Decisions Determine Our Destiny

One of God’s gifts to us is free will. We have free will to decide what our attitude will be and what road we will choose to take along the way. One of the first decisions we can make is that we will live in the moment. That every decision we make will affect our...

Amazing Grace

God's amazing grace is just enough for you and me. His grace releases us from the pressures of a perfect performance. When we admit we are not perfect and never can be, we all the more acknowledge that God is perfect. Everything about Him is perfect… His work, His...
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

God's amazing grace is just enough for you and me. His grace releases us from the pressures of a perfect performance. When we admit we are not perfect and never can be, we all the more acknowledge...

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Get Your Hopes Up

Get Your Hopes Up

What comes to mind when I say the word, “HOPE”? Have you ever met a person that was downright delusional in what they wished for and yet they called it hope? Or are you inclined to be like my wife...

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

God's amazing grace is just enough for you and me. His grace releases us from the pressures of a perfect performance. When we admit we are not perfect and never can be, we all the more acknowledge...

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New Day

New Day

One of the things we do on New Year’s Day is make all kinds of New Year’s resolutions that we will put into practice for the new year. It could be physical – watching your intake of food, starting...

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” John 1:12 “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” ― C. S. Lewis,...

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KNOWN BY OUR LOVE

KNOWN BY OUR LOVE

John 13:34-36 A new command I give you: Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know you are My disciples if you love one another. Jesus was very...

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SAVIOR

SAVIOR

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke 19:10 If you pay attention to humanity, it would seem we are all on some type of savior search. The question is, who will you look to for...

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TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED

TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED

One of my favorite sayings from whom we affectionately refer to as Mama Joyce is, "I’m too blessed to be stressed." This is her attitude, and as I listen to these words of wisdom, I too realize no...

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LIVE IN THE MOMENT

LIVE IN THE MOMENT

When I think of living in the moment, I think of memories that are so etched in my mind. One of them was when I was walking down the aisle the day I married Jim. I can see him standing there like it...

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First Importance

First Importance

One especially hot and humid afternoon, I found myself in the heart of the NYC subway system awaiting the #1 train to whisk me back up to the upper west side of Manhattan. While waiting, I noticed a...

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GET OUT OF THE BOAT

GET OUT OF THE BOAT

We are called to live extraordinary lives, but for that to happen, we have to get out of the boat, and step out of our comfort zone into those uncharted waters. Jesus is waiting to meet you, and He...

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

The iconic Nike slogan: “Just Do It,” has a crazy back story. The advertising firm that came up with the slogan was inspired by the last words of an infamous murderer, Gary Gilmore. As he faced the...

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ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK

ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK

How awesome is it that the God of the universe delights in us and is always there to hear our every prayer? Prayer is how we communicate our needs and desires to God. Of course, God being...

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THIRST

THIRST

Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will...

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GOLDEN REPAIR

GOLDEN REPAIR

“He has made everything beautiful in its time…” -Ecclesiastes 3:11 “Kintsugi”, maybe you’ve heard of it? It literally means “Golden Repair”. Japanese artists will take broken or cracked vessels and...

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HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

It is so important that we embrace today. That we live in the moment. As Christians the abundant life is found as we live in the moment, empowered by the presence of God that is in us.  A prime...

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