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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...

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 an exercise class, or possibly spending more time with family. All of...

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, Mere Christianity If you haven’t seen the iconic film “A Christmas...
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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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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NEVER SAY NEVER

NEVER SAY NEVER

I grew up in the church but never paid attention or had any interest in going to church. I heard the name Jesus in Sunday school, but I had no idea that He was God incarnate or anything about Him...

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COME EXPECTING

COME EXPECTING

When we awaken each day, we can come expecting good things. Today is the day you can start believing something good is going to happen to you. Why? Because God is working in your life right now, and...

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WHATEVER

WHATEVER

For 9 years straight, the word “whatever” has been voted the most annoying word in America according to a yearly poll put out by Marist College. 9 years in a row! I’d like to attempt to redeem that...

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Spirit of Revival

Spirit of Revival

A spirit of revival is breaking out in a Christian college in Asbury, Kentucky. On February 8, the service at Asbury University ended with a benediction and a song by the choir, but the students...

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