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STAFF ONLY

“He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a STAFF -no bread, no bag, no money in their belts” -Mark 6:8 I recently heard multiple pastors and theologians explain the use of the staff in ancient days. Nomadic peoples and shepherds relied upon the staff...

Reboot – Come Expecting

As we awaken each day, it’s like a reboot. As we wake up, we can start thanking God for all the blessings in our lives. During our morning prayer call, on our church conference call, Peggy shared with us a list of Fifty things she was so grateful for. She shared many...

OK TO PRAY

Increasingly it’s become unpopular or even unacceptable to pray publicly in America. Our public schools want nothing of prayer in the schools, despite the fact that right up until 1962, it was the norm to pray in the classroom to start the day. High school football...
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 omniscient...

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Disney Was Wrong

Disney Was Wrong

And one of the elders said to me, "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."  Revelation 5:5 It...

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AWAKEN YOUR IMAGINATION

AWAKEN YOUR IMAGINATION

God gave us an imagination, and we can use it to empower us, transform us, equip us to be all we are called to be, and to confidently walk in the fullness of his love. Imagination is powerful. It is...

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Heart of Gold

The scripture that inspired this blog is found in Ezekiel 36:26-28 "I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit in them. I will take away that stony heart of flesh and put my spirit within you...

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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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A CREEPY HOUSE OR A RUGGED CROSS

A CREEPY HOUSE OR A RUGGED CROSS

Sarah Winchester, the heir to the Winchester firearm fortune, looked to the occult to find solace after the loss of her husband and infant daughter. Upon meeting with a medium, she was informed...

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FAITH – A SPIRITUAL FORCE

FAITH – A SPIRITUAL FORCE

Faith is a spiritual force. It is not a natural force: Faith is not found through reason, it is not a product of the mind. It is a product of the newborn human spirit. Jesus said it so clearly in...

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Checkmate

There is a famous 19th-century oil painting by Frederich August Moritz Retzsch known as “The Chess Player”, but would later be referred to as “Checkmate”. In the painting, we see a devilish man...

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Speak Words of Life

Speak Words of Life

My husband Jim’s dad was a very wise man. One of the life lessons he taught my husband was that your mouth is your worst enemy. Once you say something, you can’t take it back. The bible says it this...

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Get the Nail Out First

Get the Nail Out First

Patrick Lawler had to leave early from his construction job after experiencing a severe toothache that left him with a headache and even blurred vision. He tried everything to relieve the pain from...

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AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

Long time NY Mets fan, Rafael Diaz had the privilege of seeing the first ever ‘no-hitter’ thrown in Mets history. It was June 1, 2012. Met’s ace Johan Santana was on the mound to face off against...

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Take Courage

Take Courage

Psalm 31:24 “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”  David wrote this Psalm, and David is an example of a man whose courage came from being God-confident. What...

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

In the 1800’s the Candy Cane was designed to be a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. According to legend, it was created at a time when Christianity was oppressed in certain areas of Europe....

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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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Look

Look

“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 I recently heard a story from pastor, author, and speaker Megan Fate Marshman. Megan shares...

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Thankful Even Though

Thankful Even Though

Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey and football. When you praise and thank God, you invite God's glory and presence into your heart and into the room. The Bible speaks about how we can put on...

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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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RIP THE ROOF OFF

RIP THE ROOF OFF

1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was...

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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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