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Trouble at Home

Trouble at Home

This post was originally published on this siteDo people in church get under your skin sometimes? “No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.” Ephesians 5:29 That sister in church was getting on my last nerve and I was getting on hers. I decided…

Blessed in the Little Things

Blessed in the Little Things

This post was originally published on this site “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits–who crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things”. Psalm 100:1-4 Little things, though simple in their demonstration, can be great in their significance in our lives. A harvest of joy…

My Refuge

My Refuge

This post was originally published on this site “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”  Psalm 119:114 Thought Where can we go to remain secure from the onslaught of bad ideas, evil influences, and false hopes? We can go to God and his Word. While people can…

God is Able

God is Able

This post was originally published on this site Able is the Greek word dunatos, related to dunamis, meaning ability, abundance, capability, mighty works, miraculous power, prevailing strength. “God is able” means God has the mighty power to do a miraculous work out of His abundance and strength. Romans 16:25 says God is able to establish…

Not Alone

Not Alone

This post was originally published on this site “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15 Thoughts on today’s verse We are not alone. God has given us each other to live our lives for him and get us back home to him. Along the way, we want to share each…

Expectations

Expectations

This post was originally published on this site United Airlines has a slogan . . . “Place your expectations in the upright position.” Expectations. We all have them. We may call them by a different name – hopes, dreams, visions for the future, a reason to set goals today. Expectations lie embedded in every one…

What My Dad did Right

What My Dad did Right

This post was originally published on this site “Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you” Deuteronomy 5:16 During my teen years, I tended to focus on what I thought my dad did…

How is My Heart

How is My Heart

This post was originally published on this site “And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips… And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” And I heard the voice of…

God Uses People

God Uses People

This post was originally published on this site Sinners, the ungodly, the imperfect, the fearful!  Why does God choose such losers to change the world? I’m thinking it’s because there’s a lot more of us to choose from! God uses people to change the world.  Abraham the liar.  David the adulterer and murderer.  Are you…

An Everlasting Love

An Everlasting Love

This post was originally published on this site “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”  Jeremiah 31:3 God loves you with an everlasting, all-powerful love. His love is unconditional, unlimited, and extended to all people. The Bible describes…