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Attacks of Satan

Attacks of Satan

“Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” Ephesians 6:11 Every morning I begin my day by asking God to direct, empower, and protect me, so I will be able to please Him in all I do, think, and say. I want to be in tune…

Come Alongside

Come Alongside

Come alongside. This is really the crux of it all. Just walk alongside people and enter into their lives. Listen. Talk. Laugh. Cry. I am normally not a fan of ten steps to do this or five ways to do that, but I recently came up with these six things to remember about being a…

Come Near to God

Come Near to God

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; Shelly envied her friend. Nell seemed to feel God’s nearness and find comfort in His presence daily. Shelly had invited God into her life too yet He often felt distant and she wondered why. God’s Word holds the answer. It says: “Come near to God…

True Courage

True Courage

The point is clear. The Father of Truth will win, and the followers of Truth will be saved. Are you timid?  Cautious?  Could you use some courage?  Scripture says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).  “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in…

God’s Plan for Our Life

God’s Plan for Our Life

The Lord’s priority is our spiritual development We may wonder what God’s plan is for our life, but we can be certain it includes our spiritual development Many Christians today want to find God’s plan for their life but, sadly, often overlook the one place it’s revealed—the Bible. His overall goal for each of us…

We Plan – God Directs

We Plan – God Directs

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD” Isaiah 55:8 We were travelling to California with our RV. We planned to work out of the RV (my husband on the phone and me on the computer) from a place that was both warmer and sunnier than our…

Living a Joyful Life

Living a Joyful Life

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b Nehemiah had faced opposition. Yet, he completed the project he was working on. Besides, he advised the people to have joy. So, how do you have joy while going through adversity? As I got ready to write this piece about joy, I felt angry…

God Will Stand with You

God Will Stand with You

Stand up for God, and he will stand with you. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon made an image of gold and ordered everyone to bow before it. Anyone who refused would be thrown into a blazing furnace. Three Jews refused—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—and they did not waver. Not only were they untouched by the flames, there was…

Grace Makes Life Not Fair

Grace Makes Life Not Fair

We are all equally undeserving, and we are all equally given this gift of GRACE. Praise God that grace is “not fair”! “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one…

Trusting God Takes Practice

Trusting God Takes Practice

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 My pastor was talking about trust and the vital importance of trusting God. He asked us, “What is under your standing? What are you…