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Comfort Faith

STILL TENSE?

Look for a Missing Step in Letting Go I had hoped to retire to my farm property but all my children left the area and my wife is too ill to live in the middle of nowhere. So I figured that I should sell the farm but it needs cleaning up to get it ready […]

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Faith Prayer Worship

Seventy times seven

No I’m not talking about forgiveness per se. Just talking about the very real human tendency to have to retake lesson 101 over again, especially when it comes to taking our hands off the wheel of our life and resting in our Lord’s driving skills He is invisible after all! Allegory: ( A lady fell over […]

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Faith Life Challange

GOD SAYS –I reply, “so what?”

First, look at the tip of your nose, your fingers, your feet, then at the stuff in the room then at the things outside the window, then at Google earth. GOD SAYS it will all vanish in a blast of incredible heat  Second Peter 3, 10-16 SO WHAT? God loves me to be practical with his […]

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Faith God's Nature Life Challange Worship

WHO’S THE OWNER ANYHOW?

For I am his master-creation, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. I am bought with a price. Having sold myself off cheaply, I have been redeemed at the Devil’s pawn shop where I had been priced as worthless and scheduled to be dumped into the dumpster in the alley out back. But! I have been […]

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Faith Hope Life Challange

SHOOT FOR THE STARS

I remember someone telling me to shoot for the stars, you probably won’t make it, but at least you will get off the ground! I look at God’s ways and say, “boy that’s HARD! ” WRONG WORD THERE BUSTER! The proper word for a christian is IMPOSSIBLE! When I try to pull God’s ways down to […]

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Bible Definitions Faith

FAITH

Ask most Christians what faith is, and they will tell you that it is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. Well, this is how one can tell that faith has been exercised – it strengthens and makes more solid the invisible hopes that pull us forward. It is the evidence […]

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Emergency Kit Faith Iniquity Life Challange Peace

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Worry is something we take! So how much worry should I invest in tomorrow?  None? Not even for Food or Clothing? Does God want me to run around naked and starving? No! That is precisely why it is a waste of energy to worry about these things–my heavenly father knows that I need these. Besides, […]

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Faith Life Challange

YOU MAY BE ASKED TO DO THINGS THAT SEEM SILLY

God is far more interested in developing my character and my message than he is in making my problems bother me less. remember Naaman the leper? He had to do something really IRRELEVANT AND POINTLESS, from his perspective, IN ORDER TO BE HEALED. I’ve often given people advice which they felt was too pat or […]

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Faith Iniquity Life Challange

DO I REALLY WANT TO KNOW GOD’S DIRECTION?

Of course the “Sunday school mind” replies, “Of course I want to be directed by God, what could possibly lead to a better life?” In my own case I’m not so sure. His “better” has nothing to do with comfort or function but rather to bringing himself glory and conforming me to his image. In […]

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Faith Hope Life Challange Mindfulness

CONCERN FOR TOMORROW

Today someone responded to God’s command to take NO thought for tomorrow by saying. Isn’t it right to be concerned for the future, maybe not for ourselves but certainly for our children and grandchildren? Well, calling worry “concern” does not change the fact that we are not resting in God. I don’t think he minds […]