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The greatest humility, Admit that God is > than my heart!

I recently heard someone quoted as telling their wife, “Dear, I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong!” In my pride, I would rather twist my view of God into seeing him as someone who agrees that I am worthless and useless and hopeless; rather than admitting that I am just […]

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TEN RULES FOR GOD TO KEEP THROUGH ME

This is a cause and effect world. What we sow we reap! If I sow, I reap death/ if he sows through me, I reap life abundantly. God’s “laws” are simply a list of wisdom principles that would work if I could keep them. However, like the apostle Paul, I know what to do, and […]

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Lois and Verle’s celebration of God’s sustaining grace.

Verle and Lois Bell would like to celebrate God’s ability to, not only begin a good work but, also, to perform it until the end. Almost 52 years ago, on November 27, 1970, Lois Bishop and Verle Bell, by God’s grace, made a promise to each other.They promised to fight jealously for their relationship with […]

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Jeremiah talks to the people of the United States. (Jeremiah 2)

 Tell the people of the United States, “This is what God says to you.   I remember you, the kindness of your young love towards me, when you sought after me, in your beginning days. You were started as a country in order to bring freedom. So you could worship me as I directed you and […]

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Diamonds in the Rough

God loves to teach using analogies, and one of the best that I have heard came from a wise teacher at his seminar in Illinois. He said that God is like a skilled diamond hunter and cutter. What everyone else sees as worthless junk, he sees as potentially a gorgeous multifaceted diamond to reflect his […]

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Feeble efforts

God covers for my lack of abilities. The Marines might be looking for a few “good men” but not God. He says there is only one who is good! God! Mark 10:18 So he is just looking for imperfect humans, like me, to accept his love and, love him back. When a healthy parent teaches […]

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Positional facts

What does it take to be a US citizen? Well, for most of us we just had to be born here. Then certain rights are ours. We have a right to vote, to get a high school education, to run for president (Oh, great privilege there!) When we are born into God’s family, certain “rights” […]

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Trust my heart?

The following is my poem based on I John 3:19-21 Which I now paraphrase (When my heart is not sure that I am of the truth, even when my heart condemns me, I need to remind myself that my opinion does not count! I remember one person who said, “I can’t accept a God who […]

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HABITS OR HEART? YES!

The devil loves to get me off balance. Yes, I need to be motivated by relationship, good intentions, and good attitude/ but on the other hand I need to have relationship, good attitude and good intentions backed up by habits tools and efforts that lead to that end. There is an old but practical saying,” […]

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Study to be quiet?

What is this business about my needing to study, strive, labor to be quiet? shouldn’t, quiet, just happen? I Thessalonians 4:11. I have always been a quiet person on the outside. For example, when I had the opportunity to give a Sunday morning sermon at a high school reunion, all my friends came up to […]