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Reflections

Reflections

ReflectionsAs we draw near to the end of November, the air has grown crisp, the days shorter; the growing darkness causes us to cherish the sun in those moments when it is at its brightest. In the Christian year, this Sunday, the reign of Christ Sunday, is the last of...

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Early in the Morning

Early in the Morning

Early in the MorningEarly in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there”. Mark 1:35 You would think that Jesus would be tired from his long day of preaching, healing, and exorcism, but he gets up...

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Abundant Life

Abundant Life

Abundant LifeHas not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him! James 2:5 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you must in him, so that you may overflow with...

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November Devotion

November Devotion

November DevotionThis is part of the devotion shared at the third session of the conference.  Ps 24:7 Lift up your heads, o you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in.8 Who is this King of glory?  The LORD strong and mighty,...

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October Devotion

October Devotion

October Devotion As I continue to share the devotions and prayers from the conference, here is number two.  Prayer is much needed, and we dedicate so little time to it. Whether you use the acronym of ACTS or some other cues to help with your prayers, consistent prayer...

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The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes AwayThe Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the Name of the LordJob 1:21 Her husband and I stood at her bedside. She looked up at me with tear filled eyes and said, “Why did God take my child?” Her first child lived but a...

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The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the MirrorWhen you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a day,Just go to a mirror and look at yourselfAnd see what that man has to say. For it isn't your father or mother or wifeWho judgement upon you must pass;The...

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Problem SolvingA Poem: When in trouble, or in doubt, Run in circles, scream and shout. If at first you do not succeed – use a hammer! And if that does not work – get a bigger HAMMER!   Isn’t that the way we often try to solve problems on our own, or face situations...

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We Need a Savior

We Need a Savior

We Need a Savior“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. . . The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:13-14).  Most parents know the gut knotting fear that gradually blooms to a full-grown...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

ForgivenessThere was a time when invited to pray the Lord’s Prayer, I’ve wondered, “Why do we pause between the statement, “Forgive us our trespasses/sins (pause) as we forgive those who trespass/sin against us?” Perhaps we were conditioned to say it that way or...

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Is GOD Enough?

Is GOD Enough?

Is GOD Enough?Have I ever said by my actions, my thoughts or my lack of faith, GOD is not enough?  Of course, we answer resoundingly, no!  But are we being completely honest? Have I prayed less than confidently that GOD hears or will answer?Have I wasted time in worry...

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