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Give Thanks In All Circumstances

“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV...

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Discover the Power

HOLY SPIRIT & TRUTH = POWER

If you're feeling less than powerful today, don't feel alone....

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Because He Loves Me

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“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 NIV...

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High Expectations

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Do you often find yourself disappointed and let down by people? Sometimes we place too high of expectations on others. The only one that will never let us down is Jesus. ...

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In a Crowd Yet All Alone

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In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Ephesians 1:13 NKJV...

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Torched

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Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 NIV...

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From Guilt to Goodness

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She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:18 NIV...

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Struggling With Friendships

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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13...

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The Happy File

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But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Psalm 68:3 NIV...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 6

"Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts." James 4:8 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 5

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power ...

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Sufficient Grace

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“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 NIV...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 4

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 3

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 2

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 7- Day 1

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 6- Day 5

"Forget what is behind and strain towards what is ahead" Philippians 3:13 "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" Romans 8:1 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 6- Day 4

"This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed." 1 Corinthians 4:1 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 6- Day 3

"Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Matthew 10:39 ...

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Absolute Boundless Abandon Week 6- Day 2

Matthew 25: 14-30...

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Unclean Lips

Is it just me or have you ever had one of those days that just blind-sides you? ...

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The Valve

The book of James tells us that our tongue is like a restless evil full of deadly poison....

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Crows Have Landed

No one escapes the fact that we all age. One day we wake up and realize the spring in our step has a bit of a squeak, gray hairs are sprouting in the most bizarre places (like cascading from your chin), and everything that was once perky has headed south....

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Plate Spinner

No matter how hard I try, someone or something reminds me that my attention is not evenly distributed. I remember one afternoon dropping to my knees in total exhaustion and wailing, “It’s never enough!”...

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When The New Wears Off

Have you ever been thrown out for a newer model? In marriage, in a friendship, in a job? We are a throw away society....

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Believe You Are Becoming

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Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:19-20 NKJV ...

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A Lone Target at a Turkey Shoot

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 NIV ...

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When Life Doesn't Make Sense

God has a bigger picture than what we can possibly understand...

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Drain or Drink

We all have them. As a matter of fact, we all ARE one of them....

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A Storm of Thoughts

My husband brought home something that reminded him of me. He walked in, handed me a piece of paper and said, "This is you!"...

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Prayers are Powerful

When God nudges, how do we respond? ...

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Unexpected Lesson

An unexpected lesson happened yesterday......

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Remembering Who

Do you ever get confused? Do you ever forget for just a moment who you are?...

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Happy Birthday Mom

Happy birthday mom. I know you'll never see this but I needed to tell you. Thank you. I miss you. I love you. ...

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Never Enough

Do you ever suffer from the "Never Enough Syndrome?"...

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He Did What?

Oh, I want to be a Noah! Some days it is easier than others....

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Unfailing Love

We use the word “love” so indiscriminately that often the true meaning of love gets lost. Or worn out from overuse. Everyone desires love and not just any love, but unfailing love....

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One A Month

Isn't it funny the way we see such a small God when we pray? What is our deal? For some crazy reason we don't want to 'bother' Him with our requests....

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Sometimes I Fall

I don't know about you, but at those moments when I trip and I stumble, I contemplate staying down....

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You Deplete Me

A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. Proverbs 27:15 NIV...

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Salt, Not Just for Your Food

You would think as you get older, you might find relationships easier....

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Rag Rugs, Gardening and More, Oh My

He pressed on my heart, "I remember." He remembered my dreams as a child....

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Adjust Your Focus

Pleasing everyone is exhausting. Have you tried it? No matter where we turn it seems someone is always feeling left out. ...

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Upside Down

The Bible teaches us to put first things first; to seek God before all else. So why is it so hard to do that on a day-in, day-out basis?...

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Building the House

… built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:20-22 NIV ...

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Undivided

Life is always changing. Mine just shifted. Maybe your life is changing too....

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Special Delivery Package

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways ,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NIV ...

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But Jesus Bent Down

He bent down. With that movement alone, He commanded control....

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Superman! Not So Super Woman

There is only room for one Super in our life (and it isn't us)....

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The Dead

Let's choose to uncover the buried dead things that keep us paralyzed unable to move forward. ...

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Follow the Leader

God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. 1 Peter 3:20 NIV ...

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Frosted Plan(t)s

Do we check with God about the time of our plans?...

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Serving Up Patience

A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 NIV ...

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Raah-Raah Roi

"You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." Genesis 16:13...

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Gotta-Get-Away

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become ni...

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Humble Yourself

We are all well-wishing good parents wanting the best for our kids. But are we teaching them to have humble spirits and to serve others?...

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El Roi, the God Who Sees Me

"You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." Genesis 16:13...

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Wisdom - Do We Really Want It?

Lot's wife lingered. Sound familiar? ...

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Pardon My Plank

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3 NIV ...

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Engraved On The Palm Of The Almighty

Things on earth pass away, like yesterday's fad but God's love will not fade away....

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Dedicating This Temple

For years I was fascinated with Solomon's Prayer of Dedication in 2 Chronicles the 6th chapter. Today, God opened my eyes to something NEW!...

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Does What I Do Matter?

There are days when I get weary and wonder, does what I do matter?...

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Unspeakable Joy 2015

Need Encouragement?...

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Others Don't Live in Your Bubble

You and I are live in different bubbles, yet each are wonderfully made to do God's work through His Spirit....

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God Reminders

God is in control... I'm not... as He gently reminds me...

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Remember God’s Faithfulness

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:21-33 NLT ...

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So Now, Go