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When Perfectionism Steals Your Identity

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Psalm 139:13-15 ...

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The Real Deal

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV...

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Give It To Jesus

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV...

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Dealing in God's Math

“Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man, “I am willing”, He said “be clean”. And immediately his leprosy was healed.” Matthew 8:2-3 BSB...

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Going Off Alone

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.” Matthew 14:23 NIV...

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Sacrifice of Praise

Writer-Annah-Matthews

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise...

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Love That Overflows

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous… 1 Corinthians 13:4 NASB...

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Ill-Equipped

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT...

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Lighting the Path for Your Child’s Dreams

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIV...

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Goin' For A Ride

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 TLB...

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Two Gardens - Eden and Gethsemane

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane…and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Matthew 26:36-37 NKJV...

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Love Paid The Price For Mercy

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 NIV...

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The Most Rejected of All

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Isaiah 53:3 NIV...

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The Sting of Rejection

To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected? Mark 9:12 NIV...

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?  Matthew 9:11 NASB Have you ever received a one-two punch from God?  I have.  He packs quite a wallop when needed! The first time I ever heard “Jesus Friend of Sinners” by Casting Crowns, I could hardly breathe.  I suddenly had the heavy realization that we Christians ofte...

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Finding A Way To Feel

“Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding, a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.” Proverbs 14:29 MSG ...

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Because He Loves Me

Writer-Luann-Prater

“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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Perfect Imperfections

Writer-Noelle-Dey

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT...

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Love: Feelings, Fact or Facade

But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. 1 John 2:5 NIV...

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Off With The Mask

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lof...

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Emotions: A Girl’s Worst Enemy

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NIV...

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In Training

Writer-Annah-Matthews

Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV...

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Compliant vs Rebellious Hearts

Writer-Dawn-Aldrich

If you love me, keep my commands. John 14:15 NIV...

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My Kind of Love

Writer-Noelle-Dey

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 NIV...

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The Long Way Around

Speaker-Judy-Fussell

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ’If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.’ So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. Exodus 13:17-18a...

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Building On The Rock

Writer-Generic-SJackel

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 ESV...

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Living For God, Not People

Writer-Savannah-Parvu

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4...

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I Matter To Him

Bio-Pic-BGianopulos

“‘Is there anyone here who saw the Temple the way it used to be, all glorious? And what do you see now? Not much, right? “‘So get to work, Zerubbabel!’...

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Trusting Our Unchanging God in a Changing World

Speaker-Judy-Fussell

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)...

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When Two Become One

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Ephesians 5:31 NKJV...

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The Faith of Sarah

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11 NKJV...

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What Did You Call Me?

Writer-Noelle-Dey

”When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”” Judges 6:12 NIV...

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Alluring, Dangerous Comparison

Bio-Pic-BGianopulos

“No lusting after your neighbor’s house...

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The Power In Storytelling

Writer-Savannah-Parvu

Jesus said… “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19 NIV...

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Two-Lips Shouldn’t Have Thorns

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“The lips of the righteous nourish many.” Proverbs 10:21a NIV...

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He Completes Me

Speaker-Stephanie-Davis

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

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There Is No Shame

Writer-Annah-Matthews

Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband...

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Coffee with Jesus

Writer-Generic-HBleier

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)...

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More Than A Feeling

Bio-Pic-BGianopulos

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus...

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Seeing God’s Kindness in His Children

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10 NKJV...

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This Little Light of Mine…..

Writer-AJ-Luck

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16 NASB...

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Finding Daily Purpose

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29 NIV...

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Upside Down Perspective

Speaker-Mindy Hopman

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26 NASB...

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What Ought We to do in the Name of Love

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16 NKJV...

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To Know Him is to Hear Him

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed...

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Getting Back to God

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

“And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.’” Genesis 35:2-3 (NKJV)...

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Where Are You Jesus?

Writer-Noelle-Dey

“So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days.” John 11:5-6 (NLT)...

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Nudging Gently

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:4 (NIV)...

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You Are Enough

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew ...

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To Be More Like Jesus

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (ESV)...

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Out of the Dark

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)...

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A Fresh Start

Holly Holton to use-Vlog Image

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)...

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Lean In A Little Closer

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

“And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19:12b (NIV)...

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Love Is Action

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.” John 15:13 (NIV) ...

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Prison and Party Invitations

Writer-AJ-Luck

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)...

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Whose Slave…

“We know that our old life died with Christ on the cross, so that our sinful selves would have no power over us and we would not be slaves for sin.” Romans 6:6 (NIV)...

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Rescued and Redeemed, From Shame to Salvation

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

…knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct… but with the precious blood of Christ… 1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV...

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Looking Past The Outside

Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do...

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Dying to Love

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)...

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Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB...

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Join the Party

Writer-Generic-DMast

The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, “Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home...

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From Bitter to Sweet

“And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink? “ So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.” Exodus 15:24-25a (NKJV)...

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I am a Chameleon

Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made us. Isaiah 64:8 (MSG)...

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Just A Note Tucked Away

Writer-Generic-PRenae

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply ...

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One Pair of Red Boots and Bulletproof Bracelets to Go, Please

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV...

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Spending Time in the Word of God Without a Time Limit

Writer-Savannah-Parvu

Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8 NIV...

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But What About Me?

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” Matthew 25:23 (NIV)...

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Grace & Mercy Bandages

Writer-Generic-PRenae

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)...

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How Will God Use This for Good

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV...

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The Kindness of our Father

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:8 NLT...

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Time to Shine

Writer-Generic-DMast

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:16 (NIV) ...

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Joy In The Journey

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

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Confetti Overflowing

Writer-Generic-PRenae

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV...

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No More Resolutions

Speaker-Judy-Fussell

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)...

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Divine Amnesia

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. Ephesians 4:32 HCSB ...

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Leave the Why Behind - Moving from 2016 to 2017.

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things!” Psalm 98:1 (ESV)...

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Seeing Myself Through God’s Eyes

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Genesis 16:13 NKJV...

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Removing The Weeds

Writer-Dawn-Aldrich

But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Luke 8:15 NIV...

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Small Acts of Kindness Make a Big Difference

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 NASB...

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Hope-Full

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)...

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Just Like Her Daddy

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. John 14:9b-10 NASB...

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The Next Chapter

Writer-Generic-DMast

"Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." Hosea 6:3 (NIV) ...

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You Are The Equipment

“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live genero...

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Turning the Page

Writer-AJ-Luck

“Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the King, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.” Psalm 45:1 (NLT)...

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Hindsight is 20/20

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV...

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When Receiving is Better Than Giving

Writer-Noelle-Dey

… the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 NIV...

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A Mary Christmas

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 NKJV...

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Finding the Wonder of Jesus

Holly Holton

When the angel had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known.’ Luke 2:15 NIV...

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The Very First Christmas Presents

Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 HCSB...

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The Thing We Must Always Do

Writer-Jill-Beran

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV ...

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Longing to be Found Guilty

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35 NIV...

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Perfectly Imperfect

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Malachi 3:3 NIV...

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Discover One Essential for Handling Trials

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NKJV...

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You Find What You Are Looking For

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of t...

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Turn Around

Writer-Dawn-Aldrich

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 NIV...

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Please Pass the Gratitude!

Writer-Mindy-Hopman

Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence. 1 John 3:18-19 NIV...

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Cramming Our Schedules

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat...

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Deeply Planted Promises

Writer-Annah-Matthews

But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers...

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When A Child Falls…

Writer-Jill-Beran

Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand. Psalms 37:24 NIV...

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Wind, Waves and Crabs on the Beach

Speaker-Judy-Fussell

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV...

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Thirsty in the Desert

Writer-Dallas-Paetzold

If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water. John 7:37-38 NASB...

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My Peace of the Puzzle

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 NIV ...

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Sorrow With Hope

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

But I do not want you to b