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I Just Want To Go Home

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 (KJV)...

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Watching My Words

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23 (NASB)...

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God’s Dream For Our Children

Writer-Dawn-Aldrich

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52 NIV...

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Get Close to Jesus

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.” John 20:1 NKJV ...

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A Child of The King

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NKJV...

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Love Never Fails, But People Do

Writer-Dawn-Neely

Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such things; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:25-27 The Lord God fashioned into a woman...

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God Does Not Make Mistakes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 NIV...

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Created to Soar

Writer-Stephanie-Shott

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV...

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So Long Insecurity

But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him. Genesis 37:4 NIV...

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The Comeback Kid… No Thanks

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My Strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, most gladly I will boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV...

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Take Five: Finding Time to Rest in God

“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 ESV...

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Save Me From Myself

“But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.” Proverbs 3: 11-12 MSG...

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It Hurts Me More

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

“Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.” Hebrews 12: 9-10 NIV...

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Adoption-Size Faith Nuggets

Writer-Noelle-Dey

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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Mountain-Size Prayer

Writer-Stephanie-Shott

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 NKJV...

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Service with a Smiling Heart

Writer-Generic-DMast

“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 NIV...

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I Can Do Nothing

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:1-2 NKJV...

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Don’t Let The Bitter Root Get You

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NIV...

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Fear Will Steal Your Blessings

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV...

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Growing the Fruit of Patience

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:7-8 NIV...

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If Christians Were Like Surfers

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

[Jesus said] 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 NKJV...

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Be Still and Know

Speaker-Mindy Hopman

He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ Psalm 46:10 NIV...

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Demanding Grace

Writer-AJ-Luck

“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV...

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Equipping the Called

“This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God’s way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had n...

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Peace Leaving

Writer-Generic-PRenae

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:14-15 NIV...

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Letting Go

Speaker-Judy-Fussell

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV...

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Discovering the Me I am Meant to Be

Speaker-Jamy-Whitaker

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 (NIV)...

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Decisions, Decisions!

Bio-Pic-BGianopulos

“Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.” Proverbs 28:26 NLT...

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A Hot-Tempered Mess

Holly Holton

“A fool is quick tempered, but the wise stays calm when insulted.” Proverbs 12:16 NLT...

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Being Used For The Kingdom

Writer-Generic-SJackel

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT...

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When A Momma Hurts

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” Psalm 42:5 NKJV...

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The Specificity of Grace

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV...

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Grace Defined

Speaker-Jamy-Whitaker

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV...

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The Other Side of Mother’s Day

Writer-Annah-Matthews

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 ESV...

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Won’t You Love Your Neighbor?

Writer-Savannah-Parvu

… to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:33 NIV...

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His Powerful Word

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it...

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Don’t Steal My Blessing

Writer-Generic-JWHahn

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 NIV...

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No Regrets

Writer-Noelle-Dey

Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NIV...

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In the Light

Bio-Pic-BGianopulos

You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You’re out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain. So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true...

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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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