The Heart of a Father

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20 NLT Becoming a dad is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Once I think I have a […]
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Time to Stretch

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NASB It’s been said, “The performance that really counts is your last. It’s the only one most people will remember.” Each and every day, we all take a step closer to our final performance. Peter […]
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Serving Others

Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. 2 Corinthians 13:5 The Message   With four daughters . . . and now with a growing […]
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Its Not About Me

Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Philippians 2:3-4 MSG   Paul presents two choices.  Two clear options that root themselves focused on […]
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Thrive to Survive

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 1 Peter 1:6 NLT   There’s a word in this verse that is challenging . . . the word “must”.  Peter tells us that we “must endure many trials for a little while”.  Why?  Elizabeth […]
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