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Faith and Freedom

Being Right or Doing Right.

And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17 NLT It’s easier to raise a generation to believe that righteousness or right living is founded on what we do, instead of who we are. Righteousness based on what we do becomes rule driven and unwelcoming.  Righteousness based in […]
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Giving the Right Stuff

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to […]
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Fighting Fear

Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting The Lord means safety. Proverbs 29:25 NLT   Augustine wrote, “Fear is the response of the human heart when it’s one thing is threatened.” Solomon is credited with being one of the wisest and wealthiest who ever lived.  Yet, the threats of losing his treasured things created terror.  He […]
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An Excellent Example

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 ESV   The outcome of our opportunities and obstacles is based on our observations of God.  As Paul wrote to the Christ followers in Rome, he encouraged the strong to help […]
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Never Give Up

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see […]
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Your God Is Praying For You

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” – Romans‬    How many times have we set time aside to pray and after about 5 to 10 […]
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Some Things Never Change

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 NLT   Life is full of change.  It happens.  We live in a time of endless options . . . options that create opportunities or obstacles.   We face uncertain, unpredictable and unknown challenges in every moment.  Schedules shift.  Priorities are pushed.  Calendars […]
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Having Confidence

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” – Galatians 5:25-26 ESV Most likely, you have come to a decision point of choosing God’s plan, God’s promise and God’s purpose for your life.  It’s receiving God’s gracious gift […]
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Even In Our Mistakes

“And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty […]
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Design, Develop and Delight

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.” – Genesis 2:1-2 ESV Made in the image of God.  We each share […]
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Don’t Waste Any Opportunity

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” – Philippians 4:8 NLT   Albert Einstein said, “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; […]
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I Am An Overcomer

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 NLT Jesus understood the difficult and demoralizing times that His disciples would face.   Our enemy’s objective is to […]
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Our Broken Roads

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” – Isaiah 61:1 ESV As Jesus stood […]
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This Really Is A Great Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” —John 10:10–11 NIV   Here is a truth that we need to grab unto . . . […]
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Do Your City Good

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” – Jeremiah 29:7 ESV I love my city. Recently, someone wrote an article on the ten top reasons why they don’t live in our […]
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The Secret Recipe

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35 ESV   People are always looking an easy steps to success. To some it may be a “hidden code”, the “secret recipe” or the proverbial “secret sauce”.  In […]
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