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Devotionals

Getting Ahead and Being Behind

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 73:1-5 Central Thought: We find our wealth and prosperity only in the Lord Did you ever wonder if God has a…

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No Time Off

Today’s Scripture: Luke 9:7-27 Central Thought: We should be as willing to help meet the needs of others as Jesus is to meet our needs…

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Grab Hold and Hang On

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:40-48 Central Thought: Reaching out and touching Jesus is a key to healing Have you ever wondered how…

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Master of the Storm

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:22-25 Central Thought: Jesus has power over storms Storms. Trials. Problems. I don’t like them; none…

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Are You Listening?

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 Central Thought: Hearing God is an every day choice There is a commercial on television for cell phone…

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Keep it Real!

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Central Thought: True humility is the key to correct worship ‘Keep it real!” This is a popular…

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Rise and Live

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:11-16 Central Thought: Jesus can raise up your dead spirit Have you ever felt like you just wanted to give…

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A Successful Pilgrimage

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:1-10 Central Thought: God desires us to walk under and in His authority Faith, power, and authority are…

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Reaching the Nations

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 67: 1-7 Central Thought: God wants the message of His salvation to reach every nation In this short Psalm we…

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A Generous Heart

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11: 24-26. Central Thought: I need not be rich to have a large heart Jesus pointed out to His disciples…

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Barbs in Your Eyes

Today’s Scripture: Numbers 33:55,56 Central Thought: Old sinful habits that are brought into my new spiritual life will bring pain. I…

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A Jewel of Gold in a Swine’s Snout

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:22 Central Thought: Verbal indiscretion is as foolish as placing a gold ring in a pig’s nose In…

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Thirst for God

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 63: 1 Central Thought: When I, like a deer, am harried in the hunt and become thirsty enough, I will come at…

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My Weakness, God’s Strength

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 62:1-12 Central Thought: My strength is found only in God Little boys like to show how strong they are by…

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Kindness Quotient

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:16-17 Central Thought: ‘Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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Parenting with Positive Words and Affection

When my first child, Luke, was born, his father and I would look at him, and in all sincerity we would say, He’s perfect. And he was.…

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People of a Promise

Last month, on February 15th, I observed the seventeenth anniversary of the day I became an American Citizen. In my house, we celebrate this…

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Quiver Full

All the beds are made, the laundry is done for the day, the children are playing peacefully outside, no one has a cold or a fever, and…

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Setting Boundaries – A Lesson from Lilly

Given a choice, I would prefer to be named Ronda Peace instead of Ronda Jean. By nature, I am a bona-fide pleaser and dyed-in-the-wool…

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Shards: Chapter 9

Elisabel unlatched the violin case. Juliet gleamed up at her, warm and bright, as though ready to take on the Zenith judges. And she would.…

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Seeking God by Example

There are many things in life that we strive to achieve for ourselves and for our children–self-worth, education, and success are a…

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Setting and Achieving Goals

Goal-setting is an important process to achieving our dreams and desires. Without clearly-defined goals, we have a tendency to flounder…

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Show Affection to Your Kids

Kids need to hear affectionate words from their parents, and they need to hear them often. They need to hear you say I love you with sincere…

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Sibling Strife

Strife between siblings … it’s enough to weaken even the stoutest of hearts. Continual bickering and conflict is wearisome to…

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Seven Principles to Highly Effective Parenting

    In Dr. Warren’s book, Learning to Live With the Love of Your Life, he addresses ten secrets to a triumphant marriage.…

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Solid Grounding a Must with Children

I recently got to be uncle in charge for my brother-in-law’s three small children. Jordan, Seth, and Jared are 7, 4, and 2,…

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Talk to Your Kids About God

I have recently noticed many slogans encouraging parents to talk to their kids about issues their kids will face. Experts speak at great…

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Sneaky Sam

Darlene, Sammy’s sister, sat reading on the sofa. Suddenly an icy hand reached up and grabbed her arm. Darlene screamed, threw the…

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My Church Hurt My Family

Our Church hurt my teens. In fact, they were so hurt that they quit attending services. This is not the norm for my family. We were heavily…

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Stash

The little boxwood bush outside the French doors began to tremble. I could see only the top of it from where I sat at the table. The shaking…