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Devotionals

Are You Making a Difference?

There are, and have been, many people who paint the face of history with their choices in life. Such a person is Felix Kersten. What is Your…

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Keep Praying? Why?

Read Luke 17:20–18:14 Think To listen to some believers, you’d get the impression that faith is knowing exactly what will happen…

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Heed God’s Warnings

Read 1 Samuel 8-10 Think Warnings are everywhere. Along roadsides, on medicines, and even on food packages. Some warnings seem to have…

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What is Your Influence?

Read Luke 17:1-19 Think Jesus’ followers should be known for helping to relieve others of their hurts and offenses by extending…

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Hearing The Voice of God

Read 1 Samuel 3-7 Think How many times have you thought, I wish God would just tell me what He wants me do? You may never hear God speaking…

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Are You Maximizing Your Resources?

Read Luke 16:1-31 Think Are you making the most of your resources and relationships? When you’re with Christians, are you taking full…

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Living Beneath Your Privileges!

What would you think of a person who lived in absolute poverty but also had a modest fortune available to them of over a quarter of a…

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This Present Suffering

Read 1 Samuel 1-2 Think How do you handle disappointment and discouragement? Do you cave in to outside pressures, collapse under the weight…

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Love Through Trouble

Read Ruth 1-4 Think Are you looking out for yourself and doing what’s best for you? Plenty of influential people will tell you to do…

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Seeking and Saving That Which Was Lost

Read Luke 15:11-32 Think Have you ever lost something really valuable or important? Perhaps it lost you–like a runaway pet. How did…

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What Are You Willing to Give to Follow?

Read Luke 14:25-15:10 Think While Jesus was on earth, a lot of people followed Him at one time or another. They followed Him from place to…

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What Are You Defending?

Read Judges 19-21 Think Who are you willing to defend? Your family? Your friends? Perhaps you would stand up for those who support a worthy…

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Who is Being Exalted?

Read Luke 14:1-24 Think What are you doing to get ahead? After all, that’s the way of the world isn’t it? It certainly is for a…

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God’s Ways Higher Than Our Ways

Read Judges 17-18 Think Do you like to do your own thing, be your own person? When you were younger, could you hardly wait until you could…

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Narrow is The Way

Read Luke 13:22-35 Think If you listen to most well-meaning, spiritually open individuals, it would seem that there are many ways to God.…

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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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Shards: Chapter 13

“She shook my hand.” Elisabel giggled uncontrollably as she stared into Gwen’s glowing eyes. “She actually shook my hand.” “She must’ve…

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Parenting Action Points

How often have you told your son to get ready for bed, and then had to say it again and again before he started to move Or have you told…

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Our Real Home

Ah! There is nothing like staying home for real comfort, Augusta Elton said to Emma. Most of us would agree. The idea of home is one of…

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Pain Beyond Words

Laurie sought me out at a youth retreat during an altar call.  Eyes brimming with tears, she rolled up her sleeves, exposing scores of tiny…

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Parenting is a Tough Job

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 12:73) It is an easy thing for most Christians to…

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Parents Do Matter!

Ideas, warned the philosopher Richard Weaver, have consequences. And perhaps no where is that more true than in the realm of the family. The…

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Prayer A Choice for the Next Generation

How do your children view their leaders? Whether at school or church, in the community or government, it is important for our children to…

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Praying For Prodigals

If you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have…

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Computer Parenting

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds (Proverbs 27:23, NKJV). I purchased a new computer last week. The…

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Real Learning Happens at Home

Every Sunday evening, I meet with a small group of parents. There are about twelve of us, one of several such groups for parents of teens…

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Love – Fruit of the Spirit Series

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will…

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Future Hope

Are you backwards, going forward? The gospel writers give us a behind the scene look at what transpired between the dark shadows of the…

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Transitions in Adulthood

Knowledge about adult transitions is useful in proactively coping with personal changes in life. It also helps educators design programs…

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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…