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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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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…

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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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The Perfect Couple

Cassie, we missed you and Colin at church last night, Sara told her friend as they walked down the steps of Fairfield High after their last…

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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…