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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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New Possibilities

Read: ‘After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The…

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Mission Clarity

You have plenty to do and it’s easy to lose sight of your ultimate purpose. Keeping mission front and center is critical to why you are on…

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

In The Lion King, the lion cub looks at a pool of water and sees his own reflection. He reaches down into the water, caussing ripples in the…

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Margin

I know of a lead pastor who was given a summer sabbatical. He took the first two months riding his motorcycle around the perimeter of the…

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Maintaining Your Innocence

I remember a particular season in my life when I outperformed my superior, and people in the organization knew it. Today, I am ashamed of my…

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Made for More: Part 2

Lately, I am aware of two influences competing for my attention. In fact, I believe you have experienced this as well – the voice of less…

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Made for More: Part 1

Do you feel there is more to your story than meets the eye? I believe there is more to your life than simply going through a series of…

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Alene- Chapter 12

Alene squeezed her eyes shut. The knife slashed and she dropped. Her head felt much lighter. She reached up and felt her hair, which now…

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It’s Crazy Out There

Back in 2014 a trendy little acronym made the rounds in managerial circles—VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and…

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Invisible Jim

Back in 2001 a toy was made in the United States and marketed in Great Britain. The name of the toy is “Invisible Jim.” There actually is…

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Initiative

In 1902, on one particular winter day, thirty-six-year-old Mary Anderson was riding a streetcar in New York. As it began to pour down rain…

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If You Can’t Follow, You Shouldn’t Lead

Dr. Russell Jeung, author of At Home in Exile and leading sociologist of Asian Americans, race, and religion, explains how his father taught…

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I Am Perfectly Fine

One day an old man was casually walking along a country lane with his dog and his mule. Suddenly a speeding pick-up truck careened around…

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Habits

The townspeople were in total despair. A fire, which started in a diner, was threatening to burn down the entire shopping district. They…

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Got Growth?

This might be a tough statement for some of us to hear: Challenging times give us the greatest opportunity for personal growth and…