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ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER

Church greeters on a Sunday morning have a very important role. They are the first people who worshipers meet as they enter the building. Through their friendly smiles and welcoming attitudes, they let everyone know people are valued and welcome. In today’s passage, Paul gives final instructions to the church in Rome. As is true in our churches today, there were people at many different stages of their spiritual journey. Some were young believers, still…

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THE OLD MULE IN THE WELL!

Shake It Off, Shake Off Adversity How do you deal with life’s challenges? How do you handle adversity when it comes your way? How do you react when something is just not right, when it is not perfect? The Old Mule in the Well A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ – or – whatever mules do…

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LESSONS LEARNED!

A Poor Young Boy and The Dog A few days ago I landed at the Bombay Airport (India) and took a cab to my scheduled destination in South Bombay. I was enjoying the busy traffic with people rushing in every possible directions then we got stranded at a very busy intersection. As we waited for the signal to turn green, my eyes met up with a poor young boy, about 12 years old. He removed…

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NOTHING CAN SEPARATE!

From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. How she longed to play with them!“Now, Rebecca,” she remembered her father telling her that morning. “You can’t play in the snow today.” “Why not, Father?” Rebecca had asked. Every day, the neighborhood children gathered at a park just behind Rebecca’s house. “Just trust me, Rebecca. It’s not what’s best for you today,” her father had replied. At the time, Rebecca had…

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Relax with Humor!

Ever Wonder about “The Truth”? What is truth? How do you know it’s true? Are some things funny and true at the same time? Life is filled with funny truths. Things that happen the way they do. They just “are”. As real life is stranger than fiction, so the truth can be a glimpse into reality, truth, and be funny too. These must be funny life-truths, you’re reading them on the Internet. Funny Truisms Cats…

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A REASON, A SEASON, AND A LIFETIME!

A Reason, A Season, and A Lifetime “A time to be born nd a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot” ECCLESIASTES 3:2 People come into your life for a reason, a season, and sometimes a lifetime. Do you every wonder why someone comes into your life? A chance meeting. A conversation begins with a stranger, simple pleasantries. Some common ground. Then another conversation later. Time leads to deeper conversations…

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God’s Vegetable Garden!

It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish. All before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born, including a medical pharmacy. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. God’s Pharmacy? Have you heard the phrase, “eat lots of sweet potatoes”? God left us a great clue as to what foods help…

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Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter!

Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter Inspirational Christian Story on Struggling Many years ago, a wealthy man went duck hunting with a hired hand named Sam.They took a horse and carriage, and along the way a rim came off one of the wheels. As Sam hammered it back on, he accidentally hit his finger. Instantly he let go with some bad words. He quickly fell to his knees, asking God’s forgiveness. “Lord, it’s difficult at times to…

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Understanding God through John 3:16

Understanding God. Just Say John 3:16. A little boy was selling newspapers on a windy Chicago corner. People went into and out of their houses and homes to get away from the wintry cold, hardly noticing him. The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t really trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Hey Mister, you wouldn’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm…

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A CHANGE OF PACE!

The Unexpected Pastoral Visit Does your pastor, priest, or minister ever drop by your house unexpectedly? They’re “in the neighborhood”, and just want to stop by and chat with you for a few minutes. Do you welcome them in right away? Do you run through the house hiding the laundry sitting on the sofa? What happens next? Here he comes! The Pastor Comes by Your House A pastor went out one Saturday afternoon to visit…

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What’s on Your Agenda Today?

Today’s Agenda. What are You Going to Do Today? What are your plans? What’s on your agenda for today?  Do you have any plans, or just expect to react to everyone and everything around you? How about purposefully having an agenda, things that are important to you? My Agenda for Today * Smile at a stranger * Drop a coin where a child can find it * Learn something new and teach it to someone…

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KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS!

What if you could stand next to King David’s Mom? What what you hear? What about Jonah or Moses? What would their Mom say to them as kids? Great Bible leaders and personages were once kids of course. Wonder what their life was like growing up. Noah and Other Bible Kids “Noah! No, you can’t keep them! I told you, don’t bring home any more strays!” Abraham! Stop wandering around the countryside and get home…

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3: Part 2

Tear and Mend “a time to tear and a time to mend” Tearing and mending. Words common to a tailor or seamstress. Or a tent maker, Or one who makes sails for ships. Sometimes repairing or creating something new requires tearing away the old first. Tent making is an ancient art, and Paul was a tent maker nearly 2000 years ago. (Act 18:3). Ships sails are made from the same basic canvas materials, sewn together…

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3: Part 1

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3.  A Time for Everything. There is nothing new under the sun.  To everything there is a season.  A time to weep.  A time to laugh.  Consider this: the author of Ecclesiastes offers us wisdom about life, about balance, about how to live life to the fullest and understand the meaning of life. ~ Solomon *** Everything Has It’s Place “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:”…

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The Blood of Christ!

You may be asking, why do I have a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid as the lead picture on this blog? Dawn Ultra Antibacterial with 50% less scrubbing no less. Is it the green color? No. How about the picture of the Apple? No. Am I promoting the product? Definately No. Although it does work. I was washing the dishes this morning. Yes, I was using the bottle of the above picture. My mind was…

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Just Needed Someone Who Understands!

The Farmer’s Puppy Little boys and puppies are a great combination. Stories of a boy and his dog abound. They are often heartwarming and inspirational. This story of a farmer’s puppy and the little boy who wanted to help the little puppy is one of those encouraging stories. Puppy for Sale A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post…

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The Seven Wonders of the World!

The Seven Wonders of the World A group of Geography students studied the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes: The Anticipated 7 Wonders of the World 1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids 2. The Taj Mahal 3. The Grand Canyon 4. The Panama Canal…

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1960’s: The Simpler Times

Did you grow up in the 60’s? What was it like growing up in the 1960’s? Were you there? Can you remember it if you were there? Do you have lots of really cool, groovy, far out memories of how much fun it was to be a kid growing up in the nineteen sixties? If you were a child of the 60’s: If You Were a Child in the 1960’s: Looking back, it’s hard to…

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Chapter 1: The Master Begins!

This is the first chapter of an ebook I am working on! Please let me know what you think in the comments section below. My grandparents lived a life of humility. My grandfather worked at the oil refineries in nearby Hartford, Illinois, never making a lot of money but enough to keep food on the table for my grandmother and their two sons, my uncle Harold and my father, Wayne. My grandmother never worked, and…

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God Created the Dog!

When God created the world, he also created the dog, the monkey, and the cow.  Told through the eyes of the dog, the monkey, and the cow, and their conversations with God during creation, life is explained simply. God Created the Dog On the first day, God created the dog and said: “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will…

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Seize the Moment!

Do You Have the Time? Seize the Moment. Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine. What about you? Time. I have a friend who lives by a three-word philosophy: Seize the moment. Just possibly she may be the wisest woman on this planet. Too many…

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Do you Carry an Umbrella?

Do You Carry Your Umbrella? Would you carry your umbrella in a drought?  As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople’s way of life.  As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain. Do you Have Your Umbrella? Many people…

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Give Your Heart to God

Check out this article: Give Your Heart to God From the series: KingdomNomics: Day by Day https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50900-001-give-your-heart-to-god/31 There is a song by “The Police” that starts out with these lyrics Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you. Now, the song itself is not about our relationship with God, but the words themselves tells the story. God watches us not because he wants…

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The road less traveled

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your life planned out for you, so that all you have to do is go out and live it. But unfortunately, even the best laid plans can go awry. Things almost never go “as planned”, but we plan anyway. It makes us feel safe and secure. To know what we are going to do in the next moment gives us a sense of safety. But what do we do…

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“Be the light in someones darkeness”

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. SpurgeonSeptember, 20 (Morning) Devotion“The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.” Judges 7:20 Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” This…

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Freedom

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. SpurgeonSeptember, 19 (Morning) Devotion“The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” Galatians 5:1 This “liberty” makes us free to heaven’s charter—the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer, “When thou passest through the rivers, I will be with thee.” You are free to that. Here is another: “The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee”; you are free to…

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Sheep and the Shephard

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. SpurgeonSeptember, 18 (Evening) Devotion“And they follow me.” John 10:27 We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for he has a right to lead us wherever he pleases. We are not our own, we are bought with a price—let us recognize the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier follows his captain, the servant obeys his master, much more must we follow our Redeemer,…

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11. Respond to the Spirit’s Promptings

Devotion of the day Check out this article: 11. Respond to the Spirit’s Promptings  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-011-11-respond-to-the-spirits-promptings/13 My thoughts for the day! When I struggle the most while writing for this blog or coming up with inspiration for my upcoming book “Masterpiece in Progress” it is when I try to do it on my own. The ideas are there but I just can’t put words to them down. They are like a…

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9. Sow to the Spirit

Check out this article: 9. Sow to the Spirit From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-009-9-sow-to-the-spirit/13 Memorizing anything is becoming more and more difficult for me, simply, because I am getting older. Trying to remember scripture is no different. But, what I find is helpful is to take the words I read and associate them with where I am at that moment. When we pray are we not praying for what is going on around us…

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7. Desire God’s Word

Check out this article: 7. Desire God’s Word  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-007-7-desire-gods-word/13 And Finally : My thoughts! In our “busy” lives we have time to watch the latest series on Netflix, our favorite sporting event on ESPN, or read our favorite novel. But, for some reason spending time with God by reading his word does not seem of any importance. I must admit that I am as guilty as anyone. But, what would…

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6. Renew Your Mind

Check out this article: 6. Renew Your Mind  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-006-6-renew-your-mind/13 My thoughts! With all the tensions in the world today, let’s take a step back and renew     our commitment to understand the mission that we have been placed here on this earth for. To love one another as He first loved us! Simple and to the point! In this complicated life nothing could be simpler. Amen!

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5. Discover God’s Purpose for You

Check out this article: 5. Discover God’s Purpose for You From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-005-5-discover-gods-purpose-for-you/13 My thoughts When I first became a Christian I was under the belief that doing God’s work was “doing God’s work”, so I made the decision that I would quit my job, go to seminary school and become a minister. That I believed was my calling from God. I soon realized, “with the help of my more sensible wife”…

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4. Focus on Jesus

Check out this article: 4. Focus on Jesus  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-004-4-focus-on-jesus/13 My thoughts When we were parents with young children, everything we did revolved around them. Where we ate, what we ate. The fun things we did had to be fun for them. Our whole lives they were the center of our attention. As they grew into teenagers they became more focused on their friends, and the activities they liked to do.…

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3. Know God and His Ways

Check out this article: 3. Know God and His Ways  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-003-3-know-god-and-his-ways/13 Like a stream flowing gently down a hillside, surrounded by the tall grass blowing in a gentle breeze a young doe and its mother stands on the banks on a cool, crisp hazy morning. They have reached their destination. To quench their thirst in the crisp cool spring of life. But their journey is far from over. Our journey…

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2. Seek God Digligently

Today’s study is about spending time in God’s word. Do we know what God wants from us? Are we spending enough time in his word to know the answer? In these troubled times, does your heart seek answers? I know that mine does. Click in the link below, then let’s meet on the other side. Check out this article: 2. Seek God Digligently  From the series: KingdomNomics Applied https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50100-002-2-seek-god-digligently/13 Life has a way of getting…

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1. Give Your Heart to God

In my journey for continued growth, I am starting a Bible study entitled Give your heart to God. I invite you to join me by pressing the link below. It will take you to an app entitled kingdomNomics. Which you can download for free or check back each day on my blog. Either way, I hope you enjoy this journey and please let’s help each other grow by posting any comments at the end. Thank…

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EVEN THE SMALLEST OF FAITH!

STORIES OF FAITH! I Don’t Believe God Exists It started simply enough. “I don’t believe God exists” Mike the barber said in a matter of fact way. Bill went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation, telling stories as usual. They talked about politics and the elections, the state of the economy, their families and kids. “That’s…

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THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE BLESSINGS

A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER A STORY FROM ALL FAITHS SCRIPTURE VERSE OF THE DAY “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:26-27 sMESSAGE OF THE DAY FINAL THOUGHTS “In your anger do not sin”, that’s what it says in Ephesians 4:26. Easier said than done, as the old saying goes. There are many reasons…

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BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD STORY OF THE DAY Believe In You! no matter what others think Note: Antonio Munoz is a successful actor, but his life didn’t start out that way. He was kind enough to share his story to help others. When I asked him why he sent it in he replied graciously, ” I hope maybe it might help others to do better in life.” I think we can all learn…

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Forgive Generously

Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong.  Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.  Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (NLT) -Isaiah 55:7 The Old Testament documents God chasing after His children relentlessly.  They continuously turn from Him, yet He still is graceful and merciful.  As children of God, He has chased after us and forgiven us of…

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WALK BY FAITH

VIDEO MESSAGE QUIET THOUGHTS THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED Some of us stroll gently through life with our chosen paths clearly mapped out, including breath-taking views, serene rest stops and cheerfully infrequent roadblocks. The scenery is full of hand-painted signs that say, “Welcome” and “Have a Lovely Day.” Classical music plays softly in the background. But for the rest of us, the path we stumble along is often the “road less traveled” unmarked and unpaved. Our…

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TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH

Turning tragedy into triumph https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2022/tragedy-and-triumph/daily-devotional/a-time-to-weep/ MY THOUGHTS Nancy and I were married in 1978 we were expecting our first child in late 1981. But, in early August of 1981 my wife miscarried and we lost this precious gift, we will meet this precious child, whether girl or boy when we meet our Father in heaven. It was a devestating loss, but a miracle was not far off in the future. Later in 1981 we found…

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David’s Fall

2 Samuel 11:1-5 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2Sam.11.1-2Sam.11.5&version=NIV Being powerfully used by God does not mean we are exempt from sin or temptation. It is hard to understand why a servant of God like David would behave so recklessly, engaging in adultery and then murder. Yet, as one theologian phrased it, “Sin is at its root irrational.” In today’s reading, David was at the height of his power. He had sent his army to complete his victory over the…

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The Spirit

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against these things! (NLT) -Galatians 5:22-23 Ever wonder if someone is a Christian?  Take a look at their life.  Do they express joy?  Do they show love towards everyone?  Do they display uncommon gentleness? The above qualities are inherent to the Holy Spirit.  While these characteristics may not always…

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Width

“You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” (NLT) -Psalm 39:5 Life seems to pass us by very quickly at times. Jump off the daily grinder and slow down for the very important moments in life. It may be as simple as saying “I love you” to your wife while looking into…

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The Birth of a Star

The birth of a star Henry is an astronomer. He is very excited because he thinks he might have discovered the beginning of a new star. But then he gets even more exciting news … he’s going to be a father! 5 June 2006 Henry looks carefully into the telescope which lets him see far, far away, as far away as the distant nebulae on the far edges of the Milky Way. Henry is an…

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Love Only

“If you love only those who loves you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax payers do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?” (NLT) -Matthew 5:46-47 As God’s people, we are representatives of the difference He has made in our lives. If we behave the way nonbelievers do, how does this glorify God? It’s often difficult and ironic to love those who…

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Faithful with Little

“‘Well done!’ the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.’ (NLT) -Luke 19:17 We crave impact, big wins, and the mountaintop experiences! Yet, God calls us to be faithful in the small things. Faithful to care for your family, to do the dishes, to pray daily, to be wise in the way you…

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So Kindly

“I hope I continue to please you, sir,” she replied. “You have comforted me by speaking so kindly to me, even though I am not one of your workers.” (NLT) -Ruth 2:13 Have you been touched by someone who speaks kindly to you, even if you didn’t deserve it? We are truly impacted by kindness when we need comforting the most. We can make an impression on others when we are thoughtful to those we…

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Sons and Daughters

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. (NLT) -1 John 3:1 Did you know that when you accept Jesus into your life you are adopted into the best family? You are given a loving heavenly father that promises to protect and guide…

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Be Careful

“But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other gods.” (NLT) -Deuteronomy 11:16 Sometimes other gods can be our possessions. If we grasp and value our possessions more than others, such as our family and God, we have then allowed our possessions to control us. Value others over possessions. A good barometer can be to ask yourself if you would let others…

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Follow the Leader

As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him. (NLT) -Mark 2:14 When you are struggling and feeling lost, remember that all Jesus requires is that we continue to follow Him. No matter the circumstances of our lives, God is faithful to gently call us toward Himself. Remain faithful to Him…

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Reading Eagerly

And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth. (NLT) -Acts 17:11 Habits can be beneficial because they prevent us from forgetting to do things. Getting into the habit of reading the Bible daily is good; however, habits can also slip under…

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Concerned

The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all. (NLT) -Proverbs 29:7 Righteous means to be morally right or justifiable. God’s view of what is “morally right” includes being concerned for the rights of the poor in our communities. He judges us by how we treat the most down and out in our society. Interestingly, in American Christianity we talk a lot more about righteous living that is inwardly…

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Strong Foundation

Luke 6:48 (ESV) he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. http://www.bibletool.com The past is the starting foundation of the future. How the foundation was built will leave a pathway of choices that can be made. Will it be built on solid rock…

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Listen then wait!

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Mankind has lost the ability to communicate, we are so entranced in what we feel is right; we fail to listen to the other side. We are quick to judge, but slow to understand. My way or the highway seems to be today’s method of communication. When God destroyed the tower of Babel and brought different languages into the world,…

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Using the gifts we’ve been given!

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon July, 18 (Morning) Devotion “They shall go hindmost with their standards.” Numbers 2:31  The camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place, but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy pillar, they ate of the same…

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Blessed are the Merciful: The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” 32 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. 33 And the criminals were also crucified-one on his right and one on his left. (Luke 23:32-33) How ironic that the son of God lifted onto a cross between two criminals who, by law, were to be put…

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Bridge over troubled water

Whether it be the deep depths of an ocean, or the shallow waters of a stream, God will protect you with a bridge leading you to the other side. Where you will find peace and tranquility. The bridge may be full of holes and bumps, but the effort of the journey will be far more worth the pain and hurt. Listen “Bridge over troubled water” by Simon and Garfunkel

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The Discipline of the Father

https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2022/wisdom-from-above/daily-devotional/the-lords-discipline/ The hardest part of being a parent is to punish them when they have done wrong. It seems at times that the punishment is harder on the giver than on the receiver. But the greatest gift a parent can receive is when that child grows to be an adult and feel the pride of what they have become. Not a clone of themselves but their own person with their own thoughts and ambitions. Just…

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Back to Basics: The fight for freedom!

July 4th, 1776, was the day that this country became the most extraordinary country ever known. Many argue the date of the founding of this country. That’s up to each to decide, but the truth is there is one reason the United States is so incredible. We have the right to have and express our own opinions. We don’t have to agree, but what we have to do is listen to one another. Not judge…

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“Our hearts shall rejoice in him.”

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon July, 2 (Morning) Devotion “Our heart shall rejoice in Him.” Psalm 33:21 Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God’s countenance; they have a…

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Do What it Says

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. (NLT) -James 1:22 Why is reading the Bible important for our spiritual growth? Because we are not supposed to be those that just read it and move on without allowing it to change our behavior. As believers we are called to action! Christ followers are to do what the Bible says. Download this app to get…

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Sleep with the protection of the protector!

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon June, 29 (Morning) Devotion “Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Let us not imagine that the soul sleeps in insensibility. “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise,” is the whisper of Christ to every dying saint. They “sleep in Jesus,” but their souls are before the throne of God, praising him day and night in his temple, singing…

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Hope built on nothing less

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon June, 28 (Morning) Devotion “Looking unto Jesus.” Hebrews 12:2 It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will…

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“Art thou become like unto us”

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon June, 26 (Morning) Devotion “Art thou become like unto us?” Isaiah 14:10 What must be the apostate professor’s doom when his naked soul appears before God? How will he bear that voice, “Depart, ye cursed; thou hast rejected me, and I reject thee; thou hast played the harlot, and departed from me: I also have banished thee forever from my presence, and will not have mercy upon…

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“Get there up into the high mountain”

Morning and Evening Daily Devotional by C.H. Spurgeon June, 25 (Morning) Devotion “Get thee up into the high mountain.” Isaiah 40:9 Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but one-half as high as it really is. Confined in a little valley, you discover scarcely anything but the rippling brooks as they descend into…

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Scenes of creation

June, 25 “Get thee up into the high mountain.” Isaiah 40:9 Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but one-half as high as it really is. Confined in a little valley, you discover scarcely anything but the rippling brooks as they descend into the stream at the foot of the mountain. Climb the…

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Waiting for the adoption:Romans 8:23

June, 23 “Waiting for the adoption.” Romans 8:23 Even in this world saints are God’s children, but men cannot discover them to be so, except by certain moral characteristics. The adoption is not manifested, the children are not yet openly declared. Among the Romans a man might adopt a child, and keep it private for a long time: but there was a second adoption in public; when the child was brought before the constituted authorities…

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Icing on the cake

June, 23 “Ephraim is a cake not turned.” Hosea 7:8  A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether this be thy case. Art thou thorough in the things of God? Has grace gone through the very centre of thy being so as to be…

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Evening Prayer 5/31/2022

Evening Prayer Father in Heaven, we, Your children, pray to You at this holy evening hour. Your blessings have followed us every day, and have sheltered us every night. We are weak, mere infants in this great world — but Your strength has ever enfolded us and Your love has ever warmed our hearts. This evening we seek new blessing. May Your holy love enter into our hearts and fill them, and may the beauty…

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Evening Prayer 5/30/2022

Evening Prayer Breathe upon us with Your breath of grace and love, our Father — and give us an evening blessing. Let our prayers rise before You as fragrant incense. Let Your peace be upon us. The shadows have deepened over us — but You are in the shadows — and we are safe. Darkness has no peril, when You are keeping us. Night is as day, when . . . Your eye keeps watch…

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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer O God, You are our Rock, our Fortress, our Deliverer, the horn of our salvation and our Redeemer. You are a tried Savior, and we know we can trust in You. We have put our confidence in You in the past, and You have never once failed us. We render You hearty thanks this morning, for all the blessings of the night. We thank You most of all for the revelation of Yourself…

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THE LIFE I HAVE LIVED

I’m at the time of my life that I probably achieved all the material things that I will ever have. At least the most expensive ones. Sometimes I look back at all the mistakes that I have made and think, “man I wish I would have done that differently” then my life would have been different. Then I look at my neighbor who had just passed away and saw the loneliness he lived and I…

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