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October 11, 2021

Advancing to the Next Round More than that we rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame. (Romans 5:3-5, ESV) Our son in law was waiting to see if he had advanced to the […]

September 25, 2021

Bearing Your Cross Take up your cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23, NLT) At the end of Jesus’ earthly life we see or read about him carrying that big, heavy, ugly, wooden cross through the streets—physically exhausted, beaten, weary, and humiliated—still, forced to carry it to the place where […]

September 4, 2021

Giving Cheerfully You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. (2 Corinthians 9:7, NLT) Let’s face it in these days and times especially, there are so many worthy causes that […]

August 30, 2021

Shalom Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. (John 14:27, ESV) Oftentimes we can focus on and desire one aspect of peace: that much needed inner peace that helps us be and remain calm under any circumstance. But inner peace is only one aspect or component […]

August 23,2021

Judgment and Generosity “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” (Matthew 7:2, NASB) I love working picture puzzles. They are good for strengthening us cognitively and helping us pay attention to detail. I have a […]

August 7,2021

Be Encouraged: You have a heart like God’s! “We love each other because he first loved us.” (I John 4:19, NLT) This is one of those passages in the Bible that reads about the same no matter what translation of the Bible you are reading. Out of the overflow of […]

August 6, 2021

Be Encouraged: God is making sure every detail of our lives will work together to cause good to come out of it. “So we know that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are his lovers wh9o have been called to fulfill his designed […]

August 4, 2021

Be Encouraged: The Word of God is powerful and Effective for your life and circumstances “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”  (Psalm 119:130) Have you thought about the power and efficacy of the written Word of God? perhaps you can remember a time […]

August 3, 2021

Be Encouraged: You Don’t Have to Be a “Super” Saint or Christian in order to enjoy the benefits of heavenly wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” ((James 1:5) It is one thing […]

August 2, 2021

Be Encouraged: God Can bring you in on boards and pieces if he needs to! “he ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land, and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely […]