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Category: Adversity

You Can Not Please Everyone

You Can Not Please Everyone

You Can Not Please Everyone “Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts”  (1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT). I think many of us are searching for our purpose in life.  We want to follow God but are not sure what He wants us

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Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”  (John 13:34-35). Have you noticed

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Five Steps for Handling Frustration

Five Steps for Handling Frustration

Five Steps for Handling Frustration “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NIV). We all have experienced frustration.   Sometimes we are frustrated with ourselves and sometimes with others, including God.  Our frustrations present an opportunity to either deepen our

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True Freedom

True Freedom

True Freedom “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18 NIV). One of the greatest blessings we have as Americans is our freedom.   The first ten

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Live Life Now!

Live Life Now! “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach

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The Unforgivable Sin?

The Unforgivable Sin?

The Unforgivable Sin? “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.   For this son of mine was dead and

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The Biblical Path To Peace

The Biblical Path To Peace

The Biblical Path To Peace “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever

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Attention Fathers! Little Eyes Are Watching

Attention Fathers! Little Eyes Are Watching

Attention Fathers! Little Eyes Are Watching “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth”  (1 John 3:18 ESV). Theodore and Nancy Faust Sizer authored the book The Students are Watching.  The Sizers wrote about classrooms and schools, explaining that students learn from

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Thanksgiving Is Not Just For November

Thanksgiving Is Not Just For November

Thanksgiving Is Not Just For November “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 GW). I love Thanksgiving!  It is a fun time of year to get together with family, eat some great home cooked meals, and watch football. 

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Make Today Count

Make Today Count

Make Today Count “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil”  (Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV). Time is a precious commodity.  It is a gift from God, and we should be good stewards of our time as

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”  (James 1:2-4 NIV).