Month: July 2017

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Why You are Too Busy Not to Pray

Prayer does not come naturally to any of us. In our more honest moments, we all admit it’s a struggle to pray as we’d like. And yet there is no avoiding the fact that Scripture insists God has hard-wired the universe in such a way that He works primarily through prayer. No doubt He could […]

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Forgive Because You’re Forgiven

“Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3:13b NLT, second edition). The Bible says there are three reasons you have to let go of your past and the people who’ve hurt you, and the reasons have nothing to do with whether that person deserves it or not. You have to forgive […]

31 July 2017

Verse of the Day for Monday, July 31, 2017

In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. — Psalm 31:1   Thoughts on Today’s Verse…. When all the clutter is stripped away, what is your real hope? When you push aside the diplomas, awards, accolades, and honors, what is the basis of […]

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The key to reaching your family first

As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy […]

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Time Running Away

Ephesians 5:14-17 Our lives are governed by time. That’s why we’re surrounded by clocks and calendars that dictate our activities. As the minutes tick by, we wonder where the day went. When responsibilities and pressures mount, we complain, “I just don’t have time to get it all done!” But the reality is that God has […]

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The Race of Faith

There are few things I enjoy more than a good outdoor run—the wind beating in your face, the fresh air, and the exhilaration when clocking in a personal best. Running is also an activity I use to gather myself, think, and reflect on life issues. There’s a remarkable “quiet” when you’re alone out on the […]

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The Cure for Envy

Not many of us would readily admit when we are jealous or envious of others. It doesn’t look good on our Christian resume to harbor these troublesome twins in our hearts. However, God sees our hearts, and the Holy Spirit will gently convict us when we begin to feel this way. We aren’t always jealous […]

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Paid for in Blood

We all know how top athletes and sportsmen and women are bought by clubs and sponsors, millions are paid to them to represent their brands or play for their teams. To them, this is an investment and they expect a return on their investment but the person either playing well and winning the game or […]

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A Strong Woman

What does it mean to be a strong woman of faith? She is determined to please God and live according to His word. A strong woman of faith may be ridiculed for her desire to please God. When Jesus walked the earth, He held women in high esteem, respect, and compassion. What does it take […]

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