Blessed

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Can you think of something that has happened in your life that left you so overjoyed that you could not wait to tell everyone? Can you think of a time when you received a gift that you enjoyed so much that you could not contain your excitement? Do you have the same enthusiastic response for…

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Incessant Whispers

Did you know that cheesecake can talk? It’s true. Ask Martha. Martha is on her fifth diet plan in the last two years. She has always battled with her weight. This diet calls for no sweets. As Martha walks into the restaurant with her best friend Sally, she spies a piece of cheesecake in the…

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Without Hesitation

Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, have at some point heard God calling or nudging us to take some specific action. At one time or another, we have probably experienced the whisper of the Holy Spirit encouraging us to make a course correction in our life. Maybe He is calling us right…

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Trust God’s 2020 Vision

The rare neurological disease that I have has left me with permanently damaged vision. Everything I see is somewhat foggy. The density of the fogginess is constantly changing. Sometimes it is wispy and I see relatively well and at other times, it is dense and disorienting. As a result, I can no longer drive. My…

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Re-Gifting Jesus

Christmas is a birthday celebration in honor of Jesus Christ. Take a close look under your tree on Christmas morning. The one whose birthday we celebrate will likely be the only one with no presents under the tree. What is the best gift to give to our Savior? Our best gift to Him, is to…

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Giving Birth To Jesus

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was from Nazareth. No prophet had ever come out of Nazareth. In John’s Gospel, the people wondered if anything good could come from that town. When you look at the wounds and brokenness in your own life, do you sometimes wonder if anything good can come from you? As we…

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Already and Not Yet

It seems strangely paradoxical to assume something can already be and not yet be at the same time. Oddly enough it is possible. It is the stuff movies are made of. Understanding how this can be is of utmost importance to you and me. A day of reckoning is coming. There is an urgency to…

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Groaning In Captivity

In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the ghost transported Ebenezer Scrooge to his Christmas past. He was saddened by his misdeeds and past mistakes. He was permitted to peer into Christmas future. He saw his death and was terrified. His Christmas present was no less disturbing. He knew he had to change. We are…

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Let The Truth Be Told

Life presents us with two big lies. The first lie tells us that we are supposed to have our act altogether. In response to this lie, anytime someone asks us how we are doing we often say, “I’m fine”.  The second lie tells us everybody’s life is perfect except mine. Our response to this lie…

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Spiritual Maturity Takes Time

What does it mean to you when you read these words from Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost”? Many of us fail to truly comprehend the key point in this reading. Too often we act like the Pharisees who questioned why Jesus would dine…

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