This minute is PERFECT, just the way it is. If you have a problem with it, the problem is inside of you…

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,     so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Psalm 86:5 NLT How does the title of this blog post sit with you? Are you challenged with that? Does it make you uncomfortable? Does it make you mad? Does it make you […]

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God’s Plan for Us is Far Better… than the Plan We Have for Ourselves

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. Proverbs 16:1 We’ve heard all of the sayings: Failing to plan is planning to fail. A goal without a plan is only a wish. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Unless commitment is made, there […]

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The Challenge is the Struggle, Learning from the Struggle creates Growth

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes […]

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Humility or Self-Rightous: The tale of two prayers…

9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like […]

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Is it Possible to Live a Fully Surrendered Life?

Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? Hebrews 12:9 If we really, really, honestly examine our hearts when we feel conflict with others, the problem is not outside of us. The problem lies in our hearts. […]

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The Challenge of Living a Life as a Christian

36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based […]

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Saved NOT to be Separated From this World but To Go out into the World with the TRUTH

17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth – John 17:17-19 When we […]

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The Power of the Grace of God and How You Limit May Limit Grace in Your Life

4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated […]

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Some Thoughts about the Presidency of Donald Trump…

1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but […]

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Do We Get in the Way of Bringing Children to the Saving Grace of God?

Then little children were borught to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:13-14 In the verses above, it appears that parents had […]

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