Under Construction

I don’t know about you but there are times when I feel that I am such a disappointment to the Lord.  I get up each morning with a desire to please Him, to let my light so shine and to show more concern and compassion to those around me – to be less judgmental and critical.  My days usually…

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What do we do when storms come?

I came upon this teaching from Dr. Charles Stanley and felt it was most definitely worth sharing. He is Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and has been their senior pastor for 51 years. He also has written many devotionals containing timeless teachings on both the challenges and the joys of being a disciple of Jesus….

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Forward, March!!!

Philippians 1:13-14 – “but one thing I do; forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead; I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” If anyone had reason to be unable to let go of his past, it was Paul. He persecuted the church, had many…

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The Necessity for Faith

Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for the one who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He proves to be the One who rewards those who seek Him.” I was looking through my newsfeed on Facebook and came across a post from a Christian friend which read: What if?…

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The Reality Behind Nonprofits

When people hear the word nonprofit I am sure they have images of Birkenstocks, long hair, and tie dye shirts. That may have been the case in the past, but nowadays it is just ordinary people who are sick and tired of complaining about the problems of the world and decided to roll up their sleeves and do something…

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When Will It End?????

How much longer?  Will things ever turn the corner?  These are questions we have all been asking ourselves during the past year and a half.  This pandemic has brought both heartache and hardship into our lives.  Thousands of our fellow Americans have died.  Our nation’s children have greatly suffered by having to “attend school” sitting in front of a…

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A Faith-Filled Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us.  At this time of year, we are reminded to be grateful for all God’s blessings – the gifts of home and hearth, family, friends, and God’s never-ending provision. But this year, we are admonished to resist “gathering together to ask the Lord’s blessing” (a line from a favorite hymn).  We are partially locked…

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The Morning Watch

Psalm 5:3 – “In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” I must sit down and seek Him at the start of each new day. To know the plans He has for me, to hear what He might say. There are those tasks which must…

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A Spiritual Check-Up

Psalm 139:23&24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in Thy everlasting way.” I imagine many of us are familiar with Psalm 139.  It reminds us of God’s great love and care for us.  We are also…

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Is This Your Time?

Esther 4:14: “And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” Esther and her cousin, Mordecai, along with many other Jews who had been scattered due to persecution, lived in Susa, the capital of Persia.  Mordecai became a government official and looked out for the interests of King Xerxes.   The King became displeased…

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