I Felt the Wealth

I felt the wealth as I sat remembering our after-school Bible club today. Gratitude swelled in my heart as I recounted what God had done for these children. Pete: In our club last week, “Pete” was disruptive and argumentative. He would blurt out disagreeable thoughts, and he informed us that his mother had extensive talks […]

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Deception | Perception

Deception feeds perception, so if our thoughts are not anchored in Christ Jesus, we can and will believe whatever sounds right, or aligns with human logic. Deception| perception versus truth| faith: When we read and know God’s Word, the Bible, we build the foundation of faith. This is critical because the very nature of deception […]

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“Hope for a New World”

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2 As we who believe God and His Word anticipate the return of Jesus the Messiah, these words from […]

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Pause the Pace

Do you wish you could pause the pace of the holiday season? To press “pause” and resume a peaceful pace is at hand, How? I’m so glad you asked: Abide, be devoted to the true and living God. Pour your heart out before Him, and give Him first place residence in your heart. From this […]

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Diffuse My Soul with Joy

You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence – Acts 2:28 (AMPC). What about those moments when God diffuses our soul with joy? He gives us understanding in this life, and then enraptures us. What a picture of God’s […]

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Wednesday Word

The leaves have faded and fallen. I watched as they floated to the ground like snow. They crunch underfoot, as if to rejoice that their mission has been accomplished. But as for the children of God, we are called to praise. While nature is in the process of tucking itself in for the winter, our […]

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Unless You Turn

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew […]

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Jesus Our Antidote

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart You, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:16 (NIV). This verse is counterculture. And Jesus is our antidote. As we excavate character traits that […]

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Walking Weary Worn?

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, […]

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