Month: January 2016


The opposite of “courage” is “discourage.” One comes from the Spirit of God, and the other from Satan, the great discourager. Ministering to others seems like one of those areas where you’d think God would bring you great courage, and

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About 35 years ago, when I went through Air Force Basic Training, I had a rare pleasure. Although it’s nothing like Army, or Marine Corps field training, “me and the boys” had an opportunity to spend some “quality time” in

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Treasures In Heaven

Of all the things you possess, which is your favorite? If you lost everything, what one thing would you miss the most? Truthfully now, is it a physical possession? Are you keeping your pursuit of physical possessions in perspective? I

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A Purse With Holes In It!

Do you ever feel like the harder you work the more behind you get? Do you run out of money before you run out of month? It’s often hard to continue to trust in the Lord when your debt is

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We Are Not Alone!

Do you ever feel like you’re all alone? I think everyone does from time to time. Even when your walk with the Lord is strong and you can feel His presence in your life there will still be stressful times–times

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“I love you!” How often do you hear those words? How often have you said them? What exactly is love anyway? The Scriptures tell us that “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). If God is love, then why is

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The 15th Psalm

“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who

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Where did you first hear about Jesus? Not the mumbo-jumbo folks pass around on the street mind you, but the real deal–the gospel of Jesus Christ? I remember my grandmother telling me some things about it, but since my mother

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The Forgotten

I’ve read surveys that indicate more than 90% of children entering school have positive self-esteems, and that less than 10% of graduating seniors have one. What happens to them? What are we doing to our young people that causes them

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Do you like to be comfortable? I do! I’ve got this big easy chair in my office, and I just love to recline in it and listen to a good CD. I also like to have peace in the world,

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