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What is the condition of your heart?

What is the number one cause of death in the United States? Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Currently, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds and every 60 seconds  someone in the United… Continue Reading →

Are you a disciple of Jesus?

What is the distinguishing characteristic of a disciple of Jesus? Your initial response may be to consider their spiritual life. How many verses have they memorized? How involved are they in Christian work? Although these are good practices, Jesus revealed… Continue Reading →

God has much more to give you

Have you had an experience when you thought there should be more? We can become so inured to relying upon our resources, that we can lose sight of God’s ability to give us much more. I had an experience when… Continue Reading →

Sunday’s sermon in 10 tweets

Sunday’s sermon was from Exodus 33: 1. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to our lives, but not life to our years. 2. God can transform your life as you meet with… Continue Reading →

Don’t lose heart!

What causes you to lose heart? We may face a number of situations that can cause us to lose heart. When I was in the military our instructors were adept at causing the recruits to lose heart so they could… Continue Reading →

What gives you delight?

You may experience delight in a variety of ways – the company of God friends, eating a delicious meal, or enjoying a beautiful sunset. Although David was facing some difficult challenges, he found delight in doing God’s will, I delight… Continue Reading →

God’s prescription for facing uncertainty

How do you handle times of uncertainty in your life? It seems that the greater the uncertainty the more stress we may feel. Solomon gives us much needed wisdom in the book of Proverbs, Trust in the LORD with all… Continue Reading →

What is that in your hand?

We can cling to our own preferences so tightly that they can keep us from serving God. Moses fell into that trap. He had been a shepherd for forty years and he became comfortable in that role. God had a… Continue Reading →

Are you walking in freedom?

All of us have experienced the disappointment of overcoming a negative belief or habit only to fall back into the same old routine. It seems as though we take three steps forward, but two steps back. In frustration we may… Continue Reading →

Our gracious God

How do you handle difficulties when they seem beyond your ability? When we look at our resources and the magnitude of the problems we’re facing, they may seem overwhelming. There are numerous situations that seem beyond our ability but we… Continue Reading →

Do you know the secret of the easy yoke?

What comes to your mind when you think of a yoke? The root word means to join together. It’s used metaphorically to join together or it may refer to a burden. A yoke is a heavy wooden beam that fits… Continue Reading →

The type of people that all of us need

We enjoy people who encourage us and tell us what we like to hear, but do we have people in our lives who tell us what we need to hear? These are people who not only accept us for who… Continue Reading →

Where is your true home?

This past week I watched as my good friend slowly left this life to enter the presence of Jesus. It’s never easy as we say good-by to a dear friend. I read these comforting words of Jesus as He spoke… Continue Reading →

What are the characteristics of a good friend?

Think of a person who has been a good friend to you. What are the characteristics that made that person a good friend? We were created to live in community – we need good friends and we need to be… Continue Reading →

Help in times of discouragement

What is your response when you encounter adversity? When the pressure is intense and relentless you may become discouraged. The prophet Jeremiah encountered significant adversity that caused him great discouragement. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet – he was… Continue Reading →

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