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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 →

Who is your audience?

What type of preparations would you make if a world famous dignitary was coming to your home? At a minimum, you would thoroughly clean your home as you seek to make your best impression. In our service to God, do… Continue Reading →

What is the key to wisdom?

Many people aspire to wisdom, but we don’t always act wise. What is the key to being a wise person? There is a group of books in the Bible known as Wisdom Literature, and the book of Proverbs is in the… Continue Reading →

What is your source of strength?

Have you ever been in a situation and the harder you tried the worse it seemed to get? This is the classic example of baseball players who are in a batting slump. They start over-analyzing the reasons why they’re not… Continue Reading →

Trying isn’t the same as doing

I read an article by Carey Nieuwhof this past week and a statement he made has been at the forefront of my thinking this week. He wrote, “Trying isn’t the same as doing.” This is a powerful statement for effective… Continue Reading →

The value of a close friend

We may have a large number of acquaintances, but how many close friends do we have? Solomon writes about the importance of having a close friend, A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend… Continue Reading →

The key to bearing much fruit

People desire to live a fruitful life, but for many it seems to be an elusive quest. One of the problems is that we think that we can bear fruit in our own strength. Jesus gives us the key to… Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July

As we celebrate our freedom we’re mindful of the men and women who have sacrificed and right now are on the front lines so we can enjoy the benefits of our freedom. The words of Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be… Continue Reading →

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