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Say What God Says


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This week starts our New Year: New You series. Resolution #1: Say What God Says.

I’ve been dealing with a health issue for several years. In 2013, I learned that God does not want me (us) to suffer… from anything, let alone a physical ailment! I’ve been reading a devotional, Give Me 40 Days of Healing by Freeda Bowers. In it she shares scriptures that have shown me that God did not mean for sickness or disease to touch His people. Jesus’ death and resurrection assures us of God’s promise for healing and divine health…

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2015: New Year, New You

2015…A new year! Time to wipe the slate clean, leave old bad habits behind and step into new better ones. For most of us the start of a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to live a better life than we lived the previous year. Nothing is off limits! Bad eating habits…gotta go! Spending too much money…gotta go! Procrastinating on important tasks…gotta go! Not opening the Bible…gotta go!

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Letter to My Younger Self: Be Fearless and Be Used


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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “‘This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save […]

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Relinquishing Control

...to God

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NASB) Every time I think I hear or read a sermon title that I think I don’t need, God says, “Yes you do!” Have […]

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Fruition


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“I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Then the Lord replied: Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For […]

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#BringBackOurGirls

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT “God paid a high price […]

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Stay Faithful


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Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for…By faith Abel…By faith Enoch…By faith Noah…By faith Abraham…And by faith even Sarah…All these people were still living by faith when they died…By faith Abraham…By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau…By […]

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To Withold Nothing

Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together. When they arrived at the […]

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Seek to Understand, Then to be Understood


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Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17 NLT “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, […]

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Walking In The Overflow

One day Elisha went to the town of Shunem. A wealthy woman lived there, and she urged him to come to her home for a meal. After that, whenever he passed that way, he would stop there for something to eat. She said to her husband, “I am sure this man who stops in from […]

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