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Living Life To The Fullest

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.” – John 10:10 NIRV Thursday someone made a statement about me and God giving me so many talents and gifts. They were giving a list of […]

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The Choice to Believe

Every morning we wake up with the choice to believe and trust the Lord to do everything He said He would do and not let fear rule our lives nor determine our steps. The choice ultimately is yours. Who do you serve and what do you believe?

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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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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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He Can and He Will

Self Talk

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 “The tongue can bring death or life…” Proverbs 18:21 This week I read a daily devotional by Joel and Victoria Olsteen that revealed to me how my […]

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Imitation of Christ Series

Expectation v. Reality

So here are the hard questions: Is God a sadistic God? No, scripture says He is a loving (1 John 4:6-8), just (Psalms 25:8), and holy (Leviticus 11:44-45) God. Did the Disciples suffer needlessly? No, through their suffering what started out as a small group of followers grew into the salvation of billions through the ages as the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread. So, in reality, is there a purpose for your suffering or hard times? Yes. You have a cross and a purpose and many times they go hand in hand.

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Intimacy with God: Reading vs. Studying


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As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what […]

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