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Sheep Need a Shepherd

It’s no small coincidence that throughout Scripture, we are compared to sheep.  Like sheep, we have at least 4 basic negative behaviors.  We are: Stubborn – We think we know best and want to go our own way. Afraid – We fear failure, rejection…you name it! Anxious – We worry about the past and the […]

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Go with the Flow

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8) At  some point in life, we’ve all tossed a feather or light object into the air to watch it be swept […]

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Beneath the Surface

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  (Isaiah 55: 8-9) Much like an iceberg, there is more to life than meets the eye. […]

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Two Temptations We All Face (Part 2)

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”  (Matthew 6:25) In Part 1, we addressed […]

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Eternal Perspective

“We fix our eyes NOT on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  (2 Corinthians 4: 18) The challenge we face as Christ-followers is to see the eternal more than the temporary. […]

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Living By Design

A family began a long vacation that included several days of travel.  On the third day of the trip, the eight year old daughter, weary from the traveling, asked, “Daddy, when we get where we’re going, will we be there?”  That’s a great question to ask of your life.  No single factor so determines the […]

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How to Work a Plan God’s Way

“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) God is sovereign over all things, including our plans, even those plans that don’t go as planned.  Planning is a good thing if done God’s way.  God expects us to plan, but He also expects us to hold those plans […]

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Imagining God’s Presence

Solomon concluded his search for the meaning of life with these words: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) What does it mean […]

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When Times Are Difficult

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  (Isaiah 41:10) When times are difficult, it is good to remember the promises of God.  But that’s easier said than done, because our […]

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Responding to Pain and Suffering

“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting […]

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