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Joyfully Magnify Christ

“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”  (1 Peter 2:9) You are a minister of God!  If you have responded to the grace of God […]

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Trigger Thoughts

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”  (Colossians 3:1-2) To an athlete, learning to focus is of utmost importance. Knowing how to block out all other thoughts and […]

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Living in the Moment

Moses, after accepting Divine assistance to rescue the Israelites, said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” And God […]

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How to Stay Vibrant and Productive

If you want to be productive and deeply satisfied, follow the instruction in Psalm 1. Psalm 1: 1-3 – “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of […]

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God’s Word to Workaholics

Really it’s a word to all of us, and one that we often disobey. Exodus 20:8-11 – “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, […]

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How to Know God’s Plan and Purpose

“A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of understanding draws it out.” Proverbs 20:5 I love the imagery of this verse.  Deep within every one of us is God’s plan and purpose for our lives.  Before we were even born, He shaped not only our bodies, but […]

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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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Encountering the Resurrected Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything for the first disciples, and this transformation is perhaps best seen in the life of Simon Peter, the professional fisherman who was called by Jesus to elevate his fishing skills to a new level. “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”  (Matthew 4:19) The impulsive […]

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Shallow or Deep?

“If you listen to the Word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you […]

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Talk Less, Listen More

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.” Colossians4:2 “Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 The busyness of […]

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