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The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout

To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His.  (Job 12:13) Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with […]

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The Blessing

Genesis 12:1-2 – Now the LORD said to Abram,” Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a […]

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Why Was Jesus Born in a Barn?

Why was Jesus born in a barn alongside stinky animals?  Why was his birth announcement given to lowly shepherds rather than important high ranking officials?  Why was he born in an obscure village to an unknown girl and carpenter? I don’t claim to have all the answers surrounding the birth of Jesus, but God certainly […]

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How to Breathe Life into Others

“May (God) grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers. May God give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans […]

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Four Choices in Building Strong Relationships

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all […]

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Live Others-Centered

We must daily resist the temptation to live a life centered around ourselves. Life is so much bigger than us, and the life well lived is one that focuses on serving others.   Read Luke 5:17-26 and learn from some guys who lived the “others-centered” life. “One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of […]

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Ten Tips for Serving Others

Life is much more fulfilling when you go about your days seeking to serve others.  This week, notice the needs of others around you and choose to eagerly respond.  Jesus lived this way.  He emptied himself in order to serve others. (Philippians 2:6-9). Truths about Serving You and I were made to serve God and […]

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What Really Matters?

A good question to ask yourself is, “As I live, work and play today, what really matters?”  Whatever you value, will capture your attention and drive your actions. We must renew our minds everyday in order to stay aligned with God’s desires.  If we aren’t alert and watchful, we will be deceived into a wrong pattern […]

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A New Perspective

Perhaps you saw the news report a few years ago about the rescue of Brandon Wright, who crashed his motorcycle into a car near the campus of Utah State University. He was hopelessly trapped beneath the burning car. With no time to waste, by-standers reacted and worked together to lift the 4000 pound car, risking […]

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Bang! You’re Dead!

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  (Galatians 2:20) John Mason, in The Impossible is Possible, tells about a […]

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