The Path to Healthy Relationships

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”  (Ephesians 4:32)  We recently attended a wedding and the pastor said to the young couple, “This day is the easiest day you will have in marriage.”  I heard chuckles and a few “amens” from several in attendance, and […]

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I Got This!

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (Psalm 46:10)  We all face difficult situations.  No one is immune.  Our natural reaction is to tighten our jaw, steady ourselves and face the storm with determination and grit.  We often respond to […]

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Free in Christ!

“So, if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  (John 8:36) The opposite of freedom is bondage or enslavement.  Sadly, far too many people are living as trapped prisoners, shackled and weighed down with guilt, shame and a sense of despair.  Granted, few of us look that way on the outside, but […]

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God Opposes the Proud

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  (James 4:6) One of the most overlooked verses in the Bible is Numbers 12:3. It’s a phrase placed in a parenthesis.  (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) When you have time, read […]

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Hush, Be Still

“And He (Jesus) got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.”  (Mark 4:39) Take a moment and read this amazing account of Jesus asleep in a boat while the disciples were frantically fighting a storm. (Mark 4:35-41)  The disciples thought […]

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Endorse Others (Use Your Voice to Change a Life)

“When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you.”  (Ephesians 4:29) Our words can either tear others down or build them up.  Take a cue from God and speak an endorsement of […]

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When Anxious . . .

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”  (Philippians 4:4-5) These two verses lead into the famous text on being anxious for nothing, rather releasing our problems and pressures to God, trusting Him to give us peace which surpasses all comprehension.  […]

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God Directs Our Planning

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21) God orchestrates all the events of our lives. He supervises all that happens. All people and circumstances are within His control. God places ideas and plans in our hearts and minds and He often uses those ideas […]

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Be Strong

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” Ephesians 6:10 Are you strong in the Lord?  Are you operating your life and business in His strength or your own?  It’s either one or the other.  Today, perhaps more than ever, we need strong individuals, those who are willing to unashamedly stand […]

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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 an “others-centered” life. “One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of […]

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