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DownTime

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Believe it or not, it's okay to have some downtime.

Happy Thanksgiving

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There is always something to be thankful for, even though it may not seem that way when everything is crashing down and our life is coming apart at the seams.

Is it possible to KNOW God?

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Wouldn’t it be great to really KNOW God?

A High View of God

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Recent years have seen an increase in teaching that emphasizes God’s love, forgiveness, and intimate presence with His people.

Fooling Ourselves

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"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." --James 1:22 (NLT)

ADOPTION: An Expression of Love

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Because you are God’s children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, “Abba! Father!” --Galatians 4:6 (GW)

Taking a Leap of Faith

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There is an old adage that many of us have either forgotten or never heard…

An Open Book

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There is an old saying that says, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” We become ‘open books’ as we share our thoughts and our interests with others.

Mixed Messages

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There seems to be a lot of confusion among those who profess to be Christian.

Zero Tolerance

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The idea of a ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ has caught on like wildfire in the 21st Century.

Year's End Whirlwind

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Is it just me, or do the last two months of the year go by in a * blink of the eye * for you as well?

Changes

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“And I see changes happening every day.” –From the LOGGINS & MESSINA LP, "Mother Lode" (1974)

In the Beginning

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In the beginning was God, and everything that He created was good. At least, that’s how the story goes.

A Clean Slate

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The New Year is a time many people like to look at as a clean slate.  The past is behind them and the New Year brings an opportunity to start afresh.

From Bad to Worse

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In the 24 th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus paints a glum picture of the future when he is pressed by his disciples to tell them about the “last days.”

Truth Is Not Subjective

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There is only one God and it’s not you!

Knowledge Without Humility

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“Knowledge shall increase, but wisdom shall wane.”

Prepared for the Worst

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When a disaster strikes, many people have no idea what they should do.

Sharing Christ With Others

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In a discussion about sharing Christ with others, one person had this to say…

Idle Gossip

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Some people think gossip is a good thing.

Every Careless Word

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On the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.

A Double Whammy

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One Verse — Two topics

The Lord Our God

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According to an article in the April 22nd, 2007 edition of (the now defunct newspaper), The Arizona Star , referring to Christ as Lord is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Between Darkness and Light

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Why do so many of us who claim the name of Christ, find ourselves  'walking a razor's edge' between the darkness of this world and light of Christ?

Mainstream Christianity

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The word “mainstream” is a barbarism of the words main and stream . They really do not belong together when using proper English.

Going Above and Beyond

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Going Beyond What is Required or Expected

Learning to Pray Like Moses

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Prayer is a scary, awkward proposition for many people.  It's the kind of activity that they would just as soon leave to the religious professionals.

Praying When Tempted

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Temptation is tough. It is a test. It is an enticement to do wrong. It may involve great pleasure, a chance to escape risk, or illegitimate gain. Whatever the offering, it is usually attractive.

Five Finger Prayer

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Here is a wonderful aid to getting into a good habit of daily prayer.

Overcoming Obstacles to Prayer

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Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said, “I don't know how to pray”?

When You Pray

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What to do when you pray, according to what Jesus taught.

Praying for Help

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Breaking down The Lord's Prayer in a meaningful way.

Persistence in Prayer

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Do you ever feel impatient with God?  Does He seem late in answering your requests or meeting your needs?

Daily Prayer

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Daily prayer is a blessing, not a chore.

A Talk With God

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By Neil Miller (as adapted for those in recovery)

Nehemiah’s Model Prayer

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Nehemiah’s model prayer offers several important lessons for believers today about how to practice the discipline of prayer.

Connecting with God

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Prayer is powerful! 

God Answers Fervent Prayer

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Prayer is not a gimmick by which we charm or coerce God into giving us what we want. Prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgment of our true situation before the Lord and an admission of our need for His divine help.

Aspects of Prayer

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Eight aspects of prayer to help you enhance your prayer time.

Not Just, But Also

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Faith is NOT JUST a matter of BELIEVING RIGHTLY, BUT ALSO a matter of LIVING RIGHTLY!

Opinionated and Narrow Minded

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"For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.' The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by all her children." Luke 7:33-35 (RSV)

False Positives

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Life is replete with 'false positives'.

Your Witness Bugs Me

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Even the bugs of the earth offer us a lesson from God -- when we take time to consider them!

The Passing of a Loved One

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Now that mom is gone, what’s next, Lord?

The Word GOD

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Yes, I entitled this article correctly. I did not leave out a word. I am definitely referring to the actual word 'god', not the word of God.

Sick to my Soul

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I am sick to my soul with carnality.

Clean Thoughts

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I'm not sure why, but it seems that God's Spirit likes to communicate with me while I'm taking a shower.

A Letter to a Friend

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Dear Brother in Christ,

Christian Spam

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I wonder how much better our blog entries and social media comments would be if we were to pray prior to posting what is on our hearts and minds?

Bound and Gagged

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For a long time, the basis of “ Calvinism ” has repeatedly given me pause to consider, “What say, if any, do I have in my salvation?”