• Persevere!

    Posted: Jan 24 2013

    "Pray without ceasing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 When life is severe - and it often is ... what will you do?  Yes, the work is not finished. Pressures mount. Tensions threaten you. All of life is pressure. We all live with it. That means you are alive! Professional pressures. What career do I choose? How do I advance? What decisions are smart for my professional development? Do I need to go back to school again? Should I shift to a new profession?  Property pressures. The car, house and garden all produce pressure. Have you had something break down this week? The more things you own, the more things are going to break down. That's life.  On top of these pressures you add a little thing called personal pressure. You look in the mirror and say, "Ah, I'm getting gray. Is my tummy showing? I think my skin is sagging a...
  • Shocking Grace

    Posted: Jan 21 2013

    "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." -2 Corinthians 9:8 The story is told by historian Clarence McCartney of a Baptist pastor who had a terrible problem with a difficult member of his congregation during the time of the American Revolution. One day that difficult young man joined the army of General George Washington. He betrayed the army and was sentenced to be executed. The Baptist pastor walked seventy miles, hoping to pray with the young many before his execution.  When the pastor finally arrived at the army camp, he spoke to General Washington and appealed for forgiveness and pardon. General Washington heard him out, but said, "I'm very sorry, but I can do nothing for your friend."  "My friend? My friend? He's not my friend!"...
  • Fruit: The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

    Posted: Dec 28 2012

    Christmas is over, but God’s gifts never run out. Whenever you feel your Christmas joy running low, just ask the Holy Spirit to fill you up again. Here’s what the Spirit brings us 24/7/365:  LOVE JOY PEACE PATIENCE KINDNESS GOODNESS FAITHFULNESS GENTLENESS SELF-CONTROL (Galatians 5:22-23)  
  • We're Rich!!!

    Posted: Dec 13 2012

    The love of God is the greatest treasure anyone can have. It is greater than any bank account, any amount of fame, recognition or praise. It brings meaning to life. It brings a calling. It brings clarity. It brings life. The love of God is the fullness of what it means to be a human being. The love of God reaches to the deepest, emptiest parts of the human heart & fills it with life. This treasure is there for you all the time. You don't have to do anything to earn it.
  • Heaven Is Forever

    Posted: Nov 01 2012

    Truly think about this scripture & let it sink in...  "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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