Do You Know How to Receive? Learn what hinders God’s blessings.

Wouldn’t it be reassuring to know you can receive exactly what you prayed for? You can.  But, it won’t be based on who you are or what you have earned. No, instead it will be because of God’s goodness and his love for you. It is His good pleasure to…

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Protect Yourself—Overcome Your Vulnerable Season with this Three-fold Strategy.

Are you a new believer? Are you exhausted? Or, are you a seasoned Christian wounded by life’s challenges–death, divorce, sickness, failure, and the like? Those circumstances create the perfect opportunity for the enemy to attack you. You will either become the victor or the victim. It is your choice. The Bible…

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Are You Committed? Discover 7 Signs that Reveal Your Commitment Level.

A commitment is only priority when you decide to honor it, no matter what. If you find yourself breaking a commitment regularly, ask yourself: Why am I doing this? Did I promise because I’m afraid of disapproval? Am I agreeing to something just because everyone else is? Those are not good…

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Daddy Loves You

I remember when I was a teenager the thought of Valentine’s Day struck anticipation and terror into my heart. Every year on that day many girls would be receiving roses, candy and stuffed animals–right in the middle of class at school! On this unique day, interruptions for these special deliveries…

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Difficult Relationship? Love Forward.

“I’m done–I will not this behavior any longer!” We’ve all been at the end of our rope at some point with the challenging people in our lives. We have decided—they need to change, or else…   If Mr. Difficult Spouse is rude one more time, I’ll… If Mrs. Difficult Boss…

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Shhh…Don’t Complain.

I asked Jesus: “What gets on Your nerves the most?” His answer surprised me. I expected to hear him rail on the “big-time” sins like murder, lying or immorality. Instead, He replied, “Complaining.” He elaborated on the subject in great detail. Here’s what Jesus had to say…   Why do…

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You’re One of a Kind.

All is quiet. I’m watching the snow fall–at least six inches in a matter of a few hours; that’s a 12-year record in North Carolina. I gaze at my winter frosted backyard, awestruck. Did you know that “no two snowflakes are exactly alike — though there is no scientific reason…

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To Drink or Not to Drink? That is the question for many Christians.

I was attending a mid-week bible study at a local church when the subject of drinking alcohol came up. It became a hot topic with people making a passionate case for both sides—Sure, Christians can drink as long as it is done in moderation—it’s not a sin. Others say, Christians…

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Finish Your Work.

Everyone gets tired. Even Jesus became weary at times. What! Yes, even Jesus the Son of God, experienced fatigue. We can all relate. We may love the actual job, but not enjoy all the people we have to deal with to get the job done.   Jesus experienced this too.…

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Be Ready for Battle.

Bill* is an officer in the military. During a holiday visit, he shared a story about a firefight in the first wave of the Iraqi Freedom War and two soldiers who were not equipped for battle. It’s a strong lesson we can all learn from about being prepared.   Bill’s company…

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