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Kindness: A Strong Pillar of Faith, Strength for Today

Kindness: A Strong Pillar of Faith, Strength for Today

By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; (2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV) Forward Friday! The final normal Friday of the year. Would you agree? In midst of Paul’s hardships listed in 2 Corinthians, we find kindness listed among strong pillars in faith…purity, knowledge, patience, kindness. Thanksgiving week is like checking items off list, ready for a race. When thinking about Black Friday shoppers next week, schedules, and traffic- kindness may be the hardest gift to find. Kindness is a treasure when understood. People Thinking back to times I was unkind makes me shudder. A cluttered heart is never […]

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Surrender…Willing to Remove Contingents

Surrender...Willing to Remove Contingents

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 ESV) Melody flowing… He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and now I’m singing every day. While praying how God wants to encourage today, this melody kept flowing through my mind. I love my home church. Once back home after college, I never intended leaving. I would still be there today, if I had not surrendered my entire being to be Christ’s servant. Although, when making this deal with God, I should have added contingents. Then again…that would not have been […]

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Rebellious…Nations, States, Community…Churches

Rebellious...Nations, States, Community...Churches

“They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.’ ” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame. But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult. (Isaiah 45:24, 25 NIV) Motivating Monday! Nothing like fair warnings to kick those willing to listen into gear. The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites- a wealth of information. Isaiah, a prophet, saw and warned a rebellious nation. Chapter 1:2 Hear, O Heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: I reared […]

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Vain Belief: Possible When Careless W/God’s Word

Vain Belief: Possible When Careless W/God

Now I would remind you brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you- unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1, 2 ESV) Forward Friday! Time for forward movement after considering fruitless seeds of darkness. Seeds sown will either take a positive direction or be fruitless, overshadowed by darkness. Unless staying alert, darkness will envelop those ignoring warnings, believing in vain. Satan works feverishly to deceive mankind into discrediting God’s Word, The Bible. Truth or […]

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Fruitless Seeds of Darkness Vs. Fruit of Light

Fruitless Seeds of Darkness Vs. Fruit of Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(for the fruit of the light consist in all goodness, righteousness, and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with fruitless seeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:8-11 NIV) Motivating Monday! How do we motivate when fruitless seeds of darkness seem to be overtaking? Praise God for all parts of the world, reaping from seeds of goodness sown throughout the years. Deception is spinning here in America. People who have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, […]

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Slogan: Impacting Choices We Make

Slogan: Impacting Choices We Make

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8 ESV) Forward Friday! Happy to be moving forward, except sad to see baseball season over. The World Series was intense and came down to giving Houston more to celebrate. What are the chances of seeing so much good come out of Harvey, to have Astros be World […]

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Heart Topics, Close to Home…Praying

Heart Topics, Close to Home...Praying

“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:43-45 ESV) Heart to Heart!  What’s wrong in our society, reflects what’s happening with parenting. This is not a parenting blog. I promise to […]

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Disputes, Faith, & Helping People Stand

Disputes, Faith, & Helping People Stand

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters. (Romans 14:1NIV) Disputes Motivating Monday! Topic on disputes seem daunting for Monday. Nothing like opening a can of worms to catch a fish, keeping one from hunger. When disputes are allowed to linger, we begin depleting peace within. The problem is not disputes, the problem is how we handle. For God’s people, The Church, this is a powerhouse scripture to understand and apply to daily life. Faith In today’s times, weakness in anything is not acceptable or willing to be accepted. When testing faith, levels are presented in […]

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Team Opportunities: Winner/Losing…Our Choice

Team Opportunities: Winner/Losing...Our Choice

To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immorality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. (Romans 2:7, 8 NIV) Heart to Heart! Game 1 of the World Series, won by the Dodgers. My family loves Cardinal baseball. With Astros and Dodgers in the World Series, each are likable and wish both could win. Houston Strong is reason enough for an Astros’ win. Dodgers have the best pitcher in baseball, making first trip to World Series in his […]

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Diligent: Being Real, Defining Work Necessary

Diligent: Being Real, Defining Work Necessary

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (Proverbs 13:4 ESV) Motivating Monday!  Clearly two sides of the coin in today’s scripture. Which side do we land? To be richly supplied or get nothing? It’s all based on the sluggard or being diligent. Thinking back to Friday’s blog, in order for new to spring forth, we’re going to have work to do. It would be nice if supplies fell out of the sky, not likely to happen. This does make me think how water falls from the sky and would […]

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