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Friends? Laying Down His Life…Greater Love

Friends? Laying Down His Life...Greater Love

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. (John 15:13, 14 ESV) Forward Friday! If I was a betting person, and I am not…I would never gamble with my Spiritual journey. Many find items to worship, yet, fail to take Jesus serious. Yes, He has forgiven a thief on the cross- we’ll see him in Heaven. Yes, Jesus healed people with no faith…yet, would I wait to be one of them. Healing I will always want, thinking I am a lucky […]

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Discipline- God’s Way, Repent and Benefit

Discipline- God

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” (Hebrews 12:4-6 ESV) Fun? Discipline is not fun, it’s not fun giving and it’s not fun receiving. However, we need discipline to produce respectful behavior, and in […]

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Flesh Vs. Heart, World Vs. God’s Will

Flesh Vs. Heart, World Vs. God

For all that is in the world- the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life- is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (First John 2:16,17 ESV) Forward Friday! What a week! As I ponder God’s leading, I keep saying, “God, I really do want to be a nice person.” I can no longer withdraw, there are wonderful people around to become friends. Yet, life lessons and some day I will have […]

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Character Produces Hope, No Shame

Charterer Produces Hope, No Shame

…but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 ESV) Motivating Monday! Character is everything. The Masters’ golf tournament concluded, 2018 winner is Patrick Reed. Earning the right to wear the prestigious, green blazer, tells how hard every winner has worked to win this tournament. Too bad articles have been written unfavorable about him, yet all seem to go back to […]

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Overcome Evil With Good, developing Genuine…

Overcome Evil With Good, developing Genuine...

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21 ESV) Forward Friday!  Beloved- God loves us so much! Overcome evil with good. Sounds simple enough, not so much tit for tat. Retaliation is not a practice instructed by God. The […]

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Man’s Plan Vs. God’s Immeasurable Greatness

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The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 ESV) Motivating Monday! April 2, 2018- I have been married for 24 years. Over the weekend, the melody of Because He lives…all fear is gone, has permeated my thoughts. Jesus did rise again, seated at the right hand of God, interceding for mankind, including you and me. Have you ever felt desolate? Seeing no hope in a situation? Planning our own ways, man’s plans, without seeking God’s Will, allows for detours and never finding our way. Man’s Plans Surrendering self-ideologies, or man’s ways may cause […]

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Enemies of The Cross: Good News For You!

Enemies of The Cross: Good News For You!

For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:18-20 NIV) Perfect Timing The movie, I Can Only Imagine, came out in perfect timing. The example of redemption, God’s purpose prevailing in Bart. The knowledge given to Bart, knowing who to contact and keep […]

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Walk, Rooted, Built Up, Established…It’s Monday!

Walk, Rooted, Built Up, Established...It

Therefore, as you received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in Thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6, 7 ESV) Motivating Monday!  Yesterday, our pastor’s sermon was one for the history books. He began discussion with a security blanket and how we all have items held tight for security before releasing to embrace healing or new God has for us. Let’s see…change was a big word he used. I encourage all to listen to full message found on Cape Lacroix Church’s website. Walk During worship, the […]

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Meaningless Talk: Avoid Being Misled

Meaningless Talk: Avoid Being Misled

“I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal. You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?” (Job 27:11, 12 NIV) Forward Friday!  Let’s move forward! Why leave room for any meaningless talk? Last week my 14 year old says, “Mom, you have to read Job 20!” Almost stunned, I replied, “I sure will!” Wow! My youngest taking upon herself to read Job, this momma’s heart was proud as if she performed a hat trick in her last soccer game. However, I am thankful to be brought back […]

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Division…Unified, God’s Plan For Victory

Division...Unified, God

Elisha said to the King of Israel, “What do we have to do with each other? Go to the prophets of your father and prophets of your mother.” Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, I would not look at you or even notice you. But now bring me a harpist? (2 Kings 3:13a, 14 NIV) The Difference… Three Kings and one made the difference when matters depended on God’s intervention. The Old Testament is fascinating with history and stories that […]

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