growth, guidance

Hope for When We’ve Blown It

Hanging the phone up, I was devastated. Why is this happening? What is wrong with me? The person on the other end was calling from the Temp agency I had my job through, informing me that I was being fired…again. It was the second time in 6 months. I felt like such a failure. It’s tough when we realize that…

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Verse of the Week


You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) Looking for peace? It’s found through one source only…God.

Faith, God, guidance

A Brave Decision

I’m just going to come out and say it. My mother-in-law is the best. She is the kindest woman I know, and she has made me feel part of the family right from the start. She can cook too, just taste one of her cinnamon rolls, or her chicken and noodles. You would wonder why she isn’t on the Food…

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How to Avoid Arguments

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 NIV Listening is key to understanding one another and keeps us from saying something we may regret. It will also help diffuse anger that can easily get out…

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Facing Lions

Let me ask those who identify themselves as a Christ-follower this question. If a law passed that didn’t allow you to pray in your home, would you follow that law, or would you ignore it even if you knew there was certain punishment if you got caught? Daniel’s Story In Daniel chapter 6, Daniel faced that very incident. Being now…

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Three Means To a Strong Faith

The goal of any Christian is to have and maintain a strong faith. The question is, how do we do that? We are getting ready to wrap up the subject of faith this month. Let’s look at three ways to maintain a strong faith. Here we go: Strong Faith Starts with Trusting the Right Source Look at what Acts 4:10-12…

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Clear Directions

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;    do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do,    and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) Are you looking for direction in your life? Here is the formula.  It starts with who you trust and seek and how much you are willing to trust and seek. We…

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A Glimpse at Those Who Lived by Faith

Read Hebrews 11 Think about the following hypothetical scenarios. You and your spouse live in a nice home on a nice piece of land. You have a big pool and outdoor living space. Nearby are family and friends you invite over and entertain often. You’re in heaven. You love your life, and everything is just the way you dreamed it…

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Our Helper

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.                                                        Psalm 46:1 (NLT) Isn’t it comforting that we have help exactly when we need it? God is always available and is eager to come to the aid of his children.