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Start Your Day With Gratitude

Sometimes when we are under stress it’s hard to see anything to be grateful for. Maybe you overslept because your alarm clock didn’t wake you or perhaps you had repeated nightmares or maybe one of your kids was up sick all night. Psalm 100: 4 says, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with […]

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Can You Resist?

My devotional reading this morning had to do with the story of Joseph and how he resisted Potiphar’s wife when she tried to seduce him. In case you are not familiar with the story, it goes like this: Jacob had twelve sons and the second youngest was called Joseph. Jacob loved Joseph more than the […]

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Wait For It

Last week I was forced to do something I dislike – wait. I was traveling by plane to New York for my brother’s funeral and since I always try to make my life as stress-free as possible, I arrived at the airport exactly two hours before my flight. To top it off, I checked in […]

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Walking In Love

Her face radiated joy as she spoke about the change that came over her when she accepted Christ as her Savior. She said, “Before that, I was a mess. I knew I loved my daughter and those around me, but I had no idea how to express that love. As a result, my marriage broke […]

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monday motivation – but god

While searching for an idea for this morning’s blog, I came across a Facebook post by one of friends with the title above – “BUT GOD.” Since my friend made her post public, I know she wouldn’t mind me mentioning it on my blog. She had gone for a mammogram – not the usual routine […]

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monday motivation – be careful who you listen to

Dr. Martin Luther King had the gift of oratory. When he spoke, people listened and acted upon what he said. Jesus Christ was able to sway the multitudes with His powerful words and is still doing so today through His written word. In today’s culture, both these men would be called influencers. Many of us […]

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monday motivation – do you want to be well?

Jesus asked this question of a disabled man who had been sitting poolside for thirty-eight years, “Do you want to be well?” It was believed that an angel came during a certain season and troubled the water and whoever got into the pool first after the angel had stirred it up would be cured. Jesus’ […]

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Monday motivation – stop comparing yourself to others

Recently I read a very interesting piece of scripture in my morning devotional. Jesus had just asked Peter if he loved Him. This was after Jesus’s crucifixion when Peter had so shockingly denied knowing Christ. Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him. The third time Jesus asked the question Peter felt hurt and […]

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Monday motivation – rejuvenate yourself

Rest is essential When you are physically tired, what comes to your mind? A relaxing bath, your nice warm bed,  a quiet place? After a long day of preaching and teaching the crowds who followed Him, Jesus often invited His disciples to retire to a quiet place to rest. If Jesus needed to rest, we do […]