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A Tree by the Water or a Bush in the Wasteland?

As we close the chapter on 2014 and turn the page to 2015, this is a good time to take an honest assessment of our lives. How am I doing physically? How am I doing emotionally, financially, relationally? And how am I doing in my walk with God? Where am I putting my trust; is it solely in God or […]

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Merry Christmas!

Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. That is good news that brings great joy to the world. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:22-23 And there […]

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Nine Reasons God Sent Jesus To Us

Nine reasons Jesus came. Nine reasons God sent Jesus into the world… 1) To forgive us of our sins, all of them, 2) To comfort us when we are hurting, we all hurt, 3) To walk with us through the dark times, and we’ve all been there, 4) To befriend us when we are lonely, 5) And to strengthen us […]

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Receive the Blessing of the Prince of Peace

Each Monday during Advent we will post from the Vineyard USA 2014 devotional titled Receive the Blessing: Experiencing Christ’s Love at Christmas. The theme of this year’s devotional is Christmas is about Love coming to find us – each one of us – right where we are. Each week we will post a different Advent Promise, a Scripture reading, and […]

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O, Come All Ye Faithful

    Can you sing this song with all your heart today? Not just sing the words but sing it like you mean it?   O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL Verse 1 O come all ye faithful Joyful and triumphant O come ye O come ye to Bethlehem Come and behold Him Born the King of angels Chorus 1 O […]

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You’re a Wise One, Mr. Grinch

With Christmas one week from today, we offer you this quote from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled […]

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Fold Your Wings and Trust and Rest

Trust is at the heart of faith. God calls us to trust in Him when the road ahead is easy to see AND when the road ahead is hard to see. Trust is easy in the former, but more difficult in the later. Hebrews 11:1 tells us this, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about […]

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Receive the Blessing of the Way to the Father

Each Monday during Advent we will post from the Vineyard USA 2014 devotional titled Receive the Blessing: Experiencing Christ’s Love at Christmas. The theme of this year’s devotional is Christmas is about Love coming to find us – each one of us – right where we are. Each week we will post a different Advent Promise, a Scripture reading, and […]

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Find Rest This Christmas Season

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3

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We All Have a Past … And a Future

In a world where not too much is certain, and the rules of the game seem to change, sometimes minute by minute, there is one universal certainty. And that one certainty is that we all have a past. Our past is filled with successes and failures, both big and small. Our past is filled with smiles and also with tears. […]

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