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Cultivating the Soil

We had some shrubs in our front yard that we removed. That left a bare spot in which we wanted to plant grass seed. But before we planted grass seed we needed to cultivate the soil and remove anything under the surface that would inhibit the new grass from growing. If we did not do that step first and simply […]

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God Is Your Shelter

The psalms are often a place to turn in scripture when you need to find intimacy with God or when you feel threatened and seemingly have no place to hide. The psalms are often called the Bible’s songbook. Today we want to share Psalm 61, which is a prayer for safety in God’s presence. The author is David and from […]

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A Cold Bottle of Water Tastes Good!

Not too long ago, having a glass of water was a simple choice. You just finished cutting your lawn on a hot summer day and you headed into your house to drink a cold glass of water. It was simple, you filled your glass with ice and then you either got the water from the kitchen faucet or you poured […]

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Birds and Flowers

In yesterday’s post we talked about not allowing yesterday to hold you back from today and tomorrow. Click here to read that post. Today we want to talk about the flip side of that same coin; not worrying about tomorrow. Mark Twain once said, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Isn’t it true […]

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Game Film

What happened, or didn’t happen, yesterday is in the past. While it might help to set your course for today and tomorrow, it should never hold you back. Yesterday is done and gone. I was on the football team in high school and college, and we had many big wins and devastating losses. After each game we celebrated the win […]

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Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Today we encourage you to recite Psalm 100 all day and watch how doing so helps to give you an attitude boost- one that brings joy, thankfulness, and helps carry you through the rough patches. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is […]

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God Knows How It All Fits Together

We have all heard the phrase “He or she knows the big picture” or maybe we say that they don’t know the big picture. What we usually mean is that the other person does or does not understand the entire situation or issue. And often times that is true, we only know certain pieces of the puzzle and therefore things […]

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There Is Power In the Name of Jesus!

Why do we end our prayers by saying, “In the name of Jesus.” First off, Jesus told us to pray that way, and second, there is power in His name. In John 14 as Jesus began His Farewell Discourse (chapters 14-17), he said this to his disciples – “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the […]

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What Clothes Do You Wear?

Today we want to share a few verses from a longer passage of scripture that is often called “rules for holy living.” We always desire to give you verses in context because all meaning is context dependent. The third chapter of Colossians begins by stating that once we become followers of Jesus, the bar for what is acceptable is raised. […]

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Do You Need to Walk Down a Different Street?

Albert Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Many of us fall into that same trap. We think that this time things will be different. But sadly, most times the result is the same, and it often causes harm to us and others. And soon we find ourselves doing and […]

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