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Overflow Not Overwork

So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerebbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6. Picture yourself rowing your boat in the rough seas, working extremely hard and not really getting any closer to shore, all the while right behind you sits an idle outboard […]

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Illuminate The Darkness

Have you ever lost power in your house and found yourself in the dark? You grope your way through complete darkness, trying to avoid banging your shins on the bed post or knocking over a lamp. If it is day time, you open the curtains to allow the daylight to help illuminate the darkness. You hope that your eyes quickly […]

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Strength Doesn’t Come By Wishing For It

If you are like many Americans, after a long day at work or school you drag yourself home and change your clothes and head off to the gym or fitness center to work out. Maybe you listen to your iPod while you use the elliptical machine or run on the treadmill. You might focus on cardio or weight training. Or […]

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It Is A Matter Of Perspective

Life is full of things we don’t have and dreams unfulfilled. But life is also full of things we can be thankful for. How we look at life can often be summed up by “is it half-full or half-empty?” Most catchphrases or sayings we use have stories behind them. We use them in everyday life but rarely know their origin. […]

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What (Who) Is Your Source Of Information?

In the age in which we live there is an endless supply of places to look for information. You can download apps to your smart phone and or other hand held devices that give endless sources of information. Google and other search engines provide endless websites that match your search criteria. Bookstores are full of books that address the topics […]

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More Than A Mountaintop Experience

You just left a terrific weekend long conference and you have that proverbial mountaintop high. The view from that perch is breathtaking. You feel an intense burst of joy and energy; you are ready to take on the world using all you garnered at the conference. Then Monday morning comes and the past due bills still sit on your desk, […]

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The Broken Cistern

None of us have to look too long or hard to find someone or something wanting to zap our energy, enthusiasm and excitement. It might be an annoying neighbor or co-worker. Maybe you feel trapped in a job that you do not like but circumstances are such that you just cannot look for new employment opportunities. You have bounced from […]

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Help, Waves Are Crashing Onto The Boat!

“A faith not tested is a faith not trusted.” That is a phrase we believe to be true. It is easier to trust God when the seas are calm and crystal clear than when you are in the midst of a fierce storm and your boat is seemingly ready to capsize. But just as you will not know if your […]

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Take Off Those Old Blue Jeans

Think for a minute about the last time you went to your favorite clothing store to buy some new clothes. Let’s say you were looking for some new jeans. You picked out a few from the racks and headed to the dressing room. What was the first thing you did once you got into the dressing room? You put on […]

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A Table For Two

You have gathered with your family to celebrate your mother’s 80th birthday. There are 25 people in the room, all trying to hold multiple conversations at the same time, the television is way too loud, and the neighbor’s dog is incessantly barking. You are at a concert and the music is so loud that you cannot even talk to the […]

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