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Jonah 2 – God answers your prayers

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Scripture & Thought Jonah 2:1 – “Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.” After the crew tossed Jonah overboard in the middle of a storm, God sent a custom-designed watercraft Jonah’s way.  In other words, He brought in a very large fish to swallow the prodigal prophet. Now, did God do […]

Where Do You Find Safety?

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I was reading this week, from Michele Cushatt, in her writings of “I Am Safe” and I wanted to share some of that with you all. I thought it was very fitting for our world today. She takes it from the scriptures of Ezekiel 34:28 – “They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid.” […]

Luke 19 – Jesus wants a relationship with you

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Scripture & Thought Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Easter is not about eggs and wearing pastel colors. That’s all fine, but that isn’t what Easter is about. It’s about Jesus wanting a relationship with you! Jesus was born to die—and to […]

The Significance of the Lamb

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Are you still hanging in there? Hold on just a little while longer…we’re gonna’ make it through this, with God’s grace and help, I just know it! In fact, it reminded me of the old song by Andre Crouch – “Through It All” “Through it all, through it all. I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve […]

Hebrews 13 – I will never leave you

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Scripture & Thought Hebrews 13:5 – “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.” I remember a time that I didn’t feel God’s presence. I woke up one morning and just didn’t have the great feeling I had before. And I thought, “I think God left me last night. What […]

Look for the Hope in Each New Morning

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It’s important that we try to reach out to each other during these days of worry, concern and uncertainty. Staying connected has never been more valuable, or important, than these days! So, let me encourage you that when someone comes to your mind, first of all to pray for them, then give them a call […]

Make Decisions to Avoid Mismatched Shoes

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It is important that we always be disciplined when times of choosing comes into play.  So many times we are tempted to take a shortcut, to compromise our integrity, to cheat just a little to get ahead, but what we don’t always realize in these moments of decision is that our choices will dictate our […]

Proverbs 24 – Be persistent in prayer

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Scripture & Thought Proverbs 24:16 “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by a calamity.” Dr. David Jeremiah, in his book “Life Wide Open,” writes this: “Passionate people hang in there when the going gets tough. They persist, they persevere, they never lose heart, and they […]

2 Corinthians 4 – Treasure for our bodies

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Scripture & Thought 2 Corinthians 4:7, 16 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us…Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” The Apostle Paul knew something about human frailty. […]

Our Lenten Journey

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We started our Lenten journey yesterday, capped off with our Ash Wednesday service last night. What a beautiful time we had together in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit guiding and ministering to us as we learned more of what it is to seek after God’s fullness for our lives. As you know, Ash Wednesday […]

1 Samuel 7 – Ebenezer stones

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Scripture & Thought 1 Samuel 7:12 “Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’” A line from Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” says, “Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I’ve come, And I […]

What is Behind that Life-Changing Breath of Wind?

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I have a story I’d like to share that comes from Carla Grace, that’s rather heartwarming. It reminds us that miracles happen all around us, all the time. We should be thankful! Two years ago in downtown Denver my friend, Scott, and I saw something tiny and insignificant change the world, but no one else […]

Psalm 27 – Wait for the Lord

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Scripture & Thought Psalm 27:4 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Habakkuk 2:3 “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”   Sometimes the longer we wait for a promise from God to be fulfilled; the more glorious is His answer. […]

He is the God of All Comfort

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Let’s keep “keeping on” as we journey the road of this Lenten season. God is at work! His Spirit is moving all over the place, and we have been experiencing the outpouring of His Spirit in our services! May God help us to stay sensitive to His leading and promptings in our lives, that He […]

John 1 – How do we practice koinonia?

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Scripture & Thought John 1:3 “We are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” “Christian Fellowship” – What does that mean? We know what “Christian” means. But what does “Fellowship” […]

It’s Your Choice, Be Thankful

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How are you doing with your Lenten commitments so far? I pray that you are experiencing blessed days on your individual Lenten journey. Just being available to let the Lord use you as you live your life is an amazing blessing. He shows up in the most interesting places and times! It is a great […]

The Decisions of Life Lie Within Our Hands

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I’m glad that with God’s help I can choose to see others in a new light, and trust that God will help me to extend His grace to those who may think and look at things differently than I. That is what I am working on through my journey during this Lenten season. What are […]

Galatians 2 – Our service to Christ

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Scripture & Thought Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” This season of Lent raises for us the idea […]

Matthew 7 – Ask, and keep asking

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Scripture & Thought Matthew 7:11 (NKJV) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Notice these words from John Wesley’s journal: “My horse was very lame, and my head did ache […]

2 Peter 1 – From renewal to excellence

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Scripture & Thought 2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” Philip Dormer Stanhope was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield. History remembers him as Lord Chesterfield. In his book, Letters to His Son, Chesterfield wrote these […]