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Feed: Nourishing Our Spirit with The Daily Bread of The Word

Just as we need to feed our natural bodies with wholesome food, we must nourish our spirit with the daily bread of The Word of God.  O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 Folks, I’m sorry to announce this, but I’ve become one… Continue reading Feed: Nourishing Our Spirit with The Daily Bread of The Word

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Dreams: Receiving Instruction, Warning, and Prophecy from The Lord

The Lord can speak to us in our dreams. Whether it’s an instruction, warning, or vision of things to come, we need to pay attention to what He’s showing us. For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon… Continue reading Dreams: Receiving Instruction, Warning, and Prophecy from The Lord

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Obeying: Learning to Be Hearers and Doers of The Word

To fully follow Christ, we must learn that obeying God means not only being hearers of the Word but doers also. Understanding God’s commands required following through as well.  It’s not a subject that’s all flashy and dressed up in lights. In fact, it’s a topic that some preachers try not to touch, even with… Continue reading Obeying: Learning to Be Hearers and Doers of The Word

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Shepherding: Sharing Christ’s Love with The Least of These

When we share the love of Christ with young people who are hurting, we can change the course of their lives. Shepherding in love is one way to do this.  I can almost feel the shock of cold in my fingertips as I recall those early winter morning walks to catch the school bus. Now… Continue reading Shepherding: Sharing Christ’s Love with The Least of These

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Rainbow: Seeking and Recognizing Signs from God

The Lord knows we need to see signs from Him in order to believe. So as we walk with Him, we can ask for and receive a rainbow that builds our faith.  Then Jesus said to him, Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe. John 4:48, NKJV The Rainbow…… Continue reading Rainbow: Seeking and Recognizing Signs from God

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Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

As born again believers, we leave behind our old, sinful nature to live in the newness of Jesus Christ. This is a choice we can make with the newness of each day. As a new year is upon us, I imagine that many people are eagerly anticipating something new. But as with any transition, I… Continue reading Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

Devotional · Stay Sane

Foolishness: Rejecting Worldly Wisdom to Follow Christ

Sometimes we feel foolish when we veer away from the path that the world prescribes for our lives, but choosing to live out our calling is not foolishness.  Years ago when I was in college, my mom gave me some sage advice. But at the time, I considered it foolishness. It was Thanksgiving break, and… Continue reading Foolishness: Rejecting Worldly Wisdom to Follow Christ

Devotional · Stay Sane

Pilgrims: Learning to Be in The World, Not of The World

As believers, we are pilgrims who live in the world but are not of the world. We must embrace this identity to truly follow Christ.  Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 1 Peter 2:11 Recently my sister in law made an intriguing comment.… Continue reading Pilgrims: Learning to Be in The World, Not of The World

Devotional · Stay Sane

Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

As we serve the Lord, we are called upon to do many small things. Only when He finds us faithful in these little things, will He entrust us with more.  For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice… Zechariah 4:10 One recent morning, I found myself getting flustered. The night… Continue reading Little: Being Faithful with the Small So He Will Entrust Us with More

Devotional · Stay Sane

Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us

Shifting our focus from ourselves to Christ, we die to self and live for Him. Alive in Christ, we reach the fullest expression of who He created us to be.  Recently I received an email from a friend who asked me two very simple yet thought-provoking questions. She was writing a talk for an upcoming… Continue reading Self: Shifting Our Focus from Ourselves to Christ in Us