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Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other. – Proverbs 27:17 (CEV) Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful. And … Continue reading

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Labor – Is this a good thing?

There have been moments in my life that have helped me to define the word “labor.” My grandparents owned a farm. I grew up learning about milk cows, Angus cattle, and chickens. Bailing hay, gathering eggs, and picking gooseberries in … Continue reading

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Roses and Thorns

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Out the Baby with His Bath Water

Always be joyful. Continually be prayerful. In everything be thankful, because this is God’s will for you in the Messiah Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire. Do not despise prophecies. Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is … Continue reading

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Obedience: A Choice of the Spirit and Heart

Our Lord, you bless everyone who lives right and obeys your Law. You bless all of those who follow your commands from deep in their hearts and who never do wrong or turn from you. You have ordered us always … Continue reading

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Pain

I am about to collapse from constant pain. I told you my sins, and I am sorry for them. Many deadly and powerful enemies hate me, and they repay evil for good because I try to do right. You are … Continue reading

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Children and Suffering

Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah (31:15): “A cry was heard in Ramah— weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” – Matthew 2:18 (NLT) … Continue reading

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Have you read Psalm 170?

Standing in Your presence Lord, my heart and life are changed. Just to love You and to live to see Your beauty and Your grace. Heaven and Earth cry out Your name! Nations rise up and see Your face. And … Continue reading

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How to be Perfect

Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us, fixing our attention … Continue reading

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Forgiving Myself

The instructions of theLord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lordare trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lordare right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of theLord are clear, giving insight for living. … Continue reading

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