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We Become What We Behold

Psalm 115:8 tells us that we become what we behold, “And those who make idols are just like them, as are those who trust in them.” Behold means “to see or observe.” Eyes are a gateway to the mind, heart and soul. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Desperation

The gift –of what?? Who in their right mind would classify desperation as -a gift? I would. Because every place of desperation within me that I have surrendered to the Lord, He has led me to healing and relief. In fact, … Continue reading

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Good and Perfect Gifts

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Good and perfect gifts…? What do we imagine as “good and perfect gifts” from God? … Continue reading

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Naked and Thankful

Who’s naked? I am. I live naked before God. Really. I realize that may sound kind of scary. But between me and Him, I am just transparent and raw. Fully exposed. And I am not ashamed of my humanity because I … Continue reading

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Romans 8 Days

In case you haven’t noticed, living in Romans 8 is now essential. If you haven’t already learned how to live in Romans 8, now is the time. Ask the LORD to teach you. The body of Christ on a moment by moment basis must live … Continue reading

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Baby Rescue

Early one afternoon I busied myself finishing a story I was working on while waiting for the 2:30 carpool hour. Our neighborhood is directly across the street from the school, so I can leave as late as 2:45 and still … Continue reading

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Fear of Man

Did you ever stop to think…that the fear of man is a form of slavery? How so? Because we are slaves to whatever controls us (2 Pet. 2:9). When we fear others, we lose our God-given freedom and allow them … Continue reading

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Done With Sin

Tough Question: Are you “done with sin” (1 Peter 4:1)? Yes___ No___ If you’re not “done with sin,” it may be because you avoid suffering. Passing through the doorway of suffering is necessary to break a sin cycle. Suffering in … Continue reading

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James 5:16 for Healing

 Therefore confess your sins to one other and pray for one other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 James 5:16 is one of the most important, overlooked and underutilized … Continue reading

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Climbing

Every weekday morning the crowds gathered. They stood waiting in line outside the Life Museum. Security guards managed to keep order by roping off the main foyer allowing one at a time groups of twelve to enter the eastern wing. The … Continue reading

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Love

Love…what is love? God is love (1 John 4:8). [God = love.] If we want to know love, we must know God because God is love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 is the “love chapter” of the Bible. Because God is love, we can … Continue reading

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The Pink Ribbon

Years ago our youngest daughter struggled with separation anxiety while sleeping alone in her room. To help her feel more secure and connected to me, I cut a lengthy strand of pink (her favorite color) gift wrapping ribbon and tied … Continue reading

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