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God’s Presence To Me In A Person This Week…

Jeremiah Hammett is a young man in whose life our Lord is truly working.  It’s awesome to meet with him and listen to the questions about God, the Bible, and our Lord Jesus that Jeremiah has. He doesn’t realize it, but when I’m teaching at church, Jeremiah’s eyes are locked-in and he’s on task to...

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An Important Article I’ve Read This Week…

Choose Growth Over Comfort — Your Success Depends on It On success.com, June 1, 2018, by Margie Warrell. More often than not, I find the practical relates directly to the spiritual.  God surprised me by showing up in the weirdest places! In her article, you’ll find this quote… “Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM, said something...

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Quote I’ve Been Contemplating This Week…

“The splendor of a human heart that trusts it is loved unconditionally gives God more pleasure than Westminster Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, the sight of 10,000 butterflies in flight, or the scent of a million orchids in bloom. Trust is our gift back to God, and he finds it...

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Scripture That’s Been On My Mind This Week…

“Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, ‘I do believe; help my unbelief.’” Mark 9:24 NASB My heart aches for this worried father!  Doesn’t yours? He’s at his wit’s end.  Not that he’s angry with his son, it’s just that he’s been dealing with this possession of his son’s very life for a very...

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Building a Life Rhythm: Why Meditation?

“Be still, and know that I am God…I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalms 46:10-11 KJV Throughout the Word of God, especially in the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testament, God repeatedly gives us examples of meditation.  The one above...

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A Person Who’s Revealed The Presence of God To Me This Week…

Amber Trader is an amazing young woman of God and of His grace.  Joining Amber in the picture to the left is her fiancée who recently passed away, Hank Maynard. Even in the midst of a time of deep grief, sadness, and loneliness, Amber’s light has beamed brilliantly for Christ.  She is an impressive young...

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New Message Series Begins Sunday, 11 AM, at Renewal Chapel

Both your own life and scientific evidence proves that human beings can thrive even in the worst of circumstances.  Even in the midst of tremendous loneliness, women and men can indeed thrive. One of the main reasons people don’t thrive during times of loneliness is the perception that they are alone — the only one. ...

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Quote I’m Considering This Week…

“There’s nothing more liberating to the heart and mind of a man than knowing he is enough as evidence of what he alone has created.” Ryan Michler, from Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, Copyright 2018, Ryan Michler. (Click title to purchase) Creation is God’s work.  Yet He has...

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Scripture that’s been on my mind this week…

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalms 139:23-24 NASB This a Prayer From a Heart That Really Trusts In God’s Unchanging Love! David is asking God to pierce through...

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Rest: Part of God’s Desire For You

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” Psalms...