Growth

These are exciting times for the rancher and me, as we countdown the days until our fifth grandchild is born. In seven months we gain a lovely daughter-in-law. Yes, our family of six has grown to a noisy number of almost fifteen, and we hope it continues. Growth in the physical sense adding to the […]

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Habit

Webster defines habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice especially one that is hard to give up to become automatic There is a popular method suggesting that a habit can be formed in twenty-one days. The rule is simple enough. Commit to a personal or professional goal for twenty-one days. After, three weeks, the […]

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ENOUGHNESS

I was getting ready for the Christmas program at our church the other Sunday. Such a busy but fun time of year. There are weeks of program practice, there are decorating the stage and recreating the nativity scene. As I was sifting through my American, walk-in- closet in hopes of finding the “right” outfit to […]

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Time

The average adult makes 30,000 choices a day, with approximately 48 thoughts a minute. We can choose our attitude. We can choose our attitude. Will we be critical, prideful, impatient, blame someone else, and/or selfish? Or will we begin to intentionally catch the negative attitudes in our lives? Philippians 2:5 You must have the same […]

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The Right Kind of Strong

A.W. Tozer said, “What we think about God is the most important thing about us. We need to remember this in our day, a day in which there is a lot of sloppy and silly thinking about God. If we have a low or inaccurate view of God, our worship will be shallow and skewed […]

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A Gomer girl

Hosea 1:3 Tells us Hosea married Gomer. After the instructions to go marry a prostitute, he chooses a girl named Gomer. Was Gomer pretty? Did she look kind underneath her label? Was there something Hosea saw in her eyes? Did their eyes meet and Hosea felt a connection? Prostitute: Someone who gives themselves away for […]

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Be A People Who Changes The World

If you could, how would you change the world? Have everyone get along? Work together? If you could, how would you change your community? Less crime? Fewer children wandering the streets? Where does the change begin? How would you change yourself? Change: to make or become different Matthew 5:13-16 Let me tell you why you […]

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Walk in the Spirit

Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? What is Paul in Galatians really telling us to do? The Greek verb translated walking contradicts the idea that victory for Christians means that we do nothing. That we become passive or […]

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Hiding

Is the most Adam-like trait in all of us, the impulse to hide? Is hiding our most natural state…. when we struggle or sin? In the beginning, God asked Adam, “Where are you?” Adam replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. Genesis 3: 8-10 Exodus 2:14-15 Moses fled to the land […]

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What Kind of Fruit Are You

A good tree can’t produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart. ” What you say flows from […]

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