Practice Makes Permanent

Practice Makes Permanent “…train yourself for godliness.”— 1Timothy 4:7 ESV “We cannot attain or earn this righteousness…; it is a grace that is given…The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so that he can transform us.”— Richard Foster The shortstop made a crazy play, flipping the ball to the second baseman who rifled […]

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Real Men, Real Love

Real Men, Real Love “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.” — Psalm 51:14 “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you’.” — Billy Graham […]

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A Very Real Opponent

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”— Ephesians 6:12 “You were rubbed with oil like an athlete—Christ’s athlete—as though in preparation for an earthly wrestling match, and you agreed to take on your opponent.”— […]

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He Loves Me Anyway

He Loves Me Anyway “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” – Romans 7:24 “He knows me… This is momentous knowledge… There is tremendous relief in knowing that his love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, […]

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Praying Always

Praying Always “Pray without ceasing, Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”— 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 NIV “The greatest deterrent to an effective prayer life is the belief that everything has to be right before I can pray.”—Richard Foster I’ve heard a few prayers in my […]

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What Keeps You Awake at Night?

What Keeps You Awake at Night? “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” — Matthew 6:34, NKJ “Fear in the mind leads to anxiety in the body, reducing the quality and duration of life. Our God is able to sympathize […]

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Vapors

Vapors “So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” — Psalm 90:12 NKJ“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss The modern day definition of the word tragedy: being successful in the things that don’t matter, especially with the time we have left on earth.Listen.Life […]

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Time to Step Up

Time to Step Up “…who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”— 1 Samuel 17:26 “…all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― Malcolm Gladwell “I’m out of breath. This race is unbelievable, a race everybody wants to win.”— Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports, Elite Championship NASCAR Owner The […]

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Flawed, but Incredibly Valuable

Flawed, but Incredibly Valuable “For I know that in me (that is in my flesh) nothing good dwells. . . If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”— Romans 7:18 & 2 Corinthians 5:17 “The mind of a Pharisee thinks truth is […]

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Don’t Grit and Determine, Just Abide

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” — John 15:5 “Train hard, but then let the performance flow naturally. Don’t try to make something happen, just trust your stuff and let it happen.” — Gary […]

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