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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Who’s Pursuing Who?

Who’s Pursuing Who? “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.”– Philippians 2:13 NLT “After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power […]

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The Courage to Fear

The Courage to Fear “Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” — Matthew 10:28 “To fear the Lord is to be overwhelmed with wonder before the greatness of God and his love. […]

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Remember This

Remember This “Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you [Timothy], continue in what you have learned.” 2 Timothy 3:13-14 NIV “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.”— Winston Churchill Remember that special coach that cared about […]

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“But”

“But” “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel…”– 2 Kings 5:15 NKJ “You face your greatest opposition when you’re closest to your biggest miracle.”— T. D. Jakes Often, the most powerful, life-changing miracles seem to happen in the “buts” of life. Consider the story of Naaman. […]

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Earthquake Praise

Earthquake Praise “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4 “Many Christians have made the dramatic discovery of the ancient truth that we are called to praise God in all circumstances, and that miracles are often the result, the biggest of all usually being the melting of our heart.” — […]

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From Disappointment to Reappointment

From Disappointment to Reappointment  “He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My […]

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Taking Punches but Not Going Down

Taking Punches but Not Going Down  “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”  — 2 Corinthians 4:8 NKJ  “God, I know that if you bring me to it, you will bring me through it. I know you […]

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