Whatever He Says

Whatever He Says  “His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you,  do it.’”  — John 2:5  “Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe.”  — Dietrich Bonhoeffer  Jesus, his mother, and disciples, were attending a wedding in Galilee when the wine ran out. Not good. Someone had seriously messed up. The Bible identifies […]

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Before the Fall

Before the Fall  “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted,”  — Matthew 23:12 NIV  “…that beating taught me humility in this sense. It taught me never to think that I was better than anyone else. It taught me that on any given day, you can be […]

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Get Up and Get Moving!

Get Up and Get Moving!  “If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.”  — Ecclesiastes 10:18, NIV  “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”  – Wayne Gretzky  It’s been said in different ways by […]

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Choices

“Choose this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”  — Joshua 24:15 ESV  “God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you’re tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice, […]

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If I Just Knew What to Do

If I Just Knew What to Do  “If you leave God’s paths and go astray, you will hear a Voice behind you say, “No, this is the way; walk here.”  — Isaiah 30:21 TLB  “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things …”  […]

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Slightly Bent

Slightly Bent  “…run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus…”  — Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV  “I’m seeing a lot of the problems right now. We’ve got players hurt from time to time, we had a very tough loss in New York, and it kind of gets you to say, ‘what?’ Man, […]

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A Clean Heart

“… Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me …”  — Psalm 51:10 NKJ  “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion—it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”  — Billy Graham “Lord Jesus, create a clean heart and […]

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God, What’s Going On Here?

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” — Psalm 27:14 ESV “The problem with waiting is that when we wait, we think that nothing is happening. The truth is that if we are waiting on God, all kinds of things are happening.” – Steve Farrar37 God, […]

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The Courage to Act

The Courage to Act “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:7 NIV “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do […]

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