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Before Goliath, A Lion & A Bear

David conquered a lion and a bear before he ever faced the greatest challenge of his lifetime – Goliath. And prior to governing all of Egypt, Joseph ran Potiphar’s household. Have you ever considered that previous battles in your own … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering

Galatians 5:22-23 mentions nine gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the day is: Longsuffering.  What in the world does that mean?  Patience. Ooooh.  This is not a fun fruit, is it? Who likes to wait in the fast … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Galatians 5:22-23 lists nine fruit of the Spirit that each Christian should bear.  Today’s focus is peace. The dictionary defines peace as “freedom of disturbance, calm and tranquility”.  That sounds like the perfect demeanor, doesn’t it? How can we as … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

The second fruit of the Holy Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 is my favorite, joy! Nehemiah 8:10 says, “Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient … Continue reading

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A New Look at Psalm 23

Psalm 23 has long been a favorite passage of mine.  It calms my restless soul and brings me peace.  As I was reading it this morning, the Lord dropped this question in my spirit, “Is it possible to lie down … Continue reading

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As we close out another year…

There’s something a little sentimental about closing out the year, isn’t there?  On the one hand, we ask ourselves, ‘Did we accomplish all we had hoped to?’.  On the other, it’s an ending, a closure of sorts, and maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Two Choices

When facing a difficult challenge, we are left with a decision as to where our focus will lie.  Will we get stuck on the negativity of the situation or instead, set our eyes on the positive possibilities.  Life or death? … Continue reading

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