Monday Morning Faith – Faith for real life

Monday Morning Faith – Faith for real life

Monday morning faith when life gets real, our relationship with Jesus Christ can guide us and provide all we need to meet the demands of life. It does not need to stay in the church, nor be confined to Sunday. It is for every day, every minute. It is a living, close relationship with our God through his son, Jesus Christ. When that alarm rings, we can know God will supply all we need for life and godliness. Do you…

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Forgiven – More Than Forgiven, Washed Clean

Forgiven – More Than Forgiven, Washed Clean

God offers to forgive and to wash clean. Spotless. No stains to remind us of our sins. Many times in the Old Testament God pleaded with his wayward people to return to him as in Jeremiah 3:22,  “Return you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.” “Come now…though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18 He wants to forgive you and…

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10 Reasons to Hope – Promises of God

10 Reasons to Hope – Promises of God

Hope. Something we all need to get through rough times, right? Yes, we all need hope. God gives us a living hope. Wow! That sounds good. Not just words. Not a figment of our imagination. But a living hope directly from God. What does the Bible say about that hope? 1 Peter 1:3-6 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the…

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My New Year’s Wish for You

My New Year’s Wish for You

My New Year’s wish for my friends is that each of you would be enriched spiritually. How can you be enriched? Read God’s word. Join me every day in reading the Bible, our source for our spiritual enrichment. If you aren’t a regular Bible reader, you are starving yourself. It feeds our spirit and provides an unshakeable foundation to build our lives on. It is part of our spiritual armor – the sword of the Spirit which is the word…

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Birth of Jesus Christ – The Real Christmas Story

Birth of Jesus Christ – The Real Christmas Story

The birth of Jesus Christ  as told by Matthew is the Christmas story.  For believers, this is the time that we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. He gave up his exalted position in heaven to come down to earth. His purpose was to give his life a ransom for many. Every other part of this season pales in comparison to this important event. It is what makes it possible for us to be accepted by God.  Matthew 1:18 Now the…

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Holiday Stress – Sitting at the feet of Jesus

Holiday Stress – Sitting at the feet of Jesus

Holiday stress is a dark cloud threatening to steal our joy during this busy time of year. Expectations can overwhelm us. Trying to please everyone weighs us down. Our own plans and preconceived ideas clash with reality. We succumb to stress, anxiety, and depression. Wouldn’t it be nice to live protected from all this stress? There is a place where we can stay while carrying out all of our duties. It is sitting at the feet of Jesus. He doesn’t want…

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Choice or Default – Do we choose or slip into default?

Choice or Default – Do we choose or slip into default?

Allowing default requires no effort on our part. Choice requires thought and purpose. Choose to allow Christ to live through you. Don’t let your default setting, your old nature, rule your life. It may lead you away from your savior. When we choose not to choose our choice is made by default. As believers, our natural self is constantly warring against the life of God in our spirit. If we make no choice – we choose. Natural self by default wins….

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An Answer to Prayer – Panic Attack Update

An Answer to Prayer – Panic Attack Update

Do you remember my sharing with you more than a year ago about someone I care deeply about? To refresh your memory or if you didn’t see the post I will explain. I hadn’t seen this person in a few months. He had looked fairly healthy and clean. Then the end of July I saw him again and knew he was back on drugs. He looked underweight, hollowed-eyed, and jittery. It shook me to the core. Later that evening as…

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Thanksgiving – Four Benefits of Gratitude

Thanksgiving – Four Benefits of Gratitude

Gratitude benefits our lives in many ways. When we have a thankful mindset life looks so much better, don’t you think? I found this article on the benefits of gratitude. Here are four of the seven benefits listed in the article.  Physical health – fewer aches and pains Psychological health – reduces toxic emotions Increase empathy and reduces aggression Improves sleep That sounds like a lot of positive results of having a grateful attitude. Do you think this is something…

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Religious Reformers – Can We Change Ourselves

Religious Reformers – Can We Change Ourselves

Are we religious reformers? Trying to make ourselves better. The Bible says we must be kind loving, forgiving, etc. So we determine to get it right. Grabbing our emotions with a concentrated effort we attempt to remake ourselves. Martin Luther knew salvation was by faith and not be anything we could do. And spiritual growth was by faith not by natural efforts. Promises are followed by a slip-up. We tell ourselves it wasn’t too terrible, and we’ll do better tomorrow….

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