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How To Pray For The Impossible

10/7/2019
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Those difficult circumstances you’re dealing with right now--how do you see them? As insurmountable? Or as an opportunity for God to do the impossible?

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Why You Can Have Hope In Grief

9/30/2019
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Was last night a sleepless one for you because you recently lost someone dear to you? Maybe weeks have gone by, but somehow you’ve not been able to process the grief. You spent most of the night crying, and even now, the tears are flowing.

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A Woman Of Surprising Faith

9/23/2019
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One chapter in the Bible consists of a listing of people famous for believing and trusting God It’s in the book of Hebrews, chapter eleven. You’d expect to find Abraham and Moses there. But you may be surprised to see a woman listed who was not exactly chairman of the Spiritual Life Committee of her church. In fact, she was a prostitute. Her name is Rahab.

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How to Give The Very Best Gift

9/16/2019
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Sometimes the very best gifts we give are those that we give spontaneously—on the spur of the moment—just because our hearts tell us we should. We don’t stop to ask how much the gift will cost. We just impulsively give.

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Don’t Stop Climbing!

9/9/2019
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Have you ever noticed in the Bible this pitifully sad description of old age that King Solomon gave us 3000 years ago? He wrote, Don't let the excitement of being young cause you to forget about your Creator. Honor him in your youth before the evil years come--when you'll no longer enjoy living. It will be too late then to try to remember him when the sun and light and moon and stars are dim to your old eyes, and there is no silver lining left among your clouds [no doubt a reference to...

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Why Do I Get So Stressed?

9/2/2019
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Patricia Sprinkle, author of Women Who Do Too Much, writes “Stress does not come from being busy. Stress comes from being busy about things we don’t want to do, or from not being busy about things we do want to do.”[i] [i] As quoted in Mary M. Byers, How to Say No and Live to Tell About It (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2006), 105.

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What Does God Want You To Do With Your Life?

8/26/2019
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Much is being written these days about purpose—that is, about finding your personal reason for being on Planet Earth. What does God want you to do with your life?

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From Trash To Treasure

8/19/2019
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Once in a while there is a commercial on television that truly catches my attention--instead of merely irritating me because it interrupted the program I was watching. An ad like that recently showed a woman taking the broken pieces of a beautiful blue and white vase that no doubt had been a favorite. She glued the pieces onto a glass vase in such a way that she created a lovely new pattern. Then she filled in the spaces with paint as if it were grout. A bouquet of fresh flowers completed...

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Ministry Of The Hairbrush

8/12/2019
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Bible study teacher Beth Moore tells of the day she was waiting to board a plane when she caught sight of a thin, disheveled elderly man bent over in a wheelchair. What struck her most, Beth said, was his long, stringy, tangled gray hair. God began to speak to her.

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Bernadette’s Story

8/5/2019
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If you read my book More Precious Than Diamonds, you may remember the story of Bernadette, a young woman who longed for a child at the same time her husband, Alex, was battling what turned out to be terminal cancer. The good part to her story is that before her husband passed away, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

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How Long Is Eternity?

7/29/2019
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Lying in bed the other night waiting to fall asleep, I got to thinking about eternity. Pretty heavy subject when you’re supposed to be winding down for the night! I thought how hard it is for us human beings to get a handle on anything that will last forever because we everything we see on this earth has an ending point, including our own lives.

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When Is It Okay To Do Nothing?

7/22/2019
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It’s not my nature to sit and do nothing. I like to be busy--to feel that I’m accomplishing something that counts. So, when a few months ago I found myself spending more and more time just sitting on the sofa watching “whatever” on TV, I knew that was not normal for me. OK, I’ll admit this happened during a period when I was very, very tired, so I probably should not have felt guilty. There were reasons why I didn’t feel like attacking any projects or being particularly productive....

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You Can Fight Discouragement

7/15/2019
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See if this scenario fits you. Everything seems to have gone wrong lately. Your job is shaky, your health isn’t great, your family has problems, and your finances—well, let’s just say your bank account has acute anemia.

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When You Need God’s Help

7/8/2019
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Comfort—it’s a word I like to hear. It has such a—well, reassuring sound to it, right? It’s also a Bible word. Bible teacher G. Campbell Morgan says that the word “comfort” occurs in some form ten times in just five verses. That’s in 2 Corinthians chapter 2.

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How To Use What You Have

7/1/2019
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George Washington Carver was an American botanist back in the 1900s who became famous for discovering 300 uses for the lowly peanut. Most people wouldn’t have been willing to devote their lives to a mere peanut. But the story goes that Carver once asked the Lord, “Lord, what is the universe?” The Lord said, “George, that’s too big for your little head. Suppose you let me take care of the universe.” Greatly humbled, the scientist asked, “Then, Lord, if the universe is too big for me to...

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What To Do In A Storm

6/24/2019
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Jesus was tired. He had taught large crowds of people who were gathered at the Sea of Galilee—crowds so large, in fact, that he taught from a boat to keep from being crushed.

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Advice For A Procrastinator

6/17/2019
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The slogan on the t-shirt said, “Procrastinators, Unite—Tomorrow.” Can you relate to that? Most of us are very good at putting off until tomorrow what we don’t want to do today. Some of us even go so far as to make lists of what we know we should do. We carefully arrange the tasks in order of importance—and then totally ignore the list and do what we wanted to do in the first place. I know, because I’m a procrastinator.

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How To Keep Your Kids From Killing Each Other!

6/10/2019
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One of the issues of parenting that I hated the most was dealing with sibling rivalry. We have three children, and when they were kids at home, I certainly had my share of listening to them squabble and pick at each other. I hated it—maybe because I’m an only child and did not grow up fighting with brothers and sisters. Sometimes I wanted to walk out the door and not come back—at least for a while.

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God Is Big Enough!

6/3/2019
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Do you want to give someone a unique gift? Starting at $25 you can name a star in your friend’s honor. If you enter “name a star” in your Internet browser, you’ll find a number of sites that offer to do just that. For $54 you can have a beautiful full color parchment certificate personalized with the star name, date and coordinates along with a chart that contains the location circled in red where the star is in the sky.

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What God Thinks of You

5/27/2019
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When I was growing up, a friend of ours had a dog she named “Precious.” My dad would almost get ill when he heard her call the dog by that name. She was a rather homely little animal—and besides, he reasoned, “Precious” is much too sentimental, gushy and syrupy a name for any dog.

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