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Do You Have A Broken Heart?

1/20/2020
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In her book The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp tells about the time her daughter Shalom came to her, paper heart in one hand and a roll of clear tape in the other. Tapping her chest, Shalom observed, “We need to tape hearts right to us, Mama….So we always know His love’s around us everywhere.” The words struck a note in Ann’s mind. She writes: “If only we could all wear a heart right across the center of us so there was always this knowing: God has not forgotten you. God has not abandoned...

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What Is Your Dream?

1/13/2020
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If you are between the ages of 22 and 37, society has labeled you a millennial. Do you hate being called that? I understand your feelings. “Business Insider” says that most people over 40 tend to clump all millennials together as “spoiled, lazy, selfish, obsessed with technology, superficial, indecisive, [and] disrespectful.”[1] No wonder you hate the title. [1] “Business Insider,” https://www.businessinsider.com/why-i-refuse-millennial-label-2018-5, accessed 6-30-19.

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He Is God Of All

1/6/2020
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Many times in the Bible, God calls Himself the “God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” I can understand why He called Himself the God of Abraham, because Abraham was a man of faith. I’m also not surprised He called Himself the God of Isaac, because Isaac was obedient—even when it nearly meant his death!

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How To Live Given

12/30/2019
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Near the end of her book The Broken Way, author Ann Voskamp leaves her readers with a challenging thought in just two words: live given.[i] She encourages us to change our attitude toward the circumstances in life that make demands on us. Most of us have a rough idea what we think we’re going to do each day. But often when needs and interruptions crop up unexpectedly during our day, we grow resentful. We tend to feel that others are “taking” from us. Yes, we tend to “live taken” instead of...

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You’ll Learn!

12/23/2019
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Her baby was just two weeks old when missionary doctor Margaret Brand received a note from Dr. Carol Jameson, director of the Vellore, India hospital.

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Feed On His Faithfulness

12/16/2019
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There’s a verse in Psalm 32 that says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (NKJV). “Feed on His faithfulness!” I like that phrase. It infers that all our needs will be met because God is faithful to His promises.

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Are You Sure You’re Going To Heaven?

12/9/2019
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I wouldn’t want you to read or listen to Encouraging Words and not know how to be sure you’re going to heaven when you die. It’s just too important a matter not to know for sure. Your eternal future depends on whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus, because that relationship determines where you will spend eternity. So, this devotional is dedicated entirely to just that one thought: do you know for sure that you have a personal relationship with Jesus?

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Here’s What Grace Looks Like

12/2/2019
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Mephibosheth—what a long and unusual name! It would be hard to print his name on the back of a basketball uniform! Mephibosheth was the five-year-old grandson of King Saul, the first king of Israel.

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Get Outside And Be Renewed!

11/25/2019
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I’ve found a cure for the blues. Well, it works for me, anyway, and maybe it would work for you. It’s very simple—just get outdoors and take a look at what God has made.

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God Is Bigger Than Your Problem

11/18/2019
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Scientists recently discovered in space the largest ball of hot gas that has yet been found. “The size and velocity are truly fantastic,” says one of the physicists who discovered it.

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Here’s A Special Promise For Single Moms

11/11/2019
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Robert Fulghum says, “Don’t worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” Yes, like it or not, what we moms do is a pattern that our kids tend to follow. From us they are learning skills for their own lives. So, Paul’s words speak loudly to us when he says, “In everything set them an example by doing what is good” (Titus 2:7).

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When Jealousy Isn’t Sin

11/4/2019
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We usually think of jealousy as being a bad thing—a sin. On the contrary, you may be surprised to know that the Bible says God Himself is jealous. But He’s jealous for all the right reasons. You see, God loves you deeply, and when you love someone deeply, you are jealous of anything or anyone who would steal away that love.

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2 Very Important Words

10/28/2019
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Kay Warren, wife of pastor and author Rick Warren, says, “In parenting, if you don’t insist on anything else, insist that your kids learn to obey two words, “Come” and “No.” She explains that if your children learn to come to you when you call and to accept your “No” when you have to deny them something they want, they will learn to obey God when He uses those same two words.

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What Would You Give For God?

10/21/2019
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Before a temple was built in Jerusalem, the people of Israel met in a portable structure called “the Tent of Meeting.” Inside the Tent was an altar for sacrifice as well as a number of other articles, including a bronze wash basin for the priests. God instructed Moses that whenever the priests entered the Tent of Meeting to offer sacrifices, they were to first wash their hands and feet with water from the bronze basin.

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Here Is What God Offers You

10/14/2019
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She sat across the table from us, and with tears in her eyes, she said, “I’d like to have Jesus in my heart, but I don’t think I can be good enough.”

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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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