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A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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United States

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A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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English

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949-582-5001


Episodes

Protecting For All You're Worth

1/22/2021
Have you ever stood on the banks of two great rivers and watched them merge? When two rivers come together, there is a great deal of turbulence before the waters flow smoothly. That's the way it often is when two become one and forge a new family.

Duration:00:04:49

Protecting The Fragile Relationships Of Your Family

1/21/2021
My son, Steve, is a rock climber, something that is much too much for me. I'm like Sir Francis Chichester, who said, "I will lift mine eyes unto the hills but I will not take my carcass thither." Anyway, Steve and two of his friends were climbing the highest peak in Switzerland when they stopped to catch their breath and noticed three climbers on the face of an incline a short distance from where they were. As they watched, the lead climber suddenly lost his footing and fell.

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Dare To Be A David

1/20/2021
"We took on Goliath!" advertises a small business whose product is overshadowed by a major manufacturer. The David versus Goliath syndrome means the little guy goes against the giant. There are times when the little guy goes against the big one and gets flattened like a steamroller does a stray cat. But what's the real story behind the confrontation of David with Goliath long ago?

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Your Integrity Is Showing!

1/19/2021
A reporter from a Toronto newspaper was asked to do a story on garages which made unreasonable charges. The reporter pulled a couple wires lose in the electrical system of his car and drove into garages asking for an estimate on repairs which varied from $25 to over $400. After he got the estimates, he declined to have the work done, drove around the corner and hooked up the wires, and went on to the next garage. He pulled into the thirteenth garage and explained the problem‑‑a severe miss...

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How Honest Are You?

1/18/2021
Your bank's cash machine has gone berserk, giving out 20's as if they were 5's, yet your receipt shows no sign of overpayment. You immediately know that something is wrong. You asked for a withdrawal of $100, but it gave you $400. What do you do? Would you a) Use the emergency telephone to alert the bank. b) Take the money and run, or c) Call your friends and tell them to get back there too, as you go to the end of the line for a second run at the machine yourself?

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Lest We Forget

1/15/2021
When we fail to remember the past, we are condemned to repeat our mistakes and failures, whether it be nationally, personally, or spiritually. Do you believe that? Even before the alphabet was developed in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley, parents passed on to their children the truths which they wanted preserved. Oral history, we call it today. Sometimes the stories were myths but most of them were factual—who did what and what happened to whom. Those oral traditions included God's...

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When We Fall Short

1/14/2021
It was not without some scientific basis that the prophet Micah, some seven centuries before Christ, exclaimed, "Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?" Micah believed that God would have compassion and would "hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea" (Micah 7:18-19).

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Overcoming A Major Blunder

1/13/2021
Long ago the writer of Scripture told us that he who does not offend in word or deed is a perfect man; and obviously, none of us qualifies. No matter how loving or kind you are, sooner or later you offend someone. You say or do something you know is wrong. More likely it is a protracted dalliance with your conscience, but then you crash and burn. That's when you come to the fork in the road. Do you do what is convenient and try to deny the whole issue, or admit it and find help? Sweeping the...

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The Boy Who Saved Paul’s Life

1/12/2021
What you say can get you into far more trouble than what you do! Have you discovered that? It's much like the advice that the mother whale gave her young: "It's when you are spouting that you always get into trouble!"

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Ixthus

1/11/2021
Since the days that Christians worshipped in the catacombs to avoid persecution, the fish has been a symbol of Christianity, just as the star of David is a symbol of Judaism and the crescent symbolizes Islam. Visitors to the Calixitus catacombs outside of Rome, see the symbol carved in the limestone walls where Christians once met and worshipped. Many throughout the world still display the fish—whether it is lapel pin or a small insignia on the bumper of a car—to indicate their faith as...

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Fearfully Made

1/8/2021
Nearly 3,000 years ago the psalmist, David, wrote, "I praise Thee because I have been fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous is Thy workmanship as my soul is well aware" (Psalm 139:14). But just how wonderfully made man really is has come to light only in the past century as science has began to unlock the secrets of the human body. The human body, according to medical science, contains 37 trillion cells that reproduce themselves every seven years. Each one of the 37 trillion cells...

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Challenged Faith: Walk In Obedience

1/7/2021
Have you ever cried out, "Lord, I just can't handle this!"? Maybe you have never said those words audibly, but you have felt that way in your heart. Eventually it happens to everyone. I have suggested some guidelines that can help you when you feel like crying out, "Lord, I can't handle this." Guideline #1: Strengthen your faith by going to the Word of God, which cannot fail. Guideline #2: When your faith is challenged, refuse to relinquish what you know to be true. Guideline #3: When your...

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Challenged Faith: Turn Toward God

1/6/2021
Henrietta Mears, an outstanding Christian leader whose life inspired thousands of men and women, used to say that a college student who gave up his faith had not lost his or her faith. She contended that the person never had any faith to begin with. Life has a way of challenging the foundation of your faith, whether it is by circumstance or factors over which you have no control, and you cry, "Lord, I just can't handle this!" When your heart cries out in pain, there are some things you must...

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Challenged Faith: Remember What You Know

1/5/2021
What do you do when your faith is tested? Do you blame God and run the other way? Or do you begin spiritual rehabilitation and look beyond the immediate challenge for strength and help which you do not possess? I suggest that the first thing to do when your faith is challenged is to turn to the pages of God's Word and identify with people who have problems such as you have, and have found an answer. But do not stop there.

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Facing Challenges To Faith

1/4/2021
Eventually your faith will be challenged, no matter how strong or how weak it is. It may be challenged by an agnostic professor; or perhaps more likely it will be challenged by the trials of life. Sooner or later something happens and your heart cries out, "Lord, I just cannot handle this." It may be a child's illness, or a marriage that turns sour, or a business deal which has not gone well.

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The One Thing To Remember About The New Year

1/1/2021
Today is the first day of the year, and to be honest with you, it's almost a bit scary staring another year in the face. Looking behind we think, "What happened to the good intentions and resolutions we made a year ago—ones which we have not only failed in attaining but can't even remember what they were?"

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3 Ways To Make Next Year Better Than This One

12/31/2020
Another year is history, and the firm but often unseen hand of God has written another chapter in the history of mankind. Like the knots in a sailor's rope, or the trickle of sand through the hourglass, or the fenceposts along the highway, the coming of a new year is a marker in your life, in everyone's life. Interested in making this coming year better than the one past? Then today's three guidelines are just for you. Three phases: forget, remember, and press on.

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A Prayer For The New Year

12/30/2020
I did something I rarely do: I wrote a letter to God about the year that is upon us. I suspect some of my thoughts may mirror yours as well. Listen in.

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Do It Now!

12/29/2020
Michael Landon was a regular in the Sala household for many years. Every Sunday night after church, we headed for MacDonalds and then raced home in time for the program, Bonanza. Landon, who died in his prime, once said, "Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows." He’s right.

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There Is Hope For Every Day Of The Year

12/28/2020
Christmas is over, at least it is for most of you. However, in some places such as in Russia, Christmas is observed in early January. But no matter when you celebrate Christmas, there comes a time when it is over; and when it is over, it is over.

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