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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

Can You Trust God For A Mate?

3/2/2021
Can a person who is single trust God for His very best in life--whether it is in the choice of a mate or finding the grace of God to cope with single frustration? If the promises of Scripture are true, finding the will of God regarding marriage has to be among the most important decisions an individual ever makes in life.

Duration:00:04:49

When Love Walks Out

3/1/2021
Do all singles wish they were married? No, not any more than all married folks wish they were single. Some of the most frustrated, angry, and bitter individuals I have ever met are those who wanted to marry, but never did. I'm thinking in particular of some individuals who went outside of God’s plan for sexual purity, lived with someone, but ended up alone and with a broken heart.

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What Should We Be Tolerant Of?

2/26/2021
If you want to know how tolerant you really are, don't look at your own mistakes. Rather, look at the mistakes of your worst enemy. Don't measure your tolerance when you put a scratch on the new car‑‑because the parked one was way too far out from the curb. Measure your tolerance when your spouse backs into the left rear fender of your car.

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Where to Find the Courage You Need

2/25/2021
When it comes to courage, you cannot chart it. You cannot put it on a line graph. You cannot measure its specific density. When it is displayed, a person is a hero, and when it is missing, a person is called a coward.

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What's Blinding You from Seeing Jesus in Your Life?

2/24/2021
There was something about the stranger who walked with those two men, which fascinated them. The location was a dusty road that led from Jerusalem to Emmaus. It happened almost 2000 years ago. Jesus of Nazareth had taught the multitudes for three years. He had done some fantastic things. He had healed the lame and the blind. He had taken a little boy's lunch and then fed a multitude of more than 5,000 men, to say nothing of the number of women and children.

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The Difference in Communication Between Men and Women

2/23/2021
I was almost asleep when my wife exclaimed, “It’s obvious that a male wrote this book,” as she closed the book, one a publisher had asked us to evaluate. My wife, Darlene, is pretty low-key and cuts an author quite a bit of slack for individuality. “Why do you say that?” I asked. “Well,” she explained, “what he says is good, but it’s factual, and cut and dried. There’s no emotion or feeling in what he writes.” And with those observations she clearly defined one of the big differences between...

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How to Be Content in a Materialistic World

2/22/2021
"It began as a simple, or simply terrifying, pledge taken by a small group of friends feeling overwhelmed by all the things in their lives," writes Elizabeth Weise. She explains, "Over a potluck dinner two years ago, they made a pact: Buy nothing new except food, medicine and toiletries for six months."[1] When a major newspaper did a feature on the unique experiment, the idea exploded. In a matter of a few weeks more than 700 people from countries as diverse as Japan, the Philippines, and...

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Does Reincarnation Fit in with Christianity?

2/19/2021
Reincarnation has been defined as "the transmigration of the soul," and, according to the teaching of some eastern religions, you may have had a previous existence in a lower form of life, and as the result of your personal goodness, you move up the ladder in each successive rebirth towards heaven.

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3 Simple Steps to Get to Heaven

2/18/2021
It's an old story but it still proves a point. A pastor midway through his sermon asked the question on a warm Sunday morning, "How many of you want to go to heaven when you die?" Everyone raised his hand except one man, obviously asleep. Focusing on the sleeping man, the pastor loudly asked, "How many of you want to go to hell when you die?"

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What Will Life in Heaven Be Like?

2/17/2021
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent globe, or the "light bulb" as we call it today, was never one to waste words. Hard of hearing, he avoided a lot of social conversation; but when he said something, people listened. That was especially true of the night Edison lay dying. Struggling to say something, his wife and doctor leaned down to catch his dying words. With a smile he clearly and distinctly said, "It is very beautiful over there!"

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Do Babies Go to Heaven? (and Other Questions)

2/16/2021
Whenever I travel overseas and I have not been to a particular place before, I always am curious about what to expect when I get there. I want to know about the weather, the geography, the people, and my wardrobe--what kind of clothes I should bring, which is usually determined by what I'm going to be doing when I get there.

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Does My Life Have Any Purpose?

2/15/2021
One of the greatest tragedies in life is to get very close to reaching your goal, arriving at your full potential, accomplishing what you set out to do, only to fall short of what you wanted to do. It's always sad to have to quit a few hundred meters short of the top, or to get so very close to winning, only to have victory snatched from your grasp.

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Does Your Lifestyle Allow for Generosity?

2/12/2021
William Borden was born to a wealthy family, but when he was challenged by a friend at Princeton University, he gave away his millions. Years later he wouldn't even allow himself the luxury of a car, when he rode through the teaming streets of Cairo, Egypt on a bicycle. His desire was to reach people at their level, and he did just that. His motto: No reluctance, no regrets, no retreat.

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Righteousness Can't Be Borrowed

2/11/2021
Everyone admired his vast library. He had nearly 10,000 volumes. The man lived on a tiny pension. Then an enterprising librarian tried to trace down a book that had not been returned. In the house there were "books everywhere," she said. She found the missing library book and also found an unbelievable number of other books which had been borrowed without permission from various public and private libraries and book stores. The librarian got her book all right, and five trucks and three...

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Who Says Life Is Fair?

2/10/2021
Whoever said that life is fair? Certainly not God. Airplanes crash and burn just as do marriages and future hopes and dreams. Innocent children in Africa die from HIV as well as the doctor who has spent her life striving to save the lives of her patients. Never, under any stretch of the imagination, would a sane person ask God for difficulty, for trials, for illness that he or she might learn the lessons of grace and patience which come from facing difficulty and winning the battle.

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Time.

2/9/2021
Victor Borge, the renowned pianist, once told a friend that he could tell time by his piano. The friend wasn't convinced so Borge proceeded to prove his point. He immediately began playing a resounding march. In only moments there was a noisy banging on the wall and a voice on the other side screamed, "Stop that noise! Don't you know it's 1:30 in the morning?"

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Happiness Is A State Of Mind

2/8/2021
"Happiness is a state of mind" believed Beatrice Eckelberry, who learned first-hand what sorrow and loss are all about. The following is the advice she gave to a friend following the death of her four-year-old, written many years ago in the year 1933: "Tonight is the anniversary of the birth of my first-born. I've been lonely for a few days and thinking a great deal. Memory takes me back to January, 1928, before the beginning of this world-wide thing called Depression.

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I Feel Like A Failure

2/5/2021
"I feel like a failure," said the mother of two young children, "because I never accomplish what I set out to do." It's not only mothers who feel that way, but it's a fact mothers do face unique challenges when it comes to time and meeting possibly unrealistic expectations.

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Your Words Can Be Deadly

2/4/2021
Opposites attract, but when there are too many differences, opposites repel. He likes to sleep with the windows open; she likes them closed. He's a night person; she's a day person. He prefers country western music; she likes classical. She's well organized; he's a "take-it-as-it-comes" person. Before they married, they both admired in the other the very characteristics which later became annoying.

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God Had Planned Something Better

2/3/2021
Hindsight vision is always 20-20, but seeing what lies in the future is totally something else. The future is unknown, risky, and indefinite. It's no wonder we hesitate to take the bold step whether it is launching a business or moving away from the security of the nest. No business or marriage would likely fail if we knew the future, but neither does any endeavor succeed apart from a measure of risk. The armchair critics risk nothing. They are the ones who quarterback from the sidelines....

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