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Get Through It

On his way to Rome Paul and 276 others were shipwrecked. We learn three important lessons from their story: (1) You must listen to God. If you don’t, you’ll experience heartache and loss: “Paul warned them: ‘Men, I can see...

October 1 The Power to Solve Problems Comments

The Power to Solve Problems

Everyone has problems. The only people who don’t—are in cemeteries. The real problem is—how we handle our problems. Often we try to solve them with our own power. How can you tell when you’re doing that? Because you’re tired all...

January 7 When Fatigue Threatens You 2 Comments

When Fatigue Threatens You (2)

When you’re running on fumes, instead of berating yourself for failed attempts at ‘spirituality’, one writer says it’s time to ‘tie a tourniquet on the wound of busyness…[or] we’ll bleed a spiritual death. Doing more, and doing it faster, isn’t...

January 6 When Fatigue Threatens You 1 Comments

When Fatigue Threatens You (1)

Ruth Haley Barton coined the phrase ‘dangerous tiredness’. Its symptoms include: 1) Irritability/hypersensitivity. Things that wouldn’t normally bother you, like another driver cutting you or a friend’s irritating habits, put you on edge. 2) Restlessness. A vague sense that something...

January 5 Time to Move On Comments

Time to Move On

No matter how bad things look, always remember the words, ‘it came to pass’, not ‘to stay’. Life doesn’t stand still; there will always be challenges. Don’t let them destroy your confidence; instead, use them as opportunities to grow. Once...

December 29 God Can Lift You Up 2 Comments

God Can Lift You Up (2)

In order to recharge your batteries, you have to go to the outlet and plug in to the source of power. That’s what happens when you pray in faith; you plug in to God’s power. Picture a boat trapped in...

December 11 Trade-Offs 1 Comments

Trade-Offs (1)

No matter how hard you try, you can’t ‘have it all’. Life’s too short! There are trade-offs you must be willing to make. In Matthew chapter 19 we read the story of the man who wanted to follow Christ, but...

December 7 On Marriage p5 Comments

On Marriage (5)

Ask the elders: they were quick to discover that the greatest threat to marriage is—selfishness! A mother was trying to explain to her little son the benefits of unselfishness. She concluded her talk by saying, ‘We’re in this world to...

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Forgive and Let It Go!

An unforgiving attitude can keep you from moving forward in life. So isn’t it time you got serious about forgiving the people who hurt you? You say, ‘But then they’ll have got away with it.’ They’re not getting away with...

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Love Your Church—Jesus Does! (6)

Notice what Solomon prayed for at the dedication of the temple. ‘If there is famine in the land…if Your people’s enemies are in the land…whatever disaster or disease there is…hear from heaven…Then they will fear You and walk in Your...