Monthly Archives: December 2014

Stuck in the Hallway of Life?

In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.) – Zechariah … Continue reading

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Need Advice?

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5 (NIV) Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. … Continue reading

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A Gift that Can Not be Stolen

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10 (NIV) Have you ever participated in a white elephant gift exchange? As you … Continue reading

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Keeping Christ in the Center of Christmas

For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” … Continue reading

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Experiencing Blessings outside the Box

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged … Continue reading

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Count the Cost before “Rewarding” Yourself

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 (NIV) Does the story of your life represent a constant financial struggle? Do you feel that you are constantly … Continue reading

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For Such a Time as This

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for … Continue reading

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The Danger of Taking Offense

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11 (NIV) Do you find yourself easily offended? Perhaps there is not even a gray area as you analyze the offense; it is crystal … Continue reading

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Relinquish the Ashes…Take Hold of the Beauty

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from … Continue reading

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