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Day 15: Our Enemies Are to Be Loved By Us!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Social Lives! Day 15: Our Enemies Are to Be Loved By Us! “I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so … Continue reading
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Day 12: Don’t Provoke Your Children!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Family! Day 12: Don’t Provoke Your Children! “Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Praising God’s Incredible Protection!
Everyone loves to win! At our church, when we fellowship on Friday or Sunday nights, someone often brings out the chess board or the Monopoly game – or both! Of course, in every game there will be a winner … Continue reading
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Hope for Today – Rejoicing In God’s Presence!
Editor’s Note: This was delayed to be posted because of the wedding preparations and an “iffy” internet connection (was supposed to be up on August 11, 2019). Please accept our apologies. Thank you! Have you noticed how many people today are … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged anger, angry, attitude, blessing, cold shoulder, control, direction, faith, faithful, God, guidance, happiness, happy, Holy Spirit, Israel, joy, love, mercy, money, Moses, Nile, power, prayer, promise, requests, River Cruise, road rage, selfishness, support Leave a comment
Hope For Today – Being Slow to Anger!
Anger. Just a word evokes a multitude of different emotions in different people. If one of the first people we think of when we hear the word anger is our father, we can be sure that our lives have been … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Being Compassionate and Gracious!
What is the first thing you remember about your dad? Is it his laugh, his smile, his anger, his grumpiness? First remembrances are often the most powerful ones … and they have the tendency to shape our life memories. I’m … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Venting Our Vehemence
“And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Bad Choices, Worse Choices!
“Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Attitude’s Key to Discipleship!
“And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His slave girl; For behold, from this time on all generations will count … Continue reading
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