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Hope For Today #219 – Faith Looks to One’s Harvest!
Faith Looks to One’s Own Harvest! “There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.” (Proverbs 14:23, CSB) Who doesn’t like something for FREE! During the Pandemic it seemed like most everyone had their hand out. … Continue reading
Day 10: Honor Your Parents!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Family! Day 10: Honor Your Parents! “Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plan For Our Lives Ends When …
If we want 2020 to be our year of expansion, we will need to avoid great failures in our lives with all of our strength and discipline. We all know what it’s like to be almost out of control. Sometimes evil … Continue reading
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Hope For Today! God’s Expansion Is A Process!
Expansion thinking changes everything! In fact, when you think about it, nothing ever gets done when we fill our minds with shrinking thinking! Hi there, I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about God’s Expansion … Continue reading
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21 Days! Week 3, January 18th – Our Faith In Action Over Our Family Lives!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 18th Our Faith In Action Over Our Family Lives! We’re Acting on What God Says! Read: Matthew 12:46-50; Luke 2:51-52; 3 John 1:3-4 Believe: Love is spelled O-B-E-Y and is seen … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 8th – Our Intellectual Lives!
Our Foundation for Fasting and Prayer “Jabez called on Israel’s God: “If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain.” … Continue reading
Hope For Today – Enjoying Our Heart’s Desires!
When was the last time you saw a person consistently joyful? Seriously, when was that? So many people struggle through each day, trying to get what they cannot have … their heart’s desires! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I … Continue reading
Hope For Today – Loving Each Other!
You may have witnessed it this past Mother’s Day. Missing chairs where there should have been family members. Most of us have experienced the pain of broken relationships in our families … someone’s mad at sister Emily. That one isn’t … Continue reading
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