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Day 17: Keep Me From Laziness; Bless Me With Riches!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Vocational Lives! Day 17: Keep Me From Laziness; Bless Me With Riches! “Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.”(Proverbs 10:4, CSB) Some people … Continue reading
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Day 16: Make Me Diligent; Bless Me With Profit!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Vocational Lives! Day 16: Make Me Diligent; Bless Me With Profit! “The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly … Continue reading
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Day 8: Learn Wisdom!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Intellect! Day 8: Learn Wisdom! “The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” (Proverbs 13:20, CSB) … 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 – Jesus Came to Save Us From Our Sins!
It’s Christmas week! Kate and I have been SOOO busy these last weeks. First, I was doing ministry in the Philippines for two weeks. Then, since I returned to Uganda on Thanksgiving Eve, it’s been a combination of rest, romance, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Appreciating God’s Vindication!
Reality. It’s hard to find it when we come to a Church or a Bible message these days. There’s a lot of, “God loves you” – which is so, so true! But, what about the evil all around us? What … Continue reading
Magnificent Marriage Monday – Leveraging Our Platform!
“Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to my lord, suppose twenty are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of twenty.” Then he said, “Let my lord not be angry, and I will … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Fulfilling God’s Role For Our Lives
““Why were you searching for Me?” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” But they did not understand what He said to them. Then He went down with them and came to … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Worth Our Life!
“Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, … Continue reading
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Magnificent Marriage Monday – Time to Repent and Return!
“Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev—he, his wife, and all he had, and Lot with him. Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between … Continue reading
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