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Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
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Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
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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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Faith Filled Friday – The Path of Life!
“Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not … 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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Hope For Today – Grief Is a Vampire!
I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about the reality that Grief is a Vampire by reminding us that the Bible says in Proverbs 17.22 (CSB) … A joyful heart is good medicine, but a … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Life and Light For Humanity!
“Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:4–5, HCSB) That life was the light of men. Have you ever noticed … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Escaping The Griminess of Our Corrupt World!
Christmas seems light years ago, doesn’t it? Life waits for no one. And, as quickly as the calm and peace of Christmas came and went, the chaos and panic of the New Year has overwhelmed us again. I’m Dr. Matthew … Continue reading
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