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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.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
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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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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Am I Worthy of Jesus?
Artwork courtesy of: en.wikipedia.org Want to earn the loyalty of those you lead? Be loyal to them. For example, the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar was asked by a former soldier to testify for him in a lawsuit. The busy emperor … Continue reading
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The Paralysis of Fear
(Names have been changed to protect privacy.) (c) 1999 Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Every eagle leader knows the fear that comes when someone says, “I need to speak with you,” in that certain tone of voice. “What did I do … Continue reading
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Transformed Interviews Dr. W. Mark Elliott – Part 1
We welcome Dr. W. Mark Elliott to Transformed today. Mark is the author of Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor. He is a veteran pastor of twenty-seven years and has served churches as small as three and as large as six … Continue reading