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Happy Good Friday!
It’s Good Friday, 2020! For most of us, we are in lockdown – quarantined from family and friends … and our Church families. Some have found the quarantine difficult and depressing. But for us, Children of God, we have found … Continue reading
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21 Days: January 13th – We’re Asking God to Give Us More Than Enough!
January 13th The Expansion of Our Finances We’re Asking God to Give Us More Than Enough! Read: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, especially verse 8 … “God has the power to provide you with MORE THAN ENOUGH of every kind of grace. … Continue reading
Posted in 21 Days, Fasting Tagged budget, character, church, compassoon, expand, expansion, finances, financially, generosity, give, God, grace, Jesus, Kingdom, Lord, more than enough, need, power, prompt, provision, selfishness, spirit, wealth, will, work Leave a comment
21 Days! January 12th – We’re Asking God to Bless the Works of Our Hands!
January 12th: The Expansion of Our Careers: We’re Asking God to Bless the Works of Our Hands! Read: Genesis 12:1-3 Believe: God blesses us SO THAT we can be a blessing to others. (Love is always spelled: G-I-V-E!) Ask: So, … Continue reading
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 – Treating Others Generously!
Being nice to the people in our family can be a chore sometimes. Selfishness can get in and harsh words can be spoken. Relationships can be strained when we are not on our best behavior behind closed doors. I’m Dr. … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – This Is Who You Are!
“Now the people were waiting expectantly, and all of them were debating in their minds whether John might be the Messiah. John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – When Prosperity Brings Tension!
“And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together, and there was … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged animosity, blessing, character, choice, difficulties, difficulty, dignity, faith, family, generosity, generous, give, God, husband, jealousy, Jesus, lot, prosperity, question, resource, self, selfishness, spirit, strife, suffering, Trust, wealth, wife Leave a comment