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Quit Praying!

Quit Praying!

“Well done, good and faithful servant!”— Matthew 25:23 One of the defining moments in my prayer life happened a decade ago. I was in a small group with a friend who worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Georgetown University. Jeremy was working on a shoestring budget, and their campus ministry needed a computer. He shared

Serving God: You’re Not Done

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things… so that no one may boast before Him. — 1 Corinthians 1:27–29 Did you know that dead trees

Living Like Jesus — Free

Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturdays on Devotionals Daily! Relax in your favorite chair, brew a cup of tea, and enjoy your Saturday devotions on audio – with two ways to take part: 1) simply click through to the blog to hear the MP3 (it plays automatically!); or 2) if you have an Amazon Echo or

Memorial Day: What We Can Do for Our Country

So this day shall be to you a memorial. — Exodus 12:14 (NKJV) In honor of the veterans of the Civil War, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who had been wounded three times during that war, said the following in a Memorial Day Address in 1884: It is now the moment when by common

Thankful or Self-Entitled? Raising Kids Who Show Gratitude

Children adept at offering timely and authentic thanks demonstrate rich character and along the way exude an almost magnetic charm. It is not surprising that people prefer to engage with kids who freely recognize and appreciate efforts made on their behalf, especially when compared with children straitjacketed by self-entitlement. Picture your family: Which description applies

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How Do I Find a Good Church?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “How do I find a good church?” This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too may cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism.

Love Others: Love Mercy

A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. — Luke 10:33 Power Verses Micah 6:8, Galatians 6:2 My friend was suffering. She didn’t have to say a word; I could see it all in her eyes: I need someone to crawl into my pit

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What Is Your Dream?

Editor’s Note: Pastor Matthew Barnett of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA, the first of 150 Dream Centers launched around the world, shares true stories and testimonies of people whose lives hit rock bottom in the new book God’s Dream for You. Through the guidance and direction at the Dream Center, millions have learned about the

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What Makes a Leader?

What makes a leader? Rank? Status? Celebrity? Caste? Clout? Style? Is leadership automatically bestowed by a box on the organizational chart? Where do position and power figure into the formula for leadership? And what is the ideal model for leaders? Is it the corporate CEO? The military commander? The head of state? Jesus answered all

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