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Difficulty is an opportunity

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Ready

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness

Anxiety is battling the enemy

Overcoming Anxiety with Peace

When Houston energy worker Shawn Baker was laid off in 2015, she opened a new business that quickly became a “smash hit.” It’s a place for angry, stressed – out, or anxiety – filled people to take out their frustrations on inanimate objects. Inside the building are four rooms lined with thick plywood, all stocked

The Fear of the Lord | Psalms

The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him Fear the

If Love Isn’t the Defining Characteristic of Our Faith

Every Time We See People as Ordinary, We Turn the Wine Back into Water

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which He revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. — John 2:11 I’ve never met a new parent who isn’t positive their baby is the cutest on planet earth. Even the so-so ones in their minds could rival

Matthew 22:39

Restoration: Holiness

HOLINESS MEANS HEALING Fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. — Romans 12:2 The Message It seems that much of what Christians believe they are called to is a cluster of activities that include regular church attendance, Bible study, giving, and attending the annual retreat. Now — what is all this

Conviction not shame

Let Go of Shame

Genesis 3:9-10 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Isn’t it crazy how the first feeling Adam and Eve expressed in the garden after they sinned was shame? I remember listening to

Colossians 1:15 (Phillips)

Blessing Your Grandkids

Before we launch into some creative and meaningful ideas for grandparents, let me (John) share with you something I remember vividly about my grandfather. We called it the Great Parakeet Fiasco, and it became a legend in our home. I was in second grade. Our parakeet had escaped from its cage while we were at

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