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For My Daddy Showed Me So

For My Daddy Showed Me So

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. — 1 John 3:16 Several years ago Nancy wrote to tell me the deep struggles she and her husband wrestled with over placing their severely handicapped son, Brad, in a residential facility. Should they bring him home? Did the

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The Power of an Example

Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. — Philippians 3:17 One of the reasons God may have chosen Paul to write most of the New Testament is that he wanted us to know him well. The Holy Spirit may have

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Boss Your Taste Buds Around

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. — Romans 8:5 Thought for the Day: “Taste buds, you aren’t the boss of me!” Whatever my physical struggle, I can’t believe the lie

Stand Firm in the Faith

Embrace Courageous Choices

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. — 1 Corinthians 16:13 Thought for the Day: Making a courageous choice means walking on the path of discipline in the area of our food choices. It’s coming to the realization that changes need to be made — and making those changes in the quietness

Hebrews 4:12

Are You Picking Apart and Judging Scripture?

For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to

Reversing Adam’s Mistake

The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. — Proverbs 14:14 After suffering so much misfortune, Joseph prospered in remarkable ways, governing the land he had entered as a slave and being reunited with his family. It’s almost a storybook ending, in which the hero lives happily

Proverbs 29:25

Speak the Truth in Loving Confrontation

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. — Proverbs 29:25 Nathan loved David, the king of Israel. The proof of this love was in Nathan’s allegiance to the monarch and his sincere attempts to encourage the king, even to the point of affirming his ideas of

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