Leadership

When the other ten heard of this conversation, they lost their tempers with James and John. Jesus got them together to settle things down. “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around,” he said, “and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It’s …

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The “Love” Chapter…Let’s Use It!!!

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its …

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The Assessment

When I catch myself dumbly questioning why God does what he does I remember this story. It is a remarkable illustration that God, ON PURPOSE, uses what the world sees as useless, inferior and what should be throw away to show His glory.   Jordan Management Consultants’ Assessment of Jesus’ …

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Did I Just Say That???

“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.” – Proverbs 29:20 (AMP) “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Most “fools” rush to say something prior to …

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Broken Down Walls

I call out at the top of my lungs, “God! Answer! I’ll do whatever you say.” I called to you, “Save me so I can carry out all your instructions.” I was up before sunrise, crying for help, hoping for a word from you. I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering your …

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The Black Dots of Life

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. – Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) Final outcomes…You know if you’re anything like me that part about the final outcome is hard to swallow …

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Diamonds and Toads

29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it. 30 And do not grieve …

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Prayer for Today

Dear Father my heart troubled me greatly this week. Thank you for Your patience, kindness and deliverance. But Mostly for being the wonderful Father that You are. May You continue to shine Your light in me and through me. May I never hinder any of Your little ones. In Jesus our Savior, Your Son’s …

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Well…? What Now!

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] — Ephesians …

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Opinions

“As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. 4 My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.” 1 Corinthians …

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Making It Through!

Waiting, waiting and waiting some more…. Do you ever feel like you’re just NOT going to make it and that you just don’t hear God’s voice or understand the game plan? I know I certainly do at times. You feel that you’re just stuck going through the motions of everyday monotonousness life. I …

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Life is Short…

What are you going to be remembered for? I asked myself this question last night as I reflected on a tragedy that a friend was grieving over. A person in their life had died suddenly. Not from some major battle with cancer, or long-term illness, but from a blood clot that …

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