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Words that Harm

Words that Harm

It was a shocking story that gripped the nation. In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her bed in the middle of the night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nine months later she was recognized while walking down a street with her abductor. Smart was initially...

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The Promises of God Are for You

The Promises of God Are for You

Nehemiah, the cupbearer to the Persian King Artaxerxes, describes something which is unique in all history. Speaking of Israel in the wilderness, he says of God, "Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. By day the pillar of cloud did...

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How Do I Live a Life in Christ?

How Do I Live a Life in Christ?

A dying man never says, "I wish I had spent more time at the office!" A man's last words always come from his heart! They are sometimes harsh, sometimes sentimental, and sometimes provocative. But you never forget them. What Jesus shared with the twelve as they sat...

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Tomorrow is Here and It’s Out of Control

Tomorrow is Here and It’s Out of Control

Do you plan your days, entering appointments and goals on your phone or paper calendar? If you’re not a planner, you probably feel that you should be. Plans equal preparedness, right? Well, not always. Something like a pandemic, for example, makes us question whether...

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What Really Matters to God

What Really Matters to God

Some time ago, I picked up a John Maxwell book. The first chapter was on “character.” Let me share with you some of what he teaches. John says we all want “character,” and yet it’s not always clear what that means. We may boast of the essential qualities that make...

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3 Guidelines on How to View Time

3 Guidelines on How to View Time

"Dost thou love life?" asked the venerable Ben Franklin more than 200 years ago. "Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of!" And who would question what Franklin said? Regardless of the inequities in life, when it comes to the use of our time,...

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Get Ready for a Great Day

Get Ready for a Great Day

Today could be the best day of your life! By simply altering your thinking and changing certain habits, you can create an impact on your day ahead. Ready for a successful day? These five simple habits can set you up for a productive day. 1. Waking Early Early risers...

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3 Guidelines to Becoming an Encourager

3 Guidelines to Becoming an Encourager

Have you ever had the experience of having to make a business presentation and you learned that the "big boss" is going to be there? Your knees go weak, and your hands sweat. No matter what the temperature, you start wiping the perspiration from your brow. You just...

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Shining the Light of the Lord

Shining the Light of the Lord

Any nation that follows the precepts of God’s Word will be blessed. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 14:34, Righteousness exalts a nation. Today, America is at a place where the righteous who are called by God need to shine. This is not a time for us to retreat. This is...

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