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The Overcoming Power of Love

The Overcoming Power of Love

With all the problems we see in the world today, it’s easy to become entangled by worry and fear. So how do we break free? The answer is found in 1 John 4:18, which says, perfect love casts out fear. We get rid of fear through love. God doesn’t call us just to love...

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Laminated and Barcoded

Laminated and Barcoded

A lot of stuff happens because they should. An egg can't be an egg apart from its shell. Onions would be blah without their skin. A fetus won't thrive outside the amniotic sac in its mommy's womb. Skin covers us from the elements like the sun's rays and microbes. I...

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How Much Do You Need to be Satisfied?

How Much Do You Need to be Satisfied?

How much is enough?  Have you ever pondered the question in relation to your own lifestyle?  When John D. Rockefeller was asked how much money it would take to be satisfied, he replied, "Just a little bit more!" "It is not the rich man only who is under the dominion...

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The 3 Things We Truly Need

The 3 Things We Truly Need

"I really need that!" How many times have you said those words this past week? Or maybe it was your eight-year-old who has been impressed by the commercials on television who says, "I really need that, Dad!"  And, of course, we quickly think of Philippians 4:19, which...

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The Fresh Start Effect

The Fresh Start Effect

Special occasions, such as a new year, often inspire people to set new goals or make positive changes. It gives people the chance to turn a new page and start all over again. This phenomenon is known as the Fresh Start Effect. A fresh start is a great possibility to...

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Whatevering

Whatevering

What's your go-to word when you want to say something but run out of words? Mine? "Whatever." The Bible offers a whatevering alternative: Philippians 4:8 "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is...

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Quiet Your Heart

Quiet Your Heart

Have you noticed how noisy it has become lately? It isn’t simply the noise and din of traffic, the roar of jet engines, and the blare of radio, TV, and stereo players. There’s the noise of people, the endless chatter of meaningless conversation, and the weariness of...

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Worship

Worship

Will you allow me a bit—just a tiny bit—of self-indulgence? I love to sing. Always have. Always will. I'll probably be eternally singing. And that's no joke. But read on. In high school, circa nineteen kopong-kopong (a long long time ago), I dreamt of being a Broadway...

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How Much Do You Think You Are Worth

How Much Do You Think You Are Worth

What stops you right now from succeeding? Is it the fear or uncertainty of your strengths and capabilities? Are you the type of person who always questions yourself if you are good enough and deserving to be successful in life? That is exactly what happened to me when...

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