It’s for your own good
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It’s for your own good

It’s For Your Own Good When my daughter was about three and did something wrong, she would come crying and say, “Dad, I forgive you.” What she actually meant was “Dad, forgive me.” To forgive and to be forgiven are life lessons we will have to keep learning for as a long as we live....

June 10, 2020September 1, 2020by
Yours for the asking
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Yours for the asking

Yours for the Asking “I just don’t know what to do.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard those words during my counseling sessions. Many of us have been (or currently are) in situations where we did not know what to do because we were confused, overwhelmed, frustrated or just felt trapped...

June 8, 2020September 1, 2020by
Wise up, part 2
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Wise up, part 2

Wise Up, Part 2 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (Ephesians 5:15-17, NLT) We can either live like fools or like those who...

June 5, 2020September 1, 2020by
Wise up, part 1
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Wise up, part 1

Wise Up, Part 1 Today is 4 June 2020. It is the 156th day of this year; that means there are 211 days to the end of the year, and 35 days to my 42nd birthday . One of the things we’ve all experienced in this pandemic is that a lot can change in just...

June 4, 2020September 1, 2020by
Are you listening?
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Are you listening?

Are You Listening? But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.(Luke 10:40, NIV) Distractions. We all experience them. They are real and powerful and have the potential to keep us from God’s best for us. Many of the things that distract us from intimacy with God are not necessarily evil...

June 3, 2020September 1, 2020by
Are you asking the right questions
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Are you asking the right questions

Asking the Right Question Imagine being the leader of millions of complaining, grumbling, and ungrateful people! This was Moses’s story for forty years. In Numbers 20 the Israelites again complained about their long and difficult journey to Canaan through the vast desert. They quarrelled with Moses and questioned his leadership, again. When Moses went to...

June 2, 2020September 1, 2020by
Lessons from the pool
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Lessons from the pool

Lessons from the Pool – John 5, Part 3 Have you ever been overwhelmed by the need and desperation around you? One of the things God has been doing in my life during this season is to let me see the great physical and spiritual need around me occasioned by the pandemic. The anxiety and...

May 28, 2020September 1, 2020by
Good father?
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Good father?

Would a good father purposely lead his children to difficult places or to enemy territory? Before you answer, notice what one of Jesus’ friends wrote, “Then Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 4:1, NIV). Why would God lead His Beloved Son into the desert?...

May 25, 2020September 1, 2020by