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7 Practical Steps as You Are Waiting For God

Waiting is difficult, and if we are not careful we can grow weary and despondent as we wait. Sometimes it seems that we have been waiting forever for God to fulfill His promises to us. Sometimes we may even lose hope, as hope deferred can make our hearts sick. What ...

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Moving Forward in 2016

For many, 2015, was a tough year; setbacks, delays, and distractions seemed to be the main themes for last year. Our nation experienced devastating violence in colleges, movie theaters and even in churches. Unpredictable and destructive weather patterns hit many areas in the United States. ISIS and terrorism attacks came ...

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How to Find Satisfaction in an Unsatisfying World

The cake was perfectly iced and sprinkled with coconut. There it sat on our pantry shelf when the doorbell rang.  My mother headed to the door to see who was calling, leaving me alone in the kitchen while she talked briefly to the unexpected visitor. At age four, I could not resist ...

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Our Hope: Acceptance

“Jesus said, ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ ” Luke 6:31 (NIV) Acceptance: the act of accepting: the fact of being accepted: approval (Merriam-Webster) This word can mean many things.  Acceptance can mean you have received something and hold on to it.  It can mean you have achieved ...

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Are We Spending Tomorrow’s Money Today?

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be ...

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