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Arise and Shine–Expectantly!

On the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion, the crowds welcomed Him expectantly.  His popularity soared on that day–so much so that the people intended to make Him their king.  They were ready to force the issue, if necessary.   They cheered, applauded, and celebrated His entrance into Jerusalem by paving His way ...

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Have You Received God’s Free Gift?

Recently, I was asked to prepare a short devotional message for those attending an upcoming luncheon at our church for a group of half-way house ladies.  It would be a mixed crowd of women.  Some would know Jesus well and others would not really care much about the whole topic ...

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We ARE God’s First Responders

“That car is flying!”  The words barely left my lips before the oncoming car slid onto the gravel, hit a sign and went airborne.  The bus in front of us took the brunt of the flying debris.  Pulling as far off the road as possible, I stopped quickly.  Running toward ...

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Our Hope: The Prayer In The Garden

“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, ‘Sit here while I go and pray over there.’  And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.  Then He said to them, ...

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Exploring the Boundaries of Freedom

The Creator designed us for abundant, joyous life.  Confusion over freedom often obscures that design.  In the name of freedom, we wander onto paths that rob our joy and destroy lives. We cannot have harmony in our spirit, soul and body in the midst of chaos. Christ set us free ...

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