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Beauty Beyond Our Ashes

Fire has a way of destroying everything in its path. Think about the fierce forest fires that swept through California. Acres of trees destroyed with nothing left behind except ashes–ashes that serve to remind us of the beauty that was once there. Whenever a fire strikes, you can be sure ...

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Man is no Longer King of his Castle

Man is no longer king of his castle; in fact he’s lucky if he even has a castle. Man’s role in society seems to be diminishing as well. Just by walking into your local department store, you can see how women’s lives reflect their role in society–quite often the women’s ...

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Chosen For Such a Time as This

Esther 4:14 is one of my favorite Scriptures of encouragement, hope and purpose. Esther was raised up from a lowly peasant girl, a nobody, to a queen. All that she could ever hope for and imagine was at her fingertips. She had it all. Then one day, the tables were ...

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Is prophecy for me?

“Earnestly desire spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy” Paul told the church. (1 Cor. 14:1, NASB). The Greek word translated “earnestly desire” means to “burn with zeal, desire passionately, and pursue.” Paul says that he wishes every believer would prophesy (v. 5). “The one who prophesies speaks to people ...

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3 Things That Hinder Our Prayers

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ” -John Bunyan If your life is anything like mine everyday seems more busy than ever before. It appears to drag us into multiple directions at once and it can be difficult to think ...

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