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God’s Favorite Fruits

The farm my dad was raised on during the years of the Great Depression didn’t have indoor plumbing, but it did have two beautiful apple trees in the front yard that gave the best yellow delicious apples ever. So enticing was the fall bounty that Dad would climb the trees ...

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Facing A Storm? Keep A Cool Spirit

What makes you feel bothered, distressed, jumpy, or unstable? Is it the small, daily irritations piled one on another? Maybe it’s the true storms that come upon you unexpectedly: failed health, relationship troubles, loss of various kinds.  Anything that tries our patience or challenges our  faith can bring these emotions ...

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The Divorce God Approves Of

In the early morning “twilight” zone of awakening here on this Independence Day, I felt the Holy Spirit gently downloading in me His heart on divorce. It was a alternative perspective that shook me. He often gets my attention in this way–and I know it’s Him because there’s an unexplainable ...

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The Police’s Behavior Vs. Your Response

A video recently went viral, of police officers in Texas using force on a group of African American teens at a pool party. One officer literally manhandled a teenage girl, forcefully throwing her to the ground and kneeling on top of her. He also aimed his gun at several unarmed ...

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