Check the soil of your heart Mark 4:14 NLT In Jesus’ parable of the sower, the seed landed on four types of ground, producing four different results. “The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. The seed on the Read More →

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The blessings of obedience Deuteronomy 28:2 NIV In a survey hundreds of people were asked, “What’s the best thing that’s happened to you in the last five years?” Amazingly, many answered, “Nothing.” God’s Word promises us daily bread, daily benefits, and daily blessings, yet these people couldn’t even think of one good thing that happened Read More →

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Lynette Muller Ingredients 3/4 cup water 1 cup cauliflower, chopped 1 cup cubed potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups milk salt and pepper to taste 4 ounces (125g) shredded Cheddar cheese Preparation: In a large saucepan, combine water, Read More →

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Billy Bob Matthew 18:14 NIV Philip Bray founded an Atlanta street ministry called SafeHouse Outreach. He writes: “One day a little boy made a hand gesture at me, the kind male prostitutes make. So I stopped my car and lectured him, thinking he didn’t understand. But he said, ‘I’m just taking care of business. I Read More →

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  2018/09/18 Welcome this change! 2 Corinthians 4:18 TM We enjoy the blessings of change, but not the process of change. We’re creatures of habit. We form our habits, and our habits form us. Then we start to see things exclusively from our own perspective. And when that happens – we stagnate. The truth is, without Read More →

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  2018/09/17 If you persist you’ll win 2 Corinthians 4:8 CEV Before you quit and walk away, read the story of how Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in just fifty-two days: First, he sought God’s help. “We prayed to our God” (Nehemiah 4:9 NIV). Second, he protected his vision. “We…posted a guard day and night Read More →

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Try to make peace Romans 12:18 NIV Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God” (Matthew 5:9 NKJV). Notice, God promised to bless peacemakers, not peace lovers. There’s a difference. Peacemakers pay the price; peace lovers enjoy the benefits. Sometimes you’ve got to confront people before you can Read More →

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The comparison trap (1) Galatians 6:4 CEV Nothing will destroy your peace of mind faster than comparing. It shows a lack of understanding and makes you “behave unwisely” (2 Corinthians 10:12 AMPC). Cain measured himself against his brother Abel, and it ended in murder. When the disciples compared notes to see who among them would Read More →

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  2018/09/11 The way up is down Philippians 2:7 NLT Jerusalem was surrounded by walls, and one of the ways into it was through Valley Gate. When Nehemiah rebuilt the walls, we’re told: “The people…rebuilt Valley Gate” (Nehemiah 3:13 CEV). In the Christian life there has to be a place for both “mountaintop experiences” and “valley Read More →

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Relationships and reflections 2 Peter 3:18 KJV There are two things that help determine personal growth: (1) Your relationships. The Bible says, “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” (Amos 3:3 NLT). The company you keep will lift you, level you, or lower you. A lady wrote this letter to an advice Read More →

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