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Think Before You Speak

One of my favorite devotionals in recent memory comes from Greg Laurie. I’ve used his acronym many times. “The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.”  Proverbs 10:32 Vernon McGee used to say that the only exercise some Christians get is running down others and jumping […]

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Love. Like. Live.

Romans 11:36 This is a very simple thought that the Lord has been plowing into my heart the last several months.  It seems like every circumstance for the past little while or so has pointed back to this principle: Love People, Like Things, Live for God. Loving people should always come before liking things.  When […]

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How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I’ve prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: ‘What if God doesn’t want to do what I’m asking because He knows better? Maybe He’s got bigger plans!’

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Ready & Rooted

Have you ever wondered if the things you do are worth it? I am sure for many of us at one point in our life we have had one thought like this. There may be certain situations in our daily lives where we wonder if we are really making a difference in the lives of those around us.

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I’ve Been Talking about You…

While growing up, my mother would encourage Faye, Bev, and me to memorize a Bible verse occasionally. In addition to that, I remember memorizing a few verses in Sunday School, VBS, and at youth camp during those same years. But it was not until about 11 years ago, my cancer surgeon challenged me to hide in my heart longer passages and even entire books of Scripture.

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Where Do You Live? ~ Pt. 2

Where do you live? In the City of Self, or in Othersville? Othersville is the joyful city…the happening place! Not everything is perfect; challenges are within its city limits…but, oh…the love, joy, & peace that permeates that town! People love each other…and sacrifice for each other…laying down their lives for the good of their neighbors! They really care; it’s an awesome place to call home!

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Where Do You Live?

I have a question for you today. Where do you live at the present? I’m not thinking now of your geographical address, but where do you live in terms of your daily focus? Is your focus on yourself and things…or on others? Do you live in the City of Self…or do you live in Othersville?

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