Lessons & Wisdom From Nehemiah

They will come—the dream-slayers. They always do. (Heavy sigh.) In the book of Job it says, “I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me.” (17:2) Job knew them. Nehemiah did, too. These guys with belittling smirks on their faces and obnoxious envy in their hearts. But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the…

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Which Way To Destiny?

“Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” ― Rick Warren I maintain that the first step to finding our destiny is to establish an intimate relationship, a face to face, a heart to heart relationship with God. Without Him life has little…

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A Power-shot For Your Attitude

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he… Proverbs 23:7 KJV “The background of resurrection is always impossibility. And with impossibility staring us in the face, the prelude to resurrection is invariably doubt, confusion, strife, and the cynical smile which is our defense against them. Resurrection is always the defiance of the absurd.” Harry Williams  “Life is 10…

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The Weakest Worshipers

You shall not side with the strong against the powerless. — Sir Robert Morton, The Winslow Boy That was me. I believed I was powerless. So, for a very long time, I was one of God’s weakest worshipers. (I struggled with so much doubt.) How could God be good and let so much bad stuff…

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He Speaks Comfort When We Hurt

“God is the Champion at bringing people from a place of destruction to a place of total victory. As they reach that place of victory they become trophies of his grace. and they are set on the display as a fragrant reminder of God’s goodness.” ― Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes God gives beauty for…

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Max Lucado: Tender Words…

Brook Besor. Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of the place. Most haven’t, but more need to. The Brook Besor narrative deserves shelf space in the library of the worn-out. It speaks tender words to the tired heart. The story emerges from the ruins of Ziklag. David and his six hundred soldiers return from…

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Hope and More Hope!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15: 13 How do we experience hope when all looks hopeless? When the problems seem to mount to the sky, where do we begin? Here in Northern…

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I Want To Make A Joyful Difference

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” ― C.S. Lewis “You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of…

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Speaking To A Firestorm

What do you say to a firestorm? A firestorm is fierce. It is relentless. It shows no mercy. It takes without prejudice. What do you say when there are no words? When the easy answers evaporate where do you go? You look for what a fire can’t take. You reach for the eternal. The Word…

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