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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Sometimes people or things are in plain sight; we see but choose to ignore them.

As a child, adolescent and teen, I lived in a two-story house along with my parents and siblings. Mom and Dad slept in a downstairs bedroom and our rooms were upstairs. With a family of 5 children, laundry was a routine chore for our mother.

Mom had reason to complain. She washed, dried and folded our clean clothes. Finished, she stacked them on bottom steps of the stairway to be carried u

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by Tesh Njokanma  

 

 

In our world today, everyone uses the word love, even when they don’t understand what love is. For example, we see two women having sexual relations with one another, some going to the extent of even getting married under the name of love. That isn’t love; it is an abuse or misrepresentation of love. A man bruises and batters your face on a regular basis and you say he loves you, he just has a problem expressing his emotions. The further away we are from God, the easier it

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by Angela Willingham  

 

When Starting a New Challenge it is important that you have a strategy and motivation.

A rock climber cannot just start climbing the side of a mountain without first examining the terrain. They must find the best route to the top, which way will be the safest? As we start a new challenge we must determine what our Goals are and what will keep us going when we get tired? A rock climber cannot decide what to do after they get tired. You cannot decide what to do after you

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.New and better things come into being when we modify--alter or change something--even slightly. Life is change, so you can use the wisdom and creativity of God in you to change things, from recipes on! --Isaiah 43:19, AMPC

New and better things come into being when we modify--alter or change

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Pain pain, pain, never has so much been crammed into one word. The pain of depression feels terrifying. Your world is dark, heavy and painful physical pain. You think, would be much better. At least that pain could be localized.

 

Instead, depression seems to go to your very soul, affecting everything in this path dead, but walking is one way to describe it. You feel numb. Perhaps the worst part is that you remember when you actually felt something and the contrast between then and now just make

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Ask the children; they know.

God is great.

God is good.

“My soul, praise Yahweh!
Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with majesty and splendor (Psalm 104:1 HCSB).

The children know.

“The blind and the lame came to Him in the temple complex, and He healed them. When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children shouting in the temple complex, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ they were indignant and said to Him, ‘Do You hear w

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Think about it…

You won’t need a thing!

If you watch TV, you’ve seen commercials.  I’d guess that (like me) you’ve been enticed to buy their products and thought ‘I need that.’

Maybe you did; maybe not.

Capitalism is not evil; it helps us fill basic needs.

All of our needs are temporary. The adage is true; you really can’t take it with you.

It’s foolish to try. The LORD is preparing everything for the saved.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, belie

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God knows the future and all the hurdles we have to face before getting to our destination. He knows what we have to pass through. He knows the steps we must take to get to our particular destination. This is why it is wise to walk with God. When you are walking with God, you are assured of where you are going.

 

You know for sure that you will get to your destination because God leads you. The Bible confirms this in Jeremiah chapter 29:11, which says,

For I know the thoughts that I think toward

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

My Mom was a whiz at word games; family and friends knew that she was usually a winner at bridal and baby showers.

I remember that she was an avid viewer of the Wheel of Fortune program and worked TV Guide and newspaper crossword puzzles.

I don’t recall her playing Scrabble but can’t help but wonder what words she would have formed from the letter z.

Personally (as a baby boomer) the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Z for Zorro!’

Maybe, instead of relying on memory
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Do you believe that your blessings are hidden in plain sight? Or you belong to the school of thought that says your blessings are a must from hidden and mysterious places?
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For something to be in plain sight, it typically means to be somewhere where it can easily be seen. So how are your blessings hidden in plain sight?
Sometimes, This can simply mean that there is a major change about to happen. God is about to do some major thing in your life that you might have been asking for, for a lo

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by Kathie Thomas  

 

Throughout 2006 I decided to do a study on Proverbs 31 via a blog. It was partly an exercise to practice using the software and I'd always wanted to explore this book in greater details so combining the two seemed an ideal way to do it. I had no idea that the blog would end up being a very popular one which still draws in thousands of visitors every month a year after I began writing it.

During the course of doing this study it became clear to me that the Proverbs 31 Woman

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Isn't it amazing that the things we call luck are always a sign of how God is working behind the scenes to make sure we don't experience bombs along the way? So we need to realize that God is not only with us, but he also goes ahead of us to prepare the way. Let us read from Deuteronomy chapter 31 verse 8 

8And the Lord is the one who is going ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not desert you or abandon you. Do not fear and do not be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

 

Ephesians Chapter 2, V

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So this devotion was birthed out of honesty. This past week, for me, I found myself in a mental space. That was just I don't know how else to put it but overloaded. Okay, so just with everything going on, everything being exposed, I was doing a ton of research, all good things to be researched. You know, doing your research, being informed, asking questions. All of those things are amazing. However, I felt like I had pieces of my mind and this topic and this topic and this one and this

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and  delight.--Philippians 2:13, AMPC

As an earnest Believer, you want to obey the LORD. Father God knows that, and He will help you, by His Spirit, to understand His will and obey Him. 

Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause y

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 Humans are created in the very image and likeness of God. So, we share a lot of characteristics with God. One of the characteristics that separates God from us is, omnipresence. God being everywhere every time. Unlike us, He is not limited in movement. So God is able to help all His children at the same time whenever they’re in pain. Our topic is ‘God is present when you are in pain’. I pray that the eyes of your understanding become enlightened as you open your ears to listen to what He has to

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by Jerry Ousley  

 

 

The Power Gifts

 

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 – “. . . for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, d

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.--Matthew 5:8-9, Berean Study Bible

The LORD our God is the living Word (John 1), and all right thoughts and words come from Him.  

Since I was 10 or so, writing stories, and letters and more has come easily to me. It is one of my strongest gifts. However, years ago when I served as a supervisor over several other people, I  found one letter very hard

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

Every king has a protocol, and the LORD God certainly does! Although He is so gracious as to receive us any time, anywhere when we are His children by our faith in the shed blood of Jesus on the cross (John 3:14-17Romans 10:9-10), there is still a right way to approach Him when making certain types of prayers

First of all, our God is a postive, joyful God! Yes, He is the Righteous Judge of all, and He is first our Father Who delights in us! He loves praise and peace and joy

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Today’s topic is something really interesting but much more, it contains numerous lessons to be learned by everyone. This message isn’t something you should listen to with a divided attention or with partial focus, it requires your full attention. I’ll like to start with a very common scripture in the Bible , Jeremiah 29: 11;

 

plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Now, many believers know that God has a plan and a purpose for their lives, that God has a

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by Dale Buchanan 

 

 

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.” Psalm 63:1,2

It’s dark outside. No one else in the house is up and around. There are no distractions. Whether during the heat of summer or the cold of winter, early is a special time to seek the Lord.

Jesus prayed early in the morning. And in the morning

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