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Daily Devotional: Speechless...

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   "I'm speechless, in awe—words fail me.
   I should never have opened my mouth!
I've talked too much, way too much.
   I'm ready to shut up and listen."
                                                                              Job 40:3

  In the above passage, prior to Job being rendered speechless...he had approached and questioned God.  When God begins to respond Job snaps back to reality and realizes who he is talking to.  When confronted with God's awe, power and maje
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Life As A Proverbs 31 Woman


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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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How To Eat To Live Part 2 By Prince Malachi

We Don't Eat Enough Fruit And Vegetables 

The next level up on the pyramid is the largest part.  That means this is what we should be eating the most of every day! This group contains fruit, beans, nuts, and vegetables. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that we all eat at least 5 to 13 half-cup servings of vegetables and fruit A day. And one should be raw. These foods contain important nutrients like vitamins,

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O my soul, bless God
From head to toe, 
I'll bless his holy name!
 O my soul, bless God,
 don't forget a single blessing!

 He forgives your sins—every one.
      He heals your diseases—every one.
      He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
      He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
      He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
      He renews your youth—you're always young in his presence.

  God makes everything come out right;
      he puts victims back on their feet.
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You Are Not A Goon Part 1

I know I'll get called a hata’. But the truth is, this is not hate. It’s love. I could not tell you the truth if I didn't love you! The truth is, it’s the enemy's goal to keep you dumb, blind, and in bondage. Then he can control you. So he uses B.E.T, movies, and music to make you think that if you read books and try to better yourself you’re a “lame” or you’re trying to be white. That’s a lie! The enemy wants you to think if you call yourself a nigga, and the baddest

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When You Don't Feel Good Enough

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by Dr. Arvis Murrell  

I love the movie Pretty Woman. I have seen this movie countless times, and each time I look at it, I get a fresh outlook on life. It’s like a modern upgrade of Cinderella. The story focuses on a young woman living a degraded lifestyle and a rich business man who offers to pay her to be his date at elite business and social functions.

 

In one of the scenes, Vivian, the lead character, struts into an elegant ladies’ boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. I

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First Please Read...

How To Eat To Live Part 1 By Prince Malachi

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I believe the Bible is the manual for life. It teaches how we treat others, how to be a good citizen and a good spouse. I also believe in teaching how to live a long healthy life with less disease and illness. Yeah, I know. The Bible is…

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We Don't Eat Enough Fruit And Vegetables 

The next level up on the pyramid is the largest part.  That means this is what we should be eating the most of every day! This group contains f

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Daily Devotional: Shine Baby!!!

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"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, th
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I believe the Bible is the manual for life. It teaches how we treat others, how to be a good 

citizen, and a good spouse. I also believe in teaching how to live a long healthy life with less disease and illness. Yeah, I know. The Bible is old. Nowadays we have a lot of advancements in medicine and nutrition. But I believe the bible contains wisdom and knowledge from Yahweh himself. And I believe this knowledge is timeless. People read and study the bible for spiritual issues, learn how to be a

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"You know the next commandment pretty well, too: 'Don't go to bed with another's spouse.' But don't think you've preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt." Matthew 5:28 (The Message)


Don't get it twisted fam! A lot of the time we like to play with fire hoping that we don't get burned. You know what I mean...those long stares, those up and down looks. Je
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Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!  Psalm 32:11
 
 
  Rejoicing!  Did you know that rejoicing begins as a choice and not as a response to circumstances?  It's why we can celebrate who and what God is and what He has done for us even in unpleasant circumstances.  What's more is that when we choose to rejoice it really confuses the enemy and it makes people want to know what it is that we have that they don't.  Making the choice to rejoice al
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Am I A Wise Woman?


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by Olawale Ogunsola  

"Wisdom is the principal thing"
Therefore get wisdom. " Proverbs 4:7 a-b. New King James Version. (NKJV)
Since creation, the roles of wisdom in the affairs of mankind cannot be over-flogged. Both in the life of a man and a woman who are created in the image and likeness of God their Creator. Confirm this in Genesis 1:26.

As a woman, it is not a difficult thing to know whether or not you are wise. You only need to look at yourself closely well and ask yourself salient quest

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Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.
1 Timothy 4:11-14 (The Message)
 

It's all about Representation. Jesus came to Represent the father and r
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by chris benjamin  

I want to let you know you are doing a great job fathers of the this great nation and worldwide, but there is more to be accomplished with our time here. We must beat the drum for Championship Fathering! As you know God has called us fathers to do more than stand on the sidelines and watch our families fall apart and fail. It truly is time for all us fathers to plant our feet in the ground and make a stand to guide the physical, mental, and spiritual destiny of our families

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In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don't get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you're going. And don't for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of min
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Daily Devotional: Rep The King

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

 Whatever you do...in both your words and your actions do them in the Name of Christ and do it in such a way that brings both Glory and Honor to God!  Forget your empty rituals and traditions...let go of your relics and outward religious displays.


Today's Challenge:  Pretend that you can't use words to share the Gospel...how would you sp
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27




  So you say that you have good religion...really...prove it.  Why is it so easy for us to believe and trust God for the things that "we" need and lose sight that we are supposed to be equally or more concerned about our brothers and sisters.  How is it that we are able to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to th

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by Donya Gilmore  

Woman, lady, female, miss, Mrs., or madam, whatever you title yourself to be you are a woman or are you? What is the true meaning of a woman? What is she created to be? What are her true qualities and characteristics?
God's created plan for a woman is a spectacular and phenomenal being. She is filled with inner beauty and grace. For she knows that her exquisiteness lies not in skin, hair, figure or attire but in the treasures of her Spirit. She is as her creator, wise, glori

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Daily Devotional: Who Are You?

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A bystander said, "Master, will only a few be saved?"
He said, "Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you'll sit down to God's salvation banquet just because you've been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you're going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you'll find the door locked and the Master saying
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Posted by Dat Other Hip Hop in flame, God's Grace, goodness to repentance, hip hop devotion

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom 6:23



  Another word for wages is cost or price.  The price of sin is death.  Many people have heard this statement before, but like Eve in the Garden of Eden, many of them fall for that old "You're not really going to die" trick.  We mistake God's Grace period and actually think that we will never have
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