Faith, Love, & Salvation

“But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah… “Now may the God of shalom himself sanctify …

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Still We Trust

  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;” — Proverbs 3:5 Do we truly trust in God? When the world is bleak and terrible around us, when we feel like all hope is lost and our prayers go unanswered, what is our demeanor? Our response? Do we …

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Focus on What is Possible

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Focus on What is Possible

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” — Matthew 19:26 NKJV It’s easy to see all the obstacles in our way when looking ahead to our day or week, instead of knowing what it is we feel God has moved us …

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Cast Your Cares Upon Him

It was difficult walking around with a cloudy sky in one’s heart and storms in one’s mind. The feeling of everything going on in the world was heavy, too heavy for any one person to carry. That’s what Mama Ruth would say, Cassie thought to herself, pulling down a mug with one hand and pouring …

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a little songbird (poem)

there’s a little songbird in my heart you hear that clear, sweet melody? so far beyond the urge within me to lie down ashamed enough that I would go to ground I hear the echo clearly in my soul of Light shining so brightly, as if I know a secret I have only just forgot …

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Giving Things Up

There is an inherent element of sacrifice in the way we choose to live our lives. There is no such thing as “having it all.” “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye …

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Early I Will Seek

“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You…” — Psalm 63:1b NKJV I grew up with the idea of morning devotions, of quiet moments spent seeking the presence and the peace of God. It’s in these moments without anyone else involved that we find strength to face each morning and the litany …

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Our Help in Time of Need

Sometimes the day begins to weigh upon us early on, or we discover that there are things we simply cannot accomplish without help. Sometimes it feels like no one is willing to help, no matter how much they love us. We ask for help and don’t receive it. We ask for help and get someone’s …

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Relying on His Strength

There are days when I feel useless, and that my value is in what I can accomplish. This is a natural feeling, in a way. We live and work in a world where if you don’t work, you may not have the things you need to live on, or you’re a leech on your friends …

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Focus on Holding Fast to the Promises

There are promises we all cling to, sometimes the ones we usually hear in sermons or media, and sometimes the promises that resonate with us personally and answer the needs in our hearts. There are so many beautiful promises from our Lord: “…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the …

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