Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Written on Jan, 18, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Life can be hard. People we love pass away, accidents happen, unexpected bills pop up, etc. I think something we can do to help is spread hope & love.There are many who do not know that they are loved by God and that He has ways to help them through their difficult days.Maybe today is the day for you to tell …

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Written on Jan, 17, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I know a lot of people think God is this old bearded white man who sits in heaven waiting for us to mess up so He can send down a lightening bolt to strike us.Some think He has this rule book open and every time you break one He is writing it down and keeping a list of your wrongs.Those …

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Written on Jan, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Today I am going to get to the Jewish part of Shane’s message. In case you aren’t aware, the Jewish people are some of the wealthiest. It is because they live according to the way of life in the Old Testament. (Or Torah, as they call it.)There are many Scriptures that talk about “tithes” and “first fruits”. Both are plural. …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The “church” is actually here on earth to help people. We shouldn’t have welfare and food stamps. It is not the government’s job to care for widows and orphans, that’s what we Christians are called to do. In Bible times, one way God told His people to care for others is by leaving the corners of their fields. Leviticus 23:22 …

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Written on Jan, 14, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

There are 2,106 Scriptures in the Bible about righteousness and generosity. The Hebrew word that is used in place of those two is “terumah”.  We should be developing a generous spirit within ourselves. When we needed something, God did it for us, so we need to do for someone who can’t pay us back. Psalm 37: 25 & 26 says …

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Written on Jan, 13, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

We had a guest speaker at church yesterday. He comes to visit us once a year. He is really good friends with our Pastor. His ministry is global and amazing! His name is Shane Willard. Here is a link to his website: http://www.shanewillardministries.org/main/ Here are a few points that Shane gave in his message that I think are the most important …

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Written on Jan, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Last night, as I was turning on to my street to come home, I noticed one of my neighbor’s already has their big trash can out by the road.To some, this might not mean much. They changed our pick up day from Tuesday mornings, to Monday mornings.Most of us put the can out there at some point on Sunday.I do not …

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Written on Jan, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

There are several people in my life who are dealing with issues. They are serious life issues. Some are not being treated right, or taken care of. Others are dealing with major changes within their family and some fear is there.I believe we are here for community. We are here for relationships with others. Being real about what’s going on …

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Written on Jan, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

This is a picture from my front yard this morning. As you can see, it’s cloudy. But what really spoke to me, was that little glimpse of blue sky peaking through. You might be going through a cloudy season in your life. Things look bleak. Nothing seems to be going just like you thought it should. Remember this, the sky …

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Written on Jan, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I had a good conversation with someone last night. This person said, “You are grounded in your faith, you have a good walk with God, but you doubt yourself. Why is that?”My response was “I dunno.” Then, this person said, “When you doubt yourself, you know who you are really doubting?” I knew where this was going…and of course I …

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