How To Praise God When Times Are Hard!

We all have moments when we don’t feel like praising and thanking God. But what do we do with scriptures like Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And 1 Thess. 5:18 – In every...

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Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money

Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money Be a lover How do we make love a dominating characteristic of our lives? Make love a priority Jesus gave love priority over all other Christian virtues.  Every thought, response, and act of goodwill must first pass through the fine filter of...

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Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money

Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money Be a listener Many of the situations that we deal with on a daily basis are complicated.  Very few are black and white.  The other person usually has their side of things, their story, and their way of looking at things. If...

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Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money

Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money 2. Be an Encourager Romans 12-5-8 lists seven gifts God has distributed to his people. Among them is the gift of encouragement. One character that is an encourager was Barnabas. Barnabas was called Son of Encouragement. Acts 4:36 Barnabas had a nephew...

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Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money

Things To Become That Does Not Cost Money Become a Healer We can all probably be classified as healers or hurters. There are far too many hurters in the world today. Some people hurt others with gun and knives. Some hurt with words and put downs. Some makes things better;...

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We Must Focus On The Right Things

We Must Focus On The Right Things Ever decision that includes also excludes.  One decision allows you to really give time, attention, and energy, to a given project.  But that same decision locks you out of whatever else could have been done in that time frame. What really matters?  What...

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Are We Focusing On The Wrong Things?

Are We Focusing On The Wrong Things? Have you let an angry blowup over some petty incident destroy a friendship that took years to build? Have you let one out of character mistake cost you a marriage that had lasted more than twenty years? Parents, do you let yourselves get...

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Good Things From An Open Mouth

Good Things From An Open Mouth God gave you a mouth to use.  When your mouth opens, let it say sweet stuff. Talk of good things, things that are beautiful, right, just, and merciful. Let it compliment and encourage other people. Let it teach goodness, manners, and patience. Let it...

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Good Things From A Closed Mouth

Good Things From A Closed Mouth We have a mouth, tongue, and voice box, and they can be used in wonderful ways.  But sometimes it’s best for a mouth to stay closed.  We all need to become good listeners. Lots of people are possessed with foot in mouth disease.  You...

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