• Perfect Trust

    | Apr 05, 2017
    When the Philistines seized David in Gath he said, "When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You" (Psalm 56:3). When he fled from Saul into a cave, he cried out to God. "My soul takes refuge in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by" (Psalm 57:1).
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  • Hope Is More than Dreaming

    | Apr 04, 2017
    We toss around words like faith and love all the time. And most of us can describe both with minimal difficulty. But hope? What in the world is it? And is it really that essential? Webster defines hope, "to desire with expectation of fulfillment."
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  • One Day at a Time

    | Apr 03, 2017
    People who refuse to get bogged down in and anchored to the past are those who pursue the objectives of the future. People who do this are seldom petty. They are too involved in getting a job done to be occupied with yesterday's hurts and concerns.
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  • If Only . . .

    | Apr 02, 2017
    Many folks eat their hearts out, suffering from the contagious "If Only" disease. Its germs infect every slice of life. If only I had more money. If only we owned a nicer home. If only we could have children. If only he would ask me out.
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  • Two Key Attitudes

    | Apr 01, 2017
    Contentment is something we must learn. It isn't a trait we're born with. But the question is how? In 1 Timothy 6 we find a couple of very practical answers to that question.
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  • Seek Righteousness

    | Mar 31, 2017
    Life is a lot like a coin; you can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once. Choosing one thing over all the rest throughout life is a difficult thing to do. This is especially true when the choices are so many and the possibilities are so close at hand.
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  • The One Thing We Can Change

    | Mar 30, 2017
    This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, . . .
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  • Faith or Presumption?

    | Mar 29, 2017
    The old motto of soldiers during the Revolutionary War applies to many areas of life: "Trust in God, but keep your powder dry!" In other words, place your life in the Savior's hands, but stay at the ready.
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  • Absolute Silence

    | Mar 28, 2017
    I am more convinced than ever that there is no way you and I can move toward a deeper, intimate relationship with our God without protracted times of stillness, which includes one of the rarest at all experiences: absolute silence.
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  • Helping the World on to God

    | Mar 27, 2017
    [The world] will see "your good works," Jesus said. Like what? They will hear your courtesy. They will detect your smile. They will notice that you stop to thank them. They will hear you apologize when you are wrong.
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  • Confident Contentment

    | Mar 26, 2017
    When Christ becomes our central focus—our reason for existence—contentment replaces our anxiety as well as our fears and insecurities. This cannot help but impact three of the most prevalent joy stealers in all of life.
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  • From God's Vantage Point

    | Mar 25, 2017
    For Christmas one year we bought our children what was called "Ant City." This consisted of clear plastic plates on either side, filled with sand and ants. From our vantage point outside and above, we could see what these busy little creatures were doing underground.
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  • Unity and Humility

    | Mar 24, 2017
    Do you realize how closely unity and humility are tied together? One breeds the other; neither can exist without the other. They're like Siamese twins, perpetually connected.
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  • God Knows Our Limits

    | Mar 23, 2017
    Our Lord understands our limits. He realizes our struggles. He knows how much pressure we can take. He knows what measures of grace and mercy and strength we'll require. He knows how we're put together.
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  • God's Way Is Right

    | Mar 22, 2017
    God's way is always right. It doesn't always make sense—in fact . . . it is often mysterious. It can seldom be explained. It isn't always pleasurable and fun. But I have lived long enough to realize that His way is always right . . . .
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  • Take Life as It Comes

    | Mar 21, 2017
    The only way we can come to terms with reality—is by trusting God, regardless. No ifs, ands, or buts.
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  • The Object of God's Concern

    | Mar 20, 2017
    I've had times when I've found myself wondering about the things I've believed and preached for years. What happened? Had God died? No. My vision just got a little blurry. My circumstances caused my thinking to get a little foggy.
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  • Wonderfully Made

    | Mar 19, 2017
    The next time you pick up your little baby or grandbaby, look into the face of that marvelously made child and say, "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." And it wouldn't hurt to repeat that statement throughout her childhood.
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  • The Sweet Taste of Success?

    | Mar 18, 2017
    Our society has gorged itself on the sweet taste of success. We've filled our plates from a buffet of books that range from dressing for success to investing for success . . . . We've gobbled down stacks of notebooks, cassette albums, and video tapes in our hunger for greater success.
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  • Give God Your Worries

    | Mar 17, 2017
    Let's get six words clearly fixed in our minds. These six words form the foundation of God's therapeutic process for all worrywarts. WORRY ABOUT NOTHING, PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING. What qualifies as a worry? Anything that drains your tank of joy.
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