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Caleb at Krispy Kreme

THE RAY OF GRACE

A deeper walk with Christ is evident when our first response, our most compelling desire at any given time, in any situation, is to hunger for the advice found in God’s Word. The Word of God, when interwoven with prayer, serves as direction and guidance, conviction and comfort, a deterrent from sin, an escape, a…

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BATTLING THE BUDGET BLUES

Do you ever get the budget blues? The budget blues is the occasional feeling of discouragement and overwhelm caused by the gap between what you think you need/want and what your budget says you can afford. The feeling can be made worse by scrolling through Pinterest or watching HGTV. Battling the Budget Blues I have…

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YOUR EMPTY HANDS

Do not be thinking of how little you have to bring God, but of how much He wants to give you. He is the giver of all good gifts. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17…

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Great Smokey Mountains 2012

YOUR 20/20 VISION

It’s no coincidence that being watchful and prayerful are coupled by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Colossians: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” The word watchful is a throwback to the ancient watchmen whose job it was to sit on the city walls and scan the horizon for attacking armies…

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ironing, holy work, ordinary faithfulness, C.SLewis

WHEN IRONING IS HOLY WORK

She lifts the ironing board from the hooks on the back of the laundry room door. There’s just enough floor space between the laundry baskets and the litter box to set up her work station. The ironing board could use some WD-40 but the finger-nails-on-a-chalkboard-screeching-sound it makes as she opens it, is a welcome prelude…

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jon & molly wedding

YOUR WILLINGNESS TO WAIT

Suppose a man made me a hundred promises. And he had ten years to fulfill them. In the next month the ten years would expire. He has fulfilled 99 of the promises and he is able to fulfill the other. Would not I have good reason to trust him that he would fulfill it? The…

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mandy and cohen

YOUR EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE OF GOD

You must arrange your days so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God. But how can I have total contentment, joy, and confidence? My work isn’t going nearly well enough. Lots of people are not happy with me. I feel I am inadequate in all I do….

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fight back with joy; overthinking

THE TROUBLE WITH OVERTHINKING AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

The human spirit is so weak that when it would look too curiously into the causes and reasons of God’s will it embarrasses and entangles itself in the meshes of a thousand difficulties, out of which it has much to do to deliver itself; it resembles smoke, for as smoke ascends it gets more subtle,…

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HOW YOU CAN HAVE A MERRIER CHRISTMAS

Dreading Christmas already? The holidays can be overwhelming but you can have a Merrier Christmas if you’re willing to make a few, simple choices.  Expectations, family stress, grief, sickness, and financial issues are just a few of things that can derail your hopes for the holidays. I learned a few things in November—the hard way…

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