Practicing Humility

Practicing humility allows us to breathe. It teaches us how to get out of our own way and accept the help of others. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can sure get myself into a lot of trouble when I think I know everything. I can become a little arrogant because I get really comfortable doing something. That’s when I find myself in the most trouble. I can forget that I need others around me to learn from and to grow with.

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Just Do It

But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
 
Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Exodus 4:10-12
 
When I was growing up, gym shoes were not the fashion statement they are today. Back then, the most popular shoes were ‘Converse All-Stars.’ All the basketball players had them, and when the man they called Read more…

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Weakness Produces Strength

I grew up letting my physical weaknesses define who I am. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of people have physical weaknesses and limitations. We can choose to let our physical weakness define our character or we can let God use our physical weakness to define His character. After all, He designed us, He knows our weaknesses better than we do. He uses our weaknesses to draw us closer to Him. It took me a long time to realize that my weakness doesn’t make me weak, my weakness makes me strong. It reminds Read more…

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Upon This Rock

By: Brian Keel
 
Ask any carpenter, home builder, or architect and they will tell you that the most important part of any major construction is the cornerstone. According to Webster’s, a cornerstone is defined as: 1) A person or thing of prime importance; 2) something or someone that is indispensable or essential; 3) The chief Read more…

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The Great I Am

But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is His name?’ Then what should I tell them?”  God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the Read more…

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Fellowship

It’s important for us to stay in fellowship with each other. When we keep a grounded connection with others, we continue to grow. We all have work and commitments. Families and children and busy lives. It can be tough to make time for Christian fellowship and time with God, or so we think. But, that’s the key right there. By making time to spend with God, and making time to fellowship with others, everything else falls into place. By taking care of ourselves spiritually, we are able to take care of the people we love. We Read more…

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Who and Whose You Are

Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead My people Israel out of Egypt.”  But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”  God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the One who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” Exodus 3:10-12
 
For a number of years, I have tried to figure out what makes me tick. This is important as a person who manages others, for a wise person once said that the most difficult person to manage is yourself. I can Read more…

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Tell Them About Jesus

Are you strong in your faith with Jesus? Do you know who you are in Christ? Tell someone else. Share your heart with them. Tell them about your Savior. You never know whose life you may impact. We have the opportunity to be used by God. Somebody you know needs to hear about Jesus, so tell them. Open that door and start a conversation. What if something happened tomorrow and we never took the time to have that conversation. Don’t let it pass you by.
 
John 5:24-25 NASB- Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has Read more…

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Getting Answers

Sometimes we just need answers. Things begin to happen with us that don’t seem normal. We assume it’s just part of life. We become more tired and it’s just because we’re getting older. We can’t keep up the way we used to. I just need more exercise, right, but I’m too tired, my body hurts. I may be a little older, but I’m too young to feel this tired. I can’t keep up with people I should be able to keep up with. That’s when we Read more…

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Invite God In

By: Mandi Greene
 
One of the most beautiful things about my little monster toddler’s snuggles is that they are so rare. Every night when I go in to put him to bed, there is a magical pocket of time after we’ve read a book and turned the lamp off where he snuggles up in my arms and lays there quietly with his head against my shoulder and listens to me pray.

Praying has never been (and is not) something that comes easily to me in my spiritual
walk, but giving birth to my son surely kick-started a real, living and breathing dialogue with my Read more…

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