Monthly Archives: August 2011

When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the … Continue reading

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We Are Hated

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as it loves its own. But I have chosen you out of the world, so you don’t belong to it. … Continue reading

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The Evil of Twisting Scripture

“It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.” Judges 16:16, NASB This has become a savage and vicious verse for me.  I used it to alienate a dear … Continue reading

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A Cosmetic Evil

“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 “It’s time to put on the warpaint.”  I remember hearing the president of my Bible school say as he spoke … Continue reading

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Becoming a Truthful Person

“Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.”  John 14:6, NCV ********************* As we travel through this amazing life, we’ll experience so many things.  We engage every kind … Continue reading

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Some Simple Facts

•The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, after heart disease. •Major mental disorders cost the nation at least $193 billion annually in lost earnings alone, according to a … Continue reading

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A Peace That Teaches

“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the … Continue reading

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