Category Archives: Very helpful

Almost Holy, [Almost]

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Plead for Good Pastors

October has been set aside for appreciation of our pastors. I encourage you to pray for them and their families. Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually great problems. These are tender areas: Alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illnesses, … Continue reading

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She Gave Everything She Had

“Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his … Continue reading

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They Are Bread for Us! [Challenges]

“Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.” 10 Then all the congregation said to stone them … Continue reading

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The Gift of Sight, [Our Blindness]

“Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” Mark 8:23 What an amazing and … Continue reading

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The Tabloids Were Scandalous!

‘Scandalizing is celebrated openly today. We’ll manipulate and defame so all will pretty much see our enemies as disgraceful or hypocritical. It makes me want to cry when I hear of this intimidation inside the Church. Jesus told us that this would … Continue reading

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He Certainly Does Answer, [Prayer]

 “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;          I will be with him in trouble;          I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15 “So I tell you to ask and you will receive, search and you will … Continue reading

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