Christ is the Vine; We are the Branches – Staying Connected to the Body of Christ

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Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Kyrie began to gain weight. Her weight eventually stabilized. But Brielle, only 2 pounds at birth, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live. Continue reading

Sinner or New Creature in Christ Jesus – You Cannot be Both

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Sinner was the title I held for quite some time. Before coming to know Christ some of us wore the “sinner” banner well. A sinner is someone who has not made Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior according to Romans 10:9-10.

 

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Comfort Zones are an Impediment to Growth and Development

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Comfort zones could be considered hindrances to experiencing the fullness of life Jesus spoke about in John 10:10. Comfort zones not only keep that which threatens us out, but they limit our growth and hold us hostage to our fears. Continue reading

Gods Word: A Window into a World that Cannot Be Seen

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Gods Word can and should be our guide to living productive lives. Living by faith dictates that there has to be something other than our own abilities that we can depend on to guide us through life. When it comes to living by faith, our “vision” is severely limited. Gods Word is the instrument that we can use to see into a realm that cannot be seen. Continue reading

Faith: Allowing the Master Chef to Prepare the Perfect Meal

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The older I get the more I come to understand how little control I have over my life. I also understand how important it is to live by faith in God daily. We make decisions in our lives and we think we’re in control, but we aren’t. And if given the opportunity would you really want to be in control? Continue reading

Childlike Trust in God

childlike trustChildlike trust in God takes God at His Word regardless of all reasoning’s, trusting that His word is absolute truth. Likewise, our own children come into the world completely trusting our words as parents. I admit that I’m a practical joker…sometimes to a fault. I remember one particular joke I played on my eldest daughter Jackie, who is now 30. At the time of the joke she must have been about 3-4 years old. As we were driving past a manufacturing plant she eyed a tall exhaust vent with steam coming out of it. With a childlike fascination she asked me, “Daddy, what do they make there?” Without missing a beat I gave her the most honest answer I could at the time. I said. “Oh, that’s where they make clouds”.  😉 Continue reading

Our God is an Amazing God – Who Also Has a Great Sense of Humor

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Our God is an Amazing God – Who Just Happens to Have a Great Sense of Humor. My eldest son Jay graduated college with a certification in his field of choice. Finishing school while trying to provide for his young family was tough, but he finally made it through school. Continue reading