Celebration

April 16, 2021
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You Will Rise

The sun of righteousness Shall rise With healing in its wings. You shall go leaping […]
April 15, 2021
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Embrace the New

The old has passed away; Behold, the new has come. (2 Cor. 5:17)   This […]
April 14, 2021
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You Belong to God

I bless you with the certainty Of your adoption in Christ.   You did not […]
April 13, 2021
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Manna in the Desert

Every day for forty years They ate it.   The same white, flaky stuff— Day […]
April 12, 2021
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Your Second Wind

I bless you today to find your second wind.   Maybe you’ve seen it. The […]
April 9, 2021
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A Little Heart Burn

May you have a little heart burn— The Easter kind.   The depressed disciples on […]
April 8, 2021
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Running Away from the Tomb

May the joy of Easter Overwhelm the weariness of All that’s been hard And long […]
April 7, 2021
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Meet Me in Galilee

“Meet me in Galilee.”   That’s where Jesus wanted To rendezvous with the disciples After […]
April 6, 2021
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Where God Isn’t

God is here now. God was there then. God will be wherever whenever.   He’s […]
April 5, 2021
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Good Disbelief

There’s only one kind of disbelief That God might like … a little. Only one […]
April 2, 2021
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It Is Finished

  “It is finished.” One final blessing from the cross, One final word in Greek— […]
April 1, 2021
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Forget About It

  When you’re in Christ, You’re more forgiven than you know.   Jesus’ first words […]
March 31, 2021
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Never Weary

Feeling sapped? Worn down, worn out?   Get ready for some good news, God isn’t […]
March 30, 2021
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Near to God

You’re near to God. An insider. Up close. Secret access.   Paul says it plainly: […]
March 29, 2021
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Scapegoat

Jesus isn’t only the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world; He’s also […]
March 26, 2021
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God’s Best Work

You’re God’s best work. I like blessing your life because To bless you is to […]
March 25, 2021
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The Best Seat in the House

Wow. You got the best seat in the house! I’m blessing you to enjoy the […]
March 24, 2021
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Security

Beloved, you belong to God.   Before God’s voice thundered into the unformed cosmos, Sending […]
March 23, 2021
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A Blessing for the Tired Soul

Feeling a little run-down? Life been deadening lately? Take this blessing straight from God:   […]
March 22, 2021
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Spiritual Wealth

May you know the Riches Of His glorious Inheritance In the saints. (Eph. 1:18)   […]
March 19, 2021
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Called to Hope

Eyes of the heart, Be blessed to open wide And see!   To see the […]
March 18, 2021
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A Guarantee

Your inheritance in Christ is secure. God guarantees it!   Ephesians 1 is no infomercial […]
March 17, 2021
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One More Day

This is the day. There are plenty of challenges in every day. Any day can […]
March 16, 2021
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The Ephesians Blessing

God is getting glory In you Today.   In Christ, You are “The praise of […]
March 15, 2021

The Mysterious Blessing

The mystery Has been made known To you In Christ. (Eph 1:9)   Let’s be […]
March 12, 2021
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Lavished with Grace

The riches of His grace Have been lavished Upon you, In the Beloved. (Eph. 1:7,8) […]
March 11, 2021

You’re a First Born

In Christ, You’re a first-born son.   Whether old or young, Male or female, New […]
March 10, 2021
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Blameless

It’s a bold blessing to give you, A bold claim to believe:   You’re blameless […]
March 9, 2021
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Before the Foundation

You’ve been chosen In Christ Before the foundation Of the world. (Eph 1:4)   This […]
March 7, 2021
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Unlimited

There’s no cap on your spiritual blessedness. When you’re in Christ, you get it all. […]
March 5, 2021
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Shameless

Shame off you!   In a “you ought to be ashamed of yourself” world, The […]
March 4, 2021
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Forget Your Sin

I bless you today to forget about your sin The way God has.   What? […]
March 3, 2021
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The Groundhog Blessing

I tried to catch a groundhog last fall Who was digging too close to the […]
March 2, 2021
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Here Comes the Sun

The sun peaked out in North Carolina this week. Shy. Skittish. But bright.   And […]
March 1, 2021
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Be Not Dismayed

I bless you today to… “Fear not, For God is with you; Be not dismayed, […]
February 26, 2021
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You Can Be Sure

Be blessed with this Blessed Assurance: “I am sure of this, That he who began […]
February 25, 2021
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A Strong Fortress

“The Lord is your rock  And your fortress And your deliverer, Your God, Your rock, […]
February 24, 2021
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The Psalm 91 Blessing

“Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— The Most High, who is your […]
February 23, 2021
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No Weapon Shall Succeed

No weapon That is fashioned against you shall succeed. You shall Refute every tongue that […]
February 22, 2021
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Let Grace Catch You

Bless you, little lamb, Surely goodness and mercy Shall follow you All the days of […]
February 19, 2021
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A Table Prepared

Bless you, little lamb. The Shepherd prepares a table For you In the presence of […]
February 18, 2021
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The Blessing of the Rod and Staff

Bless you, little lamb. No need to fear evil, Your shepherd is with you.   […]
February 17, 2021
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Drink the Water

Bless you, little lamb, When you’re thirsty and can’t find the stream. Your shepherd knows […]
February 16, 2021
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Rest in the Pasture.

Bless you, little lamb.   May you want for nothing, And may all your pastures […]
February 15, 2021
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The Blessing of Peace

Though life feels uncertain and the season teems with troubles, There is a peace that […]
February 12, 2021
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Out of Options

Every day for forty years They ate it.   The same white, flaky stuff— Day […]
February 11, 2021
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A Good Mystery

I bless you to receive, uh, What is it?   “What is it?”   That’s […]
February 10, 2021
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No Lack of Manna

There’s enough grace for you today. Which is good, Because God only gives grace one […]
February 9, 2021
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It’s About to Rain Bread!?

“Behold, I am about to rain bread From heaven For you.”   With those words […]
February 8, 2021
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Manna for the Day

There’s enough grace for you today. Which is good, Because God only gives grace one […]
February 5, 2021
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February is for Flying

You can fly In February— Even February.   I know… All this waiting is wearisome. […]
February 4, 2021
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Quit Flapping, Start Soaring

You aren’t designed to flap Your wings Frantically, Futilely, Until you run out of fuel. […]
February 3, 2021
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Waiting isn’t Wasted

I bless your strength In the waiting.   Waiting for spring. Waiting for sunshine. Waiting […]
February 2, 2021
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Looking For Some Energy?

Feeling sapped? Worn down, worn out?   Get ready for some good news, God isn’t […]
February 1, 2021
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Hope for the Weary

Hey! Have you heard the news? We might be tired, but God isn’t!   The […]
January 29, 2021
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The Elijah Blessing

There is the sound of the rushing of rain— May your ears be blessed to […]
January 28, 2021
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Deep Roots

I bless you to be Like a tree Planted by streams of water That yields […]
January 27, 2021
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A Future and a Hope

I bless your spiritual eyes To see tomorrow’s promise today.   The Lord has good […]
January 26, 2021
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You Are Safe

You’re safe in God’s love!   I am sure that neither death nor life, Nor […]
January 25, 2021
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A Deep Security

I bless you with the certainty Of your adoption in Christ.   You did not […]
January 22, 2021

Walking in the Constant

I bless you to walk in constant                                                 Expectancy of the                                                 Favor of God […]
January 21, 2021
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You Are Qualified!

I bless the favor of God  On your life!   When you live according to […]
January 20, 2021
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No Matter What

I bless you to live all Your days under the right hand Of God’s favor. […]
January 19, 2021
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The Thing About Favor

As Jesus, “the firstborn of all creation” (Col. 1:15), Slowly suffocated on a Roman cross, […]
January 18, 2021
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Seeing Double

I bless you to be “doubly fruitful.”   For 3700 years Jewish dads Have blessed […]
January 15, 2021
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Twice Fruitful

I bless you to be as Ephraim— The name that means “twice fruitful.” God blessed […]
January 14, 2021
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Rebuilding on Top of the Ruins

I bless the “ruins” of your life To become the hill upon which Your tomorrow […]
January 13, 2021
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The Blessing of Freedom

I bless you to be Manasseh-like— Like the name that means “forgotten troubles.”   No […]
January 12, 2021
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Blessed to Forget Your Pain

I bless you to be as Manasseh— “Forgotten troubles,” the name means.   You are […]
January 11, 2021
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Blessed To Be Secure

Beloved, you belong to God.   Before God’s voice thundered into the unformed cosmos, Sending […]
January 8, 2021

Like Ephraim and Manasseh

  May God may you like Ephraim and Manasseh, Favored— Graced. All your days.   […]
January 7, 2021

Like Ephraim

May God make you like Ephraim, Joseph’s second-born Whose name means “Twice Fruitful”— You’re destined […]
January 6, 2021
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Like Manasseh

May God make you like Manasseh, Like the firstborn son of Joseph Whose name means […]
January 5, 2021
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Adopted and Secure

In Christ, you’re an adopted child, Secure, Forever.   God wants you to be like […]
January 4, 2021
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The Ephraim and Manasseh Blessing

As we move into this new year, May God make you as Ephraim and Manasseh. […]
January 1, 2021
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Getting Newer, not Older

You aren’t getting older—you’re getting newer! Because God loves to do new things.   Like […]
December 31, 2020

Grow in Favor

I bless you to grow in favor.   After Christmas, after the manger, After the […]
December 30, 2020
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Grow In Stature

I bless you to grow in stature.   After Christmas, after the manger, After the […]
December 29, 2020
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Grow in Wisdom

I bless you to grow in Wisdom.   Young Jesus grew wiser, As Luke reported. […]
December 28, 2020
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A Time to Grow

I bless you today to grow in Wisdom, stature and favor With God and people […]
December 25, 2020
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Beloved

I like to call you Beloved because It is who you are—you are Loved not […]
December 24, 2020
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By No Means the Least

Like Bethlehem, out of your life will come surprise blessings.   Feeling small? Remember Bethlehem. […]
December 23, 2020
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Seeing is Believing

I bless you to see what you believe.   God wanted the shepherds not only […]
December 22, 2020
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From Now On

You aren’t confined by your past. You aren’t defined by your failures.   You can […]
December 21, 2020
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The Lord is With You

You’re near to God today because God is near to you. I bless you to […]
December 18, 2020
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Every Word of God

YES! to all God’s promises in your life. YES! to every impossible thing He has […]
December 17, 2020
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Nothing is Impossible with God

You are God’s vessel for the impossible. Alone, you can’t. With God, you can.   […]
December 16, 2020
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You Have Found Favor with God

“You have found favor with God.”   Gabriel’s message isn’t just for Mary— Now, in […]
December 15, 2020
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Treasure His Riches

As you contemplate the treasures of God’s grace, you discover more wealth every day.   […]
December 14, 2020
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May His Star Still Shine

God is committed to getting you to your destiny—His light still shines.   The magi […]
December 11, 2020
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Unto You

The Good News of Christ’s birth was personal to the shepherds and to YOU.   […]
December 10, 2020
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Merry, Merry Christmas

We need to put the “Merry” back into “Merry Christmas.”   Are you ready for […]
December 9, 2020
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Jesus’ Merry Men

You’re Jesus’ co-heir and co-laborer. In old English, “God rest you merry, gentlemen” literally means, […]
December 8, 2020
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God Keep You Merry

If the Lord is committed to you, it means you’re a keeper!   My blessing […]
December 7, 2020
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Let Nothing You Dismay

We need not fear the evils of this world because God, in Jesus Christ, has […]
December 4, 2020
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You Have Found Favor

Your life isn’t defined by your predicaments—it’s defined by your position in Christ.   When […]
December 3, 2020
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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

In the midst of pandemic and pain, God brings tidings of comfort and joy.   […]
December 2, 2020
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God Rest Ye Merry

God wants to keep your heart full of joy.   The classic Christmas carol’s title […]
December 1, 2020
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You’ll See

Maybe it’s not the circumstances that are holding you back—maybe it’s the way you’re seeing […]
November 30, 2020
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This is the Day the Lord Has Made

You can rejoice today because, if for no other reason, God made this day!   […]
November 27, 2020
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The Paw of the Lion

Gratitude isn’t mushy—it’s mighty.   Anyone who celebrated America’s Thanksgiving holiday yesterday put into practice […]
November 26, 2020
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Psalm 103 Blessing

There is always, ALWAYS, a way to be grateful. As we celebrate Thanksgiving today in […]
November 25, 2020
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Forget Not All His Benefits

When you remember God’s past blessings, you activate your faith in His goodness today. How […]
November 24, 2020
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Blessed Beyond Belief

You’re blessed beyond belief—literally!   I’m delighted to spend these days not just offering a […]
November 23, 2020
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Let Down Your Hair

When we are most grateful, we are most happy.   As we look forward to […]
November 20, 2020

Complete Joy Blessing

Jesus wants you full of joy.   In the English Standard Version of the Bible, […]
November 19, 2020
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Joy in the Morning Blessing

Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.   In our […]
November 18, 2020

A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine

A joyful heart is always good medicine.   We aren’t transformed by our commitments to […]
November 17, 2020
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The Rejoicing Always Blessing

There is no rule against rejoicing—no matter what!   As we look forward to the […]
November 16, 2020
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The Joy of the Lord Blessing

The joy of the Lord makes you strong.   In glad anticipation of the February […]
November 13, 2020
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Oil of Gladness Blessing

God is ready to clothe you with joyful praise.   Today’s blessing is rooted in […]
November 12, 2020
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Celebration Blessing

Because God celebrates, so can you.   Today’s blessing is grounded in the refrain of […]
November 11, 2020
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The Blessing for Going Out in Joy

God has made you for joy—it’s your design.   In the aftermath of a contentious […]
November 10, 2020
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The Red Sea Blessing

God still parts Red Seas.   As we look forward to the release of my […]
November 9, 2020
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The Savor Blessing

God’s blessing isn’t far away—it is here, now.   In joyful anticipation of the February, […]
November 6, 2020
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Guard Your Heart with Peace

God’s peace can protect your heart from the enemy’s onslaught.   I’m overjoyed with anticipation […]
November 5, 2020
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A Blessing for Jesus’ Peace

Jesus blessed his disciples to receive His own peace. As we look forward to the […]
November 4, 2020
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The Blessing of the Still Soul

Amidst the troubles of pandemic and the turmoil of politics, you can be still and […]
November 3, 2020
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Political Animosity

You can love and bless a person with whom you totally disagree. We all are […]
November 2, 2020

Elections of the Heart

Though tomorrow’s election is important, it is not ultimate. You can pray, vote, and share […]
October 30, 2020
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Generational Blessing

While there may be some sinful patterns passed down from your forebears, there is something […]
October 29, 2020
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Destroy the Idols

When you lose what you always thought you needed in order to be fulfilled, you […]
October 28, 2020
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Choose Your God

When you fall or fail and are still loved, shame lifts! Jeremiah prophesied: “Every man […]
October 27, 2020
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Something New

The New Covenant isn’t a modified Old Covenant. It’s altogether new. Thankfully, I was taught […]
October 26, 2020
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What’s New?

Christ didn’t come to give us a modified Old Covenant – He ushered in a […]
October 23, 2020
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The Shame of Religion 2

There’s a cure for the “hardening of the oughteries” – the grace of God. To […]
October 22, 2020
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The Shame of Religion

The Gospel isn’t about what you “ought to” do. It’s about what Jesus has already […]
October 21, 2020
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God’s Agent of Change

You can’t control people and you can’t make them change, but you can be used […]
October 20, 2020
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Wanting Someone to Change

It’s not wrong to want someone to change. If you love someone, you want him/her […]
October 19, 2020
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The Agony of Victory 2

God isn’t finished with you yet! After Elijah’s remarkable defeat of 450 prophets of Baal […]
October 16, 2020

The Agony of Victory

God has a journey for you still to take. Even if you’ve reached a great […]
October 15, 2020
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Scapegoat!

Jesus isn’t only the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world; He’s also […]
October 14, 2020
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Orphans and Heirs

In Christ, you’re no orphan. You’re an heir! Years ago, parishioners Ernie and Ginnie developed […]
October 13, 2020

Sweet Conviction

True, godly conviction is a sweet gift of liberty guiding you back to the Father. […]
October 12, 2020
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Shame vs. Conviction

When God corrects you, He doesn’t shame you; He draws you to His heart. Jesus’ […]
October 9, 2020
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Your Shame is Safe with God

God doesn’t expose your shame—He covers it. My spiritual father, Dudley Hall, in his shame-busting […]
October 8, 2020
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The Sting of the Hidden Hornet

You don’t have to let shame keep stinging you! I was young, serving my first […]
October 7, 2020
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A Rose for a Rose [Part 2]

If you have experienced dishonor and shame, you can forgive and you can be healed. […]
October 6, 2020
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A Rose for a Rose [Part 1]

Your wounds can be healed! Sometimes, when your offender hasn’t apologized, it’s healing to receive […]
October 5, 2020
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Breaking the Cycle

The cycle of shame is always, and only, broken by the Word of grace. In […]
October 2, 2020
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Where Are Your Accusers?

When you hear Jesus speak, shame falls to the ground. In John 8, we read […]
October 1, 2020
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Uproot Shame

Are you ready for some good news? Christ came to bear your shame – so […]
September 30, 2020

Shame Off You!

Though the whole world might be quick to say, “Shame on you,” and “You ought […]
September 29, 2020
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Is Praying a Chore?

If you want your prayer life to be a joy rather than a chore, all […]
September 28, 2020
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The Power of Love in Prayer

The love of God is the power of God. So, when you have God’s love, […]
September 25, 2020
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Sweet and Noble Desires

God wants to grant you the desires of your heart. All you have to do […]
September 24, 2020
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The Desires of the Heart

By God’s grace, your desires can become what God already desires! We’re learning that there […]
September 23, 2020
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Jesus is Your Prayer Partner

If Christ intercedes for you and He lives in you, then you have an ongoing […]
September 22, 2020
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A Remarkable Invitation

You can have the greatest prayer partner imaginable – Christ Himself!   As we continue […]
September 21, 2020
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Just Listen

When we listen to God, we know what He wants and, when we know what […]
April 9, 2021
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A Little Heart Burn

May you have a little heart burn— The Easter kind.   The depressed disciples on […]
March 16, 2021
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The Ephesians Blessing

God is getting glory In you Today.   In Christ, You are “The praise of […]
March 2, 2021
sun over the sea during sunset

Here Comes the Sun

The sun peaked out in North Carolina this week. Shy. Skittish. But bright.   And […]
January 27, 2021
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A Future and a Hope

I bless your spiritual eyes To see tomorrow’s promise today.   The Lord has good […]
December 15, 2020
brown wooden box

Treasure His Riches

As you contemplate the treasures of God’s grace, you discover more wealth every day.   […]
December 10, 2020
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Merry, Merry Christmas

We need to put the “Merry” back into “Merry Christmas.”   Are you ready for […]