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May 04

How Do You Pray for God’s Blessing?

We would get our family together, hold hands, sing and pray,” says Jonas, 6. When God is at the center of home life, families are truly blessed. Children respond when they see their parents humble themselves before God. “I would ask God to give me wisdom and love for one another. I would also ask …

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Mar 23

Silent or Silenced?

“It is time for You to act, Lord, Your law is being broken.” That sounds like something we would hear while walking out of church or part of a conversation we were having with a friend about the “signs of the times.” “It is time for You to act, Lord.” Not me, Lord! YOU! This …

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Nov 24

Should you obey a law that forbids worshipping God?

“I would rather die than to obey a law that prohibits worshipping God,” says Sarah, age 8. “I love God with all my heart. You should do what’s right. Obey what’s right, and you will be fine.” Thank you for your incredible statement, Sarah. I’m amazed and challenged by your love and devotion. “I would …

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Oct 06

Are you there God?

It was time for her prayers before jumping into bed. Little Susie began her prayer by thanking God for all His blessings that day. She did really good on her tests and her best friend came to visit her after school. So she spent a special time thanking Him for all the good things He …

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Sep 11

When does never end?

    Can you remember a time in your life when you thought, “God has abandoned me! I can’t find Him anywhere! When I pray, my words bounce back from the sky and when I cry God won’t wipe away the tears. What did I do to deserve this?” Often in our journey to become …

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Jun 09

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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Jun 02

Willing to wait

A pastor decided to change the order of service. He convinced himself that his congregation was bored and disinterested in his messages because they had been following the same format for several years. For years the ushers would take up the offering, the choir would sing and then he would preach. To “mix” things up …

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May 15

How do you keep going when things get tough?

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s, I mean,” wrote Mark Twain. buy cialis online with no prescription If you’re reduced to human resources, there’s wisdom as well as wit in Twain’s quip. Severe personal adversity has a way of undoing us. The self-assured masks we love to wear become …

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