Grateful no matter what

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, traveling between Samaria and Galilee, when he came across ten lepers who were living together because they had been separated from their families (Luke 17:11-19). They had heard of Jesus, so when he came by, they began to cry out to them, “Jesus, Son of David, have Mercy […]

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ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM JESUS DURING TIMES OF GRIEF

As believers, we know that we can find hope in the resurrection of Jesus. And yet, we still experience deep pain and grief when we lose someone we love. Even during the most painful moments in life, I believe you and I can find comfort in the words Jesus spoke to his family and friends, […]

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WHEN JESUS COULD NO LONGER CARRY HIS OWN CROSS

Scripture tells us the name of the man who carried the cross for Jesus was Simon of Cyrene. We can be sure when the Bible mentions someone by name that their story is important. There are three things I want to share with you about this man who carried the cross for Jesus, because I […]

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WHO WAS SAINT PATRICK?

We don’t really know exactly when Saint Patrick was born, we believe that it was the year 390 but we don’t know the day.  We do, however, know the day he died and that was March 17, 461, so we honor Patrick on the day that he died since we know that date.  There are […]

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Where is the Kingdom?

Three things on my heart this week that I want to share with you from one of my favorite scriptures from Matthew 25:31-40. #1 WHAT DID YOU DO FOR THE LEAST OF THESE? This passage of scripture is one I clearly remember learning about when I was just a boy in Sunday school. Jesus says, […]

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LIVING YOUR DREAMS

Are you dreaming your life or living your dream? It’s hard to live your dream when you feel like you’re always dealing with drama or stress. What if you and I could develop an attitude or spirit of resiliency; that no matter what happens, we choose to wrestle with the challenges rather than succumb to […]

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Building stronger relationships

There are many examples of favoritism in the Old Testament. Abraham showed favoritism between his two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Isaac then showed favoritism between his two sons, Esau and Jacob. Later, Jacob shows favoritism between his two wives, Rachel and Leah. As Jacob settles in, he has 13 children and the first thing we […]

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Is it possible to find peace?

I don’t think there’s any question that if you and I want to live long well, we need to help create peace in the world around us. For forty years, God tried to teach the children of Israel what they needed to live long and well in the land. That’s what we’re looking at today. […]

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ANGER & FORGIVENESS

How do you deal with the pain when you’ve been hurt by someone? We struggle with the idea of forgiveness, especially when we are in so much pain. I believe you and I are able to find a powerful example of forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Christ that can give us hope. I […]

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HEARING FROM GOD

I don’t believe God just gives you one moment in life, but rather many special moments. There are moments when God speaks to you and you have to decide, what am I going to do?  Will I say yes? When we say yes, I believe God uses us to change lives; the ripple effect goes […]

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