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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blessed to be a Blessing

W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.

The Savior is Knocking

When looking at the door in the painting, Light of the World, you can see there is no handle or knob on the outside. The door must be opened from the inside! You must allow Jesus to enter.

5 Things Replacing God’s Direction in Your Life

Here are five things you may be using to replace Christ’s direction in your life:

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

A Place Called Home

Ahh, to be home! Nearly all people, and animals, have a place called home where they live and grow before leaving and establishing a home of their own.

Do You Overlook the Faults of Other?

One of the easiest things to find for many people is fault.  There are a lot of fault-finders in the world.  There’s always a critic.  In fact, some people think criticism is more blessed to give than to receive.

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