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What's in a Name?

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You arrive at your child’s new daycare on Monday morning to drop off your 1 year old Son. You fill out all necessary the paperwork and hand him over to the nice young person who will be watching him for the day. As you attempt hurry out the door, she asks “what’s his...

Standing Firm

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Standing Firm The end of verse 9 in chapter 7 of Isaiah states, “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” So many times throughout my day I don’t stand firm in my faith. I know that God is with me. I know he wants good for me. And instead I let a pit...

Touched by an Angel

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A filthy young lady is covered in ashes and dirt from scrubbing floors and cleaning out the fireplace.  She has an opportunity to go to a fancy ball at the palace, but look at her.  There is no way that someone like her could ever show up at the palace and be in the presence of the...

The Powerful Kiss

Posted by Claudia Mitchell on

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” Song of Songs 1:2 We love the kiss. In fact, there have been a number of popular songs that focus on the kiss. For example, 3,500 singles chose Could I Have This Kiss Forever by Whitney Houston as their favorite. My personal favorite is...

Worship and Obey

Posted by Roger Clark on

And, when all is said and done, here is the last word: worship in reverence the one True God and keep His commands, for this is what God expects of every person. (The Voice translation) People often think that it is hard to understand the Bible. Often, it is. Sometimes the cultural and...

Proverbs 31

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

I cannot read or think about Proverbs 31 without immediately thinking of the American holiday Mother’s Day. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve heard it read on that particular Sunday and a most appropriate passage it is for that occasion. More than a holiday reading, it should...

Proverbs 10

Posted by Tobin Wingard on

Read Proverbs 10  When I first read through this chapter of wisdom literature I found myself feeling rather overwhelmed by the incredible depth and breadth of content contained therein. You see, each single verse has contained within it such immeasurable wisdom, that meditating on one...

Wisdom and Marriage

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In Proverbs Chapter 5, we find Solomon repeating some of the same words of Chapter 2 in regard to the pursuit of wisdom. Here in Chapter 5, he once again lays out stern warning for us relating to adultery, followed by an exhortation to focus on the spouse of our marriage. Though written to a...

The Paradox of Wisdom

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Throughout Scripture, the promises of wisdom are not in any way hard to find. Time and time again, the Bible praises the wise and details the laundry list of blessings that come to those who find and hold fast to wisdom. For example, Proverbs 3 says, “Joyful is the person who finds...

Praise the Lord!

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Psalm 150 (NIV) 1 Praise the Lord.             Praise God in His sanctuary;     praise Him in His mighty heavens. 2 Praise Him for His acts of power;     praise Him for His surpassing...

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