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Anticipating Thanksgiving

Anticipating Thanksgiving

Colossians 3:15-17 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving…

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Seeing Our Pain Through Different Lenses

Seeing Our Pain Through Different Lenses

Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Have you ever been deeply disappointed and not understood why your emotions felt so big? Chris Coursey in Transforming Fellowship says, “Much like an unwanted house guest, pain that is not fully processed stays with us the rest of our lives.” If you’re like me, you’ve experienced moments when the actual event does not support your big emotions. For years I would…

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Seeing Others Through God’s Eyes

Seeing Others Through God’s Eyes

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. The words poured from his mouth. Anger filled the atmosphere. The accusations hurled at me stung. I stood in disbelief. Have you ever found yourself in one of these encounters? How do you respond? Many…

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Remaining Relational in Times of Distress

Remaining Relational in Times of Distress

As I walked the neighborhood this morning the silence was eerie. The streets were empty, not a soul insight. Many homes were boarded up in anticipation of hurricane Dorian. My eyes were drawn to a piece of plywood covering a window.  It read: Matthew 2016, Irma 2017, Dorian 2019 What if every danger we faced was that easy to define? So often times of distress come unexpected. We are not prepared. Often distracted by our own cares we miss the…

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Rest in Troubled Waters

Rest in Troubled Waters

Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. It was a gorgeous day. I had long awaited…

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