God Uses Ordinary People
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God Uses Ordinary People

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”– Acts 4:13 Peter and John were on their way to the local temple (they were going to church) to pray one day when they…

Embrace His Presence
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Embrace His Presence

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.” – Luke 10:38-39 While Mary sat, Martha stewed. She marched around the kitchen, gathering…

Stepping Out in Faith
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Stepping Out in Faith

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”– Matthew 6:31-32 I found this story and decided to share it with you. I hope it encourages you. Deidre…

The Most Important Thing
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The Most Important Thing

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”– John 4:7 It’s noon and the sun is high in the sky. Jesus has been on His feet for hours already and He’s tired. He takes a moment to rest at the well and waits. A few…

What Discipleship Means
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What Discipleship Means

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you want to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake you will save…

Focus on Actions, Not Results
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Focus on Actions, Not Results

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.”  – Mark 4:3 In Mark 4, Jesus shares the parable of the farmer. The farmer went out with his seeds and planted them. Some of the seeds were eaten by the birds. Some of the seeds didn’t have enough soil and never took root. Still, there…

Faith Through the Storm
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Faith Through the Storm

“One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out. As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in…

Do It Anyway…Because You Say So
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Do It Anyway…Because You Say So

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” – Luke 5:4 Peter is exhausted from a long night of fishing. Though he’s an expert fisherman he has nothing to show for his last twelve hours of work. Frustrated by this experience…

Time for Noise Cancelling
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Time for Noise Cancelling

Mark 1:35 tells us, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” I recently started flying more for work and I began to realize that airplanes can be noisy places. Most people become so used to it…

You Must Make a Choice
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You Must Make a Choice

“…Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” – Joshua 24:15 Every great event, every great movement, every great accomplishment begins…