From Thanksgiving to Grateful-Giving

When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭8‬:‭10-11‬ NKJV) He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given. (Proverbs 19:17 NKJV) “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your […]

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#HandWritingTheWord : Don’t Be Shushed

Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be […]

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To Reach Japan They Went To Brazil

Meet the Goins family.  They have a heart for the lost in Japan so they packed up and moved to Brazil. Yes, you read that right.  To reach Japan the Goins family moved to Brazil. I have known Chad and Regina since my youth.  They were both camp councilors at the summer camps I attended when I was a kid.  To be honest, I never got to know Chad that well but he must be a special guy if Regina is fond of him.  Regina has always held a special place in my heart and […]

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Hello Mornings :: Advent Study

I would like to share something with all the ladies out there, especially the moms.  This something is called Hello Mornings.  The easiest way to describe Hello Mornings is to say that it is an online bible study created for women.  I don’t know about every other mom out there, but if they are like me, then getting out of the house and to a weekly bible study can be challenging – especially if they have a few kids in tow. A few months ago, while searching for an online bible study, I came across Hello […]

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#HandWritingTheWord : The Unnoticed Miracles

In the book of Mark, we read about how Jesus fed five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, a task impossible with man alone (Mark 6:30-44). Following this passage we come to Jesus walking on the sea and the reaction of His disciples. Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in […]

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#HandWritingTheWord : Shake It Off

And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts— but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your […]

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David & Goliath Part 7: Unrecognizable & Changed For The Better

If you haven’t read the full story of David & Goliath in awhile click here.  You may also want to check out parts 1 -6 in this series.  When Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.” So the king said, “Inquire whose son this young man is.” Then, as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of […]

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#HandWritingTheWord : Jesus Rejected

Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. But […]

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David & Goliath Part 6: Another Note on Motives

If you haven’t read the full story of David & Goliath in awhile click here.  You may also want to check out parts 1 -5 in this series. Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the […]

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#HandWritingTheWord : Measured To You

Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” (Mark 4:24-25 NKJV) Do you have measuring cups in your kitchen? I’m sure you do, and I’m sure you know that measuring cups come in different sizes.  I have some in my kitchen as small as 1/8 cups and I […]

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