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Much Will Be Required

By : Becky Traywick “Everyone to whom much has been given, of him much will be required, and from him whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”   – Luke 12:48b Christ came to earth to bring His message of hope and love to people who didn’t deserve it and entrusted those people to…

For Such a Time as This…

By: Kristi Roque Have you ever felt like you are going in circles, doing the same things over and over every day? You’re going to work, coming home, making dinner, doing homework, attending sports practices, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, packing the lunches, maybe getting some sleep…maybe, and then waking up to do it…

Sunrise

By: Kerri Grinder Psalm 143:8  Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. A sunrise.   Much like the birth of a new life, the most powerful and most gentle…

Pray for Those Who Persecute You

By: Gale Jackson Matthew 5:43-48 New International Version (NIV) 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the…

Breaking Your Fall

      By: Roberta Pledge Remember a time you have stumbled, yet managed to break your actual fall?  How did you feel?  Clumsy and uncoordinated, yet grateful to have not sustained a broken bone, skinned knee, or shattered ego.  You will simultaneously let go of anything you are holding and grab at whatever you can to break your…

The Value of a Good Name

By: Chris Wilson One of the greatest lessons I ever learned did not come from a textbook, a lecture, or even from the pages of Holy Scripture.  It came from spending time with my grandfather.  I remember as a youth going places with my grandfather.  “Pepaw” was the custodian at the church where I spent…

Not Spectacular, but an Available Servant

By: Haley Wilson Acts 9:36-42 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. She was always doing good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that…

Day 40, Thursday, November 16

Day 40 – IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS Today’s thought is shared anonymously… “But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.” (Psalm 88:13) I roll over and stare at my alarm clock, knowing that it has gone off repeatedly. What am I thinking? Get yourself up, shower and go, go,…

Day 39, Wednesday, November 15

Day 39 – PRAYING FOR MOM Today’s thought is shared by Tim Alsup… “Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) I certainly wasn’t prepared for it, but last December began one of the most prayerful and reflective times in my life. Arinne and I were in Orlando, taking…

Day 38, Tuesday, November 14

Day 38 – COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS Today’s thought is shared by Haley Wilson… “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”   (Philippians 4:6) “I am having a hard time with my job, my health, and my family. Nothing seems…