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There is ALWAYS a Reason to Praise God

In a very troubling time in David’s life, he penned these words in Psalm 34:1, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” King David was gifted at playing musical instruments but that’s not what made him a worshipper or one that praised the Lord. But...

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What Do You See?

One person sees a blank canvas while another person sees a masterpiece. One person sees a blank sheet of paper while another sees a novel. One person sees a pile of clay while another sees a sculpture. One person sees an instrument while another sees an orchestra. One person sees a hot, sticky...

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He Is Good

Today I wanted to remind you that our Father in Heaven is good. He was good yesterday, He is good today and He will be good tomorrow. He loves you so much. Father is for you and not against you. No matter what you are facing today, you are loved, cherished and adored by Father. He is not only...

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Cold Campfires and Saltine Banquets

There is so much religion in the world…and we need less of it. We don’t need more religion, we need a deeper, more passionate, loving, joyous relationship with Jesus. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says it like this, "Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." Everything in...

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Passion or Passivity?

The Lord spoke to my heart recently that there is much passivity among the Body. Here’s the definition of passive: accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance. Lacking in energy or will. Static. Motionless. Idle. Uninvolved. Unfortunately, this...

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Receiving Father’s Love For You

“I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves Me. Let My love nourish your hearts. If you keep My commands, you will live in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands, for I am nourished and empowered by His love. My purpose in telling you these things is so that the joy...

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32 Years Ago...

On a very personal note: 32years ago today, my Dad went to be with Jesus. I was 12 years old when he died of cancer. He was sick for 5 years before he even died. Friends, life on earth is not easy. The reason that I share so much about the Father heart of God is because of what He has done in...

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We Have Nothing To Talk About

Hebrews 8:12, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” We all sin. There is not a single person reading this Blog that does not sin. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Jesus came to take away the sin of the world. That’s my sin and your sin…gone....

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Queen Esther, Mary of Bethany and You

A lot of times, Christians get too focused on the outward demonstration of someone else’s expression of their heart for God. Just because someone can preach well, prophesy, teach, worship, give words of knowledge or write books is not an indicator of their love and devotion to the Lord. These...

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One of the Greatest Secrets of Life

We don’t enjoy life more and therefore enjoy God more. It’s the other way around. The more we learn to enjoy God and be enjoyed by God, the more we enjoy life. But we have to remember to learn to enjoy God in the “ordinary” moments of life. You already know what these ordinary moments of life...

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