Sunflower season is in full swing around this time! I keep seeing them in all the autumn decorations, passing sunflower fields; I even had some cut sunflowers on my table. This has kept sunflowers fresh on my mind, and the more I keep thinking about them, the more I realize that I want to be…

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When I think of people in the Bible who were consistent in their character and their love for God, two men quickly come to mind – Joseph and Daniel. Both of these men demonstrated their faith in God and their love for him in less than ideal circumstances. They remained steadfast when placed under intense…

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Psalm 70:1 “Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.”  It was Thursday night of a super busy week. On Monday I had spent time with family, and worked overnight finishing a job. Tuesday I met with the Governor and elected officials at a Pastor’s Forum. Wednesday I taught…

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Counterfeits are dangerous things. Counterfeit money, counterfeit goods, counterfeit medications – all these things create false security, undermine confidence in what is real, and can endanger those who unwittingly use them. The most dangerous counterfeits are those that most closely resemble the genuine item. A “good” counterfeit is almost undetectable until placed under close scrutiny…

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James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Have you ever seen a chameleon? It is amazing how quickly their appearance can change based on their environment! Sadly, some believers are that way as well. Although God created the chameleon to blend into their surroundings, that is not how He wants…

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Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall ear the fruit thereof.”  James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart this man’s religion is vain.” The Doctor often says to us, “Let…

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While watching an energetic toddler in the nursery one day I realized an important life changing discovery. The toddler was trying everything to avoid sitting still or else because he knew it would cause him to take a nap if he was still for a while. So I sat him on my lap and quickly…

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Psalm 33:1 “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.” My college dean of women, Marlene Evans, who is now in heaven, taught us to be rejoicing Christians. The best way she taught us this was by being a rejoicing Christian herself! Her body was full of cancer and…

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Numbers 13:20 “And be ye of good courage and bring fruit of the land….” Everyone will have faith in something. The Bible shows us that faith comes from hearing; henceforth, we must be careful to what we listen to. Twelve spies came back from Canaan. Ten of them came back with an evil report. Notice…

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James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Wow. That seems pretty harsh doesn’t it? I mean, surely this passage isn’t talking about you! I am sure you will admit that…

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