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Respond vs. React

I’ve been pondering lately some aspects of prayer taken from practical parenting and life situations.  As a parent I’m continually challenged with my strong-willed children to respond and not react. It used to be temper tantrums and now as we enter the teen years,...

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The Power of the Resurrection

The Power of the Resurrection“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” –Phil. 3:10 NKJVWhen Jesus was in Gethsemane He asked Peter, John, and James, His three closest disciples—and friends—to watch and wait with...

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I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONSPsalm 2:8 says “Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance.”  I love this statement and love to claim it for whole nations.  As I think about this, I realize that it takes the whole Army of God to take the world for...

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“Surely, He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His...

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More Than Conquerors

 It was clear the Holy Spirit was making a point. I was studying the book of Esther and reading chapter 9. The same message was there not once, not twice, but three times in the span of six verses (Esther 9:10, 15, and 16):  "But they did not lay their hands on the...

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