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Prayer for When You’ve Lost EverythingBy Jennifer Maggio

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 It was 3:30 in the morning when… Continue reading A Prayer for When You’ve Lost EverythingBy Jennifer Maggio

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Get the Power to Go after Your GoalsBy Rick Warren

“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (Proverbs 16:9 The Message) Proverbs 16:9 says, “We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (The Message). You get to plan the way you want to live, but only God gives you the power… Continue reading Get the Power to Go after Your GoalsBy Rick Warren

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Your Life is Your Time

Charles Stanley Ephesians 5:14-17 Our lives are governed by time. That's why we're surrounded by clocks and calendars that dictate our activities. As the minutes tick by, we wonder where the day went. When responsibilities and pressures mount, we complain, "I just don't have time to get it all done!" But the reality is that… Continue reading Your Life is Your Time

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Where Is God When I Need Him Most?

By Melissa Spoelstra Today’s TruthMoses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-Nissi (which means “the Lord is my banner”) (Exodus 17:15 NLT). Friend to FriendDuring her kindergarten year, my daughter had a variety of puzzling symptoms that caused her organs to start shutting down with septic shock. During the days on the ventilator in the… Continue reading Where Is God When I Need Him Most?

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A Prayer for the Pursuit of Perfection

By Meg Bucher “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” - Matthew 5:48 NIV “Why do you expect me to be perfect?” Every teenager asks this as they are being disciplined or held accountable. The pressure they, and we, put on ourselves to be better than we are is more immense than we like to admit.… Continue reading A Prayer for the Pursuit of Perfection

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The Best Beginning for the Day

By: Lynn Cowell “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 (ESV) As the morning sun peeks over the hill, spilling sunlight into the room, I want to soak in this moment,… Continue reading The Best Beginning for the Day

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Succulents of Hope By Bronwyn Lea

These past few months, I decided to try my hand at creating a succulent garden. "Oh, they're so easy to grow!" friends said, and I sighed. I have not found succulents easy. My feeble attempts at re-potting healthy-looking plants were rewarded with the leaves plummeting off the plants within a week of my handling them,… Continue reading Succulents of Hope By Bronwyn Lea

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The Need of the Day

by: Jeff Schreve But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.Hebrews 3:13 A few years ago, I was going through a rough patch in life. It seemed as if everyone was against me. My main job… Continue reading The Need of the Day

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A Prayer for When You Can’t Decide

by: Kristine Brown “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” - Psalm 55:22 “Are you going to enroll your son in public school, or do you plan to homeschool?” the realtor’s question hung in the air for several minutes. I hadn’t even considered our options. Now… Continue reading A Prayer for When You Can’t Decide

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Day 13 of Ephesians

Ephesians 5:22-33 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church… Continue reading Day 13 of Ephesians