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When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Wait!

Not many years ago new fathers weren’t allowed in the labor and delivery rooms of hospitals, so they had to feverishly pace the floor of the “Waiting Room” until the nurse came with news of the Baby and Momma.

Draw Near To God…Let Him Draw Near To YOU!

In the Old Testament, we read about the tabernacle that God had his people build. This large tent-like structure was the physical reminder of God's presence with his people. Later that tabernacle was replaced with a temple, which served the

Angels Among Us!

A few years ago, I was getting groceries at a local supermarket in South Carolina. I finished my shopping and found a checkout lane empty and headed for lane 6. The cashier was extremely nice as we chatted a bit.

Troubled? Spend Time With God!

When my dad was fighting in the South Pacific during WWII, my mom would quite uncharacteristically lift her hands to Heaven, pleading for God’s protection over her beloved fiance’. Her prayers held back the forces of the enemy that were

When Things Look Hopeless Turn To God!

Elisha promised a son to a childless woman; he proclaimed this miracle and it came to pass exactly as he had predicted. But a few years later, tragedy struck. The little boy died. In her darkest moment, this mother, smitten

There Is Grace For YOU If YOU have had Sorrow upon Sorrow!

Are you facing sorrow upon sorrow? There is grace upon grace for you today, truth that trumps the wretched facts that flood your life. If you are experiencing multiple challenges, if your fiery trials are intensifying, these words of encouragement

Have YOUR Problems Produced A”Midnight”?

Does it feel like midnight right now even though its daylight? If it’s the darkest time of your life, Paul and Silas have a strategy that did wonders – signs and wonders – and you might want to give it

When All Else Fails, Praise God Anyway!

The Psalmist in this chapter is not in a good place. It would seem that he has experienced relational brokenness, betrayal and rejection. Yet, in the middle of this trauma, he offers praise and thanks to God. What for, you

Want To Be Successful As You Work? Tune Your Heart to God’s!

What if members of an orchestra determined their own pitch? Rather than tuning to Concert A, they use their own subjective tuning fork? What would that sound like? Just imagine. We live in a world where the individual is god,

Want To Improve Your Life and Heavy Burdens? Memorize Scripture!

I know of no other single practice in the Christian life that's more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. That's right. No other single discipline is more useful and rewarding than this. No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends!

3 Ways To Stay On Track As You Try to Reach Your Goals!

Your mind is a muscle. It needs to be stretched to stay sharp. It needs to be prodded and pushed to perform. Let it get idle and lazy on you, and that muscle will become a pitiful mass of flab

Still Waiting on Your New? Super-Size Your Prayers!

How big is too big? How much is too much? Is there a limit to what I can ask of God? Evidently, not. It’s as if God dares me, “Go ahead, push my limits. There are none! Do you want

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