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10 Reasons To Be Thankful ~This Thanksgiving!

The holiday season is the perfect time to consider what you are thankful for and why. But Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t the only times of the year to count your blessings. Finding gratitude and appreciating the small stuff in life

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

This Father’s Day,Give God Your Problems,Seek Him For His Promises!

Have you ever had an "Aha!" moment? I've had several in my lifetime, but one that sticks out as one of the best, happened one day in my Sunday school class. Our time was coming to a close and I

Are the Yabbotts Visiting YOU to “Try To Steal” YOUR Joy?

"I can't seem to find God at work anywhere in my life? Where is he? Has Jesus abandoned me? Look at all that is going wrong with me and with my life and with my church — how could God

Experience Freshness in YOUR Prayer Life with God – Pray The Psalms!

Making the Psalms a consistent part of our time studying the Bible is enriching and important. The Psalms are meant to be sung and prayed, but so often we just read through them on our own for words of encouragement.

Ever wonder if God is talking to you? 3 Ways to tell!

God's voice is clearly distinct from the many voices that we hear each day. There are some giveaways that we need to be on the lookout for to be able to distinguish His voice from others. God's voice is

Who Said Life Was Supposed To Be “Happy All The Time”?

There is no "happy ever after" in this life. There is just "endure to the end happily." Expecting a life free from pain and sorrow and filled with nothing but fun and happiness is unrealistic, even though the

Expect God to Resurrect your life as we celebrate Good Friday!

Easter Sunday is a cheerful day for Christians because they trust that Jesus ascended from the dead on this day. They believed that Jesus Christ’s resurrection shows that death is not the end of everything. Many go to church to

Want Results? Pray, Allow God to choose How to answer!

What is the big deal about prayer? Prayer isn’t wishful thinking. It’s not merely a state of mind. Prayer is certainly no waste of time. Quite literally, prayer is the most productive thing we can do when we employ the

Sometimes, Rock Bottom can be A Blessing!

Hitting rock bottom has taught me a lot. Life situations like having to scratch together money for a coffee or to buy gas to get to work was less than memorable. The sadness over the loss of a loved one,

Don’t Worry, God Has A Plan!

Sorrows and trials don’t discriminate. They come to all of us at all times and seasons – even Christmas. Perhaps the gifts you’ve purchased for loved ones aren’t the only burdens you had to carry on Christmas Day. What

Is Anything Sacred?

I played the position of catcher in Little League baseball. I played catcher in Pony League baseball. I was a catcher in high school baseball. In college, I played catcher on an intramural softball team. I spent a lot of

God is Gracious With His Love!

Life can be hard and challenging. Living can wear away our hope. Cynicism can settle into our hearts and find a home because of hurtful people, difficult circumstances, relational wounds, and unfortunate events. Religion can imprison us in a world

Whose Kingdom is This Anyway?

I have always been far too preoccupied with my own glory. I don’t like saying that because it sounds terrible. And embarrassing. And deeply sinful. God does not share his glory with anyone else and our lives need to be preoccupied with

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