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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

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

Keep talking to God..Get to Know Him!

Only when we know someone can we truly trust him. The same can be applied to God. If you open the door to the God of the universe whose essence is Love, if you sit at His feet, if you

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

As The New Year Begins, Take Time to REST!

The venerable preacher, Vance Havner, used to look over the top of his glasses and say to his congregation, "If you don't come apart, you will come apart." While not all stress is bad for us, too much of it

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

Did YOU Know Opposition Can Be Good For You?

Ever since I was young, I've always been fascinated with the term "buoyancy." A quick check in online dictionaries would yield us a definition going along the lines of "a force that causes something to float [on liquid]" or even

Maybe This Holiday Season, God expects YOU to Press On!

Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark left Cyprus and sailed to the southern coast of Turkey—a land then known as Pamphylia, whose rugged coastline ascended sharply into the towering heights of a mountain range steeper and fiercer than the eastern Tauras

Will YOU Be 1 of the 1’s?

When I was a little boy, my dad preached occasionally for small congregations who didn't have a regular preacher. Where he lacked polish, he compensated with his passion and colorful stories. One of his favorite sermons that I heard several

10 Reasons You May Not Want to Pray for Trump. 1 Reason You Should!

All right. It’s Saturday, a few days after the election. If you stayed up for the election returns last night, you’re experiencing something like a hangover today. Donald Trump has been named President-elect of this country. Like it or not,

If You Are Troubled, Pray For A Higher WQ!

What’s your WQ? IQ matters. EQ – emotional quotient – matters more. But WQ – wisdom quotient – is the matter itself. Today I pray with Paul the Apostle for “spiritual wisdom and insight.” Wisdom is the synthesis of God’s

What if your turnaround depends on you tithing?

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but will

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