Give Thanks

  “. . . in everything give thanks.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NET)  In just a few weeks, we will be celebrating – what traditionally happens around a table, with a special meal, with family and friends – Thanksgiving. It is a time of celebrating with others,...

In All Things Give Thanks

  Text:  Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:34  Can you believe that we are already in NOVEMBER?  Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here and then CHRISTMAS!  I’m sure we’ve all heard at least once in our lives that the most stressful season of all is between...

Press Pause

We are all spiritual beings living in a physical body and we have a soul which encompasses our mind, will, and emotions. At the core of our being, they shape our views, the choices we make, and actions we take. We spend time, energy, and money on our physical needs,...

The Power of Friendships

“Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other” (Proverbs 27:17 CEV) God created us for relationship with Himself and with one another. We need people and people need us. One of the benefits of constant interaction with others is we become...

One True Friend

“Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family” (Proverbs 18:24 MSG) True friendship is priceless. In 1 Samuel 18:1-7, the story of David and Jonathan is a portrait of a genuine, loyal, “ride-or-die” friendship. Jonathan’s loyalty, love, and...

Living Free

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand!” (Galatians 5:1 MSG) Paul in his letter to the believers in Galatia exhorts them to “. . . live a free life” (Galatians 5:1 MSG). Centuries later, we are still grappling with the...
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