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Today’s Quote: It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

When film critic Roger Ebert described the movie, ‘Cloud Atlas’ he said, “to borrow from Churchill’s description of Russia, ‘it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.’ It fascinates in the moment. It’s getting from one moment to the next that is tricky.” I love that quote. Some things fascinate in the … Continue reading

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Daily Devotion: Do you have specific goals

Yesterday I finished my daily devotional of Pastor Rick Warren’s teaching. It was one of three yearly devotionals I read on a daily basis. I enjoyed Rick Warren’s teaching message so much, I signed up for another year. Today’s message speaks about the future. Where do yourself wanting to go? What are your future plans? … Continue reading

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Facing Your Fears and Experience God’s Best

We tend to fear what we don’t understand. We worry and fill our minds with anxious thoughts. Fear not, it’s a term often used in the Bible. When God sent his messengers, often these angels would begin with these words, ‘fear not.’ Rev. Billy Graham describes it like this. “Calloused hands were the badge of … Continue reading

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A New Year – a New You: Here’s a New Year’s Resolution Idea

Don’t limit yourself by setting a New Year’s resolution that you think you can accomplish, instead dream BIG enough and BE courageous enough, to set your mind on that which is impossible, but shaped to be achievable. In the January-February 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review, they conducted an interview with the two-time Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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Living Out Your Passions and Finding True Happiness

Today’s teaching is about living out your passions. It’s about finding your happiness in the midst of your daily routines. “A lot of people start off asking the important questions of life: “Who am I? Where am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Does my life have meaning? Is there a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayers and Blessings this Time of Year

This is the time of year we give thanks and praise. It’s the season of giving. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. We gather with family and friends to celebrate. Food preparations and meal planning all comes to its pinnacle. Now it’s time to enjoy the meal. As families gather around the table, … Continue reading

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Give thanks this Thanksgiving by looking at those in your life

Today we celebrated our annual Thanksgiving lunch at work. As everyone went around the table giving their thanks and gratitude for the blessings in their lives, I listened to every one. Each of them had a personal story to tell while some are going through some very heavy stuff right now but they all offered … Continue reading

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Death in the Family Causes us to Think About Heaven

I had a death in the family this week. After all the losses I’ve experienced, each death just reminds me how short our time really is. Life is fleeting, a passing in the wind. My heart is saddened for those who were closest to him. My brother-in-law was too young to die. Over the years, I’ve … Continue reading

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How Do You Define Success: A Look Back

In my high school yearbook I wrote: “Success is the next best thing to loving someone special.” I was 18, in love, and about to graduate. With my whole life ahead of me, I had big dreams and grand expectations. During those last few weeks before graduation, I spent a lot of time with my … Continue reading

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The Invitation to Explore Your Purpose in Life

I invite you to open the door of your heart. I invite you to step inside the window of your soul and get a little uncomfortable as we explore what’s inside. I invite you to pick up the mirror sitting at your bedside table and take a look at the scars. For all these metaphors … Continue reading

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    I have refrained from giving my opinion during this election. The discouragement and lack of respect given to each of the opponents show little to no value for the American people. How can we respect our leaders when they lack the respect of one another? The candidates have slandered one another and pointed fingers at […] … Continue reading Show Some Respect […]
  • Look For the Guideposts They Give You Direction
    These guideposts direct you, giving insight. Sometimes God will miraculously open doors for you when you least expect it.  They might appear to be coincidental but in reality they are meant for you to make a decision. The guideposts are there. They could come in the form of temptations or the form of an arrow … Continue reading Look For the Guideposts They G […]
  • Three Types of Friendships
    Many friendships will come and go in life. In seasons of change, a person will encounter new friends, and old friends will fall away. There are friendships that stay with you during a lifetime. Those friends are the first ones you call to share good news and the ones you can count on in times … Continue reading Three Types of Friendships →

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