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    Top Gun

    Posted on Jun 2, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 26:11-12 (NKJV) “As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more ...

    Topics: trust, growth, embrace


    Posted on Jun 1, 2023
    Read: Exodus 12:14 (NKJV) “So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You ...

    Topics: sacrifice, hope, deserve

    It’s All in The Name

    Posted on May 31, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 10:7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable ...

    Topics: faithfulness, desirable, testimony


    Posted on May 30, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Think: Arlington National ...

    Topics: sacrifice, fellowship, prioritize

    Memorial Day- Remember

    Posted on May 29, 2023
    Read: John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Think: Billy Graham once found himself standing by ...

    Topics: love, freedom, give

    Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

    Posted on May 28, 2023
    Read: John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”   Think: Have you ever ...

    Topics: surrender, satisfaction, believing

    I Am

    Posted on May 27, 2023
    Read: Exodus 3:13-14 “Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask ...

    Topics: revelation, profound, changed

    Only Jesus

    Posted on May 26, 2023
    Read: John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever ...

    Topics: faith, believe, eternal

    Who is Jesus?

    Posted on May 25, 2023
    Read: Luke 9:18 “Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, 'Who do the crowds say I am?’”   Think: If ...

    Topics: redeemed, followers, risen

    Know Who He Is

    Posted on May 24, 2023
    Read: Mark 8:29 “‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’”   Think: When we're in kindergarten, we are asked the simple question, "What ...

    Topics: disappointment, glorifies, forgive

    Love it!

    Posted on May 23, 2023
    Read: Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in ...

    Topics: purpose, equip, pursue

    What Do You Trust?

    Posted on May 22, 2023
    Read: John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” Psalm 12:6 “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a ...

    Topics: love, trust, moral

    Bring Them To Jesus

    Posted on May 21, 2023
    Read: Lamentations 2:19 “Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. ...

    Topics: peace, guidance, fears

    All About Me

    Posted on May 20, 2023
    Read: Joshua 3:7 “And the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I ...

    Topics: glory, change, reflect

    I Need Jesus

    Posted on May 19, 2023
    Read: Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”   Think: Parenthood can be a challenging journey filled ...

    Topics: wisdom, hearts, guidance

    The Joy Of Sorrow

    Posted on May 18, 2023
    Read: John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have ...

    Topics: love, compassion, allow

    Christian Home

    Posted on May 17, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with ...

    Topics: raise, respectful, aspiration

    Keep Bringing

    Posted on May 16, 2023
    Read: Luke 18:15-16 “People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. ...

    Topics: faith, pray, believing

    Heavenly Minded

    Posted on May 15, 2023
    Read: Colossians 3:1-2 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of ...

    Topics: share, eternal, observing

    What Jesus Would Say to Joe Biden– Make a Difference

    Posted on May 14, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:20a “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as ...

    Topics: hope, impact, spread

    What Jesus Would Say to Joe Biden – Your Past Doesn’t Determine Your Future

    Posted on May 13, 2023
    Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”   Think: Do you have ...

    Topics: promised, spiritually, declare

    What Jesus Would Say to Joe Biden – Use your Influence For Good

    Posted on May 12, 2023
    Read: James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting ...

    Topics: power, grace, influential

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Biden – Use Your Platform

    Posted on May 11, 2023
    Read: Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”   ...

    Topics: share, hearts, mighty

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Biden – Who is Surrounding You?

    Posted on May 10, 2023
    Read: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the ...

    Topics: struggles, success, honest

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Biden – Lead With Integrity

    Posted on May 9, 2023
    Read: Psalm 101:2 “I will be careful to lead a blameless life – when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless ...

    Topics: truth, motives, trustworthiness

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Biden – God is the Chief

    Posted on May 8, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make ...

    Topics: relationship, struggle, acknowledge

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – You Have Tried Everything, Now Try Jesus

    Posted on May 7, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”   Think: Joe Rogan is a man who has ...

    Topics: power, peace, fulfillment

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – Who Are You Learning From

    Posted on May 6, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”   Think: Joe Rogan is an insatiable learner. He ...

    Topics: wisdom, truth, aligned

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – Fight For It

    Posted on May 5, 2023
    Read: I Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in ...

    Topics: faith, hearts, valuable

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – Physical Fitness Is Important

    Posted on May 4, 2023
    Read: 3 John 1:2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 1 ...

    Topics: purpose, gratitude, value

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – Find Joy in Jesus

    Posted on May 3, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of ...

    Topics: joy, share, ask

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – You are a Sincere Seeker, Seek Me

    Posted on May 2, 2023
    Read: Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his ...

    Topics: understanding, knowledge, desire

    What Would Jesus Say to Joe Rogan? – Speak the Truth in Love

    Posted on May 1, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, ...

    Topics: truth, desire, empathy

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – Feelings Aren’t Facts

    Posted on Apr 30, 2023
    Read: Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”   Think: Until 2019, gender dysphoria (or ...

    Topics: truth, design, untrustworthy

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – Let’s Talk

    Posted on Apr 29, 2023
    Read: John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.” Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and ...

    Topics: opportunity, believers, communicate

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – I Am Pursuing You

    Posted on Apr 28, 2023
    Read: Matthew 18:12-13 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the ...

    Topics: relationship, life, pursuing

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner- God Loves You

    Posted on Apr 27, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:39 “…neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ ...

    Topics: love, rebellion, willing

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – We Show Grace

    Posted on Apr 26, 2023
    Read: Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”   Think: Some ...

    Topics: grace, help, hearts

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – I Made Male and Female

    Posted on Apr 25, 2023
    Read: Genesis 1:27-28 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed ...

    Topics: feelings, confuse, biology

    What Would Jesus Say To Caitlyn Jenner – I Created You

    Posted on Apr 24, 2023
    Read: Psalm 139:13-16 ”For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully ...

    Topics: purpose, plan, alive

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – There’s Hope in Jesu

    Posted on Apr 23, 2023
    Read: John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal ...

    Topics: love, overwhelming, shock

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Be Real

    Posted on Apr 22, 2023
    Read: Matthew 25:26-28 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are ...

    Topics: love, glory, encouraged

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Be Kind

    Posted on Apr 21, 2023
    Read: Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness ...

    Topics: glory, kindness, pursue

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Say “Sorry

    Posted on Apr 20, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”   Matthew 18:21-22 ...

    Topics: love, forgiveness, followers

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Don’t Place Wealth Above God

    Posted on Apr 19, 2023
    Read: 1 Timothy 6:9-10 “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ...

    Topics: trust, promises, kingdom

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Care for Others

    Posted on Apr 18, 2023
    Read: Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you ...

    Topics: kindness, selflessness, surrounds

    What Jesus Would Say to Donald Trump – Be Humble

    Posted on Apr 17, 2023
        Read: Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”   James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you ...

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Following Christ on the Course

    Posted on Apr 16, 2023
    Read: Luke 9:23 "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”   Think: Tiger Woods' career has ...

    Topics: following, desires, growth

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Master the Gam

    Posted on Apr 15, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”   Think: Although the human heart is basically a pump ...

    Topics: heart, feelings, desire

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: From the Greens to Grace

    Posted on Apr 14, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

    Topics: faith, glory, saved

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Divine Drive

    Posted on Apr 13, 2023
    Read Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make ...

    Topics: joy, contentment, trusted

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Short of the Green

    Posted on Apr 12, 2023
    Read: Romans 3:23-24 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that ...

    Topics: accept, eternal, acknowledge

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Beyond the Bunker

    Posted on Apr 11, 2023
    Read: 1 John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything ...

    Topics: give, forgive, affections

    What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Choose the Path to Par

    Posted on Apr 10, 2023
    Read: Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through ...

    Topics: choices, provides, accessible


    Posted on Apr 9, 2023
    Read: John 20:11-16 “Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated ...

    Topics: respect, hope, important

    Silent Saturday

    Posted on Apr 8, 2023
    Read: Luke 24:13-17 “Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with ...

    Topics: love, forgive, abandoned

    Good Friday

    Posted on Apr 7, 2023
    Read: John 19:28-30 “Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A ...

    Topics: suffering, sacrifice, freedom

    Maundy Thursday

    Posted on Apr 6, 2023
    Read: Matthew 26:26-29 “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ...

    Topics: purpose, liberation, trusted

    Jesus was Still

    Posted on Apr 5, 2023
    Read: Mark 14:3-6 “While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very ...

    Topics: devotion, love, expresses

    Nothing But Leaves

    Posted on Apr 4, 2023
    Read: Matthew 21:18-19 “Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to ...

    Topics: faith, relationship, transform

    Table Flip

    Posted on Apr 3, 2023
    Read: Mark 11:15-17 “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He ...

    Topics: purpose, glorify, prioritize

    Coach's Talk

    Posted on Apr 2, 2023
    Read: John 12:27-32 "Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it was for this very reason I came to this ...

    Topics: peace, eternity, imagined

    Not Again

    Posted on Apr 1, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted ...

    Topics: wisdom, glory, grace

    Out of Context Again

    Posted on Mar 31, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."   Philippians 4:12 "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it ...

    Topics: glory, strength, endure

    Out of Context

    Posted on Mar 30, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."   ...

    Topics: glory, comparing, sufferings

    Why Lie?

    Posted on Mar 29, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 12:22 "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy."   Proverbs 6:16-19 "There are six things the Lord ...

    Topics: lead, moral, corruption

    Finish Well

    Posted on Mar 28, 2023
    Read: Ecclesiastes 7:8 "The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride."   Think: Does anyone relish goodbyes? ...

    Topics: purpose, plans, allow

    Calm Down

    Posted on Mar 27, 2023
    Read: Isaiah 7:4 "Say to him, 'Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood—because ...

    Topics: fear, anxiety, strong

    Heart Walls

    Posted on Mar 26, 2023
    Read:    Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”    Proverbs 23:19 “Listen, my son, and be wise, and ...

    Topics: freedom, protect, companionship

    It’s a Let-down

    Posted on Mar 25, 2023
    Read:    Philippians 1:4-6 “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day ...

    Topics: discouraged, accomplishment, equate

    The Approach

    Posted on Mar 24, 2023
    Read:    Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time ...

    Topics: mercy, grace, direct

    Junk Food

    Posted on Mar 23, 2023
    Read:    Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”    Proverbs 23:7a (KJV) “For as he thinketh in his ...

    Topics: heart, soul, motivation

    Sacred Wilderness

    Posted on Mar 22, 2023
    Read:    Luke 5:16 “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”    Deuteronomy 8:2-3 “Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way ...

    Topics: strength, deliverer, source

    To Love to Suffer

    Posted on Mar 21, 2023
    Read:    Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow ...

    Topics: faith, opportunity, grow

    Growing Room

    Posted on Mar 20, 2023
    Read:    Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”    Think:    Every year around the same time the natural ...

    Topics: allow, grow, serve

    Empty, Bored, and Disappointed

    Posted on Mar 19, 2023
    Read Isaiah 55:1-3 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without ...

    Topics: joy, love, peace

    Honor the Gray

    Posted on Mar 18, 2023
    Read Job 12:12 "Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?" Proverbs 20:29 "The glory of young men is their ...

    Topics: honor, polite, casual

    Don't Worry

    Posted on Mar 17, 2023
    Read Matthew 6:34 "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." 1 Peter 5:7 ...

    Topics: anxiety, worry, personality

    What About Them?

    Posted on Mar 16, 2023
    Read John 21:21-22 "When Peter saw him, he asked, 'Lord, what about him?' Jesus answered, 'If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that ...

    Topics: faith, trust, comparison

    Shallow Roots

    Posted on Mar 15, 2023
    Read Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, ...

    Topics: develop, spending, habit

    Control Issues

    Posted on Mar 14, 2023
    Read Psalm 46:10 “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.’" Proverbs 19:21 ...

    Topics: glory, surrender, allow

    He Knows

    Posted on Mar 13, 2023
    Read Psalm 56:8 "Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll— are they not in your record?" 2 Kings 20:5a "Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of ...

    Topics: struggles, caring, intimate

    Whole Life

    Posted on Mar 12, 2023
    Read Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 "Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on ...

    Topics: honesty, integrity, unwavering

    The Battle of the Brothers

    Posted on Mar 11, 2023
    Read Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  ...

    Topics: help, eternal, desires

    Overflowing Selfless Love

    Posted on Mar 10, 2023
    Read Deuteronomy 22:1-2 "If you see your fellow Israelite's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they ...

    Topics: desires, helping, lend

    Power Struggle

    Posted on Mar 9, 2023
      1 Peter 2:13-17 "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, ...

    Topics: obedience, honor, commands

    Less of Me

    Posted on Mar 8, 2023
    Read Luke 9:48 “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one ...

    Topics: love, serve, humbling

    Walk the Talk

    Posted on Mar 7, 2023
    Read James 3:13 "Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the ...

    Topics: reputation, wise, trustworthy

    Integrity Affords Opportunity

    Posted on Mar 6, 2023
    Read  Daniel 5:12-13 "Daniel… was found to have a keen mind, and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain ...

    Topics: honesty, integrity, reputable

    Worry turns to Worship

    Posted on Mar 5, 2023
    Read: Habakkuk 3:17-18 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no ...

    Topics: encouragement, life, soul

    The Power of the Pause

    Posted on Mar 4, 2023
    Read: Ecclesiastes 7:9 "Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools."   James 1:19-20 "My dear brothers and ...

    Topics: love, help, acceptable

    Don't Miss It

    Posted on Mar 3, 2023
    Read: Luke 10:40-42 "But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don't you care that my ...

    Topics: spiritual, distracted, suffer

    Spiritual GPS

    Posted on Mar 2, 2023
    Read: Matthew 14:28-31"‘Lord, if it's you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the ...

    Topics: faith, courage, determination

    Secret Sauce

    Posted on Mar 1, 2023
    Read: Colossians 1:9 "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with ...

    Topics: prayer, passion, desire


    Posted on Feb 28, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 12:27 "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."   Think: Have you ever watched a PeeWee football ...

    Topics: serve, encourage, value

    Change Is Tough

    Posted on Feb 27, 2023
    Read: Malachi 3:6a "I the Lord do not change." Psalm 33:11 "But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all ...

    Topics: change, serve, through


    Posted on Feb 26, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 4:23-27 "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk ...

    Topics: truth, leading, focused

    Straight Path

    Posted on Feb 25, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your ...

    Topics: trust, life, guard


    Posted on Feb 24, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 2:6-8 "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright; he is a ...

    Topics: blessings, seek, desire

    Fool or Faith

    Posted on Feb 23, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Think: Do you want to be a fool, or ...

    Topics: chosen, follow, despises

    Faulty Forgiveness

    Posted on Feb 22, 2023
    Read: Matthew 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to ...

    Topics: believers, deserve, forgive

    Fairy Tales

    Posted on Feb 21, 2023
    Read: Psalm 100:5 "For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

    Topics: patient, loves, generous

    Taj Mahal

    Posted on Feb 20, 2023
    Read: Jeremiah 31:3 "The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing ...

    Topics: love, eternal, living


    Posted on Feb 19, 2023
    Read:   Genesis 16:13 “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who ...

    Topics: vision, gave, found

    Just Breathe

    Posted on Feb 18, 2023
    Read:   Psalm 46:1-3 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the ...

    Topics: peace, truth, focus

    Love Hurts

    Posted on Feb 17, 2023
    Read:   John 15:12 "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."   John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have ...

    Topics: loved, behaviors, challenge

    IRL-In Real Life

    Posted on Feb 16, 2023
    Read:   Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either falls down, one can help the other ...

    Topics: joy, friend, good

    Forget About It

    Posted on Feb 15, 2023
    Read:   Romans 12:18 "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."   Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away ...

    Topics: power, grace, allowing

    The Power of Love

    Posted on Feb 14, 2023
    Read:   Song of Solomon 8:6 "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as ...

    Topics: cross, eternal, grave


    Posted on Feb 13, 2023
    Read:   Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."   Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who ...

    Topics: truth, surrender, speak


    Posted on Feb 12, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 3:3-4 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will ...

    Topics: love, promise, bless

    Tough Love

    Posted on Feb 11, 2023
    Read: Hosea 3:1 “The Lord said to me, ‘Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as ...

    Topics: love, Gospel, glorious

    Agape Way

    Posted on Feb 10, 2023
    Read: 1 John 4:10-11 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, ...

    Topics: love, pure, deserved

    What is Love- Agape

    Posted on Feb 9, 2023
    Read: John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that ...

    Topics: love, selfless, emotions

    What is Love- Phileo

    Posted on Feb 8, 2023
    Read: 1 John 4:20 “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they ...

    Topics: love, prays, bond

    What is Love-Eros

    Posted on Feb 7, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 5:28-29 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no ...

    Topics: love, serve, communicates

    Go There

    Posted on Feb 6, 2023
    Read: Romans 12:15-16a, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be ...

    Topics: love, believe, perfect

    Perfect Timing

    Posted on Feb 5, 2023
    Read: Ruth 2:1, “Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.” Ruth 3:9, “’Who ...

    Topics: love, believe, perfect

    Love the Unlovable

    Posted on Feb 4, 2023
    Read: Luke 6:35, “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, ...

    Topics: love, desire, treated

    Benefit of the Doubt

    Posted on Feb 3, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NKJV), “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Think: Thomas Inman, a surgeon ...

    Topics: love, mercy, benefit

    Delight in the Truth

    Posted on Feb 2, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 13:6, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, ...

    Topics: justice, desire, saved

    Rudeness Rising

    Posted on Feb 1, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 13:5, “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

    Topics: love, potential, soul

    Love is Not

    Posted on Jan 31, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 13:4, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” Ephesians 4:2, “Be completely humble ...

    Topics: love, patience, sacrificed

    Talk To Me

    Posted on Jan 30, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. ...

    Topics: love, faith, possible

    Unending Love

    Posted on Jan 29, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:39, “…neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ ...

    Topics: love, amazing, heals

    No Blank Check

    Posted on Jan 28, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Psalm 84:11, “For the Lord God is ...

    Topics: purpose, peace, desires

    God’s Protection

    Posted on Jan 27, 2023
    Read: Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” 2 Samuel 22:33, “It is God who arms me with ...

    Topics: protection, presence, surround

    Answer Me

    Posted on Jan 26, 2023
    Read: Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Lamentations 3:25, “The Lord ...

    Topics: grateful, prayers, excited

    Just Rest

    Posted on Jan 25, 2023
    Read: Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am ...

    Topics: love, strength, enjoy

    Perfect Companion

    Posted on Jan 24, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 13:5, "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you, ...

    Topics: faithful, promises, path

    Justice For All

    Posted on Jan 23, 2023
    Read: Ezekiel 7:2-4, “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: ‘The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the ...

    Topics: heaven, eternity, imperfection

    Justice For All

    Posted on Jan 23, 2023
    Read: Ezekiel 7:2-4, “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: ‘The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the ...

    Topics: justice

    Build Your Vulnerability

    Posted on Jan 22, 2023
    Read: Psalm 32:3-5, “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my ...

    Topics: fear, emotions, shame

    Antidote to Shame

    Posted on Jan 21, 2023
    Read: I Peter 5:5, “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one ...

    Topics: heart, giving, value


    Posted on Jan 20, 2023
    Read: John 8:7, “When they had kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to ...

    Topics: leadership, religious, leaning

    Bounce Back

    Posted on Jan 19, 2023
    Read: Luke 15:20, “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; ...

    Topics: power, glory, knowledge

    Forget About It

    Posted on Jan 18, 2023
    Read:   Luke 22:32-34, “’But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith would not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. ...

    Topics: remember, forgiveness, hear

    Convicted, Not Condemned

    Posted on Jan 17, 2023

    Topics: reveal, solution, offer

    Greater Grace

    Posted on Jan 16, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 1:7-8, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He ...

    Topics: love, acceptance, direct

    No Shame

    Posted on Jan 15, 2023
    Read: Matthew 11:28-30, "'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am ...

    Topics: love, acceptance, direct

    See it First

    Posted on Jan 14, 2023
    Read: John 20:29, “Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’” ...

    Topics: believing, struggle, true

    False Guilt

    Posted on Jan 13, 2023
    Read: John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We demolish arguments and every pretension ...

    Topics: guilt, carry, difficulty

    False Guilt

    Posted on Jan 12, 2023
    Read: John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We demolish arguments and every pretension ...

    Topics: relationship, spiritual, creates

    Toxic Thoughts

    Posted on Jan 11, 2023
    Read: Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

    Topics: regret, thoughts, shame

    What Was I Thinking?

    Posted on Jan 10, 2023
    Read: 2 Samuel 12:13, “Then David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the LORD.’ Nathan replied, ‘The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not ...

    Topics: grace, forgiveness, loves

    Past Haunts

    Posted on Jan 10, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 4:18, “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” Ephesians 1:7, “In Him we ...

    Topics: devoted, encounter, building

    Good Shame?

    Posted on Jan 9, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 6:5, “I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?” ...

    Topics: significance, value, moral

    No Regrets

    Posted on Jan 8, 2023
    2 Corinthians 7:10, “Godly sorrows bring repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” Think: Regret is ...

    Topics: change, invitation, give

    Future Plans

    Posted on Jan 7, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make ...

    Topics: redemption, forgiveness, sharing

    Take Heart

    Posted on Jan 6, 2023
    Read: Luke 21:7, “‘Teacher,’ they asked, ‘when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?’ He replied, ...

    Topics: sin, conviction, addresses

    Lean On Me

    Posted on Jan 5, 2023
    Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9, “Each time He said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my ...

    Topics: creation, grace, advances

    Counterfeit Guilt

    Posted on Jan 4, 2023
    Read: Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

    Topics: power, sin, grace

    Back Again

    Posted on Jan 3, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:1, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in ...

    Topics: service, good, perfectionism


    Posted on Jan 2, 2023
    Read: Psalm 103:10-11, “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the ...

    Topics: salvation, clean, accept

    New Year’s Baby Steps

    Posted on Jan 1, 2023
    Read: Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

    Topics: align, minds, diligent

    Caller ID

    Posted on Dec 31, 2022
    Read: Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” 1 Samuel 3:4-7, “Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel ...

    Topics: reveal, join, speaks

    Wanting and Waiting

    Posted on Dec 30, 2022
    Read: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make ...

    Topics: searching, soul, cared

    Broken Grace

    Posted on Dec 29, 2022
    Read: 2 Peter 1:2 “Grace and peace be yours in abundance throughout he knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” Think: It is the week after Christmas ...

    Topics: peace, salvation, grace

    Winter Is Coming

    Posted on Dec 28, 2022
    Read: Psalm 74:17, “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.” Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for ...

    Topics: burdens, allow, heal

    Hold On

    Posted on Dec 27, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:19, “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Think: Are you still holding on to Christmas? Christmas ...

    Topics: seek, tell, details

    Let Down

    Posted on Dec 26, 2022
    Read: Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God ...

    Topics: opportunity, feeling, comfortable

    Swaddling Details

    Posted on Dec 25, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:4-7, 12 (NKJV), “So Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David which is called ...

    Topics: praise, paid, tell


    Posted on Dec 24, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:19, “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Think: What are some of your favorite Christmas memories? ...

    Topics: joy, peace, contentment

    Christmas Character Quiz

    Posted on Dec 23, 2022
    Read: Matthew 1:1, 3, 5, 6, 16, “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham…Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, ...

    Topics: hope, savior, give


    Posted on Dec 22, 2022
    Read: Matthew 6:19-20, “Do not store up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But ...

    Topics: love, invite, grateful

    No Random Days

    Posted on Dec 21, 2022
    Read: Luke 1:8-9, “Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, he was chosen by lot, according to the custom ...

    Topics: peace, hope, divine

    The Gifts

    Posted on Dec 20, 2022
    Read: Matthew 2:10-11, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary, his ...

    Topics: devotion, worship, wise

    For those waiting

    Posted on Dec 19, 2022
    Read: Luke 1:11-13, “Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was ...

    Topics: grow, hears, prayers

    O Holy Night

    Posted on Dec 18, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:10-12, “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people. Today in the town ...

    Topics: rejoice, hope, encourage

    O Come, O Come Emmanuel

    Posted on Dec 17, 2022
    Read: Matthew 1:23, “’The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’)”. Think: “O ...

    Topics: sin, ressurection, redeemed

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    Posted on Dec 16, 2022
    Read: Micah 5:2, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over ...

    Topics: love, forgiveness, give

    Joy To The World

    Posted on Dec 15, 2022
    Read: Psalm 98:6 Shout for joy before the Lord, the King. Luke 1:14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth… ...

    Topics: salvation, saved, sinner


    Posted on Dec 14, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those whom His favor rests.” John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my ...

    Topics: presence, peace, deep

    Chaotic Christmas

    Posted on Dec 13, 2022
    Read: Psalm 39:6, “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally ...

    Topics: love, heart, seek

    A Sword

    Posted on Dec 12, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:33-35, “The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: ‘This ...

    What’s in the Way

    Posted on Dec 11, 2022
    Read: Matthew 2:11, “They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell to the ground and worshipped him.” Philippians 2:10, “That at the name of ...

    Topics: joy, worshipping, manner

    Mary Came Around

    Posted on Dec 10, 2022
    Read: Luke 1:29,34, 38, 46-47 Luke 1:29, “Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be… ‘How will this ...

    Topics: faith, learn, genuine

    Nazareth Nobody

    Posted on Dec 9, 2022
    Read: Matthew 2:23, “…and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a ...

    Topics: savior, created, bless

    Wise Men

    Posted on Dec 8, 2022
    Read: Matthew 2:1-2, “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ...

    Topics: trust, process, pursue

    Why a Baby

    Posted on Dec 7, 2022
    Read: Matthew 13:55-56, “’Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? ...

    Topics: sacrifice, God, powerless

    Christmas Lights

    Posted on Dec 6, 2022
    Read: Isaiah 9:2, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the deep darkness a light has dawned.” John ...

    Topics: light, allow, trade

    Unhurried Holiday

    Posted on Dec 5, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:16, “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Think: “Kids help me load the car, we ...

    Topics: presence, shepherds, hurriedness

    Advent: Too Busy

    Posted on Dec 4, 2022
    Read: John 1:10-11, “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his ...

    Topics: Jesus, expectantly, show

    Advent: Common Ground

    Posted on Dec 3, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:8-9, “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared ...

    Topics: shepherds, willing, staffs

    Advent: Christ in you

    Posted on Dec 2, 2022
    Read: John 14:20, “On that day you will realize that I am in my father, you are in me, and I am in you.” Colossians 1:27, “To them God has chosen to ...

    Topics: hope, actions, deliver

    Advent: Did you hear that?

    Posted on Dec 1, 2022
    Read: Luke 1:26-31, “In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to ...

    Topics: favor, give, birth

    Advent: Anticipation

    Posted on Nov 30, 2022
    Read: Luke 2:25-30, “Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and ...

    Topics: hope, praying, telling

    Advent: Baby names

    Posted on Nov 29, 2022
    Read: Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful ...

    Topics: Israel, gave, prophet

    Advent: Immanuel

    Posted on Nov 28, 2022
    Read: John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the ...

    Topics: Bible study, Ezra, God

    What if?

    Posted on Nov 27, 2022
    Read: Psalm 7:17 Think: What if you woke tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for yesterday? When I came across that question I literally ...

    Topics: gratitude, blessing, gives

    It’s Not About Me

    Posted on Nov 26, 2022
    Think: Duke’s basketball team is known as the “Cameron Crazies” (for their arena and their behavior). When Duke plays their arch rival North Carolina ...

    Topics: faithfulness, thank, worshipping

    Jesus Gave Thanks

    Posted on Nov 25, 2022
    Read: Luke 22:19 Think: Jesus is thanking God for what is to come. It is the beginning of His “Passion” week-the week that lead up to the cross. ...

    Topics: glory, grace, give

    Practice Gratitude

    Posted on Nov 24, 2022
    Read: Philippians 4:11, 16 Think: Have you ever planted a garden? It takes time and effort. It also takes time and effort to cultivate joy and ...

    Topics: gratitude, grateful, become

    Express Yourself

    Posted on Nov 23, 2022
    Read: James 1:17; 1 Peter 4:10 Think: My parents went on a trip to an exotic location and brought a gift home for me. I was waiting excitedly with my ...

    Topics: gratitude, give, thankful

    Pilgrims’ Perspective

    Posted on Nov 22, 2022
    Read: Psalm 118:1; 1 Chronicles 16:34 Think: In the fall of 1620 the Pilgrims set sail for Virginia with 102 passengers on board. They landed in ...

    Topics: focus, blessing, grateful

    Thanksgiving In All Seasons

    Posted on Nov 21, 2022
    Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Psalm 50:23 Think: When things aren’t going exactly as you planned, do you thank God that His plans are better than ...

    Topics: love, rejoice, care

    Sick of Manna

    Posted on Nov 20, 2022
    Read: Numbers 11:1-9 Think: The Israelites had some phenomenal blessings. We find the Israelites standing ankle deep in manna, bountifully blessed by ...

    Topics: blessing, thankful, verbalize


    Posted on Nov 19, 2022
    Read: John 3:16; Titus 2:11 Think: Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant or club? Maybe you have been to an elite training facility where ...

    Topics: love, grace, friendless

    Keep Fishing, Don’t Quit

    Posted on Nov 18, 2022
    Read: Luke 5:1-11 Think: On a rickety fishing boat smelling of fish, Peter discovered what happens when you join faith and effort. The crowd on the ...

    Topics: patience, promises, requires

    Find Your Purpose

    Posted on Nov 17, 2022
    Read: Luke 19:10; John 20:21 There was a grocer in England who banned customers from his shop if they used crude language, smoked, brought in baby ...

    Topics: purpose, seek, save

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