Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…” Eph 6:14 NIV I ❤️NY. I always imagined living…

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Tuesdays in 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Introduction Have you ever felt inadequate to finish the race? You started out strong, but the competition is fierce, and you feel like you don’t have what it…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Chapter 1:11-19

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Introduction Have you ever had a friend remind you of who you and urge you on towards your destiny with the very words you have used to encourage…

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Who is Your Shepherd?

Friday, October 27, 2017

  “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want..” Psalm 23:1 KJV    The first time I read this, I was so confused. “The LORD is my…

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Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

Monday, March 20, 2017

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it…

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It’s Time for Your Encore

Monday, January 23, 2017

One of the greatest voices of our era knocked down a stand-up and shake-it performance in Houston last night. Her stage presence and powerful voice consumed the atmosphere…

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Pilgrim or Settler?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage… They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”…

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Keep Going

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.”…

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Super Heroes

Monday, January 18, 2016

“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 Hollywood is the birthplace of a $90B industry that sells…

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Enduring the Wait

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

“…but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” Rom. 5:3-4 I wake up at 4:35am last Monday morning and…

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Heart-Pounding Perseverance

Friday, December 18, 2015

“I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled.” Habakkuk 3:16a This is a picture of…

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Change Your Focus

Monday, September 21, 2015

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,…

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Trumping Temptation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

“What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” Rom 6:21 NIV Everything I am ashamed…

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Faith and a Flood

Friday, May 29, 2015

…Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1b-2a Our house flooded in…

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Enduring the Mundane

Monday, December 1, 2014

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9 Wake up….

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Through Endurance We Have Hope

Monday, November 10, 2014

“For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.” Romans…

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Enduring Hardships

Thursday, November 6, 2014

All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not…

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Giving UP or Giving OVER

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. . .” Hebrews 12:1-2 To…

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Pressing Through Pain

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dede’s Story: I thought the pain in my right shoulder was due, in part, to the fact that I was now having to carry around a 3 month…

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