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God has Good Plans for You


My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).  Have you ever heard a success story and thought, “Why can’t that happen to me?” Most of us crave success, but often, by the time a story is newsworthy, the hype makes it seem like it happened overnight. […]

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Maintaining Vision in Spite of Fear


On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the […]

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An Escort to Heaven


After the accident that took Jake’s life, his older brother, Garrett, spent five days in Children’s Hospital recuperating from his injuries. He suffered multiple lacerations to his legs and a hairline fracture to his jaw. I fed him juices with a baby eyedropper because his jaw was so swollen he couldn’t get his mouth around […]

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What is Your Change Breaker?


For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us (Acts 6:14).   Vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I was catching some rays at the pool when a couple strolled by. His ebony skin struck a vivid contrast against her blonde hair […]

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Before It's Too Late


Whitney Boyd’s Story                My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ (Col 2:2).   The sanctuary was crowded with carefree high school kids anxious […]

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