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Barren

God does his best work with barren things. He built nations from barren wombs. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was barren and yet from her God built a nation of millions! Elizabeth was barren and from her came John the Baptist. In Exodus 17 God led his people into a barren desert and in a place where […]

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Forgiveness

What should we do when people to whom we have given our trust betray that trust? Should we be angry and refuse to trust those people again? What if our car breaks down, causing us great frustration and inconvenience? Do we not take the proper steps to fix it so we can drive it again? […]

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New Year New Beginnings

It’s a new year.  A chance for new choices, a fresh start.  A time to look ahead and change what was wrong, to plant a new crop for the new year. It’s a chance for new beginnings.  What will you do with the next year?  It’s all in your hands to live each day with […]

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Do Not Fear

Do you know how many times in God tells us to ‘fear not’, ‘do not fear’ or ‘do not be afraid’? I don’t either. It has been said that there are 365 ‘fear not’s in the Bible, one for everyday of the year. Others have searched and found only 100. Whatever, the number, it is […]

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Smile – Kirk Franklin

Everyone knows how to smile. It’s one of the greatest gifts God has given us. A smile makes people feel good, and people look so beautiful when they smile. When the joy in your life is obvious, it rubs off on others. But when you keep God’s joy locked inside you and don’t allow it to show on your […]

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Regan’s ‘A Time For Choosing’

Just in time for our latest historical election, below are two video links from Ronald Regan’s famous ‘ A Time For Choosing’ speech in 1964. Though nearly 50 years old now, his words still strike a cord with how close our country stands on the brink of losing all we have come to hold dear.  […]

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Ministries On A Mission

  Not A Fan Join the hundreds of people who have made the commitment to be more than just a fan… People who are completely, committed, followers of Jesus not just admirers. When we decide to follow Him, He calls for a complete commitment and total surrender. Join those who say, “I am not a fan […]

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Meeting A Need

I wonder what some people are thinking! They use the strangest things to meet their needs. We use other people to fix loneliness, alcohol to forget our problems, illegal drugs to deal with depression, and a hundred other misused tools to fix the problems of our lives. I think many of our solutions to the problems […]

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The Solution To Everything

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;  and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”  -Ephesians 5:1-2 Christians are often criticized for being critical….and we are. Christians are called judgmental…and too often we are. Christians can come across “better than thou” at times….but […]

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The Father Effect

  A wonderful part of being in this world as a ChristianRep, is we get to meet a lot of new people from across the globe and sometimes right in our own back yard. One recent new friend on Twitter is John Finch – @johnpfinch. John is creating his very first full-length documentary telling his own […]

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It’s All About Him!

Romans 11:36 ~ For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. This amazing verse comes at the end of a difficult treatise by Paul about his people, the Jews. The question unasked in Romans, that Paul now answers in chapters 9-11, is this- what about the Jews? What is God’s […]

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Cardboard Testimonies from East 91st St Christian Church

Although you may have seen cardboard testimonies like these before, please take a few moments once again to appreciate just what a blessing it is to have a relationship with Jesus. Hope you enjoy and are inspired by these testimonies from the people at East 91st Street Christian Church. If you don’t have a relationship […]

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Sowing Seed, Seeing Fruit

There is an interesting parable that Jesus told about a farmer and his field. It was really a story about the word of God and our lives. Here’s the story explained to the disciples, Mark 4:13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? The farmer sows the word. Some […]

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Marching To Rephidim

In April of 2008 I wrote the following post in two parts. It’s been a great blessing to me and to many others over the years. I thought I would share it with you once more…. Part 1 There is a passage of scripture that I often go to for comfort and reminder. It’s a […]

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Good People

I am out for coffee most mornings with different men in our church family. I love the encounters that happen in public eating places. The events of a coffee and the buzz around me is invigorating. This morning, as I sat at coffee waiting for one of our men I couldn’t help overhearing (yes I […]

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Carol Of The Bells – Celtic Women

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Dealing With Me

My biggest problem is not my work, other people around me or even the struggles I face. My biggest problem is ME! I live in a world of people all struggling, for the most part, with themselves. It’s all these struggling people clashing together that creates the problems we see around us. Unless I can […]

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Simple Instructions

I have to admit that I’m a very simple person. I don’t think about grand thoughts of glory or have amazing insights into life and eternity. I am just a very simple guy who is trying to follow God and walk with him. I honestly find that most people are just like me, trying to […]