God Willing

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“If it’s God’s will”, “God willing, and the Creek don’t rise”, “I believe it’s God’s will”. You have probably either heard or uttered one of those phrases, or heard the song. Sometimes God’s will may seem fuzzy. How can we be more in tune to what God would have us to do? How can we […]

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Smoke and Mirrors

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As we put 2014 to bed most of the awards and accolades for the year have been presented. The most recent sobriquet, which will no doubt be recorded in our collective history, “The Year of the BUTT”. Yes, you read it correctly, Year of the BUTT! Last year was the year an overwhelming amount of […]

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Past, Present and Future

No right thinking individual sets out to live a life without purpose. However, when we deliberately fail to focus on our purpose for being on this planet we establish patterns that likely lead us away from the reason we were born. Understanding how our past, present and future connect reveals how we can live our […]

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To Resolve or not to Resolve, is not the Question—how? is the Question

As we move into the second week of 2015 are you on course with the resolutions you made? Did you make any, or are you contemplating when to start your new plan for the new year? Is this another opportunity for you to make an empty promise to yourself, because it is one you will […]

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Silence Speaks Volumes

It is so like Almighty God to speak to us through our experiences in life. Indeed He is the best special needs teacher revealing relevant lessons every day. I learned a tangible lesson this week about taming my tongue. Perhaps my experience will help you to connect the dots for your exam too. Silence speaks […]

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True Value

While we may debate whether time exists and if it is an event or a thing, we possibly can agree that when calendars approach the end of another year we all participate in reflection. This week as I shared in the exercise I began to think about the true value of the commodity known as […]

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Peaks and Valleys

Experiencing a low point in your life right now? Have you just overcome major obstacles or are you trying to pull out of a long slump? Do you view this time in your life as a peak or a valley? We all have ups and downs. The difference is your focus as you go through […]

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Your bottom line?

  We are at that time of the year when we are likely to reflect on the past twelve months with awe or regret. The criteria used to determine success or failure reveals a vital picture of your bottom line. We are to judge how we treat others. What’s the bottom line for you? You be […]

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The Impossible

There is power in the words we use. Impossible is a word whose concept can close our thinking to innumerable possibilities that impact our lives and those of others. When we are able to acknowledge the miracles of God we are able to see that the only impossibility is for God’s promises to fail. By […]

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Thanksgiving–Reality and Truth

In just a few days the annual tradition of Thanksgiving will be upon the people of America. A celebration of bounty occurs in many areas of the world, called by different names. This year I plan to celebrate the truth rather than the reality of Thanksgiving. Straightforwardly I will celebrate with increased understanding of Thanksgiving—reality […]

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