December 1, 2019

Letting go: a Tension Reliever

"Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?"--Matthew 6:27 (KJV)

November 24, 2019

The Healing Power of Christ

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“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”--Malachi 4:2 (KJV)

November 17, 2019

Joy in the Journey, Guaranteed

 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”- Psalm 118:24 (KJV)

November 10, 2019

What is a Warrior?

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“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”—Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)

November 3, 2019

Balance: a Key to Success

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”-- 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (KJV) (italics added)

October 27, 2019

Compassion and Awareness Work Together

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“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”--Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)

October 20, 2019

Strength Through Change

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“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”--
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

October 13, 2019

11 Tips for Overcoming Spiritual Weariness

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"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."--Romans 12:2 (KJV)

October 6, 2019

Rejoicing in Hope

 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”-- Romans 15:13 (KJV)

September 29, 2019

Trust in Self and God

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 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”-- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV) (italics added)

September 22, 2019

The Power of Prayer

 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”-- Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

September 15, 2019

Rebirth: Moving Beyond the Old Self

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 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”-- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

September 8, 2019

When Struggle Leads to Beauty

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“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”-- James 1:2-4 (KJV)

September 1, 2019

How to Make Weaknesses into Strengths

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 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”-- Psalm 73:26 (KJV)

August 25, 2019

Love: Why is it Important?

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 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”-- 1 John 4:7  (KJV)

August 11, 2019

Bravery to Overcome Fears

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“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”-- Hebrews 13:5-6 (KJV)

August 4, 2019

Conquering Feelings of Inadequacy, part 2

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But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”—1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV)

July 28, 2019

Conquering Feelings of Inadquacy

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“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-- Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)

July 21, 2019

July 14, 2019

The Voice of Inspiration

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 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”-- John 10:27-28 (KJV)

July 7, 2019

Hope: a Powerful Force

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”-Habbukuk 3: 17-19 (KJV)

June 30, 2019

The Power of Encouraging Words

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“This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.”-- Psalm 119:50 (KJV)

June 23, 2019

The Power of Grace

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“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”—2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)

June 16, 2019

We are all Exceptional, part 3

 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”-- Psalm 19:14 (KJV) 

June 9, 2019

We are all Exceptional, part 2

“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee...”-- Isaiah 43:4 (KJV)

June 2, 2019

We are all Exceptional.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7: 7-11(KJV)

May 26, 2019

5 Reasons to Stamp out Worry

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” -- Matthew 6:30 (KJV)

May 19, 2019

How Perseverance Pays off: 3 Examples

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”-- Romans 8:17-18 (KJV)

May 12, 2019

"Mother": the Badge of Highest Honor

 “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”-- Proverbs 31:28-31 (KJV)

May 5, 2019

Acceptance--one Cute Example

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“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:”--1 Peter 3:8 (KJV)

April 28, 2019

How Pessimistic Thinking Drains our Energy

 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”--Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

April 21, 2019

Hope: the Message of the Resurrection

 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”-- John 11:25-26 (KJV)

April 14, 2019

Hope: the Power to Move Forward

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“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”-- Romans 15:13 (KJV)

April 7, 2019

Finding Power Beyond our Own

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”--Isaiah 40:29 (KJV) 

March 24, 2019

How Integrity Moves us Forward

“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”—Proverbs 11:3 (KJV)

March 17, 2019

From Trouble to Triumph, part 4

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”—Matthew 10: 29-31 (KJV)

March 10, 2019

From Trouble to Triumpth, part 3

“But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.”-- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV)

March 3, 2019

From Trouble to Triumph, part 2

 “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.”-- Psalm 138:7 (KJV)

February 24, 2019

From Trouble to Triumph

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”--Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV)

February 17, 2019

Divine Love: the Gift of Healing and Acceptance

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”-- 1 John 4:16 (KJV)

February 10, 2019

Breaking the Chains of Limitations

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed…”--2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)

February 3, 2019

Free Will: the Importance of Choice

 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”--Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)

January 27, 2019

Why Everyone is Worthy of Respect

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.”—1 Corinthians 12:12-14 (KJV)

January 20, 2019

Reaching Goals by Going Against the Current

“Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said.”—Joshua 14:12 (KJV)

January 13, 2019

Gratitude: a Presciption for Mental and Physical Health

“It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3: 22-26 (KJV)

January 6, 2019

Courage: Quotes and Examples

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”--2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

December 30, 2018

Seasonal Stressbusters: 4 Biblical Examples

“And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”—2 Kings 6: 16-17 (KJV)

December 23, 2018

Christmas: A Time of Hope for All

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”-- Luke 2:10-11 (KJV)