Why Every One of Us is A Vitally Important Piece of the Puzzle
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Why Every One of Us is A Vitally Important Piece of the Puzzle

Our daughter’s family loves working on jigsaw puzzles. This particular puzzle was a Christmas gift. They were so excited about the design and couldn’t wait to mount, frame, and hang it. They were on that puzzle for weeks . . . it was complicated with many small pieces. But they were determined. Finally, they were…

Can You Do What Jesus Would Do and Follow “In His Steps”?
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Can You Do What Jesus Would Do and Follow “In His Steps”?

I love exploring local bookstores when we’re on vacation. I’ve found all kinds of treasures on their racks. One such treasure was the book, In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. Even if you’re not familiar with the book itself, which I highly recommend, you probably are well aware of the acronym that came from it….

Why It’s Important to Control What You Say & Why It’s So Hard
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Why It’s Important to Control What You Say & Why It’s So Hard

It’s possible you can relate to my struggle… When someone says something that irritates or upsets me, I can quickly think of a response that is less than kind and compassionate. It’s easy to want to reply with something that “puts them back on their heels.” But the truth is that in those moments, we…

5 Important Truths about Jesus that will Bless You Now and Always
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5 Important Truths about Jesus that will Bless You Now and Always

Today’s chapter contains one of my favorite verses in the whole Bible. It’s one I cling to daily because it’s a promise that… gives me peace. removes my fear. fills me with hope. strengthens me when I feel weak. and provides a firm foundation for my faith. What is this powerful promise? Jesus Christ is…

How Living “By Faith” Gives You the Hope and Confidence You Want
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How Living “By Faith” Gives You the Hope and Confidence You Want

Hebrews 11 is called the Hall of Faith chapter. But before listing the names of many of the great people of faith, the writer begins with a wonderful description of faith. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Do you remember the feelings…