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Conversation with God

by CJ Peterson Why is it that you park in the drive ways . . . and drive in the parkways? Why is it that when children are babies, we encourage them to ‘pass gas’ or ‘burp’, yet it’s unacceptable to do so when we hit our Jr. High age? Why is it […]

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It’s Broken…But God

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Funny but this morning I remember a time when one of my favorite vases was broken by one of my children. I was heart broken. Now I can say that I wish that was the most heart breaking thing I’ve ever endured. But we all know about broken hearts. […]

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 6/7/2019

by Bible League International Verse of the Day and Devotion Christ must rule until God puts all enemies under his control.  – I Corinthians 15:25 ERV Devotion The Lord God rules and reigns over His Kingdom. Jesus Christ, so the Bible tells us, is presently seated at His right side. (Psalm 110:1; Mark […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 6/4/2019

by Jim Hughes Is. 40:25-26 “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One. Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name. And he counts them to see that none are lost or have […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: False Evidence Appearing Real 6/3/2019

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates The older I get, the more I realize how much fear has ruined my life. Most of the worst things that have happened in my life often find their root motive in someone else’s fear, and more often my own fear.  Why did I let that boy hurt me […]

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Spiritual Weeding—a Necessity

by Lisa Prysock If you’ve ever helped maintain a flower or vegetable garden, you know how important it is to remove pesky weeds before they take over.  The same is true for the garden of our hearts, souls, and minds.  As I was weeding in my garden this week, I began to thank God for […]

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Positives and Negatives 5/27/2019

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil In science class there was at least one lesson on batteries. Since I’m not a science teacher I probably will not explain this very well, but here goes. Every battery has two important parts (probably more, but again, I’m no science teacher and only want to focus on those. Those two parts are the cathode and the anode. They are also […]

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Random Thoughts 5/24/2019

by CJ Peterson Sometimes I just let my mind wonder, and random thoughts creep in. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it is not. It was among one of those days, that I ran across the quote at the bottom of this post. Please take a moment to read it before reading […]

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In Defense of the Damsel in Distress

by Parker J. Cole Some time ago, I was at a friend’s house and she wore a shirt that said something to the effect of, “I’m not the damsel in distress, I’m the dragon.” I thought it was cute at the time but something about it bothered me but I wasn’t quite sure what. I gnawed […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 5/20/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Is. 36:10 What’s more, do you think we have invaded your land without the LORD’s direction? The LORD himself told us, “Go and destroy it!” What strikes me here is that not everyone who claims to have direction from the Lord does. Israel was under attack and the invading […]

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