All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

Gems From Pastor Jim 3/2/2021

by Jim Hughes Habakkuk 1:13 You are perfectly just in this. But will you, who cannot allow sin in any form, stand idly by while they swallow us up? Should you be silent while the wicked destroy people who are more righteous than they? The Babylonians were sent to punish the Israelites for […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: His Terms of Endearment for You

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers … I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.”- Revelation 2:17 Did […]

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Be Do Have–The Ultimate Lesson 2/26/2021

by:  Staci Stallings Many years ago I wrote an article for a blog called “Be Do Have.” It was about an insight I had recently had about life. In the article, I explained that most people in life get this backward. They believe that they need to have before they can do and […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Waste Not, Want Not 2/22/2021

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Today’s shout out is to my mom. I was blessed to have her in my life for only 21 years, but those years were full of lifelong lessons. One of those lessons was “waste not, want not.” That applied to everything. I’ve tried to keep that a motto for many things in […]

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Learning to Paint 2/19/2021

by Staci Stallings Life is interesting. First, back in 2014, my niece, Veronica, started coming every so often to talk about life. She, like many young people today, was trying to figure out college and how to get her feet on the ground. She was working through a lot of internal messaging that […]

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All Other Ground – A Parable 2/16/2021

by Parker J. Cole Imagine you are walking on solid ground, surefooted without a care in the world. The reason why you don’t have a care in the world is because you are on solid ground.  This solid ground is part of reality.  Let’s say, someone puts down a flat wooden board on top […]

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 2/15/2021

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good. When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge. And he knows everyone who trusts in him. We need to know this; we MUST know this. God is a strong refuge when trouble comes. There is no trouble that we may experience that is […]

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What’s The Best Way To Seek Forgiveness Of Sin? 2/9/2021

by Robin Mackinley In 2 Chronicles the temple of the Lord was completed. During its dedication, Solomon prayed for the forgiveness of the nation of Israel. God told him how to get answers to those requests. What He said is also the best way to seek forgiveness of sin for us as well. May you hear […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: The Jonquil Festival … or Not 2/8/2021

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene The Jonquil Festival, a nearby yearly event, won’t happen this  year. They have decided to cancel it again. So much cancelling going on all around the country that it’s quite sad. If you’re from this area you know something about this festival. While the event is being canceled there’s […]

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The Point is … What In the World Are You Talking About? 2/2/2021

by James Collins “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14 The frying pan was held high in her right hand as she talked to me. My wife, Amanda, usually holds something in her hand […]

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