All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

Gems From Pastor Jim 12/24/2019

by Jim Hughes Is. 9:6-7 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Jesus is our Everlasting Father. He has always been, is now, and […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: New Christmas Spirit

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Christmas was so much fun when I was a child. I would make up an advent calendar out of paper to cross off the days, but I started in October at the latest. I thought it would be shorter if I only counted the days in between the present […]

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Do You Know the Story?

by James Collins  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 There once was a very famous professor of chemistry. This man discovered several industrial chemical compounds, and he wrote many books on chemistry. As a result, he became financially […]

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Chapter Three: Counterfeiters, Imitators, and Enemies

by Mary C. Findley (This is an excerpt from our book The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Readers’ and Writers’ Guide for Believers) Philippians Three has a strange statement at the beginning. So then, my brothers, keep on rejoicing in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 12/16/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Is 9:6,7 Jesus is our Mighty God Jesus is our Mighty God. So much has been written and said about our Lord’s might. The Scriptures are very clear as to how great our God is. He has created all things by the mere utterance of His word. He holds […]

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“UnPerfect” Holiday Blessings!

by C.J. Peterson We rush around day and night, making sure to get all of the details completed for our ‘perfect Holidays’. Why do we do this? To create memories. The question I have for you is…”What makes a memory ‘memorable’?” Is it those ‘perfect’ moments, or is it the moments that make […]

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Did You Hear That Voice? 12/10/2019

by James Collins “Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?”   Isaiah 42:23 I have been trying to learn to use my cell phone. However, there are many buttons and apps – I have no idea what most of them do.   The other day, I saw a friend talking […]

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Is Your Tree “whonkijawed”?

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene As I got up one morning I took a couple of pictures with only the lights of the tree shining. Our tree is so beautiful. It’s a little whonkijawed though. Isn’t that how it is with real trees? There’s always something a little imperfect about them. But move them […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Every Reason to Quit 12/2/2019

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Have you ever been faced with an avalanche of reasons to quit what you feel called to? Have you ever sat back and questioned your calling and your sanity in the same breath?   I bet there have been a few others who felt that way. What about Abram (later […]

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A Life Like Christ

by Suzanne D. Williams Because of your traditions you have destroyed the authority of God’s word. (Mk 7:13 GW) My mother tells a story of someone she spoke with in her years of ministry, a woman seeking a solution to a personal issue. The woman couldn’t get past the words her mama had said […]

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