All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

Gems from Pastor Jim 8/3/2021

by Jim Hughes Matt. 6:7-8 ““When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him.” Words don’t mean […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: What We Can Know 8/2/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates This summer, I took my fifth actual and first accredited philosophy course. Philosophy deals with epistemology and what can be known. We were asked at the beginning of the course not to employ the Bible in our arguments. I treated the class more as a history lesson in who […]

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He is Faithful 7/27/2021

by Suzanne D. Williams A singer, inspired to worship, sang a line that will not leave my thinking. It repeats in my head and, as a result, has sunk into my heart. “He that started a good work in you is faithful. He that started a good work in you is faithful.” These are the promises of the Scriptures, but […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Verse of the Day and Devotional 7/26/2021

Send to Kindle July 26th, 2021 Scripture “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:34 ESV Devotion In many places in the Bible, we are told not to worry, or be anxious, or be fearful about what the future […]

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My Thoughts on the Victoria Secret’s ‘Karen’ 7/20/2021

by Parker J. Cole Victoria’s Secret was in the news recently as most of us watched a video of a White woman attacking a Black woman. When it became apparent to the White woman that the Black woman was recording her, she proceeded to spend nearly twenty minutes screaming, hollering, chasing the woman […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 7/19/2021

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Matt. 6:1 “Take care! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” It seems like much of the church has gotten pretty careless in this area. With the ready accessibility of mass media, there are so […]

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 7/13/2021

Send to Kindle July 13th, 2021 Scripture Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. – James 4:10 NLT  Devotion In Chapter 4 of the book of James, the author describes the struggles between believers within the Christian community he was addressing. He made it very plain that these struggles did […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: The Fragrance of Life 7/12/2021

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Well I woke up just a few days ago as an unemployed woman. After nearly 30 years in the same office I can say it’s surreal for sure. The last month has been a whirlwind of preparation. And there have been parties, outings and flowers! Yesterday afternoon the last […]

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Let’s Continually Rejoice And Be Glad In The Lord 7/6/2021

by Robin McKinley  To continually rejoice and be glad in the Lord, we must understand who God is. What we are talking about today is more than going to church. It’s more than raising your hand in praise and worship. The keyword in the title is continually rejoicing. Continually being glad in the […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional:Dependent on Grace 7/4/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Our nation defines itself as democratic and independent from tyranny. The whole nation celebrates, regardless of background. We light off fireworks, we traditional eat American foods, we enjoy time together as a family, as a nation. This country wrestled for independence, having arrived at the conclusion that all are […]

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