Category Archives: Motivational

Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

James 2:1-13 (NIV) 2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes … Continue reading

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Which Type of Listener Are You?

Acts 17:10-12 (NIV) 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the … Continue reading

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Our Need for Friendship

2 Timothy 4:9-22 (NIV) 9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Grace is So Much More Than Just a Word

Romans 5:1-2 (NIV) 5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of … Continue reading

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Compassion: A Little Goes a Long Way

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.   It can be difficult to live up to Paul’s command found here in Ephesians 4:32.  The verse doesn’t come with … Continue reading

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Psalm 78:5 (NIV) 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob     and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors     to teach their children,   As we read in Pslam 78:5, we see that parents are commanded to teach God’s law to … Continue reading

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