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Learn How To Encourage Yourself

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A middle school guidance counselor organized a fashion show for the students and faculty of her school. Students as well as faculty and staff took turns on the “runway” of the stage, to the delight of a cheering audience. The organizer of the fashion show also participated as she was...

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Hopeful Expectations

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Today commemorates a historical event that occurred over two thousand years ago: the death or Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After his last meal (Last Supper) with his disciples, Jesus was killed as a common criminal on a cross. Even if you are not into “this Jesus thing”, it is...

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Friendship

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A young man once told his mentor that his “friends” had abducted a lady, taken her car and her money, traumatized her, and finally released her. The police came looking for the culprits, asking questions in his neighborhood, but he offered no information. When asked by his mentor why...

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The Theology of Vaccination

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Unless you have lived on another planet for the past year, you are well aware of the global pandemic called COVID-19. In the United States alone, almost 30 million people have been infected with 539 thousand deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 122 million infections with over 2.7 million...

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Understanding the Discipline of FASTING

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Last week I wrote about the deadly duo (for the Devil) of Fasting and Praying. Today I want to take a deeper dive into the spiritual discipline of Fasting. It is important to understand the depth and dimensions of the discipline of Fasting. Here are some important truths about...

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FASTING and PRAYING: How to Get the Devil Running!

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The Spiritual Disciplines are a means by which you can develop and practice your faith. Spiritual Disciplines help you become stronger and better prepared to deal with the challenges of life. FASTING is a spiritual discipline; so is PRAYER. Both Fasting and Prayer...

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Eternal Entitlements

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On April 2, 1988, my mother lost her battle with cancer. She was one of six children (she had five brothers) born to her parents. Her parents had some property, including land. Before my grandparents passed, they put my mother in charge of their family estate. My mother cared for her brothers...

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You Are Beautiful

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In her book—Molly Bawn—written over 140 years ago, Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford included this phrase: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This phrase has become popular in many places around the world. The phrase suggests that your beauty depends on what others see...

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Pray for Peace

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In less than a week there will be two historic events in the United States of America. On Monday January 18, the nation will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was the most prominent face and voice of the Civil Rights movement, and the champion...

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Christmas and Your Family

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A week from today more than 2.4 billion Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas. An even greater number including non-Christians, will join in the celebration for professional, commercial, and other reasons. The Christmas season is usually very hectic, with all the hustle and...

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