“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.” (Ephesians 6:14, ESV) Spam. Scam. Fake. Fraud. If you are like me, you are irritated by those who prey on the unsuspecting and vulnerable, scheming to dupe or cheat them. I became so irritated at the number of spam phone calls I received that I finally activated a setting on my phone to screen out any callers not on my contact list. I do miss a few legitimate calls, but usually those who really need me just leave a message. Life became more…

“Forty years later, in the desert near Mount Sinai, an angel appeared to Moses in the flame of a burning bush” Life has a funny way of catching us off guard, and usually at the most inconvenient times. Have you ever noticed that God can work that way as well? …

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“For a child is born to us,     a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders.     And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 When I read this verse and break it down, it tells so many wonderful…

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Psalms 130:6 KJV “My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning” We often associate night with trials, and darkness with struggle and rough seasons of life. I don’t know about you, but I certainly…

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Psalms 59:8-10 MSG “But you, God, break out laughing; you treat the godless nations like jokes. Strong God, I’m watching you do it, I can always count on you. God in dependable love shows up on time, shows me my enemies in ruin.” In moments of suffering and struggle, it can…

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“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.” 2 Timothy 2:24 I am really not a people person, I struggle with small talk and have little patience for “difficult” people. This is why I…

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