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    March 6, 2021 Ten Important Life Lessons – Part 2

    You know, one of the characteristics of a godly, truly humble person is to be continually teachable. I’ve often said that I admired this trait in my mother more than any other. She died a few years ago, at the...


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    March 5, 2021 A Message from God to You – 5

    Think of this as an email God has sent you; here it is: “This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do not need your help. So, have a nice day.  I love...


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    March 4, 2021 A Message from God to You – 4

    Someone has said that God is never early, but he’s always on time! Here’s his message to you: “This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do not need your help. So, have...


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    March 3, 2021 A Message from God to You – 3

    Here’s a message from God to you today: “This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do not need your help. So, have a nice day.  I love you. P.S. And remember, if...


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    March 1, 2021 A Message from God to You

    Someone sent me an email from God—well, of course it wasn’t from God but it certainly contained some good, godly advice. I’m going to give you this “message from God,” and show how it is true to God’s character and...


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    February 27, 2021 Ten Important Life Lessons – Part 1

    What has life taught you? I’ve known people who went through life and never ever seemed to learn life lessons. They just made the same mistakes over and over, and never seemed to gain any wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If...


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    February 26, 2021 The Zero Defects Principle – 5

    The Bible calls us to be holy and blameless people. I recognize how frightening it is to think that God expects such a high standard of us. I know me, and I know how far there is to go before...


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    February 25, 2021 The Zero Defects Principle – 4

    In order to live holy and blameless lives we have to know what the standards are, don’t we? And we need a clear understanding of the Bible’s standards for our lives. Well, the Bible is very clear. First John 3:4...


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    February 23, 2021 The Zero Defects Principle – 2

    Often I let myself off the hook by the “nobody’s perfect” mindset, instead of getting serious about living a life with zero defects, where no failure to live up to the standard is excused, rationalized or accepted. If you worked...


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    February 22, 2021 The Zero Defects Principle

    Can you be perfect? Can any of us? I’m quite certain we all would agree that nobody’s perfect! And yet there are many passages in scripture that tell us to be holy and blameless. Peter said we should be holy...


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    February 20, 2021 Five Urges to Resist

    An urge, as you know, is a strong desire or impulse. And all-too-often we are victims of our strong desires or impulses—our urges—which take us down the wrong path and cause trouble. We all have them, so I simply want...


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    February 19, 2021 From “What If” to “Even If” – 5

    In the past months we’ve all gone through a lot of “what ifs,” haven’t we? Facing a global pandemic can cause you to imagine all kinds of “what ifs.” And this has caused fear to grip our country and the...


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    February 18, 2021 From “What If” to “Even If” – 4

    What if the day comes when you and I will be truly persecuted because we follow Jesus? That is not a far-fetched possibility, is it? We have seen our religious liberty seriously threatened, especially this last year. What if you...


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    February 17, 2021 From “What If” to “Even If” – 3

    What happens to us when we’re caught up in the “what ifs” of life? What if this happens or that doesn’t happen? This “what if” condition is really just fear, isn’t it? When fear grips your mind, it can paralyze...


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    February 16, 2021 From “What If” to “Even If” – 2

    If you’re stuck in one of life’s “what ifs,” I want to encourage you to start a new good habit in your life—to go from “what if” to “even if.” You remember the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, those...


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    February 15, 2021 From “What If” to “Even If”

    What if you got a medical report back that wasn’t good? What if you lost your job? What if you caught COVID-19? What if someone you love died? What if you were robbed by a car-jacker? What if someone broke...


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    February 13, 2021 Worrying is Worthless – Part 2

    I remember a song we sang when I was young: Why worry when you can pray? Well, it’s a good question, isn’t it? Why do we worry when Jesus has clearly told us not to worry? Worrying is truly worthless!...


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    February 12, 2021 You are the One Jesus Loves – 5

    There’s an old song that says, “I am loved, I am loved, I can risk loving you, for the one who knows me best, loves me most.” And the truth is, when we are confident in God’s love for us,...


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    February 11, 2021 You are the One Jesus Loves – 4

    Do you know that you are the one Jesus loves? The Apostle John referred to himself as the one whom Jesus loves because that was his identity. If you asked him, “Who are you?,” he would say, “I am the...


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    February 10, 2021 You are the One Jesus Loves – 3

    Five times in his Gospel, the Apostle John refers to himself as the disciple “whom Jesus loved.” For example, in John 20:2 he tells about what happened on resurrection morning: So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the...


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    February 9, 2021 You are the One Jesus Loves – 2

    God loves the whole wide world! Right? Of course, right, but so what? I am very secure that my mother and father loved me. But if I told you that I know they loved me because they loved everybody, that...


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    February 8, 2021 You are the One Jesus Loves

    Why do we all need to be loved? We have a great need for love. Let’s ask why we need love? Knowing we are loved gives us comfort. Knowing we are loved gives us confidence. Knowing we are loved helps...


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    February 6, 2021 Worrying is Worthless – Part 1

    My dictionary defines worry as “to feel uneasy or anxious; fret; torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts.” Did you ever realize that when you worry, you are inflicting torment on yourself? Worry is self-inflicted suffering, and it never...


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    February 1, 2021 How to be a Good Friend

    What is required of us in our friendships and how can we improve those friendships? I’m sure you’ll agree that your friendships are a most important part of your life. Can you imagine not having a friend to talk to,...


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    January 30, 2021 How to Love the People You Don’t Like

    Do you have people in your life that you really don’t like? Maybe you work with some of them. How can we love people we don’t really like? And yes, even Christians have people in their lives they do not...


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    January 25, 2021 Fran & Jesus on the Job – Jealous Coworker

    Have you ever worked with someone who was jealous of you? In this episode of Fran and Jesus on the Job, Fran discovers that a coworker is not only jealous of her, but seeks to ruin her. As I periodically present these stories of Fran and Jesus, it is my prayer that you will be […]


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    January 23, 2021 Fran & Jesus on the Job – Working From Home

    Fran, a single mom with two school-aged kids, has set up a temporary office in the corner of her dining room, and a temporary classroom at the kitchen table for Drew and Alice. She’s hoping the kids will be back in the classroom soon, but not yet. So, what does a single mom do when […]


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    January 18, 2021 Holding On While You’re On Hold

    Are you in a place right now where you feel like you’re holding on for dear life, and you just don’t know what’s going to happen? Maybe your job is being eliminated and you’re facing the trauma of finding another one. Or it might be that your marriage is on the rocks and you’re not […]


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    January 16, 2021 Our Wonderful Counselor

    What I’ve observed is that many of us are “counselor happy,” whether it is a casual discussion with a good friend or a session with a professional. I know I’ve been guilty of that many times. When something happens that is painful or confusing, or makes me angry, or causes me deep worry and concern, […]


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    January 11, 2021 Enjoy Your Forgiveness

    Do you find it difficult to believe that God has truly forgiven you? I think there are just too many people carrying around guilt even after they’ve asked God to forgive them. They still live in the “if onlys” of life and imagine what their lives would have been “if only” they had not made […]


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    January 4, 2021 One Word for 2021

    Christmas is over, New Year’s has come and gone, and we’re back to the everyday routine of life—right? As we get started into this New Year, rather than making resolutions which never last very long, I want to once again encourage you to choose “one word” as your theme for 2021. I’ve been doing this […]


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    January 2, 2021 A New Word for a New Year

    I originally began this New Year’s ritual after reading a book called My One Word, By Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen. And the subtitle for the book is “Change your life with just one word.” You may be thinking How can one word change my life? I admit it sounds like a bit of an […]


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    December 28, 2020 Counting Our COVID Blessings

    What could be worse than a pandemic that caught the world by surprise and the World Health Organization tells us there have been almost one and a half million COVID-19 related deaths worldwide. All of us have been negatively affected by this virus in one way or another. So, this pandemic has been a curse—right? […]


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    December 26, 2020 Don’t Lose the Wonder

    In a day and age when we have become very conditioned to big, bigger and biggest, it’s pretty difficult to impress anyone any longer. We expect a show; we thrive on activity and excitement, and it takes more and more to get our attention. Walt Disney and special effects and instant response and satellites and […]


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    December 19, 2020 Merry Christmas 2020

     Mary, Alice and Julie share their thoughts on Christmas 2020 and what they are looking forward to during this season.    Listen to the podcast to hear the entire conversation. 


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    December 14, 2020 What Are Your Hiding Places?

    What are your hiding places? We all have them—places where we run to hide from trouble or pain or responsibilities or guilt. I want to look at choosing the right place to hide.  You see, we do definitely need a hiding place, but the problem is we often choose the wrong place to try to […]


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    December 7, 2020 It’s All Plan A!

    For a long time I used to say that I was living in God’s Plan B for my life, and that even though it was Plan B, it was a good plan. And I guess I really thought that because I messed up my life so much, God had to come up with a different […]


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    December 5, 2020 God Takes Us Where We Are

    Where are you right now? Spiritually, I mean. Are you on an upswing, or headed downhill? Do you see spiritual progress in your life, or does it seem futile and empty? Are things going your way, or does it seem like you take one step forward and two steps backward? I want you to know […]


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    November 30, 2020 Learning to Number Our Days

    How many days do you have left? That’s a very sobering, somewhat unsettling question, isn’t it? We don’t like to think about the fact that our days here on this earth are numbered. Oh, we all know the number behind us—how many days we’ve lived already. But thinking about how many are left—well, that’s not […]


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    November 28, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job – Reframing

    We continue the fictional story of Fran and Jesus on the Job. Fran is a workplace woman who has two young children and has gone back to her career since her husband was tragically killed a few years ago. The purpose of these stories is to help us see how critical it is for us […]


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    November 23, 2020 Giving a Sacrifice of Praise

    Sometimes it is hard to be thankful. Life just sends us circumstances and situations which aren’t welcome, and people who are difficult, and being thankful is not our normal response, is it? However, we know that as Christ-followers, we are bombarded in scripture with exhortations to be thankful people. Psalm 34 says, “I will bless […]


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    November 21, 2020 An Attitude of Gratitude

    (With Julie Busteed and Alice Huntzicker) (Mary) We’re beginning Thanksgiving week and I was just thinking how glad I am that our country has a day that is dedicated to giving thanks for our blessings—aren’t you? (Alice) Yes, I am. You know, not every country does this. In fact, few celebrate it as a day […]


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    November 16, 2020 No One Is In Your Life By Accident

    No one is in your life by accident. Do you believe that? Well, the Bible says, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm139:16b). And there are many other passages that teach us that God orders our steps and has a plan for our […]


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    November 14, 2020 Christians Are Like Pumpkins

    All of us who are followers of Jesus Christ, who call him Lord and have accepted him as our Savior, should see all of our lives as sacred. We are called to be ambassadors for Jesus, and if we go to our jobs with that understanding, we will truly be salt and light in what […]


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    November 9, 2020 Put Your Past Behind You

    What is it in your past that plagues you and haunts you and depresses you and keeps you in bondage? There are principles and strategies from God’s Word that will help you put your past behind you. Whatever it is, whatever has happened to you, whatever you have done, our God is so awesome, so […]


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    November 7, 2020 Establishing Daily Goals

    (With Julie Busteed and Alice Huntzicker) (Mary) “I’m going to be more organized; I really am. (Julie) “I wish I could lose a few pounds.” (Alice) “I definitely plan to spend more time reading my Bible and praying.” (Mary) “Now, I know how important it is to exercise, and you can be sure of this:  […]


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    November 2, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job – Tired

    Do you ever get just dog tired? Our friend Fran is facing some fatigue and burnout. She’s tired, and Jesus has a few things to teach her about being tired. These fictional conversations she has with Jesus are based on scripture, and intended to teach us that Jesus is with us at all times and […]


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    October 31, 2020 Pockets of Fear

    (Mary) Do you have some pockets of fear—places where you find it very difficult to trust God? This year of 2020 has brought a blanket of fear over our country, hasn’t it? Over the world actually. And there are other areas of fear we struggle with—like fear of a person or certain people; or fear […]


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    October 26, 2020 The Perils of Procrastination

    One of the worst, deadliest, most destructive bad habits you or I could have is procrastination. You need to put it behind you once and for all, because it is really gumming up the works, not only in your own life, but it affects the lives of many others, too. For example, when you procrastinate […]


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    October 24, 2020 Enjoy Your Forgiveness

    (Mary) I want us to look on the other side of forgiveness—when we have personally been forgiven and yet we don’t seem to enjoy that forgiveness. This thought came to me in one of my daily prayer zoom meetings which we’ve been having with the women in my church since COVID shut us down, and […]


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    October 19, 2020 Dealing with Broken Relationships

    Broken relationships create all kinds of problems, whether they are work relationships, family relationships or even a casual friend. How should we deal with broken or wounded or toxic relationships? A woman told me that she couldn’t take part in her family’s Christmas celebration as usual, because her brother would be there and she is […]


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    October 12, 2020 Are You a Peacemaker or Peacekeeper?

    We hear a lot about peace, don’t we? From the proclamation of the angels to the shepherds at the birth of Jesus—“Peace on earth, good will to men”—to our daily news broadcasts, peace is a frequent topic, and there’s no doubt that most people want to have peace on earth.  But you know, peace is not something […]


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    October 10, 2020 Controlling the Controllable Part 1

    (Mary) If there is one thing we have painfully learned in this upside-down year, it is that most of our life is out of our control. This was true to some degree before the pandemic hit, but just think of how little control you now have over what you do, where you go, what you […]


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    October 5, 2020 Bitter Roots

    I’m not much of a gardener, but I’ve discovered that if you let weeds take root—and can they ever take root fast—it’s really a hard job to pull them up. Oh, you can pull off the top growth pretty easily, but if you don’t get those roots, that weed is up again before you turn your back.   […]


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    October 3, 2020 Our Lethal Weapon, The Tongue – Part 2

    Every word we speak has power. They can do a lot of good, or a lot of harm. Obviously, as Christians representing Jesus Christ, especially in the workplace, it’s so important that we learn to use our words for good. It’s a lifelong education, but one we need to embark on very seriously. The Bible […]


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    September 28, 2020 Overcoming Our Addictions

    Are you struggling with addictions? Now, your first reaction may be, “Well, this won’t apply to me, because I’m not addicted to anything.” Usually we associate addiction with alcohol or drugs.   But you know, I’m beginning to realize that most of us are addicted to something or other. We may call it by a more acceptable name such […]


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    September 26, 2020 Our Lethal Weapon, The Tongue – Part 1

    We see throughout God’s Word many warnings that our tongues can be a deadly weapon. Proverbs 18:21 says “The tongue has the power of life and death….” In James we read that the tongue is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. What we say carries a powerful punch. So, we just need to be […]


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    September 21, 2020 Why Do I Always Feel Guilty?

    Here is one word I hate: GUILT! Oh, how I hate that word. My life has been hounded with guilt. Why? Because of my past. Because many people think I’m nicer than I really am. Because I don’t live up to my own expectations. Because I automatically accept blame. Because I’m not the perfect wife […]


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    September 19, 2020 Fran & Jesus on the Job – Convictions Part 2

    Saturday morning, Fran is thinking of what she can do special for Louise to make up for this disappointment of not getting this account, and she gets an idea. She calls Louise and says, “Hey, if you’re not busy tonight, why don’t you come over. We can watch a good movie or something—the kids want […]


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    September 14, 2020 Where Are You Stuck?

    Where are you stuck? You may not even realize that you are stuck, and yet your life may be mired down in some miserable place and you wonder what’s wrong. For example, there was a ten-year period in my life when I was stuck. That’s right—ten long years. But if you had asked me then […]


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    September 12, 2020 Fran & Jesus on the Job – Convictions Part 1

    For those who aren’t familiar with these stories, Fran is a young widow with two school-aged children, who has a job in a marketing organization. We’ve been following her story since she went back to work after her husband’s untimely death, and several years have passed. She has found a good friend where she works, […]


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    September 7, 2020 Five Things We Need to Learn

    There are five things that you and I need to learn—and re-learn and re-learn! For example, how often do we need to learn to be content? Someone once said, “The thing about life is, it’s just so daily.” Do you find it that way sometimes: Routine, mundane, repetitive, and seemingly meaningless? Well, learning to live […]


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    September 5, 2020 Be a Risk Taker

    Risk-averse is a term that is often used by financial managers, when they speak of people who do not want to take risks with their investments. They want low-risk investments—and that can be a prudent way to handle your money. But should we always be risk-averse? Ron Hutchcraft told a story that illustrates this. He […]


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    August 31, 2020 Present-Day Proverbs

    Are you familiar with Present-Day Proverbs? They are pithy short sayings that give very helpful advice and wisdom. I want to consider some of these proverbs. The first Present-Day Proverb is “Your day is won or lost in the morning hours.” I don’t remember where I first heard this, but I can testify emphatically that […]


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    August 29, 2020 This is God’s Will for You – Part 2

    It’s unfortunate that knowing and doing God’s will has become a somewhat confusing conundrum for some of us Christians. Somehow we’ve gotten this idea that we must look for God’s will, beg him to show us, and then he’ll give us some kind of road map which spells out every bend in the road and […]


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    August 24, 2020 Are You Losing Heart?

    There’s a common problem we all face from time to time: We lose heart. And during these days of the pandemic, lots of us are struggling with this condition of losing heart. It’s another term for discouragement, giving up, quitting, burning out—losing heart. Had any trouble with it lately? Maybe you’ve lost heart over things […]


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    August 22, 2020 This is God’s Will for You – Part 1

    You may be thinking it is a bit presumptuous to think that I could tell you exactly what God’s will is for you. I mean, finding God’s will is difficult, right? Most Christians seem to think so. Knowing exactly what God wants you to do—well, that’s the great mystery of life for many Christians. So […]


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    August 17, 2020 Think About What You Think About

    In 2 Corinthians 10:5 Paul says we are to “bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” We are in a daily battle as to who will control our thoughts. And when you practice this most important principle of bringing every individual thought into captivity—making certain our thoughts stay within biblical guidelines—it is […]


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    August 15, 2020 Praying with Purpose

    Prayer is our “key to success,” to use a business term; you can think of it as a skill—something you learn to do and get better at doing the more you practice it and learn about it. In your business life, you wouldn’t dare “wing it” with an important sales presentation or some project you’re […]


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    August 10, 2020 What is Caesar’s and What is God’s?

    Jesus taught us to give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Since there are no Caesars in our lives, does this have any meaning in our lives today? I think our Lord was laying down an important guideline for us. You remember that occasion—it’s recorded in […]


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    August 8, 2020 A Tandem Bike Journey with Jesus – Part 2

    To review, you have a tandem bike which represents your new life in Christ as a believer, and as you begin your journey to the high places, you ask Jesus to pedal along behind you. He is disappointed that you don’t want him to take the front seat, since he knows the way. And it […]


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    August 3, 2020 Our Wonderful Counselor

    Do you feel as though you need some good counseling? Have you been looking for someone to talk to who can really understand your problems and give you very helpful advice? I’m going to tell you about a Wonderful Counselor who is available to you. Who of us doesn’t need a good shoulder to cry […]


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    August 1, 2020 A Tandem Bike Journey with Jesus – Part 1

    Did you ever ride a bicycle built for two–a tandem bike? I think I tried it once, but it requires a great deal of coordination. Both people on that bike have to be in agreement about where they’re going, how fast they’re going, and who is going to take the lead, because the person in […]


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    July 27, 2020 The Job of Job Hunting

    So many are now forced into a position they never dreamed would happen—they’ve lost a good job because of the pandemic and now they’re looking for another one at a time when there may be lots of competition. First I want to address the emotional issues you face when you’re in such a situation. Let’s […]


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    July 25, 2020 A Plan for Spiritual Growth – Part 2

    If I could guarantee you a major transformation for good in your life, simply by putting a plan into place, would you be willing to give it a try? I’ve put together a simple plan to help you focus on the nine evidences that our lives are controlled by God’s Spirit, the fruit of the […]


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    July 24, 2020 When Your Need is Greater Than Your Resource

    I truly believe that when we get to heaven, we’re going to discover that many times we gave up way too soon. Many times we quit because we look at our need and we look at our resources, and the need is so much greater than the resource, that we just quit. I hope you’ve […]


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    June 29, 2020 Adjusting Our Expectations

    Do you need some expectation adjustments today? I’ve noticed that often we set ourselves up for disappointment and misery because we expect the wrong things from the wrong people or circumstances. How do we adjust our expectations? For example, do you expect fair treatment in this world? Adjust your expectations. This world does not offer […]


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    June 22, 2020 Use Your Slingshot

    Are you happy with who you are? Do you often wish you were someone else or had a different personality? Are you often envious of other people’s gifts or abilities or accomplishments? No doubt all of us struggle at times with accepting ourselves the way we are, and sadly some people spend their entire lives […]


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    June 20, 2020 Stop! Pray! Move!

    You are no doubt familiar with how the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, as they were being chased by Pharaoh. You’ll find the story in Exodus 13 and 14. As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They dumped on Moses, asking him why he had brought them […]


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    June 15, 2020 Five Beatitudes

    No doubt the most famous sermon ever preached was the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew chapters 5 through 7. When Jesus preached this sermon, it was radical; the most revolutionary message these people had ever heard. It totally reversed everything they had believed about being happy and successful; it was all about different […]


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    June 13, 2020 Redeem Your Story

    Thoreau was an American poet and author in the 19th Century and perhaps his most famous quotation is: Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Lives of quiet desperation—that is a graphic description, isn’t it? Quiet desperation would mean that most people keep these […]


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    June 8, 2020 Growing Up In Christ

    How can you keep growing, emotionally, mentally and spiritually? Once you are born again by faith in Jesus Christ, you then begin a journey that continues until your last day on earth. And in that journey you are being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. And here’s the amazing thing: When you are growing […]


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    June 6, 2020 Incivility in the Workplace

    Did you know that incivility is out of control! A recent study reports that 70 percent of U.S. adults say incivility is at a crisis level. Is that true where you work—or where you live? Somehow we’ve allowed this lack of civility to creep into our culture until it has become the new normal—acceptable behavior. […]


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    June 1, 2020 Are You Passing God’s Test?

    How good are you at taking tests? We’ve all taken tests in school settings, but I wonder if you’ve ever thought about God’s tests? God tests us all, you know. If you’re his child through faith in Jesus Christ, you can be certain that he will put you through some tests. The Psalmist described God’s […]


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    May 30, 2020 Are You An Undercover Christian? Part 2

    I’m sure many of you can identify with the man who wrote to me. He’s a Christian, but he’s so frustrated because he feels like he changes into a different person on his job. How can you be a witness in the midst of an environment that is hostile, that is unkind, that is unpleasant? […]


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    May 25, 2020 Loving into Loveliness

    My Pastor has a phrase that I really like. He talks about being loved into loveliness. This is such a beautiful description of what God does for us, and it also describes how we, who have been loved into loveliness by Jesus Christ, can share his love with others, so that they are loved into […]


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    May 23, 2020 Are You An Undercover Christian? Part 1

    Let me begin with some questions: Why do you work, and why do you have the particular job you have? Do you view your job as simply a means of putting bread on your table so you can do what you want to do with the rest of your time? Do you work just because […]


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    May 21, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job: Stress

    As Fran drives to work this morning, the traffic is unusually bad and Fran is running late. She parks the car and starts dashing into the office.   Feeling the stress start to rise, she thinks, “What can I do to get rid of this stress? I know; I’ll sing.” She seems to be rushing most […]


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    May 20, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job: Stress

    Did you ever have a divine interruption? We need to learn that God’s interruptions in our plans and schedules can be the most important moments of our lives. At least that’s something I need to learn and re-learn. This morning our friend, Fran, is trying to get lots done before leaving for work, because she’s […]


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    May 19, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job: Stress

    Did you ever think that the reason you work so hard and try to do everything to perfection might have something to do with pride? Jesus is trying to show our friend, Fran, that her obsession with being perfect is not always from the right motive. She’s planning a get-together at her home tonight for […]


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    May 18, 2020 Fran and Jesus on the Job: Stress

    Have you noticed when we get our priorities confused, we often find ourselves in a bit of chaos? Our friend, Fran, has some lessons to learn about what’s important and what isn’t. This is an on-going story of a fictitious woman with two children, who has gone back into the workplace after her husband was […]


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    May 16, 2020 It’s All Plan A – Part 2

    It took me ten years before I came to that place of letting go of my dreams and relinquishing them for God’s plan for my life. Ten years of doing my own thing, running my show, determined to get what I wanted. In those ten years had you asked me if I wanted to live […]


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    May 15, 2020 Are You the Offender or the Offended?

    What do we need to do if someone has offended us—if we find ourselves sitting in the seat of the offended? Forgiveness is the way Jesus taught us to deal with those who offend us. But it’s not easy, is it? It’s not easy to forgive someone who has hurt you and has not even […]


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    May 14, 2020 Are You the Offender or the Offended?

    I want to talk about sitting in the seat of the offended. Quite honestly, most of us spend way too much time in this offended seat, because we allow our feelings to be hurt too easily and we start throwing pity parties, and we get stuck in that seat. Maybe you’re thinking that someone else […]


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    May 13, 2020 Are You the Offender or the Offended?

    How can you break a cycle of hurt in a relationship? We talked about how easily we can offend others even when we don’t intend to. How do we get ourselves out of the offender’s seat, or better still, keep ourselves from getting into it? Romans 12:10 tells us to: “Be devoted to one another […]


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    May 12, 2020 Are You the Offender or the Offended?

    There are two sides of hurt: when we hurt others and when they hurt us. Often in the relationships of our lives we may be in the seat of the offender. There are times when we intentionally hurt others, because they have hurt us. But I think it is often true that when we do […]


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    May 11, 2020 Are You the Offender or the Offended?

    They say there are two sides to every story. When it comes to relationships and relationship struggles, there are definitely two sides. We can sit in one of two seats, either in the seat of the offended or the seat of the offender. All of us have been in both of those seats; we have […]