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A Bridge to Heaven
May 29th, 2020
Have you ever traveled to a country where you do not speak the native language? A couple years ago, I met up with my brother in Italy while he was studying abroad for the semester. During a stretch of...  Read More
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Enemies of the Cross
May 28th, 2020
“For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again with tears, many live as enemies to the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is their...  Read More
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Back to Shore
May 27th, 2020
I think most families have “remember when” stories that come up at dinner tables time and time again as the years pass. A popular example in our household starts with, “Thad, remember when you almost ...  Read More
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Biblical Maturity
May 26th, 2020
I paid little attention to the road ahead of me when I rode in the backseat of a car as a child. I might watch the trees race by, read a book, or take a nap; but I was entirely dependent upon the disc...  Read More
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Biblical Obedience
May 25th, 2020
At my elementary school, our curriculum used songs for learning. As years passed, students accumulated a diverse playlist: from West Virginia counties, US presidents, prepositions, and the Ten Command...  Read More
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No Greater Love
May 23rd, 2020
“No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).Memorial Day: A federal holiday honoring military personnel that have died while serving in the United States Arm...  Read More
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On Knowing Christ
May 22nd, 2020
”I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead” (Ph...  Read More
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Christ Is All I Want and Need
May 21st, 2020
“I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that com...  Read More
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Having Nothing to Offer God
May 20th, 2020
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I ...  Read More
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The Proper Way to Boast
May 19th, 2020
“Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence ...  Read More
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Safeguarding Your Heart
May 18th, 2020
“Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you” (Philippians 3:1).As I get older, I have noticed m...  Read More
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Manna from Heaven
May 16th, 2020
“When the Israelites saw it, they asked one another, ‘What is it?’ because they didn’t know what it was. Moses told them, ‘It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat’” (Exodus 16:15).God is at work...  Read More
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Be an Encouragement
May 15th, 2020
“But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs … So then, welcome him in th...  Read More
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How Are You Being Poured Out?
May 14th, 2020
I’ve always said while many devotion writers are akin to Dr. Blackaby, I more represent Dr. Seuss. I’m not well versed in things recorded in the original Greek or have deep knowledge of biblical custo...  Read More
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Let Your Light Shine
May 13th, 2020
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in t...  Read More
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Celebrate Your Decision
May 12th, 2020
For a handful of years I was a wedding coordinator. Sounds magical, right? Flowers, blushing brides, and cake in tiers? Well, let me assure you, some days were easier than others. There isn’t enough t...  Read More
Keep On
May 11th, 2020
“What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from ...  Read More
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The Faith of a Mom and a Grandmother
May 9th, 2020
“I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and now, I am convinced, is in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5).In his encouraging letter to Timothy, Paul rem...  Read More
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