Tag: Freedom

The Necessity of Forgiveness

A few years ago, I settled in my heart to forgive someone I hated for about ten years. After years of thinking I had finally forgiven, I soon realized I still harbored hate for a person who was and is one of the most important people in my life. Unforgiveness proved to be a terrible…

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Money Over Everything?

There is a YouTuber, turned celebrity, who will do anything to keep her audience of over 4.5 million captivated, in turn making thousands if not millions of dollars. She has tried everything from leech therapy on her tongue to eating food off a toilet, all in search of riches. As I watched in amazement at…

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Be a Doer

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who…

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An Example of Faith: Esther

Scripture Reading: Esther 2 Life seems to deal a great amount of competition and growing up my world was no different. Whether it was sports teams, college admissions, grades, internship offers, job promotions, etc., with each year of my life, competition increased. Esther also knew all too well the competition that looms behind every door.…

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Planting Your Roots

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and…

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Live in What is Happening

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:11b-13 “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in…

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Take Inventory of Your Life

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 3 A little background: In the previous chapter, King Solomon just became king. In chapter 3 the story picks up as Solomon goes to Gibeon to sacrifice 1,000 burnt offerings to God. Solomon was a Bible character in the Old Testament, so he had to make animal sacrifices before Jesus came…

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What’s Done in the Dark…

Scripture Reading: Luke 12:1-3 We have often heard what’s done in the dark comes to light. Presenting ourselves in a different way behind closed doors than we do when the doors are open, is the hypocrisy that Jesus teaches against. However, we won’t feel the need to present ourselves as something we really aren’t, if…

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Love Yourself

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 NIV) “The most important one (commandment),” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart…

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