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“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me. Micah 7:8 There are moments in all of...

Draft Day

“For many are called, but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14 The NFL just completed the 2021 entry draft, the 85th of its kind. 259 young men were selected from around the country. Each player heard their name called and with that, everything changed. They’ve become part...

Happiness and Hope Go Hand in Hand

The scripture I want to start with is (Proverbs 15:13-14) A happy heart makes a face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. A discerning heart seeks knowledge.” When you are happy, it will reflect on your face: it's a glow, a radiance. When I think of that glow...
GET UP

GET UP

“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness,...

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Draft Day

Draft Day

“For many are called, but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14 The NFL just completed the 2021 entry draft, the 85th of its kind. 259 young men were selected from around the country. Each player heard...

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Mind Games

Mind Games

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the...

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First Importance

First Importance

One especially hot and humid afternoon, I found myself in the heart of the NYC subway system awaiting the #1 train to whisk me back up to the upper west side of Manhattan. While waiting, I noticed a...

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Best Dressed

Best Dressed

The way we dress is important because it is the first impression someone will have of us. Dressing with excellence is an art. An excellent dresser doesn’t necessarily need a lot of money, but it...

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The Strength of an Eagle

The Strength of an Eagle

“Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and...

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Keep Swinging

I recently heard the story of singer/songwriter Thad Cockrell. For years he had been trying to make it big in the industry, but could never seem to break through. After yet another underwhelming...

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When Your Older Brother is God

When Your Older Brother is God

Some statistics* on firstborn children: Firstborn children have slightly higher IQs (only about two points) than children in other birth order positions. Men who are born earlier in their family are...

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5 WAYS TO WIN IN 2021

5 WAYS TO WIN IN 2021

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But...

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Living with Joy

Living with Joy

Joy is a choice. It’s a point of view. It’s a way of looking at things. If ever there was someone who is an example of this it is Joyce Isidor. Monday through Friday we have an early morning prayer...

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A Serpent and Santa

A Serpent and Santa

He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings...

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To Walk in Another’s Shoes

To Walk in Another’s Shoes

It is said, “To feel empathy, one must walk a mile in another’s shoes.” In the last six months, I have come to realize how unaware I have been to what it would be like to walk in another’s shoes. I...

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Fallen Hero

Fallen Hero

US Army Ranger Jeff Struecker, a part of ‘Operation Gothic Serpent’, was sent on a reconnaissance mission to rescue troops that had been shot down in enemy territory. The ensuing battle would be...

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POWER IN THE PAUSE 

POWER IN THE PAUSE 

There is power in the pause! When we pause, wait, and listen, we become empowered by the presence of God for whatever may come our way. What I want to stress today is that if your life is not...

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I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Imagination is powerful: it is the first step to doing. Imagination is the ability to see with the mind what you can’t see with your eyes. You may not realize it but we use our imagination every...

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KETCHUP AND THE SECRET TO PRAYER

KETCHUP AND THE SECRET TO PRAYER

KETCHUP AND THE SECRET TO PRAYER The H. J. Heinz Company has become synonymous with ketchup (or is it catsup?). Heinz sells upwards of 650 million bottles of ketchup annually which is roughly 60% of...

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WHATEVER

WHATEVER

For the last 11yrs, one word has been voted the most annoying word in all of America, that word, “WHATEVER”. ‘Whatever’ narrowly beat out, “No offense, but….” to retain the title. I’d like to redeem...

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COURAGE UNDER FIRE

COURAGE UNDER FIRE

Courage is often associated with acts of bravery that go above and beyond our human experience, like pulling someone out of a burning car or jumping into the ocean to save someone from drowning. But...

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LOVE IS PATIENT

LOVE IS PATIENT

Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times,...

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