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SMALL THINGS BIG DIFFERENCE

“For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice…….."  Zechariah 4:10 "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the...

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Of Discipleship and Destiny

By Paster Adam Mabry of Every Nation: Aletheia Church It was a fresh, autumn day. "Fresh" is that euphemism that Scots use to describe utterly terrible, grey, rainy weather that most other places in the world would deride. Call it a coping mechanism. Anyway, it was...

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The Last Palm Sunday

I remember being a kid and going to church on Palm Sunday. They’d give us a dried up palm branch as we entered the sanctuary. I had no idea what it was for or all about. I promptly turned it into a weapon to torment my younger siblings. Palm Sunday is the day we...

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Decisions Determine Our Destiny

One of God’s gifts to us is free will. We have free will to decide what our attitude will be and what road we will choose to take along the way. One of the first decisions we can make is that we will live in the moment. Every decision we make will affect our future....

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THE GOOD,THE BAD,THE UGLY

It’s no secret we are overtly “dog-people” at Every Nation New Jersey. Cat people are welcome and I suppose through the cross of Christ we can be reconciled together (I’m joking….but not at all). I recently saw a heart-warming feature on the Sonoma-Marin Fair’s annual...

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Provision For Your Victory

by Brett Fuller In 1Samuel 17 David answered the taunts of Goliath. With five smooth stones and a sling in hand when he ran to meet the sword strapped champion of the Philistines.  He responded in verse 46 saying, "This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands,...

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Send Me Lord

Isaiah 6:8 "And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!" That scripture inspires me because that is my prayer: “Here I am, send me!” Through all of history God has been writing a story of...

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Scars Tell A Story

Scars tell a story. Having undergone 16 surgeries and over 500 stitches in my career, I have a story that corresponds with each of them. Here are some other famous scars and their stories: Actress Kaley Cuoco fell off of a horse in 2010. The horse fell back onto her...

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5 Threats to the Vision

By Pastor Wolfgang Eckleben of Every Nation London, England Vision has the potential to be a very powerful thing. But it’s not an easy thing to execute. January is over. How’s the vision you or your organisation had for this year going? Recently I have been doing a...

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The Peloton Myth

Have you seen the recent avalanche of advertising for the ‘Peloton Stationary Bike’? Beautiful people, rising early and eagerly jumping onto the bike. Pain-free, bike spinning bliss, and as they dismount the bike, they look into the camera with that look of, “I’m...

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God Prefers Losers

I believe this, and to be honest with you, I find that rather comforting.  It takes this weight off of me of having to perform to compare myself with others. I read a quote by Bill Gates -- for those of you who may not be familiar with him, he’s the founder of...

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Clarifying Questions

A few years back, my wife purchased an Amazon Echo, aka “Alexa”, for our home. I tried to warn her that “A.I.” (artificial intelligence) would one day lead to the destruction of all mankind (I’ve seen all the Terminator movies, it goes bad! Lol) She wasn’t having it,...

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Hearing God

In the midst of a week of prayer and fasting, two things immediately become apparent: One, I think fasting is a ‘bad idea’ from the Lord! Just kidding! (But not at all) Somehow, God uses fasting to quiet the noise in my soul and amplify His voice. Two, how desperate I...

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Take Your Shot in 2019

I had the privilege to play against arguably the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Douglas Gretzky, aka “THE GREAT ONE”. He is the all - time leader in goals, assists and total points. He holds over 55 NHL records. The first time I played against him,...

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Howling in the New Year

As I reflect on 2018, I am brought back to memories of years gone by. Anyone that knows me won’t be surprised that in the past, New Year’s Eve was always all about finding that perfect dress. Jim and I would typically ring in the New Year celebrating with family and...

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MANGER MISTAKE

My neighborhood is a bit overzealous when it comes to holiday decorating. (Don’t get me started with bizarre Halloween decorations) Their front yards are filled with ten foot blow up Santa’s and enough Christmas lights to make Clark Griswold envious. Then there is my...

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More Christ in Christmas

In the midst of the chaos of the holidays, whether it is crowded shops or fun Christmas parties, we can get caught up and stressed out when we should be experiencing joy. After Thanksgiving I put up my tree, get the lights and decorations up, and my favorite...

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The Best Worst Christmas Ever

“..........The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 Christmas in the Burt home is an extremely big deal. We have Christmas traditions you’d expect like attending Christmas Eve service, praying together Christmas morning and...

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