The Isolation Chamber

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“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 There is a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we do not understand that

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What’s Your Focus?

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It was upon the unplanned, but much welcomed, pregnancy with my son that I began to realize the first of many truths that I would come to know in Christ. At this stage in my life, I was far from knowing Christ, let alone being in a relationship with Him. But in hindsight, He was there beside me speaking softly to my heart. I

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Shine!

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“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 (NIV) “If I only knew God’s will for my life, I could plan my future.” Have you ever made that statement? I think we all do some time in our lives. I know I do. I

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Storing Up Treasures

Treasure Chest

I know a man who has built a small empire of wealth–several large houses, cars, trucks, and large envelopes filled with thousands of dollars in cash. In addition to having a few thousands in his house, last year, he resorted to hiding a large sum in cash under a doghouse in his yard. No, I am not giving you his address! When I think

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Letters From Our Listeners—March 2015

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We receive emails from our listeners around the world every month and they are so encouraging and humbling to us. We’d like to share some of those with you: Location: United States Comments: In June, 2014 my husband suffered a widow maker heart attack that was then complicated by a massive lung hemorrhage. He was given 30 minutes to live, then 12 hours, then

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The Death of Jesus

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At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. At the time, crucifixion was the “worst” death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet, it was even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied. Each nail was 6 to 8

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A Lifestyle Of Giving

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“Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 When I read that scripture, I get very excited about giving. I mean uncontainable excitement and guess what, I am not even thinking about financial giving. It seems sometimes we get stuck there—believing the only way we can give is with money. This means if we don’t have any money, we may feel

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An Audience of One

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What audience do you play to? Each day, you are seen by many who will make a judgment about the way you handle yourself among different audiences. Politicians have learned to play to their audiences, customizing messages for the needs of their particular groups. Musicians have learned to play to their audiences. Pastors play to their congregations each Sunday morning. Workplace believers play to

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The Sound of Grace

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I’m sure you’ll agree that one of the greatest (and most familiar) hymns of the church is Amazing Grace, written by John Newton. I don’t believe there has ever been a song written that captures the very essence of the transforming power God has over our lives as believers quite like that hymn. However, I must admit that as a child, every time I

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Single Mother And Son Praying

There were ten of them in all. They were friends who were bound together by a shared tragedy: they all had leprosy—a horrible, disfiguring disease. There’s really no way to explain the horror of watching your body slowly rot away. But that was only half of the heartache. Because it was thought that leprosy was contagious, those who suffered from it had to not

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