Category: Abundant life

A Purse With Holes In It?

Do you ever feel like the harder you work the more behind you get?  Do you run out of money before you run out of month?  It’s often hard to continue to trust in the Lord when your debt is

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Mood Swings?

Elation and depression seem to be the two most common states of emotion I encounter.  No doubt elation (being really happy, excited or joyful) comes from realizing a dream or something wonderful, but the opposite (not realizing a dream, etc.)

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Fountain of Youth?

For thousands of years men have been searching for a fountain of youth.  Ponce de Leon even searched what later became the state of Florida for the elusive fountain.  Today, we look for fountains of youth in newfangled drugs, or

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Companion of Fools

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”  Proverbs 13:20 When I think back to the folks I hung around with in junior high and high school, it’s a wonder I ever survived

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Contentment

Think for a minute about the time you were the most content in life.  When was it?  What were you doing?  Who were you with?  Now, the kicker… did the contentment have anything to do with receiving a windfall–you know,

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Bereans?

“Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.  Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see…”  Ecclesiastes 11:9 The Bible is a remarkable book,

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Blessed?

Is it an incredible blessing to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  How much more would it be a blessing to actually have walked the streets with Jesus, maybe even having intimate conversation with Him about the Kingdom of God?

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Choose!

Jesus, speaking with the Pharisees. “Once more Jesus said to them, ‘I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.’ This made the Jews ask, ‘Will

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“Be Quiet?”

The Scriptures tell us that we’re supposed to consider others more important than ourselves (Phil 2:3), but most of us have a hard time doing that.  Although we’ve come a long way in accepting people with handicaps or those who

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Hey, Kids!

I didn’t have much of a relationship with my parents. I didn’t receive much attention unless I was in trouble and that was often enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth for authority. I can remember being around

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