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Time with God

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:33-37

Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.’ But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING. Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your statement be, ‘Yes...

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Integrity Moments

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Wealth and Happiness

Two researchers from Harvard Business school reported in the Wall Street Journal about a study they completed on “happiness.” According to Grant Donnelly and Michael Norton, their study focused specifically on wealth and happiness in millionaires.

They surveyed over 4,000 millionaires to determine if increased wealth brings happiness and if their happiness was impacted by whether the wealth was earned versus inherited. Th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

THE FIRST MILE

In our culture of over-achievers, we tend to focus on going farther...on going the second mile. And Jesus clearly said we are to be willing to do that. But to begin the second mile, we must complete the first. We must be ordinary before we can hope to be excellent.

A south Alabama track meet was a showcase for a fine young athlete expected to shatter the state record in the mile. He was the race...no one else could come close to him in abi...

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Connect with Skip Heitzig

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Covetousness or Contentment?

By Skip Heitzig

Our attitude toward material things reveals a lot about us, whether we have a tight grip on things or a light touch. That's the subject of the tenth and final commandment: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's" (

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Go to the Ant

Proverbs 6:6-8

God is a masterful Creator. He has integrated many of His principles into the fabric of nature so that we can see His handiwork and learn of Him (Ps. 19:1-6). If you desire to acquire wisdom, do not neglect to look outdoors for His lessons.

Now, of course, the outdoors sometimes comes in...

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Time with God

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:31-32

It was said, ‘WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Your marriage is precious to God!

Remember that when God first made mankind, He made us in His image, male and female. His plan was that the two pe...

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Integrity Moments

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Showing Your Work

A construction company was growing so fast that they needed someone who could develop job estimates for their projects. The owners needed estimations done without their personal involvement.

That’s when the owners and I walked through their process to determine what could be standardized. Most of their jobs could be estimated by someone else if they were given the right information.

By breaking down the steps, and ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW TO RECEIVE TREASURE

It is God, James tells us, who is the giver of every good and perfect gift. Treasure, real treasure, comes from God alone. How is it, then, that we fail to receive that which He would give us? Often the problem is not that God is withholding, but that we are holding on.

 

There's an old, bucolic story about a little boy who got his hand stuck in a delicate vase. It seems he reached into the vase to retrieve someth...

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Developing a Vibrant Faith

Acts 9:1-16

The apostle Paul had a strong commitment to know and serve Jesus Christ. His passion and love for the Lord was obvious--Jesus was always central in his thinking, whether he was working as a tent maker, preaching to the crowd, or even sitting in chains at prison. What fueled his love for the Lo...

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Time with God

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Eternity changes our perspective on everything!

Without an ete...

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