Monthly Archives: August 2011

September 1, 2011 “Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude. Don’t forget to pray for us, that God will open doors for telling the mystery of Christ, even while I’m locked up in this jail. Pray … Continue reading

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Grace is on you …

August 31, 2011 “…. he found the place where it was written, ‘God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of … Continue reading

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God’s Full-Time Family …

“We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow healthy in God, … Continue reading

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Passing it along …

August 26, 2011 “God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 The Message It … Continue reading

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August 25, 2011 “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Workout

August 24, 2011 “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 The Message Your life is being held together in Christ. The man who wrote this spent his early professional years trying to stop … Continue reading

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Just plain living …

August 23, 2011 “Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions(disciples). This is what he said: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God … Continue reading

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God’s Unlikely First Choices …

August 22, 2011 “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping. eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does … Continue reading

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When Christ is your heartbeat …

August 19, 2011 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, … Continue reading

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Wildfires of grace …

August 18, 2011 “It makes no difference who you are or where you are from — if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open. The Message he sent to the children of … Continue reading

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