Category Archives: Matthew

When the HouseKeeper shows up ..

May 30, 2017 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the … Continue reading

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Consumed by …

May 23, 2017 “Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Yahweh God of Hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16 Holman Christian Standard You were designed to … Continue reading

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What makes you hunger …?

September 29, 2016 “Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 HCSB Jesus didn’t waste words. HIs description of a blessed life is shaped by God’s design: you were created to hunger … Continue reading

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Saying Yes to today …

September 21, 2016 “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” Matthew 5:5 The Message The real you has been formed … Continue reading

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Listening to Jesus …and getting dressed

September 20, 2016 “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.” Matthew 5:4 The Message When have you heard Jesus whisper blessing … Continue reading

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A few minutes on a hillside …

September 19, 2016 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule … You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart –put … Continue reading

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55 Undeletable Words …

September 9, 2016 “And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s … Continue reading

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Living ready .. really living

May 31, 2016 “But you dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy … Continue reading

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Jesus stories:Interior Design(4)

May 16, 2016 “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants. He quoted this text: ‘My … Continue reading

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Seriously … Does Jesus really mean it?(3)

April 21, 2016 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there … Continue reading

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