Just for today: excellence NOT Perfection.

Am I ready to daily practice excellence? I’ve been thinking about being excellent. Not in a perfectionistic way. But in doing my best in all areas of living. Charles Stanley has said for years “Do your best, Be your best, Look your best”  maybe not in that order…. I can’t recall. But I always scoffed…

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Encouragement for a godly life

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 New Living Translation 11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because…

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Where are you at today? Stress or Joy

Yesterday was a hard day.Today is a good day. The same blessings were available both days. Yesterday I just was so much in my head and focused on my situation that I did not access that which was available for me. It is easier to be grateful for the good in life, when life actually…

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Is God enough for me?

He is ….when I read the words of Psalm 103:1-5 Psalm 103 A psalm of David. 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my…

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Stay Calm

What is your first response when life throws you a curve ball? Exodus 14:14  New Living Translation“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Psalm 46: 1,10New Living Translation 1”God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by…

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Context, Context, Context

I have been thinking about how I use and interpret scripture.  I have been listening to a YouTube personality Chris Rosebrough. His channel is called Fighting For the Faith. The description reads: Fighting for the Faith compares what popular pastors, preachers, teachers, conference speakers, self-proclaimed prophets and prophetesses and self-appointed apostles and apostles say to…

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Want more joy in your day? Pursue it!

Joy! What a wonderful feeling when we have it. It can feel like we are walking on air. In the Bible we are commanded to have joy in all situations. We are to consider it joy  even when we experience trials. That is not easy to do. But it does not say anywhere that having…

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What does it mean to believe?

  John 6:47 (NASB) “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. One of the definitions of “belief” is trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. Trust, faith and confidence go beyond merely believing something is true. These words imply leaning on that truth. Do you lean on Jesus as the…

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Blog quote of the day

God helps those who know they can’t help themselves. “For thus says the High, Exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy: ‘I live in the high and holy place but also with the broken and humble, in order to revive the spirit of the humble and revive the hearts of the broken ones.’” (Isaiah…

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