Psalms Challenge, Day 1 – Psalms 1: 1-6

We’re experimenting with something on Facebook – posting a reading selection for the day, and giving people an opportunity to share their thoughts, artwork, etc. in the comments. Here’s today’s post: Be sure to check it out and leave your thoughts!

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A Danger for Christian Writers

danger for christian writers

I recently went down a YouTube rabbit hole. Often such behavior ends up being a big fat waste of time, but in this case, it turned out to be a good thing. I came across the video below by Tim Keller, in which he talks about our work. He specifically used the example of being…

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Nothing to Fear (Bible Verse Map from Ezekiel 34:15)

This is from a passage of Scripture that God spoke to me through a couple of years back. It was one of those powerful times, that I continue to refer back to.

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Bought with a Price (Video and Sketchnotes from Hosea 1:3-5)

bought with a price

I’ve recently started sketchnoting, for taking sermon notes. Since I’m new to this, I’m starting with some short sermons. Here’s a short sermon I found on YouTube on Hosea and Gomer, along with my sketchnotes. There were a couple of things that stood out to me the most. First, if you’re not familiar with the…

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Put Your Money Where Your Faith Is

Put your money where your faith is

No doubt you’ve heard the saying, “put your money where your mouth is.” I agree with that saying, but have just recently been thinking about how we should put our money with where our faith is, in things that support our beliefs.

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Don’t Be Deceived — Why the Little Things Matter

you reap what you sow

Here’s an interesting way to think of sowing and reaping. #1: You reap WHAT you sow. Basic principle here, but it’s important to remember that you can’t expect to get something different than what you plant. #2: You reap LATER than you sow. Regardless of the type of seeds you sow, you won’t see the…

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With Christ’s Help, Change IS Possible [Devotional]

change is possible philemon devotional

  One thing that I discovered as I prepared to write my book, Faith that Forgives is that the name, “Onesimus,” actually means, “Profitable.” At one time, Onesimus was anything but profitable to Philemon. In fact, there’s every reason to believe that Onesimus not only skipped out on Philemon, he also stole from him. Not exactly…

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A Cup of Cold Water [Devotional]

cup of cold water philemon devotional

When we think about gifts that people in the body of Christ have, we seldom think of the gift of refreshing others. If you check out your local Christian bookstore or the Christian book category on Amazon, you’ll find all kinds of books on how to do different types of ministry, and what it means…

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The Perfect Time to Pray [Devotional]

the perfect time to pray

When are you most likely to pray for someone? If you’re like most people – including me – you’re most likely to pray when people are in crisis. I’m not knocking that, and in fact, a crisis is a great time to pray. But re-read the verses above, and consider when Paul prayed for Philemon.…

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Who You Gonna Serve? [Devotional]

Who you gonna serve philemon devotional

  It’s easy to read over and not think much about the words at the beginning of Paul’s letters, but it’s worth paying attention to them. The book of Philemon starts by stating that Paul was a prisoner not of Rome, but of Jesus Christ, even though he was, in fact, in a Roman prison.…

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