Release the Past

Some people are forever hindered by their past – past failures, past hurts, and past disappointments – all of which are just a sampling of the past events that are relived in the present. Even God chooses not to change the past but to use it. As someone aptly put it, “The Past: Our cradle, […]

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March 6, 2009
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Embrace Uncertainty

Embrace Uncertainty French philosopher Paul Valery could have been describing the year 2009 when he said, “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” We are living in uncertain times where economic uncertainty permeates the collective consciousness of our country, old political structures are crumbling, and where […]

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February 27, 2009
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Stop I Want to Get Off

Growing up, have you ever been on an amusement park ride that pushed you over your personal edge of comfort into stark terror? I can remember a time as a little tike that I screamed to get off of a ride – to no avail, on at least two counts. First of all my voice […]

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February 20, 2009
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Miracles Happen in Steps

I was speaking to a certain individual this past week. He was really despondent over his current situation which, looking at it from the outside was bleak indeed. As he was bemoaning his predicament, which was real and devastating I said, "Miracles happen in steps." Which begs the question: "What's the next step God is […]

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February 13, 2009
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As Yourself

Jesus gave a clear command,   “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with your entire mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself." Luke10:27   Notice the progression; we start by loving God, then others and then ourselves. God first, others second, […]

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January 16, 2009
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Two Mercies for Each Woe

How many promises have people made to you in your lifetime? How many of those promises were kept? The beauty of our God is revealed in the promises He makes and fulfills. Planets may disintegrate, stars may fall, but God’s promises stand true. They remain the same throughout all ages, and within each of God’s […]

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January 9, 2009
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Happy New Year!

Over the Christmas break the Lord gave me a powerful illustration for you in this New Year. My Mom lives in a gated community in Rio Rancho, NM. On Christmas day we were strolling around her community when we came upon the entrance to the community. To our surprise the gates were open. Usually they […]

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January 2, 2009
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Merry Christmas!

This Christmas season it is important for me to express my appreciation to all of you who read my devotional email each week. I consider it a privilege to share God’s Word each week. You are amazing! Many of you are not members of the church but receive, read and pass the emails on to […]

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December 19, 2008
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