The Love Cycle Prayer by Adena Hodges

I did it again!  To be honest, it happens more often than I’d like.  I get into “doing” and forget my source is found in sitting at Jesus’ feet and receiving from Him.  Too often we operate in our own strength, gifts or abilities instead of learning the flow of taking in God’s love first. […]

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Unity: Worth the Fight by Dan Axtell

Why is it so hard for Christians to get along? Church splits and angry squabbles are commonplace throughout our history. As an antidote for these troubles we have carefully crafted statements like, “In the essentials unity, in everything else, charity,” or, “Major on the majors not the minors.”  There are many things that we can […]

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Chasing Vapor by Dan Axtell

Chasing Vapor A few days ago a strong wind blew through town. You can feel wind, but you can’t see it. You can chase it, but you can’t catch it. Ecclesiastics 2:10 says, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure…  Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I […]

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Pick Me by Dan Axtell

Pick Me Do you remember how kids picked teams on the playground? Two of the more confident kids would agree to be the captains. Everyone else would line up along the fence as these two called out names and pointed to those they chose. Someone had to be picked last. There was no glory in […]

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Hope Restored By Judy Trent-Whitnack

Have you ever found something you forgot you had?  Or lost something without realizing it? When I was 31 years old, my first husband died of cancer.  In the years that followed, I struggled to raise our four young children alone, in the midst of great depression. Some months ago, I came upon a forgotten […]

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The Presence Filled Life by John and Pam Jackson

The Presence Filled Life why being WITH God is better than working FOR Him  Dr. John and Pamela Jackson © 2014 I love Pastor Rick Warren and Saddleback Church.  Pastor Rick and Saddleback have shaped my life in many wonderful ways and the fruit of their impact has been really good.  I loved the Purpose […]

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