Volume 23:4- Week of January 22, 2023

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:44 – “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure.” Reflection: Often, we covet other’s belongings or lifestyles or position in a company. In Jesus’ parables in Matthew, Jesus knows that God’s kingdom might take various forms.  For some it might mean a stable job with not a lot of advancement but…

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Volume 23:3- Week of January 15, 2023

Scripture Reading: Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look up at your skies, at what your fingers made – the moon and the stars… what are human beings that you pay attention to them? Reflection: When you read the story in the Gospel of Luke about the two disciples and their encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus…

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Volume 23:2- Week of January 8, 2023

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Reflection: This scripture reminds me to bring our prayer requests to God and to lay out our concerns before Him.  God tells us in scripture to speak to God and build a relationship with Him. Why? Because He loves us and wants us…

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2023: A Year of Great Excitement and Anticipation

*“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”* (Jeremiah 29:11) The year 2022 to me, was filled with surprises, challenges, blessings, and anticipation for what to expect next.   Sometimes when our circumstances seem overwhelming,…

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Volume 23:1- Week of January 1, 2023

Scripture Reading: James 2:14 – “My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it?  Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone can it?” Reflection: During a very difficult time of my life, I was looking for help and a foundation to help me through my…

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Volume 22:37- Week of December 18, 2022

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Reflection: Many of us have struggled with health challenges during the year; Or, have struggled with relationships or our work life due…

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The Passion of Patience 

“Though it tarry, wait for it.”  Habakkuk2:3  Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting discouraged.  Passion on the other hand, can be considered as a strong liking or desire for a greater good. Passion said, I want this now and patience says wait for God’s will. We must understand that…

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Volume 22:36- Week of December 11, 2022

Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:19 – “Come, follow me. Jesus said.” Reflection: Three simple words that should be our daily action – to follow Jesus.  My wife and I moved to North Carolina last year and we live near the ocean.  We both love the beach and walking on the beach.  During the summer, our family has…

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Volume 22:35- Week of December 4, 2022

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:7-12 —   “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that…

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Volume 22:34- Week of November 27, 2022

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:41-42 —   “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Reflection: Problems are part of life.  They are inescapable as part of the fabric of our fallen…

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Volume 22:33- Week of November 20, 2022

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:20 —   “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Reflection: Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity.  That is why God wants us to give thanks for everything.  Blind obedience to God’s will is not easy for everyone.  Trusting in God during difficult…

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Volume 22:32- Week of November 13, 2022

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:11 –– “Give us this day our daily bread.” Reflection: I was listening to our Pastor a couple of weeks ago talk about living in the present.  That yesterday and tomorrow only exist in our minds and we don’t have any power to change yesterday or tomorrow.  The only energy we should be…

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Volume 22:31- Week of November 6, 2022

Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-2 –– “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people– for kings and all those in authority.” Reflection: History will be made this week because of the elections.  You may or not agree with their outcome, but history will be made once again. …

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Volume 22:30- Week of October 30, 2022

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:2– “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Reflection: When I read this scripture earlier this week, it popped out to me.  It is so clear and direct that even those that do not (including me) discern God’s Word in the Bible everyday can understand these commands.  Start each day with prayer; …

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Volume 22:29- Week of October 16, 2022

Scripture Reading: John 10:14-15 – “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep.” Reflection: Let’s start the week keeping our eyes on God.  He will open the way…

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