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A Little Bit of Mustard Goes A Long Way

I was reminded this morning that a little bit of mustard goes a long way.  Just a Lil dab 'il do ya!  Now, I love mustard, A LOT, and I can use quite a bit on a hot dog or a burger and never miss a beat -- it's soooo good! But have you ever… Continue reading A Little Bit of Mustard Goes A Long Way

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One Had Everything, One Had Nothing

“Being kind to the poor is like lending to the Lord; He will reward you for what you have done” (Proverbs 19:17-NCV). Todd is leading a Bible study every Wednesday night called Counter Culture by David Platt. Last week’s session was on wealth and how we should be content with what we have all the… Continue reading One Had Everything, One Had Nothing

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Encourage Yourself

Weary? Feel overtaken or overwhelmed? Discouraged? Don’t know where to go from here? There is nothing that gives me more encouragement than reading the comforting words of Scripture. This is usually the very first place I turn to when I feel any kind of way, but especially when I feel my situation, my world or… Continue reading Encourage Yourself

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Carob Tree Mentality

In the book 'The Circle Maker', Mark Batterson speaks of the life of a carob tree, stating that we must have a carob tree mentality when praying, praying long and praying hard.  I did a bit of research on the carob tree, as I was intrigued by this.  The carob tree takes years to start… Continue reading Carob Tree Mentality

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The Praying Mantis and a Parking Sign

Don't give up. Be persistent in prayer; pray without ceasing! "...praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints" (Eph. 6:28). Pray through and never give up. I feel God reminded me of this through His little creature, the praying mantis, who has been… Continue reading The Praying Mantis and a Parking Sign