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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 10 Psalms

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Today, I wanted to start a series that is simply a topical study out of the Scriptures about thankfulness. For a couple of weeks, we’ll be in the Psalms.  From there, we will then move through the rest of the Bible to further discover and develop the practice of being thankful. If you take …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 Ways To Take the Harm Out of Disharmony

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17 Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Preface: I had to cancel service with a major internet provider earlier this year.  One of the main reasons was due to the horrible customer …

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Thankful Thursday: How To Be Handle Our Hurt

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…~ Proverbs 23:7a Preface:  I love reading.  It’s a large reason why I love to write — I can’t keep all the good stuff I receive to myself!  Lately, I’ve been reading a book called, “Crash the Chatterbox” by pastor Steven Furtick.  In it, …

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Thankful Thursday: How To Be Healthy

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…~ Proverbs 23:7a Preface:  I recently watched a very thought-provoking interview with world renowned cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf.  She was discussing one of her books, “Think & Eat Yourself Smart”, and the topic of thankfulness came up. (Photo taken from Dr. Leaf’s Facebook …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 2)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian.  Many people will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith In my previous post I briefly explored the ramifications of what life could be like if believers in Christ actually took His Sermon on the Mount seriously.  The sermon is a drastic call to radical discipleship, one of …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 1)

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. ~ G.K. Chesterton I was recently provided the opportunity to preach once again at my local congregation.  We are currently going through the gospel of Matthew and I was tasked to provide an introduction and overview of the Sermon on the Mount. Have you …