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THANKFUL THURSDAY: MORE PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Thanksgiving may have passed, but I believe that each day provides a new opportunity to grow in gratitude. Currently, we are being assaulted with materialism and the insatiable desire for more everywhere we look. So join me as we continue our encounter with thankfulness through the Psalms to discover and develop the practice of being …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: ANOTHER 10 PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! The day of Thanksgiving may have passed, but each day provides a new opportunity to grow in gratitude. So, let’s continue our encounter with thankfulness through the Psalms to discover and develop the practice of being thankful. No sooner than dinnertime on Thanksgiving Day were we assaulted with materialism and the insatiable desire for more. …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 10 MORE PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers!  Welcome to Thankful Thursday and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Today, let’s continue a series that simply looks to 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 this pursuit seriously, I …

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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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Transformation Tuesday: Look For the Helpers

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” ~ G.K. Chesterton I know everyone is talking about the tragedy in Las Vegas.  I truly pray that this post is not simply more noise in the already crowded media stream.  I am writing on this topic because …

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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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The Inconvenience of Convenience (pt 2)

“You know what’s easier than applying sunscreen?  Not going outside.” ~ Jim Gaffigan Last week I wagged my long, bony finder and made a bold indictment upon modern, first-world Christianity. I believe that there is an unholy alliance between Christianity and convenience, despite the way of Christ being so contrary to it.  As I contemplate His brutal death upon a …

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The Inconvenience of Convenience (pt 1)

An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” ~ Mitch Hedberg The inhabitants of first world nations are no stranger to convenience.  It has become so commonplace that many of us have grown to expect it and utter chaos …