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A WAY PAST WORRY 2

A WAY PAST WORRY 2

Jesus said, ‘Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life…’ (v.25 AMP). Not because the stuff you’re worrying about doesn’t exist, but because committing it all to God throws our focus back on the One who can fully ...

Joy Ferdiz

February 4th, 2014

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A WAY PAST WORRY 1

A WAY PAST WORRY 1

What happens when you pray instead of worry? Legend-of-the-Christian-faith Charles Spurgeon said “Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength… and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.” Deep, huh? Let’s look at those two things: what ...

Joy Ferdiz

February 3rd, 2014

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READ AND RUN

READ AND RUN

In today’s verse, Habakkuk the prophet has been given the job of getting God’s message out to everyone in Israel. Big task. To do this he has to write down God’s message on tablets. (No, these were not the digital ones that hold all your apps and photos and

Joy Ferdiz

February 2nd, 2014

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COURAGE WITH COLD FEET

COURAGE WITH COLD FEET

Benaiah was the warrior in charge of all of King David’s bodyguards. He went into a cave on a winter’s day, maybe to take shelter from the cold. Just as his feet were defrosting, he found a new cave buddy: a lion. Maybe the lion came in for shelter too. Or more likely,

Joy Ferdiz

February 1st, 2014

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Need a Breakthrough?

Need a Breakthrough?

The Bible says: ‘The Philistines…made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of God saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.” So they went up ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 31st, 2014

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Get God’s Opinion! (2)

Get God’s Opinion! (2)

Try as you may, you will never fulfill a dream that is not your own. Stop and think about your personal history. How have your plans, goals, and desires been influenced by others? Is it possible your dreams are the result of who your parents think you are? Who others think ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 30th, 2014

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Get God’s Opinion! (1)

Get God’s Opinion! (1)

David’s father didn’t think he was qualified to be Israel’s next king. So when Samuel came looking for a successor to King Saul, he presented his oldest son Eliab, who was a general in the army. Samuel was impressed. ‘…Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 29th, 2014

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Release Love

Release Love

Forming a negative opinion based on what we see takes less than twenty seconds. As Thelma Wells says: ‘It’s easy to do when someone doesn’t look, sound, shake hands, or think like you. However, John says, “…Anyone who does not love his brother…cannot love God…” (1 John 4:20 ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 28th, 2014

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All the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

All the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

Colleen Alden writes: ‘I’m single…The kind of companionship I ache for…I don’t have. This feeling drives me to seek God…Why am I single when I long to love and be loved?…Though it’s pointless to use our limited understanding to critique God’s plans, it’s helpful to catch ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 27th, 2014

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Get Ready to Move (3)

Get Ready to Move (3)

If you’ve ever packed up and moved to another house, you may remember saying, ‘This is the last time I’m moving!’ Now you know how Joshua felt moving almost two million people into a new homeland. And they did it on foot, too! So God told Joshua two things: 1) ‘Be strong ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 26th, 2014

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