Let Your Light Shine

You Are Enough

“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” (John 6:9 NIV)For over twenty years I served as a counselor of children. People ask me how I could listen to the sad trials of small children all day. When you...

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A Helping Hand

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." (Psalm 59:16 ESV)"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." (1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV)I heard this on TV yesterday. Tim...

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A Gift to God

I saw Jesus the other day.  The funny thing was that He didn’t look anything like the pictures. He or I should say She was dressed in a faded summer dress that had clearly been through a washing machine a hundred different times.  Her shoes were the thick, black...

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A Way Out

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV)"Then the...

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Measure of a Man

"The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV)My oldest son, JJ is 32 years old right now.   When he was born we named him Joseph John after me, a slight bit of egotism...

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Charging Your Batteries

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." (Matthew 21:22 ESV)We require power to do anything. Sometimes, the power comes from within, but often we need external power.In many cases, this external power is supplied by electricity, and we...

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God’s Hands