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Archive for January 2019

God’s Peace

So many times I have seen patients in the medical clinic who have come in requesting medication for anxiety and/or depression.  They are having problems dealing with family members, co-workers, have mental health in their families and hence have a gene  which is active, causing their symptoms (see Kay Redfield Jamison’s work, book titled “Touched…

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How do you hear God?

Various Ways that God Speaks to You After accepting Christ into my life when I was 18, I learned that God would speak to me in an almost audible voice in my mind.  It was without error, Him talking to me and having a conversation.  I thought He spoke to everyone this way. Well, I…

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Life’s Expectancy’s

What expectations have you had of your life and how do you see your future?  Have you seen yourself getting married?  Maybe you’ve seen yourself having children?  Maybe a nice cushy career with lots of money and a fancy car? Future Aspirations When we as young adults in our twenties, look upon what we want…

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God as Your Provider

Malachi 3:10   Bring the full 10% into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house.  “Test Me in this way,” says the Lord of Hosts.  “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure. In Malachi 3:7-11 God states that the Israelites…

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The Necessity of Prayer

… . .  be persistent in prayer Rom 12:12 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  Phil 4:6 Why should I pray?  You maybe asking yourself this question.  It doesn’t do any good, you might think.  So let me share some…

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Why Must I Suffer

Suffering is hard, it can rip at your emotions and soul.  It can make you angry, depressed and at wit’s end as to why something has happened to you.  You can read the book of Job and it’s all about suffering and what happened to him.  But let me share a present day story of…

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God the Most High

When you or I, think of God what are some of the first characteristics that come to mind?  Maybe His love comes to mind.  Maybe His caring nature comes to mind.  But I believe the one characteristic that needs to come to mind most is His sovereignty.  And what do I mean by this? Sovereignty…

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Be Ye Holy

 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, this is  your spiritual worship.  Rom 12:1 For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God  Deut 14:2 What is holy?  Have you ever thought about it?  Do you…

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Showing the Compassion of Christ

Have you thought about what it means to be other centered?  To be concerned about other people and what they need, instead of taking care of your own needs? When you marry this is the attitude you are supposed to have.  You are to be willing to put aside meeting your own needs (a definition…

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Living in the Truth

We are living in increasingly anxious times.  Our culture is becoming more and more divided.  People are calling ‘truth a lie’ and a ‘lie the truth.’  In Isa. 5:20 God states: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.”  When our society has become so mixed up that we accept evil and think…

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