Oh, how He loves us!

Written By:  Amanda O’Reilly who attends Oasis Church of the New River Valley and sings with Reverb Worship.  Find more of here writing here: www.musingmojo.wordpress.com or  follow her here: www.facebook.com/aoreilly2 He is jealous?  For ME? Think about that for a minute.  Really think about how THE Creator of the universe, the Father of our salvation, the very same God who spent time with Adam and Eve, the same God who sent HIS son to die for us… He’s jealous for you! Wow. So often, we sing songs about how big His love is for us, how much He…

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The REWARD

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY – The REWARD – James 1:12 MSG – Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life. Are you facing a challenge in your life right now? I’m not talking about trying to decide what blouse or shirt you’re going to wear. I’m talking about a real challenge. The type…

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Something Powerful

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Something Powerful James 5:16 MSG …The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. I suppose I talk much about prayer because how bad I need it and how bad I see other people need it. Prayer brought every person in the Word out of what they were going through to complete victory. There is no substitute for the weapon of prayers power. That’s why James said…

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I’m Hurting

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY: I’m Hurting James 5:13 MSG:  Are you hurting? Pray… Pain medicine comes in many forms. There’s pain medicine for your back and for your head; there’s even pain medicine for your emotions. You’ve seen the pain medicine commercial with the guy that has pain at different points throughout his whole body and the medicine that can remove the pain wherever it is. There are people that stick pins and needles in you to help…

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Relationships

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. Life is all about relationships, the ways in which we connect with each other or how we behave toward or deal with other people. We, as human beings, are social creatures. We need each other! We all require love, encouragement, support, fellowship, and the myriad of other benefits that are possible because of relationships. In fact, our relationships with others help to mold and shape how we view ourselves in relation to the world around us. Attesting to the importance of re

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3 Benefits of God’s Waiting Room

We as human beings are likely one of the most impatient creatures of all.  As Americans in our culture we are continually being taught that we don’t need to wait.  Everything is becoming faster and more instantaneous.  Remember film cameras?  It’s a lot of fun developing black and white film, watching and waiting as that image comes to life on paper.  I remember several years ago, before I acquired my own digital camera, I was at a festival and taking pictures.  There was a very cute little boy that had spiked-up hair and I asked to take his picture….

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Public Opinion

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY:  Public Opinion James 2:1 MSG — My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-oriented faith. There it was, sticking out like a sore thumb. The very words of the scripture were flashing like a neon sign. There will always be some scripture that stands alone in its direction and force for our lives. I think this could be one of those scriptures. James doesn’t even beat around…

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The King of Fear in Your Life

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. Read:  1 Kings 18 The king of fear in your life. We as men often let fear exist in our life. Whether it’s from a pressing decision that has to be made, or to someone’s opinion of us. We are big strong bull of the woods type who keep our fears locked away to never be confronted again.  In 1 Kings there are quite a few mentions of a king who ruled with fear. He was a nasty king…

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“Man After My Own Heart”

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. One of the most famous of all figures of the Bible is David, the lowly shepherd boy who slew a Philistine giant and, favored by God, reined for 40 years as king of Israel. Wandering far from perfection, David was an adulterer, a murderer, and a man of war. Despite these human flaws, David had a unique relationship with God. In fact, David held a distinction shared by no other character in the Holy Scriptures. When God withdrew His divine favor from…

WHAT a GOD!

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- WHAT a GOD! 1 Peter 1:3 MSG  “What a God we have!” Some scriptures are hard to add to because they’re so deep and so profound that they speak loud and clear all by themselves. Peter, you know the Peter who messed up on many occasions, writes this powerful simple statement. “What a God we have!” He’s more than good and greater than we deserve. He’s our forgiver and our healer. He’s the…