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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…

Smile and the world smiles with you.

Joy as a Christian

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. As Christians, we should be the most joyful people on the planet! All too often, however, and I admit my own guilt, we allow the world to take away or suppress our joy. Joy is one of the so-called “fruit of the Spirit,” the nine attributes of a Christian life listed in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. One Internet source defines “joy” as a state of mind and orientation of the heart characterized by contentment, confidence, and hope. I believe…

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Sin Free

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 – Sin Free – 1John 1:8 MSG “If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves.” It’s not popular to talk about sin because sin exposes some ugly things about us. Believers in our day are quickly trained to so walk in grace and that the admission and confession of sin is no longer needed. Sin has become the dirty word of the average church. Believers are offended when confronted…

Bible Study and Meditation

Be Careful In Your Busy-ness

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. We live in an incredibly busy world in which a seemingly endless array of demands is placed upon our limited time. Our jobs; our families; our friends; our church, civic, and community involvements; and our various personal pursuits are all competing for our time and attention. Expressions like—“too many irons in the fire,” “not enough hours in the day,” “burning the candle at both ends,” “life’s too short,” “time flies,” “life is a rat-race,” and many similar phrases alluding to the…

Talking, Big Mouth

Big Mouth

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 – BIG MOUTH – James 3:8 (TEV) But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. I’ve seen some people do a pretty good job at it, but I’ve never known anyone to be perfect at absolute control of their tongue. If anyone says they do, it’s a lie; because for anyone to say that would make the Word a lie. Occasionally…

Beacon of Light

“Let Your Light So Shine Before Men”

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. For Christians of all ages, I think it is important that we periodically take a look at the man, woman, or child in the mirror. Some honest self-examination of our hearts and lives is essential if we are to grow and mature spiritually. We live in a world where followers of Christ are under intense scrutiny, and we should want to be sure that the way we live our lives truly reflects the love for Jesus Christ and our neighbors that we…

Dependable Word, the Bible

A Dependable Word

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- A Dependable Word – 1Tim.1:15 MSG – Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on; Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof – Public Sinner Number One… I came across a statistic one day that was staggering. Almost 70% of believers that come to church on any given Sunday, feel a lack of self-worth to come before God. The lack of self-worth comes from the struggle…

Thank You, Grateful

Make America Grateful Again

Our shared blog post today comes from Bert Fulks of Empty Stone Ministry.  Click any of the links herein to go straight to the blog. Yes, we are all rather “done” with politics and the arguing and the division amongst us.  This is not a political post, so no worries.  Again, we strive to offer blog posts that are refreshing and encourage you to dig deeper in your journey with Christ.   The blog we share today was written at the first of December last year just as we finished with Thanksgiving.  The author, Bert Fulks brings…

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Being an Imitator of Christ

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. As we all know, children are great imitators. What kids see and hear, they are going to copy in their speech and behavior. Children look to us for guidance and direction, and we need to be careful to portray positive images to them. An anonymous author once wrote, “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” As Christians, we should also be great imitators! We should imitate the lifestyle of the greatest role model who ever walked the face…