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Impossible? Tell That To God! 

"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."

- Luke 1:37 

What are you facing today that seems insurmountable? 

What mountains are in front of you that seem impossible to climb? 

What financial, health or emotional battle is looming so large in your life right now that you can’t see past the darkness? 

I have GREAT NEWS for you! 

Over 2000 years ago, an angel of the Lord stood before Mary and told her that her cousin Elizabeth who was way beyond child-bearing years was pregnant (V36); that she (Mary)…

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A Major Transformation and Change 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1

It only took 52 years for me to realize the benefits of better health. That’s not true! 

The truth is that it took 52 years for me to realize that I’m not getting any younger; the side effects of a not-so-healthy lifestyle of burgers, fries, chips, queso and Dr. Pepper will eventually take its toll on your body and when God’s…

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I Come From A Long Line Of Love - Another Goodbye  

People deal with the ups and downs of life in different manners. Some people work; some workout. Some eat; some stop eating. Some folks cook; some choose to deal with things by masking the pain with medication, alcohol or drugs. I’m not here to condemn, criticize or complain about how others deal with their life circumstances. I’m just saying all this to explain where this is coming from. 

My salve comes in the form of writing. 

This year has been a year of peaks, valleys, twists and turns for our family.…

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The Dash Between the Dates - Saying Goodbye To My Dad 

Lloyd Randolph Obituary 

Lloyd Randolph, 87, of Kingsville, Texas passed away May 24, 2017. He was born in Kingston, TN on January 9, 1930. 

Lloyd graduated from the 3rd Grade and dropped out of school to start working and help his family during The Depression. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving until his Honorable Discharge in 1950. 

He was married to Matiana Randolph, also of Kingsville, on January 25, 1950. Lloyd worked as a mechanic in Kingsville for Patton’s Automotive for over 30 years. He had a…

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Trump, Clinton and The Mirror of Our Society 

“Eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of God or the work he had done for Israel.” 
– Judges 2:10 MSG 
  
The cry throughout our land the last few weeks has been a consistent “with all the millions of people we have in this country, how did we end up with these two as our only choices?” The answer to this question is a fairly simple one – we “The People” have allowed it to happen. 
  
While that answer may be a blinding flash of the…

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Perfect Peace; Perfect Rest 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"  
- Psalms 91:1-2  

This morning I'm captivated by the peace that is found at the foot of the cross; peace and rest that only come in the presence of our Heavenly Father.  

Satan is the master of unrest, deception, lies, worry; he is the one that causes us to question our worth, our ability to be used by God. He brings about the chaos that…

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What Are You Focused On Today? 

What does it mean to serve a Holy God?  
Less of me; more of thee. 
I must decrease so He can increase. 
No idols. 
The daily and constant removal of the trash in your mind.  
An every moment reminder of WHOSE you are. 
Take every thought captive for the cause of Christ. 
Recommitting yourself daily to your Creator, Counselor and Savior.  
Being a light, a city on a hill, His hands and feet and letting your actions, demeanor and countenance say to those you come in contact with today that “I am proud to be a child…

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Salt and Light 

This morning as I read this passage..."Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others," Phil…

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Are You Wearing The Badge of Busyness 

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
- Exodus 14:14


But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions then stand still and watch the Lord's victory. He is with you...do not be afraid or discouraged...for the Lord is with you!"
- 2 Chronicles 20:17


Have you ever wondered why God said "be still and know that  I am God"? Why in Psalm 27 did the Psalmist say "wait for The Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait on The Lord"?  

When I look around and see the frantic, hurried lifestyles we…

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Choose Life! 

"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and LIFE."- John 6:63  
  
One of my favorite movies of all-time is Shawshank Redemption. One of my favorite lines in that movie is when Andy is talking to Red about where he would go and what he would do if he got out of prison. Red's response was that Andy needed to stop dreaming because he was where he was (in prison) and that was never going to change. Andy's response was as profound as…

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