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Are You Falling For Satan's Greatest Lies of Our Time? I did!   

"How's it going?"

"Great! Man, I'm BUSY! Works going great. We have more business than we know what to do with and I got that raise at the beginning of the year. It just never seems like enough though!!"

"I know what you mean."

"How's the wife and kids?

"I guess good. The wife and I see each other passing in the hall and I send the kids text messages each day to catch up and everything seems to be good. Work just has me so wrapped up, I can't even see straight. How about you?"

"I'm the same. Between

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A Glutton For God  

Have you ever spent much time around truly HUNGRY or STARVING people? I'm not talking about someone who has missed a meal between breakfast and dinner. I'm talking about a child or adult that hasn't eaten for days. Or, if they have eaten, it's been small morsels of food. Not life-giving, health-sustaining food with substance to it. 

For nine straight years, I was blessed enough to go on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico with our former home church Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, Tx. We would spend a…

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Spiritual Fast Food Almost Killed Me  

For the better part of my adult life, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and never worried about the health ramifications of that diet. If it's passed to you through a drive-thru window, I probably ate it. If the side of the box was taken up by a list of ingredients that looked more like a science experiment than a food product, I consumed it. Sonic chili-cheese coney; double-meat, double-cheese Whataburger; Taco Bell #7 combo with a soft taco and large Dr. Pepper, please!!

I used the excuse of my 150-mile…

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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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Keep Your Eyes Fixed Forward 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions...and remembers your sins no more." 
-- Isaiah 43:18, 25 

My life has been filled with stupidity. Decision after decision took me farther and farther from God for almost 35 years of my life. Still today - like a dog returning to its own vomit (Prov. 26:11) - I am prone to letting God down with some of the same mistakes and sins. 

The byproduct of this is that I tend to beat myself up and wonder how…

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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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Prayer, Love and Praise 

"I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love you and observe Your commandments." -Nehemliah 1:5

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks...” Luke 17:15-16

Great thought this morning from one of my A.M. readings. Have you spent time telling your Father about your love for Him today??

Prayer isn’t like fertilizing your lawn,…Read more

A Heart Check-Up 

"The lamp of The Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost parts."  
- Proverbs 20:27 

As I woke this morning and spent time in His word, I was quickly reminded that while our words and actions may say one thing on the outside God's main priority and concern is our hearts condition. Look at...
1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

Jeremiah 17:10
I the Lord search the heart...

Romans 8:27
And He who

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