Expertise Trap

A good post by Dr. Mike which grounds our thinking in “what IS actually possible for me to become”

Radical In Christ

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He willstandbeforekings; he will notstandbeforeobscure men.

One of the fallacies being spoken about by guru’s selling their services, is you can become anything you want. These charmers may persuasively convince you to purchase their seminar or videos if you truly want to succeed in life.

“Anyone can do it” is their typical sales presentation. You don’t need to listen to God and look at all the historical evidence. You are the exception. Just follow their plan and you will succeed.

Now what they say may be true for a few folks, but for the majority of us, they are only selling emotional utopia.

The few who may benefit from their program probably would become successful without their services. For they most likely have the DNA code with natural gifting which they only have to build a skill set around…

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Your Future Is In Safe Hands

Joy A. Mead

Your Future Is In Safe Hands.” I’m sure that is some insurance company’s slogan or at least it sounds like one! However, I’m not writing about insurance today but rather God’s assurance that He cares for us and our futures.

I recently had a catch up with a dear friend and although we’re in different seasons of life, God has beautifully blessed us with the opportunity to encourage each other in our unique circumstances.

At one point, my friend said, “Sometimes, it feels like God has forgotten about me. I see others moving along in their future plans, yet mine seem stuck at the moment. Are we unloved or forsaken? Sometimes, it just feels like we’re not really going anywhere.”

I think, at various times in our lives, we can all echo that sentiment of wondering if God is still with us and if He cares…

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New Post: Be Armed with God’s Grace And Light The World — Motivated And Free

Yes, this is a reblog-- but again it is a good one that I think you will enjoy!

Empty People – Empty Churches

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I see no need to attend church. I know it sounds crazy coming from a pastor but the truth is I have trouble giving a good reason to show up every Sunday let alone throughout the week. I am referring to the congregation of course, if I don’t show up I won’t have a job.

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The Purpose In My Pain: A 28-Day Devotional Written By Women of Purpose

A great book and a little more about it!

Shell Vera

Dr. Tamika Hall is a multifaceted author, speaker, actor, producer, and publisher, among other things. I came to know about her because of a supplement ad on Instagram about a year ago that caught my eye because it was sassy and fun and about a topic most women won’t discuss. And y’all KNOW I love to talk about things we don’t like to talk about. I started following her and later found out that another passion of hers was publishing anthologies. At that moment, I felt my heart leap because writing with others is something I enjoy because it means I will definitely FINISH the project instead of letting it sit half done on my computer for 22 years.

Back in October, we did the Procrastination to Progress Challenge (do you remember that?) and I made a commitment that this year (2022) was going to be my year of being…

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Study 2: The Overlooked in the Church

Let’s face it- the Church overlooks people all the time. Has it happened to you? Here is a lesson about one such time. Read the questions and reflect if you can relate. There is a zoom meeting in 2 days to share and discuss this lesson if you’d like.
Blessings, Kate

Church Hurts

Find the text of Study 2: The Overlooked in the Church below. If you’d prefer to listen to the study, you can watch the video — the content is the same.If you’d like to discuss this study with others, you’re welcome to join our Zoom meeting online on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. by clicking this link.



Read Acts 6:1-7 (NIV below):

1In those days when the number of disciples was increasing,the Hellenistic Jewsamong them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widowswere being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.2So the Twelve gathered all the disciplestogether and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of Godin order to wait on tables.3Brothers and sisters,choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spiritand wisdom. We will…

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Study 1: First Impressions in the Church

Have you ever been hurt by the church? Sometimes that can happen just by walking in the door. This is a new study put out to address church hurts that have been around since Biblical times. take a look and do some introspection.

Church Hurts

Find the text of Study 1: First Impressions in the Church below, including questions for reflection or discussion. If you’d prefer to listen to the study, you can click the play button directly below — the content is the same.If you’d like to discuss this study with others, you’re welcome to join our Zoom meeting online on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. by clicking this linkat that time.



Think of someone in your life who is not a family member but for whom you care deeply. Try to remember when you first met that person.

• What was your first impression of them?

• What was their first impression of you?

• How did those impressions change as you got to know each other better?

Read 1 Samuel 1:9-14 (NIV below):

9Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood…

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Journal Prompts – Week One — Shell Vera

Week One Journal Prompts are here for 2022. Each Sunday, I will release 4 prompts. Feel free to tag me or backlink so I can see what you come up with if you do the creative writing prompts!Journal Prompts – Week One — Shell Vera

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I don't normally do journal prompts, but these I do really like. I found myself silently answering each one as I read them. My mind started with the answer and then quickly changed conversations as I read the next without really skipping a beat. This is going to be 1 of 2 reblogs for this... Continue Reading →

The LORD Will Fight for You

A wonderful post by Jack Flacco of Look to God blog. I am waiting on a call from someone in my family who needs to talk to me ASAP according to their email. They can be a highly stressful person to deal with, But as the scripture says – I need not worry just be silent.
Read on for more wisdom.

Looking to God

You do not have to fight your own battles, for the Lord said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” If our enemies hear silence from us, then they ought to fear, for that is when God is preparing a response on our behalf.

“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

(Exodus 14:14)

No manner of threat to our lives can sway us from believing Jesus is our Lord and Savior. Others may torment us, they may persecute us, and they may throw us into the fire, but if God is for us, who can be against us?

Whatever sufferings we may endure at the hands of our persecutors, they will know, they cannot take away our salvation through Christ. All their works, He will count as dross. None of them shall escape.

Our hope rests in the Lord. He will take care…

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