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Running the Race

‘…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…’ Hebrews 12:1 NKJV In Greece there’s a place tourists seldom visit. The writer of Hebrews may have had it in mind when he wrote, ‘…lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and…run with endurance…’ (Hebrews 12:1 NJKV) It’s …Read More

How to Prepare Yourself (3)

‘So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife.’ Ruth 4:13 NKJV Observe two more things Naomi taught Ruth, in preparation for meeting Boaz: (1) Make sure you’re in the right place. Naomi told Ruth, ‘Go down to the threshing floor.’ (Ruth 3:3 NKJV) Why? Because that’s where Boaz was! To receive what God has …Read More

How to Prepare Yourself (2)

‘So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife…’ Ruth 4:13 NKJV In order to prepare Ruth for meeting Boaz, her future husband, Naomi taught her two important principles about succeeding in life: (1) You must have the right attitude. Naomi said to Ruth, ‘…anoint yourself…’ (Ruth 3:3 NKJV) In Bible times people anointed themselves …Read More

How to Prepare Yourself (1)

‘So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife…’ Ruth 4:13 NKJV Look at the instructions Naomi gave Ruth for approaching Boaz, her future husband, and you’ll see that there’s a certain protocol involved in walking with God. Once you understand it, the things you’ve been waiting for begin to happen. So: (1) Be sure …Read More

Balancing Family and Career

‘He must manage his own family well…’ 1 Timothy 3:4 NIV Balancing family and career calls for tough, unselfish choices. If you make the right ones you’ll look back with joy, not regret. John Ortberg writes: ‘A friend of mine is a professional musician. For many years he made his living on the road. He …Read More

Use Your Gift

‘A spiritual gift is given to each of us…’ 1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT One of the great benefits of finding and fulfilling your life’s calling is that it settles the question of what constitutes true success. Many of us have a faulty definition. We’ve bought into the idea that success is measured by how well …Read More

P-R-A-Y!

‘Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.’ 1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV To help you remember the four parts of prayer, think of the acrostic P-R-A-Y: P – Praise the Lord! Not sure how? Think you’ll run out of words? Not if you use the Scriptures. David gives us a beautiful example …Read More

Never Betray a Confidence

‘…he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.’ Proverbs 11:13 NKJV We all need a shoulder to cry on. When we’re battling habits and hang-ups we need a safe place to go, confident we’ll be loved, understood, supported and prayed for. If those who are hurting can’t find these qualities in church, where …Read More

Guiding Your Kids Through the Tough Years (3)

‘…wisdom is better than strength…’ Ecclesiastes 9:16 NKJV If you’re serious about changing your childwork on changing yourself! Trying to change others usually doesn’t work anyway. Adolescents perceive such efforts as saying, ‘You’re not acceptable to me.’ That’s a perfect way to turn them into freedom-fighters whose cause becomes resisting your efforts to change them. …Read More

Guiding Your Kids Through the Tough Years (2)

‘…wisdom is better than strength…’ Ecclesiastes 9:16 NKJV Parent, you influence your child more than anyone else! You say, ‘But they seem to pay little or no attention to me, and lots to their friends!’ Peers are very influential, and if you’re dismissive or judgmental with them you’ll just increase your child’s negative peer pressure. …Read More

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