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What's your story?

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

At the Lord’s directions, Moses kept a written record of their progress. Numbers 33:2 NLT


Recently I attended the funeral of a friend’s father. Initially, I found it difficult sitting through the funeral because I didn’t know him. But as I listened to what others said about my friend’s father and watched his life scroll across the monitor, I was connected to him by his story.

 

At the Lord’s direction, Moses recorded the ...

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Writing to make disciples

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19, 20, NLT


I’m always excited to hear when my Pastor puts emphasis on our congregation going outside of the walls of our church to share the good news of Jesus Christ, for it’s just a reminder of our primary purpose as Christians  – to go and make disciples.

 

Did you know that your primary purpose as a...

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He still knows best!

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

He knows the road I shoudl take; He knows the path I shoud follow (Psalms 25:4, paraphrased

 

I received another one today. Another email saying I did not get an interview for a job I applied for. Another email saying I met the qualificiatins but they decided to hire someoone else. And I ‘ll be the firs to admit that it hurts. It hurts to keep getting turned down for jobs that I need.. It hurts that I’m not even getting an oportuity to inteiview to show th...

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Are you paying attention?

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

One day, while Moses was taking care of his father-in-law’s sheep in the land of Midian, he noticed a bush engulfed in flames that was not burning up. As he drew closer to the bush, God called to him from the bush and told him he would lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage.


 

As with Moses, God has a way of getting our attention when he is calling us to write for ministry. What are some ways he uses to get our attention?


1. He uses...

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What is your why?

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)



I didn’t feel like writing my blog post today.  I needed to write my blog post  so I'd have it ready to include in my weekly newsletter, but the motivation just wasn't there. So I almost didn't write a blog post  for today's newsletter. Until I remembered my why.



Yo...

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Start first in Jerusalem

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samara, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8b


After Jesus’ Resurrection and before he ascended into heaven, he commissioned his twelve disciples to share the good news about him with the world. But instead of commissioning them to share the good news first at the end of the earth, he told them to start in Jerusalem.



It’s...

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Writing through your pain

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm hurting right now and don't feel much like writing. But that's eactually the very time I need to write. WhY? Because it;s when we write thrugh our pain when we tend to do our best writing. write the best.  

Ask Marvin Sapp, for when his wife died, he wrote through his pain and penned one of the most prolific songs of his career.

Ask Paul, for when he was beaten, totured and eprsecued and sent to prison, he wrrote th emajorit of the new testament.

Ask David, for when...

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Keep traveling

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act. Travel steadily along his path. Psalms 37:34, NLT


School is out and vacation season has officially arrived. Many of us will now pack our suitcases and travel to various destinations for a fun-filled vacation. Whether our travels are on a road trip from one state to another or in the air flying to our favorite vacatio...

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ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR YOUR GRADUATION?

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Don’t get discouraged and give up, for (you) will reap a harvest of blessings at the appropriate time. Galatians 5:7 NLT


It's graduation season and I always enjoy every graduation I attend.  Because it’s a reminder that the early morning rising for classes and the grueling late night study sessions have finally paid off. 



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Is it time for your name to change?

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)



What’ s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram; now you will be known as Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. Genesis 17: 5, NLT

 


Did you know that when God changed a person’s name, it was usually to establish a new identity? According to: www.gotquestions.org/name-ch...

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