Battered and Bruised

Today’s Truth 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”  Friend To Friend The speaker came out onto the stage. He pulled out a one-hundred dollar bill. “Who would like this one-hundred dollar bill?” he asked. Hands […]

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Grumbling to Grateful Part 2

Today’s Truth 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) “Give thanks in all circumstances.”   Friend To Friend Yesterday, we looked at how the grumbling Israelites were not allowed to enter the Promised Land because of their unbelief and grumbling attitude. Now, let’s take a look at what happened with the next generation. The next generation learned from […]

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Grumbling to Grateful part 1

Today’s Truth “Give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV). Friend To Friend Grumbling is as old as Methuselah. Actually, it goes way back before him. After Satan enticed Eve to disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit, there was a whole lot of grumbling going on. “The wife You gave me made me […]

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Valued

Today’s Truth Mark 5:32 (NIV) “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Friend To Friend If you have ever felt worthless, this woman knows how you feel.  For twelve years she suffered from bleeding, and no one could find a cure. The more money she spent on […]

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“I’m Not __________ Enough.”

Today’s Truth “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16). Friend To Friend I’m not _____________ enough. You can fill that blank in with smart, talented, gifted, spiritual, or any number of positive attributes.  But the root source of each one of those lies […]

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From Bitter to Better

Today’s Truth “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many”  (Hebrews 12:15 NIV). Friend To Friend “She’s just a bitter old woman!”  Have you ever heard someone described in that way?  I have.  And amazingly, when someone uses the […]

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Anger to Aroma

Today’s Truth “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because our anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19 TNIV). Friend To Friend Anger – we all know what it looks and sounds like.  The kids […]

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