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The Right Credentials

Today’s Truth “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence ( Friend to Friend One of my favorite people is author and speaker Patsy Clairmont. We were discussing my first book on the telephone one day and trying to set up a time to meet face-to-face when she came to speak at a …

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Coming out of the Shadows

Today’s Truth “When Jesus saw her, he called her forward…” (Luke 13:12 NIV). Friend to Friend It was another Sabbath day, much like any other.  But as Mariah opened her eyes framed with years of pain and sorrow, she had no idea this would be the day that changed her life.  “I’m getting too old for this,” Mariah groaned as …

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Unshakable Confidence

Today’s’ Truth “I will never leave you or forsake you” ( Friend To Friend She was among an eager group of four-year-old children crowded around my feet as I taught their Sunday school lesson. I was the teacher and they were the students – or at least that is how it started out. The pint-sized audience listened intently as I …

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Renewing Your Mind with the Truth

Today’s Truth “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2 NIV). Friend To Friend I see three emotions blocking women from being all God intends for them to be and from accomplishing all that God intends for them to accomplish – feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and …

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Exchanging the Old for the New

Today’s Truth  “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV). Friend To Friend  Julianna came out of the womb ready to meet every challenge with determination, every celebration with enthusiasm, and every mystery with the …

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Salt and Light

Today’s Truth:  “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:12,13 NIV). Friend To Friend You are the salt of the earth. Have you ever tasted potatoes without salt added?  They are bland, blasé, and blah.  Likewise, a world without Christians would be very unappealing.  Salt has three primary purposes. It preserves, heals, …

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Living Below the Bar

Today’s Truth “So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons” (2 Samuel 9:11 NIV). Friend to Friend Who in the world is Mephibosheth and what possessed his momma to give him such a name?  Well, I can’t answer the second question, but I can shed some light on the first. Mephibosheth was a man who was …

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Cheap Nails

Today’s Truth  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he (she) is a new creation, the old is gone, and the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Friend To Friend One of the greatest philosophers of all time is Charlie Brown, the little round-headed kid in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon.  But even Charlie Brown has his problems.  One day he was …

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The Three-headed Monster Rears His Ugly Head

Today’s Truth 2 Corinthians 3:4 (NIV) “Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” Friend To Friend The three-headed monster of inferiority, insecurity and inadequacy can paralyze a Christian into inactivity and leave him or her sitting on the bench …