“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 33

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 niv In the movie Forrest Gump, we get a glimpse into the complex life of a simple man. When reflecting on his time in Vietnam, Forrest said, Sometimes it would stop raining long...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” Week 32

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 NIV The simplest, yet most profound statement in all the Bible is this week’s verse. This verse is not about the beginning of God but the foundational statement about creation. God is without beginning or end. He alone...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 30

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” – Proverbs 30:5, esv I like to read.  I enjoy a variety of genres of writing but my favorite casual reading comes in the form of historical fiction.  While that sounds contradictory it...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 29

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:7 esv This week’s verse is a continuation of Paul’s instructions to the church at Philippi.  The great love for this local congregation is obvious with each stroke of...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 28

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” — Philippians 4:6 niv In his book, The Applause of Heaven, Max Lucado describes the modern day “High D” personality. “He’s rich. Italian shoes. Tailored suit. His money is...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 27

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” — Matthew 22:39 niv I grew up in a relatively small rural town in North Carolina where everyone knew everyone.  My best friend lived across the street from me and it seemed like our entire world was within our immediate neighborhood.  Everyone knew each other,...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 26

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul, and with all your strength.” — Deuteronomy 6:5  niv One of the most interesting places I have ever visited is India.  With all that is difficult about the place, the greatest conflict occurs within the religious environment of...

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“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 25

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” — Psalm 139:14  niv There is something supernatural and spectacular about the birth of a baby.  We see in that precious little one something that is so far above our own...

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