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    Be Still

    Be Still and Know that I am God. ~ Psalm46 v.10. How we need to hear this in these troubled times. Be still doesn’t mean to stop everything we are doing, but rather to be still in our spirit, not in turmoil or striving but being in that place of rest, of trust, knowing that God is in control. Earlier in this Psalm we read some other verses of comfort such as: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.v.1. He is present He is near, not distant from us.He alone is our source of strength. We will not fear.Let’s put that into practice…

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    What is Your Foundation Built On?

    Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” This parable that Jesus used…

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    They Found the Secret

    Romans 12:1 (NIV) Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Several years ago I read the book “They Found the Secret” by V. Raymond Edman. His purpose in his book was to show in the actual lives of Christian people how the power of Christ was the source of every believer’s strength. One story in particular caught my attention and has never left me. In January 1914, Dr. James M. Gray, who later would become the President of Moody Bible Institute, was speaking in Kansas City…

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    Doing Life One Drawer (or one step) at a Time

    Do you enjoy doing housework? If you are like most people the thought of cleaning out cupboards, closets, bureaus or anything else doesn`t really inspire us. Anytime I complained to my mother about this, her words of advice would always be the same: “do one drawer at a time each day” which back then I found to be a frustrating suggestion. She would try to explain if I did it that way at the end of the week the job would be accomplished instead of nothing being done at all. Years later I found my mother’s advice to be sound counsel. Not just for housework, but in many other areas…

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    What I learned from an Elliptical Machine

    Feeling stronger after my accident I decided to tackle the elliptical machine at the gym. It was definitely tough in the beginning. In my first couple of attempts I was exhausted after only two minutes. I kept at it and I managed to get my time up to five minutes but would have to sit down for several minutes afterwards to recover. My knees would feel like they were going to give in on me. But I continued to persevere and kept adding a minute or two every time I went and in a month’s time I was able to do 20 minutes on the machine. I was feeling quite…

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    Choose Joy

    Testimony / Reflection CHOOSE JOY In the beginning of this year I felt God impressing upon me two words: Choose Joy. I didn’t know why but upon reflection I understand now. I even went out and bought a plaque at CLC with those words on it; I hung it up in my bathroom so I could see it every morning when I was getting ready. Then on May 30th I was hit by a car and suddenly Choose Joy took on an entirely different meaning. Those two words needed to become more than just a nice expression on a plaque. I had to make a decision; was I going to…

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