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Blessed

Blessed

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10 BSB) A few years back my younger daughter, Heather, spent her Christmas break recovering from surgery to her left leg. She was...

Perfect

Perfect

“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV) My son had a hard time pronouncing “v’s” and “r’s” when he was young. He was in the fourth grade by the time he could say “very” instead of “wehwy.” At his sixth...

Persevere

Persevere

"It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God." (Act 14:22 HCSB) He had only imagined himself as a farmer. He loved the out of doors and the smell of dirt and livestock and hay. He played with toy trucks and tractors and watched...

Daybreak Devotions – Deposit

Daybreak Devotions – Deposit

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17) Missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” However,...

Counseling with Compassion and Competence

Counseling with Compassion and Competence

By Kathy Collard Miller, Author of "Whispers of My Heart (Daughters of the King Bible Study Series)". Whether or not we’re professional counselors, helping others with their struggles can be a challenge. Yet it can be done with compassion and competence. As a lay...

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE – PART 9

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE – PART 9

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE HINDRANCES TO GODLY THINKING Part 9 “Carolyn, have you ever considered that some of the struggles you are experiencing are the result of demonic interference?” WHAT???  I grew up in an evangelical pastor’s home.  I gave my heart...

Daybreak Devotions – Citizenship

Daybreak Devotions – Citizenship

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20 NIV) Christ followers have dual citizenship. We are citizens of an earthly country and citizens of heaven. The question is, which citizenship...

Daybreak Devotions – Tested

Daybreak Devotions – Tested

Tested “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and...

Violence in Las Vegas + Natural Disasters: How to Respond

Violence in Las Vegas + Natural Disasters: How to Respond

Las Vegas remains in a state of shock. Puerto Rico lies devastated by multiple hurricanes. Monsoon flooding has decimated parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Families in Houston and parts of Florida continue to reel from hurricane-related damage. Multiple...

Blessed

Blessed

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10 BSB) A few years back my younger daughter, Heather, spent her Christmas break recovering from surgery to her left leg. She was...

Perfect

Perfect

“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV) My son had a hard time pronouncing “v’s” and “r’s” when he was young. He was in the fourth grade by the time he could say “very” instead of “wehwy.” At his sixth...

Persevere

Persevere

"It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God." (Act 14:22 HCSB) He had only imagined himself as a farmer. He loved the out of doors and the smell of dirt and livestock and hay. He played with toy trucks and tractors and watched...

Daybreak Devotions – Deposit

Daybreak Devotions – Deposit

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17) Missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” However,...

Counseling with Compassion and Competence

Counseling with Compassion and Competence

By Kathy Collard Miller, Author of "Whispers of My Heart (Daughters of the King Bible Study Series)". Whether or not we’re professional counselors, helping others with their struggles can be a challenge. Yet it can be done with compassion and competence. As a lay...

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE – PART 9

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE – PART 9

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE HINDRANCES TO GODLY THINKING Part 9 “Carolyn, have you ever considered that some of the struggles you are experiencing are the result of demonic interference?” WHAT???  I grew up in an evangelical pastor’s home.  I gave my heart...

Daybreak Devotions – Citizenship

Daybreak Devotions – Citizenship

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20 NIV) Christ followers have dual citizenship. We are citizens of an earthly country and citizens of heaven. The question is, which citizenship...

Daybreak Devotions – Tested

Daybreak Devotions – Tested

Tested “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and...

Violence in Las Vegas + Natural Disasters: How to Respond

Violence in Las Vegas + Natural Disasters: How to Respond

Las Vegas remains in a state of shock. Puerto Rico lies devastated by multiple hurricanes. Monsoon flooding has decimated parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Families in Houston and parts of Florida continue to reel from hurricane-related damage. Multiple...

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