Encouragement


21
May 2015
thorns

Biblically described, He is love. The Apostle Paul, one of Jesus’ most devoted disciples, described love in his first letter to the Corinthians beautifully. He said, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, it always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” It is all......

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21
May 2015
corrupt media

She’s 15 but she’s already pregnant. He’s 16 and he’s already a father. He’s 26 and has a serious heroine addiction. She’s a 24 year old single mother working the corner to pay the rent. He’s 35 in an unhappy marriage, having an affair. She’s 31 and having her third abortion. These are all people God loves and forgives. God fixes broken things. Cited in the book of Mark, chapter two, verse 11, Jesus plainly states “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come......

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12
Mar 2014
wedding

Revolutions of the bright points that first defined him to me. And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish. five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. then, when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. i’m neglecting my other guests. enjoy yourself, you’ll find the young ladies stimulating company. Fasces of harpoons for spurs With a frigate’s anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons......

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12
Mar 2014

Revolutions of the bright points that first defined him to me. And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish. five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. then, when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. i’m neglecting my other guests. enjoy yourself, you’ll find the young ladies stimulating company. Fasces of harpoons for spurs With a frigate’s anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons......

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26
Feb 2014

According to eMarketer, the number of smartphone users around the world will shoot past 2 billion in 2016. Can you believe that? Two billion people will have the entire vastness of the knowledge of man right at their finger tips. We are in the information age, possibly the greatest time to be alive in our history. One of the coolest parts about that is having your bible right on your phone, whenever you need it, for free. You no longer have to carry around books, they’re becoming digital fast. The most prominent......

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25
Feb 2014
prayer

Have you ever been in a fight when you were a kid and all you could say was “my dad can beat up your dad!” Turns out that can still work when you’re grown up with a little bit of a different context. God is Bigger Than Your Dad It’s clear we don’t face the same kinds of troubles or pains we did when we were smaller and ignorant, but that doesn’t mean we should approach them in a different way. Instead of saying your dad can beat up his dad, you......

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25
Feb 2014
jesus christ statue

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) “As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth,” (source: npr.org) Who was He? Who is He to you? Why is He important? All questions that if seriously pursued and considered will bring about many more questions. We know lots about Him and His......

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25
Feb 2014

Should you find yourself asking a question like this, you must know you’re already on the right track. Asking a question this way is actually a sign that you’re a genuine believer and have received God’s Holy Spirit. Though that doesn’t tell you for sure, you have to examine yourself and connect with God like you never have before. When you’re saved, you’re certain because something became different inside of you that can be described as follows: Nope, you can’t describe it Overwhelming peace and acceptance is all you initially feel You......

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25
Feb 2014

You Always Reap What You Sow Remember the golden rule, do to others as you’d have done to yourself. It’s true for every facet of life and can help at much deeper levels than you may have thought. Turns out it’s actually physically healthy for you and I to love our neighbors. Any sort of involvement in a helping activity boosts overall physical & mental well being. If you are an active participant at your ministry you’re actually lengthening your life span. According to Huffington Post, for the average person, 100 hours......

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25
Feb 2014

1. Compassion There are many things you can do to help poor and needy people but compassion is by far one of the best. Treat people that are in need with respect, just because they need help does not mean you are a better person. The key to getting good at being compassionate is listening. Empty the chatter in your brain and focus on the person you’re trying to help. People, myself included, want to feel important, its one of our strongest assets as well as a painful weakness. If you can......

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