God created people to be fruitful and multiply. Genesis 1:28 of the text starts with these key words: “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it’.” This text should not be interpreted that every person must get married and must have children in order […]

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Cultivating a Thankful Heart by Major Tricia Taube “..for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.” Philippians 4:11 For me, thankfulness has little to do with appreciation for things and circumstances, although it extends to those parts of life. It’s more than that. It becomes the default expression of […]

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Overflowing with Thankfulness by Marcie Gothard “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.  I used to be the glass is half empty kind of person.  Always looking for the negative in any situation and basically expecting the worse.  I think in […]

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Embrace – Uncomfortable by Lt. Betsy Clark 2 Corinthians 12:10 “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.” When I hear the word embrace, I think of warm grandmother hugs and brown paper packages tied up with […]

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Today we look to God’s Covenant with Abram to better understand our weaknesses and God’s promises in our lives. This exchange between God and Abram assures me that this promise is true, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on […]

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“Faithfulness is a high calling. And you and I will have our reward if we serve well. So hang in there while doing good deeds and serving others. We’re in this Christian life for the long haul. Yes, it’s nice to be recognized for what we do, but that’s not always going to happen. Our […]

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