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  • The Clear Blue Sky
    6 steps to changing our beliefs and stop living in a lie
    Let's face it...we all make mistakes. We all have faults...none of “us” are perfect. There is only one who is perfect....in every way. There is only one who can carry that title...if we call it a title.God...Jesus....The Father.....
  • Check Your Anchor - A Devotion
    Check Your Anchor - A Devotion
    Hebrews 6:18-19 (NLT)So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that...
  • Raise the Bar - A Devotion
    Raise the Bar - A Devotion
    Romans 3:23-24 (NLT)For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.Standing...
  • Is faith without works dead?
    Is faith without works dead?
    Most religious denominations will argue the point that baptism is a work and therefore has nothing to do with our being saved. The following passage by Paul to the Romans is one verse they use to prove their argument. If one reads this passage...
  • The heavens declare
    God is there before you are
    When each of us awakens in the morning, we are not guaranteed we will be alive that night when it is time for bed. We also are not guaranteed we will awaken the next morning when we pillow our head at night. The clock of life is wound but once,...
  • Washington in prayer
    Washington lead by example
    During the American Revolution, George Washington and his men found themselves making camp at Valley Forge during the bitterly cold winter of 1777-78. A leader who truly cared about those under his command, Washington not only understood, but...
  • In His Hands - A Devotion
    In His Hands - A Devotion
    Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall for the LORD holds them by the hand.When our oldest three children were little, they were positioned...
  • Gatherers - A Devotion
    Gatherers - A Devotion
    James 1:16-18 (NLT)So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln endeavored to show true character
    On January 7, 1861, not only was President Abraham Lincoln dealing with the possibility of civil war breaking out at any time, the mayor of New York had become his nemesis. A pro-Southern Democrat, Fernando Wood addressed the Common Council of New...
  • Kwanzaa 2014, Day 7, Imani means faith; find the common ground
    Kwanzaa 2014, Day 7, Imani means faith; find the common ground
    Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?)Response:Imani! [ee-mah-nee]Seemy previous article about Kwanzaafor an explanation of the call and response.Today is the seventh and last day of the Kwanzaa celebration, and it is focused on faith.In our...
  • Where am I and where am I going?
    Where am I, Where am I going?
    This past year I have made a lot of mistakes. I do not think I am alone in that confession and if I am mistaken, you can stop reading because this does not apply to you.The type of mistakes I am talking about is the mistakes that are sinful or...
  • Reverend Shawn Moninger spiritual leadership through candor and ability to laugh
    Reverend Shawn Moninger spiritual leadership through candor and ability to laugh
    Perhaps you have witnessed Church congregants rolling their eyes in an expression that asks only, “How long to we have to sit here and listen to this?” Oh, maybe you have even been one of those eye-rolling captives. What does it take...
  • Finishing Well - A Devotion
    Finishing Well - A Devotion
    Philippians 1:6 (NLT)And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.As the New Year approaches, the Lord has been speaking to my heart. In...
  • Long Nights - A Devotion
    Long Nights - A Devotion
    Isaiah 59:9-12 (NLT)So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom. We grope like the blind along a wall, feeling our way like people...
  • The Fool
    5 qualities of a fool: An examination of the fool tarot card
    The fool card, as classically depicted in the Rider Waite Tarot deck is at the brink of stepping off a cliff. Here is somebody following some inner guidance that would probably make no sense to anybody but the fool himself. Does he know what he is...