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Devotion as a Way of Life

Devotion is not just about prayer, quiet time, and reading the bible. Devotion is also, about how we live our lives. We show real devotion by doing “everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17) Whatever we do—our job, hobbies, how we interact with friends, …

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Do Not Conform, Be Transformed

In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul has led us to see the good news of the gospel, how we have all fallen short of the glory of God, how we each owe a debt that Jesus paid on the cross and because of that we can never be separated from the love of God. …

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Thanks Be To God

At my church after a scripture reading we say Thanks be to God. I have always found this short one sentence prayer to be meaningful.  I am not one for high church. I don’t particularly like all the standing and sitting, singing hymns, and most of what goes into the traditional church service. I only …

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

The modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving prompted by a good harvest. In later years, the tradition was continued by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. While initially, the Plymouth …

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Four Prayers

I have been trying over the past year to learn more and more about prayer. Not just in some intellectual way or in some abstract way, but in a practical way in a way that is touched and enhanced by lived experience. I don’t want prayer to be something I just talk about; I want …

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On Thank You

I am a cashier at a retail store, I always say thank you at least once to a customer, and when I page over the intercom I always end with thank you. It’s a way for me to say a small prayer. A prayer of thanksgiving and thankfulness, it’s not much yet it’s enough. It’s …

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The True Meaning Of Thanksgiving

The modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving prompted by a good harvest. In later years, the tradition was continued by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. While initially, the Plymouth …

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