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The Promise of Crossing the Finish Line

I was telling my grandson Luke about the rigorous training athletes follow to pursue their Olympic dreams. Of course, that then led to a discussion about goal-setting and persistence. I read once that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve proficiency in almost any challenging task. Ten thousand hours!!! That’s nearly five years of full time work.* How often do I become discouraged if I... read more

The Promise of Life

We find promises of life in both the Old and New Testaments. This is good news for the many of us who often feel overworked, overtired, and under-appreciated. Like dead men walking, we wonder when we will EVER feel alive! “In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.” ~ Proverbs 12:28 (NKJV) Of course, this verse is talking about eternal life. But that eternal... read more

The Promise of Increase

Things feeling pretty tight in this economy? Are you feeding your family a lot of pasta? Has your giving decreased–to charities as well as to the Lord? Did you know there are several Scripture verses that promise you will “increase” if you are generous with what you do have? “There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it... read more

The Promise of Fanfare in the Heavens

Yesterday we concluded that, at the proper time, our Good Shepherd would come and lead us each safely home to Heaven. And He will! But there’s also coming a time when He will return to lead a whole bunch of us safely home to Heaven–all at once! Scripture talks of a time when: “The Lord himself will come down from heaven,  with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with... read more

The Promise of Discernment in the End Times

In Bible study this morning we watched a Beth Moore video <http://www.livingproofministry.com> on the seventh chapter of the book of Daniel. Fascinating, as always, Beth transported us into end-time events. We read of the beast who will have “eyes like the eyes of a man,” and we learned that, in his arrogance, he will rail against God and hurl blasphemies at His name. Tragically, the... read more

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