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Expectations and Looking for God

“Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them – not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God, will save them.” - Hosea 1:7 Expectations. We wear them around like corrective lenses. Only, these lenses do not always help us see more clearly. Expectations, when inaccurate, can distort. They can manipulate and confuse. In the 8th century when the book of Hosea was penned, Israel was struggling through a very turbulent time. They...

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Posted by Jason Simon

Live Boldly in God's Promise

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The other day my friend sent a text message that included a screen shot of a review of an airline company.  The performance rating indicated that this particular airline was on-time 33% of the time, late 60% of the time and canceled 10% of the time.  I joked in my reply to my friend that those statistics sound like my family.  We are on-time about 33% of the time, late 60% of the time and have to cancel 10%.  Whether these numbers are referring to an airline company or...

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Posted by Jerimiah Smith
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What Do Your Prayers Sound Like?

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What do your prayers sound like?  That’s a weird question, but think for a minute about the conversations we have with other people. Sometimes we talk a lot. Other times we don’t get a chance to say much because other people do most of the talking. Sometimes we speak quietly and calmly. Other times we get excited or emotional and talk more quickly. Sometimes we fill our conversations with celebration. Other times with complaints or remorse. Sometimes we narrate or report...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

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