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Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves?

GOD’S WORK They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:28–29) But we have our … Continue reading

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Need a prayer? This is: The One!

My friend, the late Tom Flanagan of Chowchilla, called it the “Perfect Prayer.” Jesus himself taught it saying, “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as … Continue reading

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Enemies may Accumulate! But You Win!

“Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.”  So says, satirist writer, Arthur Bloch. “Enemies accumulate,” is the funny part. Sometimes, as we get older, it sure seems that way. Our physical friends: strength, looks, health and youth go and the … Continue reading

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FAILURE, FRUSTRATION, CATASTROPHE! Your Keys to Success!

Failure, frustration and catastrophe are not part of our youthful dreams. No one dreams of someday getting a divorce; losing a job, career, or business; of bankruptcy or home foreclosure; or of death prematurely stealing a loved one. When such … Continue reading

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John’s Book: Chap.1. “And he fell among robbers…” Luke 10:30

Mary, Martha, Lazarus and Jesus a Story about Neighbors and Anxiety Chapter 1 by John Parker “And he fell among robbers…” Luke 10:30 Seeing the man half-dead alongside the road and hearing his blood scream from the ground, “Murder! Robbery! … Continue reading

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Boring, Dull Meetings? 10 Skills for Leading Groups

10 Skills for Leading Groups: Boring, disorganized, disconnected gatherings and groups—no one likes them. One person monopolizing, someone rudely disagreeing, another stonewalling and pouting, discourage. Thankfully, leadership can help. But some leaders don’t know what they are doing and make … Continue reading

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Get comfortable when you’re not! Think Mesopotamia!

“Mesopotamia ancient name for the land that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (in modern Iraq), from Greek mesopotamia, literally “a country between two rivers,” from feminine of mesopotamos, from mesos “middle” (see medial (adj.)) + potamos “river” (see potamo–). … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sail! No Discounts! Lots of Rewards! It’s a Dream!

My Dream: (early this Thanksgiving morning) I was organizing an event. My Observations: The dream was Positive. The event prep work was Unfinished. I  asked for… Papa God’s Interpretation: I believe I heard something like: Receive Our Peace. Things are always unfinished on earth—the wind, the … Continue reading

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Save the Worms!

Save the Worms! “Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I’m going to go eat worms,” says the taunt against feeling sorry for ourselves. However, eating worms may make good sense. Laura Agadoni, in her article, “Worms As a Food Source for … Continue reading

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God can slip through our hands; but we can’t slip through his. Nice!

“Lend me a hand with the groceries, please.” “Give them a big hand for the fine job they’ve done.” “I had a hand in that too.” “You won, hands down.” “Get your hands off me!” Hands matter! Jesus promises us … Continue reading

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