• Good Morning, Lord (Devotional)
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    Good Morning, Lord!

    “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” – Psalm 5:3 KJV This simple Bible verse of David’s psalm spoke volumes to my heart this week. There’s three simple points that I would like to share with you from my perspective. 1. Prayer was a priority for David. David prayed in the morning — before getting side-tracked with other activities of his day. He didn’t neglect to say, “Good morning, Lord!” “Thank you for your goodness and your mercies.” (Psalm 145:9) “Thank you for another day.” (Psalm 118:24) We, too, have a wonderful privilege…

  • Fruit of the Spirit Bible Verse Image Galatians 5:22,23 KJV
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    Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study Workbook/Journal Pages

    It’s ready to go! And it’s FREE! Here is the Fruit of the Spirit Bible study and journal pages that I’ve been promising to my newsletter subscribers. If you haven’t joined HCH special members yet, please subscribe so that you can be alerted in advance of upcoming content. Subscribe HERE SIDE NOTE: You do NOT have to download or print anything. You can BOOKMARK the workbook to read online. You can also answer the questions in your own journal at home if you don’t want to print anything out. ***You may use this for your own personal use or in your own ministry. If you wish to share online; however,…

  • devotional image: step away step away
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    Step Away! Step Away!

    *Reference for Bible reading: John 4:46-53 Shortly after Jesus had arrived in Galilee, a nobleman from Capernaum journeyed nearly 40 miles in pursuit of Jesus’ help. We don’t know much about this man (other than he was a man of noble rank), but we do know the story is important enough to be recorded in our Bible history, which tells us there is some important biblical truths to learn from the story. Today, I’m focusing on just one simple truth. This nobleman’s mission was an urgent matter, something especially dear to his heart. He had a very sick son. With the upcoming Father’s Day this month, I think he might…

  • Image Face: From Grumpy to Grateful
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    From Grumpy to Grateful – 5 Simple Ways to Change Your Attitude

    Have you ever felt grumpy, but you knew in your heart there really wasn’t a good justification for being a grouch? Our flesh seems to revel in grumbling when things are less than perfect. We know that life could be much worse, but we’d rather gripe than act joyful. On the other side of the fence, you and I both have experienced days that were truly horrific. We’ve probably had legitimate excuses for being a bit grouchy at times. But then we come to that testy question… Does grumbling please God? In the Old Testament, we read how the Israelite people grumbled and complained often. It displeased God much. Looking…

  • What David Learned About Fear
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    What David Learned About Fear

    I would say one of my faulty weaknesses is FEAR. David often spoke in Psalms about FEAR and being afraid. (In the past, I have referred to Psalms as sort of being David’s journal.) David certainly had a reason to be afraid when Saul and his huge army set out to kill him. He says… “For I have heard the slander of many: FEAR was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.” – Psalm 31:13 kjv Sometimes I’m surprised at David’s FEAR, since he courageously brought down Goliath, the giant. Could not the same God that helped him destroy the…