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    Are You Salty…Or, Are You Good for Nothing?

    Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. ~ Matthew 5:13 I have a deep affection and appreciation for salt. Salt is essential to our well-being. Without it, we would die. It’s a sustainer of life. It’s a substance that makes a significant difference. Salt can cleanse wounds since it kills many types of bacteria. It can be used for cleaning items in your home. It can also detoxify the skin, as it draws out toxins. (Have you ever…

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    Have You Tasted and Seen the Lord’s Goodness?

    Psalm 34:8 says, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.“ In this Bible verse, there are two important action verbs… TASTE and SEE. To “taste” something, you have to put a bite of substance into your mouth. To “see” something, you have to open your eyes and take a look.  Both “taste” and “see” require a little action on our part to gain the benefits. Are you missing out on the goodness of the Lord? God wants us to put our faith to the test. He wants to prove Himself. When we do, we will see that He is good!…

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    God is Thinking About Us

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 KJV When I was 19, before heading off to Bible college, a sweet lady made me an embroidery-stitched picture with the Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but at the time I had no clue what the Bible verse really meant. As I began to grow more spiritually in Bible college by continually reading and hearing God’s Word, my spiritual understanding deepened. I remember coming home for a visit from college and glancing at the Bible verse hanging…

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    How to Get Past the Hurdles in Life’s Journey

    If you’ve ever been on a really rough road trip (you know — one in which everything seemed to go wrong), then you also know how sweet and good it feels to have FINALLY arrived “safe and sound” to your destination… all in one piece. Don’t you appreciate the RELIEF you feel of finally getting a rest from your adverse traveling escapade? Our life’s journey can get a bit rugged sometimes… Life is full of hurdles and tough trials that seem to overwhelm us. It can be hard to endure. We long for relief from the adversity. Our Heavenly Father LOVES us so much that He wanted to encourage and…

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    Why I’m a Guilty Sinner and Needed Forgiveness

    Today I want to express how grateful and thankful I am for my Salvation. So, why would I even NEED salvation?  After all, I don’t consider myself that “bad of a sinner“… I haven’t robbed any banks or committed any murders or stole my best friend’s husband. In fact, I’ve never smoked, nor tasted a drop of alcohol, nor even cursed in my life… I stood at the marriage altar in purity… but still I am a sinner and was a sinner in great need of Salvation. You see, I can’t keep the whole law… God knows I’m not able to do so. The Ten Commandments are like a mirror…it…