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Church Shunning

They had eaten dinner together at the table and suddenly were now being shunned. What had they done to deserve this? Was there some sin committed? For the most part, shunning is considered evil in Scripture and often times mistakenly used as church discipline where it is misinterpreted from Matthew 18 for conflict resolution. Known as a pillar […]

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Vegas Churches Come Together for Women’s Everlasting Retreat in California

The Prince is having a ball! Well, sort of anyway . . . a fun group of women’s ministry leaders are arranging it and we have invited the Prince to be there with us. He is our one and only resurrected Jesus. We’re from Las Vegas and we call ourselves Sin City Church. Yes, it […]

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Live to Forgive: He’s JUST the Carpenter’s Son

Am I JUST amazed at Jesus’ teaching? Is he amazed at my unbelief? In all three accounts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, it is reported that the people of his hometown of Nazareth are amazed at his teaching, yet mock him because after all, he is JUST a carpenter’s son. They took offense at what […]

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Live to Forgive: Starting with Silence

“To foster and maintain a prayerful atmosphere of exterior silence we shall: respect certain times and places of more strict silence move about and work prayerfully, quietly and gently avoid at all costs unnecessary speaking and notice speak, when we have to, softly, gently, saying just what is necessary look forward to profound silence as […]

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Live to Forgive: Empty Cliche’s

“How can your empty clichés comfort me? All your explanations are lies (Job 21:34)!” Job’s words after experiencing excruciating loss are filled with emotion. He is speaking from the experience of real pain over loss he had no control over. His so-called “friends” were not being friends to him as the accusations being thrust at him […]

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When the Fireworks Began for Me!

They usually start out with a big boom or two where I come from. When did the fireworks begin for me? . . . . . . September 21, 1980 – On the day I surrendered my life to Christ. Growing up in a struggling and blended family of 10, I never thought I would […]

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The Lord’s Prayer 30 Day Challenge: Day #30 “What Did I Do to Deserve This?”

What did I do to deserve this? . . . . . . It’s a question I’ve asked myself at different times for varied reasons. Today I am asking it in a different way. Practicing the Lord’s Prayer over the last 30 days has led me to ask it in a new way: What did […]

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The Lord’s Prayer 30 Day Challenge: Day #27 “DAILY at the Table”

The table is an important gathering place for our family. It is often where we extend an invitation to others to join us as well. Brothers and sisters from Scotland, Ireland, Bulgaria, Canada, and many more places from inside and outside the United States have been invited to our table. It is a place where […]

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The Lord’s Prayer 30 Day Challenge: Day #24 “When Bullies Lose”

Deliver us from evil – Part 2! Satan disguises evil in various ways. Bullying is one way Satan attacks our children. It is no wonder the “Golden Buzzer” was pushed for these two boys on Britain’s Got Talent. Their message is so very powerful. It is a message that overthrows evil and the world has […]

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The Lord’s Prayer 30 Day Challenge: Day #23 “Subtle Evil”

Deliver us from evil! (Part 1) There is a subtle evil, an acceptable evil. The evil is not technology. It is what we allow technology to do to us or what we allow ourselves to do with it. We have recognized it and entered into conversation regarding it. I am pondering the attached video which of course […]

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