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Until Death Do Us Part

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Do you mind if I stir up the proverbial pot for a moment? I've been thinking about the "until death do us part" line used in most wedding ceremonies. What does it mean, "until death do us part"? At...
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Deep Calls To Deep

Deep Calls To Deep | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Every disaster, every death, every void and place of emptiness, every storm, every heartache, every example of wickedness, all call for the same thing; the "Deep". The depth, the resources, of God'...
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Hear His voice...

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Peace Be With You

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Shalom! Peace be with you... "Shalom", Hebrew for the word "peace", means = safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace. The words, "w...
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It's for you...

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Hey, Jude!

Hey, Jude! | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Ever hear of the rock and roll group called The Beatles? Of course you have! As a teenager, and like millions of other teens, I listened to them every chance I could. And, like it or not, their mus...
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New and Better

New and Better | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a tremendous need for a miracle? And, just at the right time, God provided the miracle? Have you had times when you felt like you were drowning in the sea of sorrow and grief, onl...
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believe it...

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The Key

The Key | Encouragement | Scoop.it
What unlocks the door that has kept family members apart, church members at odds, and neighbors at each other's throats? What opens the gates of a city that has divided the races, cultures, ethnic ...
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Unlock the doors...

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Jonah

Jonah | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Hello. My name is Jonah, son of Amittai. I came from a little town called Gath-hepher. Maybe you've heard of it, but probably not. I am a prophet of God. Yes, I have heard the voice of God as He's ...
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What Do You REALLY Have To Complain About?

What Do You REALLY Have To Complain About? | Encouragement | Scoop.it
What do you REALLY have to complain about? A simple question, wouldn't you say? But in case you don't feel like answering, please allow me to answer for you. People complain about EVERYTHING! Anyth...
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Victory Is Yours

Victory Is Yours | Encouragement | Scoop.it
"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we...
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Believe it!

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Are You Teachable?

Are You Teachable? | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Know-it-alls come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, ages, and experiences. The world is full of them, in case you haven't noticed. No matter what the subject, some people are experts on everything! Ma...
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Strongest Man In History

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"Strongest man in history"? Ever heard of a man named Louis Cyr? He is purported to be the strongest man who ever lived. "Cyr was born in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Quebec, Canada. From the age ...
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Do you work out regularly?

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Tithing Won't Buy God

Tithing Won't Buy God | Encouragement | Scoop.it
"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Wil...
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Obedience is the key...

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The Manifold Grace of God - Part 3

The Manifold Grace of God - Part 3 | Encouragement | Scoop.it
"Grace Conquers" "As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4:10 (NKJV) "Manifold" - various, diverse, multiple, assorted....
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Grace Conquers!

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Adult Language

Adult Language | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Language is probably the most powerful force known to man. The means of communication. The ability to express one's thoughts, desires, and opinions; expressions which can mend relationships or star...
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Snake On A Stick

Snake On A Stick | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Well, the 2013 edition of the Iowa State Fair is just about wrapped up. I didn't go this year, in fact I seldom do. Not enough interest to justify spending the money or coping with the crowds. Howe...
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God's idea!

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The Church Mall Epiphany

The Church Mall Epiphany | Encouragement | Scoop.it
It was an epiphany of no small magnitude. My eyes were wide open, as they should have been since I was driving my Outback and pulling a boat, heading west on Park Avenue; but I saw the possibilitie...
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an idea whose time has come...or has it?

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We Just Want To Be Liked!

We Just Want To Be Liked! | Encouragement | Scoop.it
It finally dawned on me... just yesterday, in fact. I've been wondering why the Church of Jesus Christ appears to be embracing the "let's all get along" mentality more and more. Sometimes I've thou...
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Sleeper Cell

Sleeper Cell | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Over the last 15 years or so, the term "Sleeper Cell" has become widely used to describe unknown terrorist groups planted in the United States. A sleeper cell consists of individuals who, publicly,...
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Walk Like Jesus

Walk Like Jesus | Encouragement | Scoop.it
"Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked." (1 John 2:6 ESV) I wonder...am I walking in the same way in which Jesus walked? Maybe I should ask myself another q...
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Run or Walk?

Run or Walk? | Encouragement | Scoop.it
The pastor counseled, "you need to run after God!" The evangelist shouted, "God is waiting to be discovered! You must run after God!" The prophet whispered, "God is calling you; speaking to your he...
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Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig | Encouragement | Scoop.it
We used to have a dog named Joey. He was part Lab, part Brittany, and part Part. As a young pup, he loved digging holes in our backyard. It didn't matter to him that he'd fall into the holes from t...
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The Voice

The Voice | Encouragement | Scoop.it
There's an extremely popular TV show called "The Voice". I see a tremendous number of Facebook posts about the show; who's doing well, who's not and why. While reading the FB posts, I began to medi...
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Can you hear it?

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Keep On Truckin'

Keep On Truckin' | Encouragement | Scoop.it
Way back in the late '60's and early '70's, when I was a hippie-wannabe, there was a phrase floating around that fit me to a "T". The phrase was "Keep On Truckin'!" It meant something like, "just k...
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Don't quit now!

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The Manifold Grace Of God - Part 4

The Manifold Grace Of God - Part 4 | Encouragement | Scoop.it
WHAT IS IT? What does one do with it? Noah found it - Gen. 6:8 Moses found (acquired) it - Exo. 33:11 God showed it to Ezra and group. The reason: so the remnant would experience a measure of reviv...
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A New Experience

A New Experience | Encouragement | Scoop.it
New experiences! Enjoyable experiences! Once in a lifetime experiences! I had a new, enjoyable, once in a lifetime kind of experience yesterday evening. A good friend of had just purchased a 2006 P...
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What an awesome experience!

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