Stories of Hope – Redemption

A Hope-Filled Story learns to navigate problems until the freedom of grazing on GREEN PASTURES is realized!
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Stories Of Hope – Thankfulness

Just because something has been a certain way, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. We see this clearly in Luke 17:11-19. The question from this past Sunday is a simple one. How should a HOPE-FILLED LIFE live? The answer – THANKFULLY!
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Stories of Hope – Faith

What’s the wildest thing someone has ever challenged you to do? Was the ‘ask’ unreasonable, and lacked common sense? The action of faith often seems humbling, unreasonable and void of all common sense. However, I’ve discovered HOPE-FILLED STORIES ooze with UNUSUAL FAITH!
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Stories of Hope – Availability

We often believe that purpose or calling is reserved for individuals who have ability. Oddly, God’s calling is not based on ability but availability! HOPE-FILLED STORIES are grounded in availability not ability.
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Stories of Hope – Prodigal Son

I’ve discovered some of the best stories involve redemption, transformation & healing. They inspire and encourage individuals making new stories of hope possible. Everyone has a story to tell whether our past has been good, bad or ugly.
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Book of James – Suffering

It’s amazing how patience, suffering, prayer & faith overlap. In futility, we try and separate them when perhaps they are meant to work together. Several years ago I listened to Dr. Sweet recite an old African Proverb: You are either entering a storm, in a storm or leaving a storm.
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Book of James – Money

The Bible speaks a lot about priorities, and priorities concerning money and wealth. God is not against people having money, but He is against people misusing money. What cures a selfish misuse of money is giving money away.
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Book of James – Boasting

What is DV mean? It means Lord/God Willing. When was the last time you spoke the words ‘If the Lord Wills?’ What God schedules for your life is far greater than anything you could ever schedule!
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Book of James – Humility

I wonder what the Christian community would look like and how it would function differently, if individually and collectively we regularly humbled ourselves before God? Thankfully God offers His enabling grace as we humble ourselves before Him!
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Book of James – Wisdom

T.S. Eliot once said: “Man’s wisdom is not enough. It is limited, partial wisdom.” In light of the story above, very true words! James informs us that there are two types of wisdom: self-serving & heavenly (James 3:13-18).
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