{Living Word} David and Goliath

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Congratulations to Amy! You won a copy of Plumb’s book Need You Now.

I Samuel 17D&G

King Saul dressed David in his own armor and sword, but if David stood any chance against his opponent, he would have to forgo this honor.

Instead, David carefully chose five smooth stones from a small stream. One would be enough to take down this giant, but he was unsure if the Philistines would honor the arrangement or if any of Goliath’s four brothers would seek swift vengeance. The tranquility of the stream seemed out of place amid the two opposing armies bent on war and death.

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#NeedYouNow Giveaway

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Need-You-NowI have always loved music from Plumb so naturally, when I heard she was publishing her first book, I counted down the days until I could download it to my Kindle.

I have to share with you why her book is the BEST one I have read all year and why you need to hit your nearest bookstore and get a copy for yourself, RIGHT NOW.

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Minimum Requirement

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The questionnaireI’m not a good Christian because I don’t __________________…

How would you finish that sentence?

Would it end with….

  • pray before meals?
  • go to Bible study?
  • read the Bible every day?
  • forgive others?
  • faithfully attend worship?
  • know all the books of the Bible?
  • know the names of all 12 Disciples?
  • know the difference between Real Presence, Transubstantiation, and Symbolic/Representation?

What are the minimum requirements to be considered a “good” Christian? At what point are we doing enough?

Is there a point where what we’ve done…isn’t enough…?

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God doesn’t need you.

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God CoverSound like harsh words don’t they?

God doesn’t need you.

The first time I heard them, my heart cringed a little and I couldn’t suppress the involuntary indignation I felt. After all, no one really wants to hear they aren’t needed.

We have this deep-seated desire to be of use. To matter. To be accepted by those around us.

God doesn’t need you.

It’s true.

God doesn’t need you.

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Greatest Mom EVER

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I posted on FaceBook earlier how I wanted to write today, yet lacked any real inspiration. My mother’s reply of course is classic:

“how much you love your mom :)”

So, why not! Here’s to you mom!

Anyone here who knows my mom can agree, she is an AMAZING woman of God. She has a firery spirit, always willing to serve, and her smile can brighten anyone’s day. She has experienced her fair share of trials, each have brought her to her knees…but that is exactly where God provided her with victory.

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{Living Word} Hope is Dead

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{Living Word} Hope is Dead

Matthew 27:55-56, 61, Mark 15:40-41,47, Luke 23:55-56, and John 8

She kept vigil for as long as the law would allow before the Sabbath began. Weeping.

Not the pretty trickling of tears caressing her cheeks.

Heaving sobs, creating puddles of mud and grief on the otherwise dry ground. Snot and tears lining her sleeves.

Pain smearing across her face, she arose, knees trembling under the weight of loss, threatening to return her into a crumpled heap.

He had rescued her from death only to be murdered himself. Humiliated before men as she once was.

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Feed your Spirit in 3 Simple Steps

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Feed your Spirit in 3 Simple Steps

If you are joining me from this week’s Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies’ Living So That Blog Hop, welcome!!

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. ~Romans 8:5

How do we feed our Spirit and combat the flesh especially when, like Paul, we struggle to do what is right?

For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing! ~Romans 7:19

God gives us so many different ways we can feed our Spirit and fight the flesh. Here are just three…

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