Tag Archives: faith

Death by Waterslide?

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 NIV) “I’m going down the orange one,” I told my older sister. We climbed up the stairs to the top of the waterslides. My sister walked to ...

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real devo: good out of bad

I’ve never been a huge fan of change. Maybe because when I was little, it seemed that change only brought bad things. Change brought stressful jobs to my dad. Change moved me away from my best friends. Change was a little bit scary. And change hurt. Then I grew up (not necessarily matured, just sayin’,) and realized that change could ...

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real devo: let’s talk about money

Now this may sound greedy, but let’s be honest: we all want money, we all like walking around with some spending money in our pockets. But summer is for fun not work, at least in my mind it is. So I’ve come up with a solution: jobs we like to do! In school when picking electives, teachers advise me to ...

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The Faith of a Child

“Let the little children come to me…for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14 NIV) We only knew each other for about five minutes, but we were already best friends. The only communication we had was my asking her what her name was and she responded with a twenty-five syllable name in Spanish that I could ...

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real days: happy valentines day

But God shows and clearly proves His love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5: 8 Let love for your fellow believers continue and be a fixed practice with you. Hebrews 13: 1 But if one loves God truly, he is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8: 3 For whom the ...

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Just Keep Swimming

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.” (Psalm 28:7 NASB) I stood beside the blocks waiting to get started. If I’d had boots on, I’m sure I would’ve been shaking in them. My friend stood beside me ready ...

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A Patriot’s Talent Makes a Change and a Difference

Can You Believe a Teenager Did This? Ray ‘ Bubba Sorensen There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy. 25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left ...

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