Spiritual Lessons from the Plumber

Last weekend, I was throwing out some old leftovers and put some chicken down the garbage disposal. In the middle of its chopping and grinding, it started making a strange noise and the sink started filling up with water. I tried several tricks that usually get the water to drain and the disposal working again – but, alas, none of them worked. So, I called my friend, Cameron, who’s a plumber ...

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Taste and See

Donut Prince is a famous donut shop in Burbank, California. “If your marriage has a hole in it, fill it with a donut,” say owners Tek and Betty. God works in unique ways: this husband and wife team found that owning this business steered them away from divorce. Now, their iconic shop helps share their message, while satisfying the sweet tooth of many. Donut shops in Atlanta offer their own ...

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OUR FAITH DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

No matter our circumstances, God responds when we turn to Him. When we are in a right relationship with Him and walking in obedience and submission, He determines the limits of our trials and suffering. This doesn’t mean He’ll remove all pain and trouble from our lives, but He guards us through it. And even if we lose our lives, He promises that we will immediately be in His presence ...

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Perfect in Christ

As a mom of three wonderful boys, I feel so blessed!  Not to mention, I get to hang out with you on The Fish every night.   God showed me an interesting thing tonight.  I was surfing on-line and came upon the definition of perfection.  Merriam-Webster defines it as "freedom from fault or defect:Flawlessness" or "the quality or state of being saintly."  Wow, that caught my attention. Saintly???  I have been driven ...

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Trusting God in Relationships

My Dad is 82 and recently drove his pick-up truck 12 and a half hours away to his home town of Swissdale, PA. By himself. I emphasize “by himself” because several folk close to us have gasped and responded to that feat by saying “at his age!?!" Yes, without a second thought. He has always been strong, mentally and physically. This is his first trip away from home since moving in with ...

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Are you embracing your freedom?

I'm not talking about celebrating the freedom of living in the USA. We're pretty good at that. It's especially easy this time of year with all the flags, parades, fireworks and patriotic music. I'm referring to the freedom we have in Christ. I'm embarrassed to admit, but I'm not always the best at it.  Do you ever do this?  You sin, confess, but feel so badly about it, that you skip ...

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