Time to Dig Some Wells

It’s time to dig some wells.  No, I’m not talking about the drought we are experiencing here in Georgia! Have you ever noticed in the Old Testament how many passages are about wells – like Isaiah 12:3?  I learned why in a devotion from Brad White, “…drawing water from a well points to a practice done in ancient times.  After people heard God speak, they would often dig a well and ...

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Loving Like Jesus

In the past week we have seen tremendous change in our country. Change that has left many elated and others fearful of what comes next. So what do we, followers of Jesus, do in the midst of all of this uncertainty? We recommit to “loving like Jesus”. So what does ‘loving like Jesus’ look like in today’s angry tweeting, snarky text messaging, scorched-earth facebook posting world? It looks very much like ...

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Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming soon, along with the hustle and bustle of family coming to town and starting the Christmas shopping – I just want to give you a reminder to stop and be thankful. In Luke 17, we see the story of how Jesus encountered 10 lepers – who saw Jesus and believed He could heal them. So the lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, master, have mercy on us!” ...

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Don’t Be Afraid

What are you afraid of?  Snakes, scary movies, flying? You may have heard me on the show recently talking about the new study that revealed more Americans are scared of clowns than terrorism and dying... but the top fear is a corrupt government. Many people are living in debilitating fear of the results of the Presidential election coming up next week. In a strange way, fear can make us feel like we're ...

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The “I” in “YOU”

There is no "I" in "you"...or is there? "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."  (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV) What a stressful and challenging year this has been!  ...

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Touched By An Angel

Eric Koby... It was an early Saturday morning and I was packing up my car in preparation for an appearance at The Atlanta Mission. I opened my passenger door and placed my stuff on the seat: bag, keys, cellphone, and sun glasses, leaving the car door open as I moved towards loading my hatchback. After a few rounds full of blankets and canned goods, plus a trip to give my daughter her ...

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Don’t Give Up

Please don't give up.  Remember that His love is unfailing. September is Suicide Prevention Month.  There are so many paths that can lead to the despair that causes someone to contemplate taking their own life. Many times it's a downward spiral of untruths that take hold in your heart and mind.  A shattered dream, an injustice, many times we can start believing that when people treat us poorly, we deserve it. When life ...

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Summer Road Trip Realities

On our summer road trip, my daughter, sitting in the back seat, blurted out, "If I was the decision maker, all of these billboards we are passing would have cats on them."  Most billboards advertise hotels, food, area attractions, and gas. When I asked my car full of kids which sign stood out the most, they had mixed reviews. One favorite read: "Hey, I'm working here!" Yet, this billboard was merely ...

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What’s your heart condition?

I recently read the parable of the sower in Mark chapter 4 from The Message Bible. Here is one thing that really encouraged me: It says the farmer plants the Word, and it fell on hard soil (hard heart), gravel (not grasping it fully), weeds (choking fear and worry) and finally good ground (accepts it and is transformed by it). You would think a farmer (God) would know better than to throw ...

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