Thankful Season
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Thankful Season

How do we say, “thank you”? It’s November now and soon our Facebook feeds will be filled with ye ol’ Thankful Challenge. A challenge where every day this month, we are supposed to tell the world what we are thankful for. Some can be a bit superficial like, “I am thankful for this pumpkin spice...

He works it out
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He works it out

Today I had a disappointment. No biggie. All of us have them to one degree or another. Some are small annoyances, while others are life changing. So, as I was sitting here at my desk I was a bit annoyed, I admit. But, then I ‘happened’ to read Romans 8:28- “And we know that in...

Always There
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Always There

So, yesterday, I got to do a thing… RiverStone Church was invited to have a booth/table at San Juan College’s annual Four Corners Conference for Professional Development. Having never attended the event, I was flying semi-blind, but confident in our ability. We would be sharing information about two of our outreach ministries with hundreds of...

Calling All Students! | SYATP 2018
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Calling All Students! | SYATP 2018

See You At The Pole will be happening at schools globally on Wednesday, September 26th. This is a day when students gather attheir school’s flagpole at 7 am to pray for their school! For over 25 years,SYATP has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about STUDENTSuniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for...

Grass On The Path
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Grass On The Path

Do you have grass on your path? Psalms 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Early African believers were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out...

Refocus
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Refocus

Maybe it is the years and years of school, from kindergarten to graduation, that the fall has been seen as a new start. It’s the start of a new school year, new sports season, new friends, new teachers, and a new season of life with each year. So I can’t help but see this coming...

Revive Us
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Revive Us

Back in the day summer time was the time when one could see tents set up with big signs that read: “REVIVAL” and another sign that would give the times and the dates. There you would find an evangelist that would preach for the week, or whatever length of time, and people would come to...

Encouragement From Peter
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Encouragement From Peter

Last Sunday I began a series of messages from Peter’s first letter to the church.  It is a letter of a pastor who cared deeply for the Christians in scattered churches in areas now known as western Turkey.  Roman Emperor, Nero, had begun bringing severe persecution upon Christians using them as a scapegoat for the...

Life Hacks
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Life Hacks

Maybe you’ve seen the Facebook posts where some individual has come up with a new, simple way to complete a task or perform a work-around to some problem, obstacle, or the like.  In recent years, these have become known as “hacks”.  I think it derives from software technology where fixes or a patch to software...

Take Up Your Cross | Victor the Martyr
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Take Up Your Cross | Victor the Martyr

The poet Elizabeth Landon said, “Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death.” When I was younger I heard about all the Christians that were being martyred in Russia. Men and women were being asked at gunpoint if they were Christian or not. If they said yes, they were...