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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

We have a living God, a speaking God! One who loves us, His children, and He particularly loves to speak to us! He can speak to any one of us who love Him. You might be thinking, “I read the Bible every day, so I’m hearing from the Lord every day.” While it’s good to read the Bible, the recorded Word of the Lord, which is the foundation of our Christian faith, it’s wonderful to also hear straight from the Lord …


[26 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Until you totally forgive them you will be in chains. Release them and you will be released.” – R.T. Kendall
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14)
What are 6 signs that prove you have totally forgiven someone?
I am so excited. I love what I do. The two webinars on Tuesday March 24 went great. We had guests from at least 4 different nations. Ben Stewart was a big hit with his presentation “Ask, Don’t Tell: The Birth of LIFE Skills Coaching.” The …

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[26 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

“According to God’s way of doing things, there are three steps to changing our behavior.” – Stormie Omartian
He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)
What sins or mistakes do you need to confess to God?
During my two-way journaling time on September 3, 2008, Jesus told me, “Keep working hard to eliminate hurry from your life. Learn to say “No” much more often. When your desk is clear, you get 1-2 weeks ahead on your devotionals, exercise daily, and go …


[20 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

“Bitterness is the greatest cancer of the soul.” – Hagazi Kebede
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)
What are you thankful for this week?
Tuesday November 18 was my best day of 2008 thus far. Why? UNITY! CLARITY! PASSION! God was all over the day – good news at every turn. God rekindled my fire for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after reminding me of the extremely positive impact that organization had on me, my family, and the Culpeper community.
I …

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[7 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Never leave your partner behind!!!” – Fireproof, the Movie
Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:10-11)
How do you “fireproof” your marriage?
When will you fireproof your marriage?
God truly works in mysterious ways. Today’s story is an amazing tangle of circumstances with God reaching out to bless marriages right here in …

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[23 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Dois also shows us that it is never to late in life to take on something big for God.” – Chuck Colson
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
As you contemplate on the God who hung on the cross, what is possible for God to do through you for the remainder of your life?
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full …


[1 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant H. McGill
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.(1 John 1:8)
What sin do you need to confess?
Who do you need to ask for forgiveness TODAY?
Last night I went to bed around 10:00 PM. Because I felt quite tired, I chose not to set …

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[27 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

The best way to become forgiving is to pray for the person you need to forgive.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice, And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
Who do you need to forgive?
Who are you blaming for frustrations and failures in your life?
In yesterday devotional, I mentioned how thankful I am that I am forgiven by the blood of the Lamb. Hidden unforgiveness can be very …


[6 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.  Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.  – Henry Ward Beecher
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (Matthew 6:12)
Who do you need to make the four promises of forgiveness to?
This morning I had the privilege to have breakfast and meet with Michael Stay for a few hours. Not only is he a good …


[25 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

Forgiveness is a courageous option and the higher road!
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22)
Are you harboring any unforgiveness in your heart?
If so, what steps will you take to release yourself from the past?
While Julia (my wife) and I were walking our dog on the beautiful morning of April 23, she …