True Love

The early part of February was always greeted with much anticipation at the girl’s boarding school I attended during my high school years in Nigeria. This was a time to weed out the chaff from the wheat where relationships were concerned. The bigger the valentine cards, grams and teddy bears, the more genuine the affection …

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World Changing Prayer

Singer/songwriter Tauren Wells poses the following questions in an article inspired by his song When We Pray. “If God answered the prayers you’ve been praying, would it change anyone else’s world but your own? How much of God’s miraculous power are we unable to experience because we never pray prayers that are bigger than us?” …

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Word of Life

The fantasy universe created by Marvel Comics features a character whose super power is a catastrophically destructive voice. The tiniest sound (or whisper) made by Black Bolt is liable to obliterate an entire city. With a voice that can spell death, Black Bolt has learned to maintain absolute silence in order to preserve the Inhuman …

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Calling on the Caller

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet (Jeremiah 1:5). One of my favorite lines in Donita K. Paul’s ‘The Realm Walkers’ Christian Fantasy book series says that ‘the called must call upon the caller.’ I don’t usually …

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New Every Morning

Text: Lamentations 3:19-23 Key verse:  “They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). I watched amused as a popular news channel featured celebrity new year resolutions ranging from less cheese consumption to increased church attendance. However, I turned thoughtful when one of the interviewees stressed that her resolution for the current new …

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***Devotional – Pleasing God in the Mundane****

  Read: Matthew 3:13-17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17). The crowd looked on in awe.  One minute, he was just another person getting baptized.  Next, the heavens opened up with a ringing endorsement from God Almighty Himself, saying “This …

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***Devotional – Idolatrous Priorities***

In the middle of a sermon, someone called out.  “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  Without skipping a beat, Jesus replied, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then he turned to the crowd. “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness…” (Luke 12:13 – 15) …

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***Devotional Share – Chicken or Eagle?***

In keeping with our Life Abundant theme, I’m sharing this excerpt from a devotional published by Journey Christian Church on August 25: In his book, The Song of the Bird, author Anthony de Mello tells the following story: A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen.  The eaglet hatched …

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***Devotional – A Holy Desperation***

Read: Mark 5:24-32 The disciples thought Jesus had lost it.  A multitude of people pressed in, and He wanted to identify just one!  But Jesus stood his ground – someone had touched him.  Eventually the woman trembled forward with a confession.  How had Jesus singled her out? Jesus could tell that most of the people …

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***Devotional – Korah’s Redemption***

  Read: Numbers 16:1-35, 26:11 “You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3) Surrounded by his supporters, Korah lashed out at Moses and Aaron. He was a …

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