Daily Inspiration-Only A Heartbeat Away…

Do you ever feel you will never see the light of day?  Circumstances can readily overwhelm even the strongest among us.  Never lose hope for the dawn will come.  Things will shift.  

Stay ever close in your relationship with the Lord.  Consistently pray a mighty hedge of protection around yourself, your loved ones and your relationship with God.  Consistently put on the whole armor of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit for others.  Plead the blood of Jesus over all you

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Daily Inspiration-Who Are You?

Once you know who you are in Christ, no one can manipulate you! 

If you do not know, purpose today to diligently seek Him.  He stands at the door of your heart (for it is always a heart issue) and knocks.  Listen for His still small voice.  Open the door and let Him into your life.  If you choose to do this and truly follow Him, your life will never be the same.

So many choose not to follow Jesus as they fear their

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Daily Inspiration-What Do You Do “Unto Others?”

Many people may call you friend in this life but a true and faithful friend is a rare gift indeed.  Throughout my life people have said to me, “You have a lot of friends.”  Actually, I know a lot of people but in reality I count very few as friends.

A friend is there through the ups and downs.  A friend may see your shortcomings but comes along side of you anyway.  A friend prays you up and covers you at all times.  A friend does not share your personal information or anything you have shared with them.  My motto

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Daily Inspiration-Do Not Offend-Mend!

Do Not Offend-Mend! 

There is so much offense and division today on every level.  Division is a burgeoning split that threatens our homes, our relationships, our communities, our country and the world.  Most importantly, a divisive spirit can reside in your heart, for in the end, it is always a heart issue.

As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to “love one another.”  This may sound easy enough at face value.  But sadly, if you follow the news today it is hard to see this being played out.  Do not let what is going on around you be discouraging. 

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Daily Inspiration-The Restoration of Brokenness

Yesterday I was speaking with a single mom on the phone.  She walked into the kitchen to find a broken dish with orange slices all over the floor as her young son ran out of the room.  She called him back to her.  He came crying saying it was an accident.  She asked if he was OK.  Through his little tears he said yes.  She then hugged him and said, “We can get another dish but I cannot get another you. There is only one you! I am happy you are safe.”

I could not help but think that this

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Daily Inspiration-“Now It Happened…”

Miracles happen in an instant.  Often there is no long lead in, just an instantaneous miraculous moment when all things shift.  Throughout the Bible God’s handiwork is prefaced by, “Now it happened…”

Believe in the ‘now.’  Believe in the possibility of ‘it happened,’ whatever ‘it’ may be in your life.  Your struggle may be health related, relationship centered, financial or employment focused.

Whatever ‘it’ may be for you, know that God is bigger than all you see around you.  He sees your entire situation, far beyond what you can think or imagine.  He sees exactly what you need (not to

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Daily Inspiration-A Hardened Heart Makes Life Harder!

Are you the same as you were last year?  Life should change you. Learning from life experiences should grow you in a positive way. If you remain the same year after year or let life experiences damage who you are, you miss out on the kaleidoscope of possibility that life has to offer.

Jesus died to set you free.  If you are bound by your past, your present, your heart (remember, it is always a heart issue), look to Him as the Author and Finisher of your faith.

So many people have walled off parts of their heart as they

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Daily Inspiration-And The Truth Will Set You Free!

If you just hate the lie and never learn the truth, you remain bound by the lie.  It is in truth that you will find freedom. 

For it is written:

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Jesus

John 8:32

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Remember, it is always a heart issue!

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?”

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Daily Inspiration-Who Limits You?

Do not limit yourself within the confines of what you may know to be comfortable.  Often a comfort zone is anything but comfortable in the end.  Sometimes a new horizon can shift you into an expanded, wider place.  Do not limit yourself and do not let anyone else limit you.

I am not saying to forsake responsibilities.  What I am saying is to reevaluate your life and if you know you are called to more, then pursue that. To remain in the narrow confines of your own or someone else’s limitations is to severely diminish your life potential.

We are

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Daily Inspiration-You Know Not the Time-RIP Salvatore Scotto

Last week I attended the funeral of a wonderful husband and father who had blessed our community for decades with his culinary skills and gracious presence.  My heart broke for the family he left behind and for all who loved him.  I so enjoyed watching he and his wife, the “love of his life,” Josephine, look at each other across the room at their restaurant. Even after 32 years together their love for each other was so very evident.  There are no words to describe the effect of his sudden unexpected death.

 Life is so very precious.  There are no

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