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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 39

Day 39 You Are the Aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15) Are you amazed by your powerful reaction to smell? One whiff of a familiar scent can mentally transport you back to a different time and place. This regularly happens to my husband and me. In certain wooded spots we notice a scent that instantly reminds […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 4

Day 4 You Are Entrusted With Authority (Luke 10:19) You overcome all power of the enemy. Jesus spoke to the seventy-two disciples about their successful interactions with demons. Greater than the reality of demons submitting to their authority, however, is the fact that the believers’ “names are written in heaven,” He said (Luke 10:20). The Lord […]

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This Is the Hour to Pray

The warning Peter wrote to “all who are in Christ,” the “strangers in this world,” is a necessary reminder today. As we watch the stock market falter and hear the call to diversify one’s portfolio to include silver and gold, the wisdom of heaven has this to say: Your FAITH is of greater worth than […]

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rise to the top

Caution! When you seek promotion and greater influence, understand that with it comes increased responsibility, because if you fall, the potential to take many down with you is there! Why do some rise to the top and then fall? Pride. A confidence in self crowds out the confidence in God that once characterized the same […]

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how we influence a nation for God

Summer 2009- The Father in heaven broke my heart for the nation. I found myself on my knees repenting for our waywardness of heart. America increasingly turns her back on God, and I am broken because of it. I had no idea at the time that my response would lead to a Marriage Building ministry. […]

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who are you listening to?

Oh, I get so frustrated with myself! Why is it after-the-fact that I learn this lesson? What may be okay for one Christian family is not necessarily okay for another. There, I said it! In the Beamer home, we have dealt with the conscience-stricken consequences after making peer-influenced decisions regarding media and other involvements. However, on […]

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burdened to share

Are you are excusing any vices in your life?  Are there habits and addictions that you are justifying instead of making any progress toward positive change?  Consider The Message translation of 1 Corinthians 10:23-24- Looking at it one way, you could say, “Anything goes.  Because of God’s immense generosity and grace, we don’t have to dissect […]

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