The Living Trust: An Alternative to a Will

Because the financial responsibility of the Christian is to exercise wise stewardship over the assets God entrusts to his care, it is important to look at a good alternative to the Last Will and Testament which normally has been considered to be our last opportunity to be a good steward. The Will (an adequate method …

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Praying to Become a Mother

I Samuel 1:1-18   There are mothers in our presence whose children are all grown. Occasionally she becomes lonely because she is left to herself. There are mothers whose children are grown and they never get lonely. They can’t get their children to move out of their house so they can get lonely. There are …

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What to Do When You’re Just Overwhelmed

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) If one more person asks me about centerpieces, I think I may stab …

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The God I Know

“Angela? Would you join me here please?” For some reason the pastor was motioning me to come forward from the back row of the crowded Sunday service at church. I was holding my husband’s Holy Communion because he hadn’t returned to his seat from ushering, so I had no choice but to bring it with …

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How to Get Started Right

The Lord allowed us to see our new church facility in Madison, Virginia, become a reality. We simply watched God do the things He said He would. “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against …

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Being a Pastor and Speaking Out In Today’s Culture

A pastor I know recently told me that he was criticized for being “too political.” He has heard such an indictment throughout his ministry, he said. Today he leads a major ministry in the U.S. battling daily for the rights of pastors to speak so that believers can speak. His prophetic word upsets the establishment. …

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The Secret of Encouragement

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.” – Luke 6:38 The phone rang. The caller on the other end was crying and apologetic. The more she cried, the more she apologized. The more she apologized, the more she cried. …

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