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Find Out How To Resolve Conflict - Guidelines Devotional

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.  Galatians 6:1 When Jo Shetler went to work among the Balangao people, a tribal group in Northern Luzon in the Phi

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    Start Letting God Be God In Your Life - Guidelines Devotional

    Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  1 Corinthians 13:12 One of the most important things you can ever learn about God is that God is God!

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      How To Grow Spiritually At Any Age - Guidelines Devotional

      For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.  Psalm 48:14 “The trouble with being over the hill,” quipped one pundit, “is that I can’t remember ever being at the top.”  A lot of folks can

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        What Does It Mean To Be Middle Age? - Guidelines Devotional

        Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.  Job 12:12 ESV “Middle age” has been described as that period of life that you never want to enter and you never want to leave. Some 1200 individuals were asked to define middle ag

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          6 Questions About Worry - Guidelines Devotional

          Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.  Psalm 37:4-5, ESV Some have called it the “acceptable sin of the saints” since almost everyone does it,

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            How To Find Hope In The Midst Of Problems - Guidelines Devotional

            No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.  1 Corinthians 10:13 A ne

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              How Do I Listen For God's Calling? - Guidelines Devotional

              And the LORD said, “My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.”  Genesis 6:3, KJV An acquaintance tells about a businessman who called a friend and got the run-arou

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                Find Out How Much Is Enough - Guidelines Devotional

                My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.  Proverbs 3:21-22 How much is enough?  To be very candid with you, that is a question that I have struggled wi

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                  Learn How To Live Without Clutter - Guidelines Devotional

                  Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.  Luke 12:15, KJV Have you ever heard it said that three moves are as good as a fire?  What that means is that every time you

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                    The Spiritual Laws Of Giving And Receiving - Guidelines Devotional

                    Jesus answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”  Luke 3:11 Scientists have clearly defined laws that govern our physical world‑‑laws that have been in operation si

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                      Are You Part Of the Cultural Battle? - Guidelines Devotional

                      With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” Genesis 19:15 Cultural battles are far more extensive than whether or not

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                        What Happens When Culture Clashes With Faith? - Guidelines Devotional

                        But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods of your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.  But as for me and my hous

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                          Do You Give Your All To Jesus, Or Just Some? - Guidelines Devotional

                          Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Romans 12:1 Any traveler to Rome today, making his way through the ru

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                            3 Guidelines To Follow God Wholeheartedly - Guidelines Devotional

                            Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.  Psalm 86:11 NIV Your brain may rule your head, but it is your heart which rules your emotions, and emotions are to life what pigment

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                              Are You Courageous Enough To Obey? - Guidelines Devotional

                              Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6 When Moses knew that time for him was running out, he gave a charge to Joshua, sayi

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                                Do The End Justify The Means? - Guidelines Devotional

                                Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.  Proverbs 4:13 A five-year-old Australian girl was “doing very well” after a heart-lung transplant in London, but her father halfway around the world in Melbourne w

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                                  What to Do When Your Friends Don't Like Each Other - Guidelines Devotional

                                  So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.  Matthew 7:12, NIV “Dear Dr. Sala,” writes an 8-year-old friend of Guidelines, “my name is Amy and I have a problem with my fr

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                                    How To Truly Forgive Others - Guidelines Devotional

                                    Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.  Luke 23:34 FORGIVEN!  No word in all the English language quite speaks to the heart of man as does this one word.  Pause for a moment and pronounce the word several times: forgiven, forgi

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                                      4 Guidelines On How To Forgive Yourself - Guidelines Devotional

                                      I…will not remember thy sins.  Isaiah 43:25, KJV “God has forgiven me, but I just cannot forgive myself.”  You may never have said it, but perhaps you have thought it.  You can do one of two things:  You can go through life constantl

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                                        Dealing With Past Failure And Guilt - Guidelines Devotional

                                        But with you (speaking to God) there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.  Psalm 130:4 ESV A student caught cheating on an exam, stops going to church.  A mother of a child with disabilities lives in constant torment, convinced that God is punishing

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                                          What Is Most Important To God? - Guidelines Devotional

                                          When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?  Psalm 8:3-4 When the astronauts on the Apollo 8 were speeding bac

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                                            Waiting For God When You’re Impatient - Guidelines Devotional

                                            The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him.  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.  Lamentations 3:25-26, KJV Island shrouded in heavy fog–am going on,” was Ric

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                                              Is Success or Significance More Important? - Guidelines Devotional

                                              What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  Mark 8:36   In 1923 a group of men who were considered winners met at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago.  Present were eight of the world’s most successful financier

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                                                How God Views Success - Guidelines Devotional

                                                What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  Mark 8:36   In 1923 a group of men who were considered winners met at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago.  Present were eight of the world’s most successful financier

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                                                  What is Your View of God? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28   The reflections of an old man who senses that death is near are always meaningful. Such were th

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                                                    Anxiety: Living As If There Were No God - Guidelines Devotional

                                                    One time Jesus said to a busy woman, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41- ck. NIV). I can certainly relate to Martha. How about you? If you’re like most women, you don’t worry about just one

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                                                      Why Should We Trust God? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                      Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 A dad took his son, then about five years old, and lifted him to the

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                                                        How We Can Have Hope After Death - Guidelines Devotional

                                                        But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last.  Job 19:25, Living Bible “You can make three wishes,” goes the old story of the genie and his jug.  If you could fulfill three desires, what would t

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                                                          Does God Understand Your Suffering? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                          Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon

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                                                            CSW Delegates: Abortion is not healthcare

                                                            Stop the radical push for abortion, gender ideology and sexualization of children at the UN CSW65.Sign the petition at https://citizengo.org/en-us/fm/201027-...

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                                                              Why Doesn’t Evil Get Punished? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                              Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  Psalm 91:8, KJV Question: Why does the guilty one seem to get away with wrongdoing? Ever ask yourself that?  There are times when it appears that the real winner is the liar, the

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                                                                Guidelines To Grow A Deeper Relationship With God - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” John 7:37 In a Judean wilderness, David cried out, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my so

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                                                                  The Only Way To Change Selfishness - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                  Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.  Matthew 5:42 Someone handed the following to me written by an anonymous hand.  It’s labeled, “The Toddler’s Creed.”  It reads, “

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                                                                    Is Everyone Really Special? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                    For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.  Luke 19:10 A sign over a mirror in a public school reads, “You are now looking at the most special person in the world.” The message is part of a program designed to build self-estee

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                                                                      Guidelines To Find Meaning For Your Life - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                      Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”   Luke 12:15 “My husband and I have been listening to you for a long time,”

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                                                                        Is There Hope In Heaven? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                        For he looked for a city …whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10 As a child, Florence Chadwick wanted more than anything else to become a great swimmer. At the age of six she persuaded her parents to enter her in a 50-yard race. They did, and she

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                                                                          Where Is God In Your Trials? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                          Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Isaiah 43:4-5 When a friend of more than 40 years was felled with a rat

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                                                                            Does The Bible Have Hidden Meanings? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                            Before I was afflicted, I went astray, but now I obey your word.  Psalm 119:67 You’ll find them online and in book stores— books about the Bible, with a different twist.  They all claim to be revealing hidden, secret codes contained in the Bible

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                                                                              Spotting A Fake Gospel - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                              The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 The document’s final words read, “Gospel of Judas,” and the content of the same would lead anyone to conclude that the author is the disciple of

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                                                                                  Is Tomorrow Distracting You From Today? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                  Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.” Luke 12:22 My friend Wayne Pederson used to sign his letters and e-mails with the words, “

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                                                                                    Why Hope Is Essential For Life - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                    I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.  Psalm 52:9 The late Dr. Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, was intrigued by the emotion hope.  Man

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                                                                                      Can You Prove God Exists? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                      In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19 The young Marxist looked his guest in the eye as he said, “Do you mind if I ask you three questions?  First‑‑how can you be so sure there is a God?  Can you prove God’

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                                                                                        5 Things You Can Learn From Failure - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                        This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. &#

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                                                                                            How Persistent Are You In Prayer? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                            Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me. John 11:41-42 How many times must you pray the same prayer and ask God to do th

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                                                                                              God Works Through Your Obedience - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                              In Bible days, each Jewish man 20 years and older was expected to contribute voluntarily a two-drachma tax every year for the upkeep of the temple in Jerusalem—that’s about a third of a dollar. In the book he wrote, Matthew, who himself was a tax

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                                                                                                You Can Pray With Confidence - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 Have you ever had the experience of praying for someone or something, and you never really knew whether or not your prayer was answered?

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                                                                                                  How Do You Measure Someone’s Worth? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1-2, KJV Wh

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                                                                                                    The God Of Glory - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                    None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8 Over 500 times the Bible refers to the glory of God. God is called the “Father of glory” (Ephesians 1:17). Twic

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                                                                                                      Why You Should Live One Day at a Time - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                      Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  Ja

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                                                                                                        Can You Trust God For A Mate? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                        “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 Can a person who is single trust God for His very best in life–whethe

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                                                                                                          When Love Walks Out - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                          The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18 Do all singles wish they were married?  No, not any more than all married folks wish they were single. Some of the most frustrated, angry, and bitter individu

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                                                                                                            TTF RESCUE TEAM TIM TEBOW

                                                                                                            ???? The Rescue Team is an army of people committed to engaging, inspiring, and equipping others in the fight against human trafficking. The Rescue Team is lau...

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                                                                                                              Looking Deeper Into The Will of God – Dr. Charles Stanley

                                                                                                              Who rules your world?God’s sovereignty over the affairs of earth is a reassuring reality. Yet it is so easy to feel baffled by the perplexities of daily livi...

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                                                                                                                What Should We Be Tolerant Of? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.  John 8:7 If you want to know how tolerant you really are, don’t look at your own mistakes.  Rather, look at the mistakes of your worst enemy.  Don’t measure yo

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                                                                                                                  Where to Find the Courage You Need - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8‑9 When it comes to courage, you cannot chart it.  You cannot put it on a line graph.  Y

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                                                                                                                    What's Blinding You from Seeing Jesus in Your Life? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                    If any one chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.  John 7:17  There was something about the stranger who walked with those two men, which fascinated them.  The location was a du

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                                                                                                                      The Difference in Communication Between Men and Women - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                      Simply let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No”; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.   Matthew 5:37 I was almost asleep when my wife exclaimed, “It’s obvious that a male wrote thi

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                                                                                                                        How to Be Content in a Materialistic World - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                        Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”  Luke 12:15 “It began as a simple, or simply terrifying, pledge taken by a small gr

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                                                                                                                          Does Reincarnation Fit in with Christianity? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                          I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 Reincarnation has been defined as “the transmigration of the soul,” and, according to the teaching of some eastern religions, you may have had a p

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                                                                                                                            3 Simple Steps to Get to Heaven - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                            For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 It’s an old story but it still proves a point.  A pastor midway through hi

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                                                                                                                              Do Babies Go to Heaven? (and Other Questions) - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                              Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Revelation 21:1 Whenever I travel overseas and I have not been to a particular place before, I always am curious about what

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                                                                                                                                Where To Find Quiet For Your Soul - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                For a long time now I’ve been fascinated by a verse I found in Psalm 131. It’s the second verse, where the psalmist writes, “…I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother…is my soul within me.” My own

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                                                                                                                                  David Served God’s Purpose - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                  For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. Acts 13:36 One of the greatest tragedies in life is to get very close to reaching your goal, arriving at your full potential, accomplishing what you set out to do, only t

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                                                                                                                                    Does Your Lifestyle Allow for Generosity? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                    Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.  Proverbs 22:22-23 William Borden was born to a wealthy family, but when he was challenged by

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                                                                                                                                      Righteousness Can't Be Borrowed - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                      The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.  Proverbs 22:7 Everyone admired his vast library.  He had nearly 10,000 volumes.  The man lived on a tiny pension.  Then an enterprising librarian tried to trace down a book that

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                                                                                                                                        Who Says Life Is Fair? - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                        And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.  And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. And Job died, an old man, and full of days.  Job 42:12a,16-17 Whoever said that life

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                                                                                                                                          Time - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                          Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.  Job 1:21 Victor Borge, the renowned pianist, once told a friend that he could tell time by his piano. 

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                                                                                                                                            Happiness Is A State Of Mind - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                            But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.  Job 23:10 “Happiness is a state of mind” believed Beatrice Eckelberry, who learned first-hand what sorrow and loss are all about.  The following is the advi

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                                                                                                                                              Tim Tebow advocates life at March for Life: 'My mom gave me a chance, I now get to share my story'

                                                                                                                                              Christian athlete and activist Tim Tebow spoke out during January's annual March for Life, crediting his mom's decision ...

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                                                                                                                                                I Feel Like A Failure - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son.  When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.  Exodus 2:1-2 “I feel like a failure,” said the mother of two young

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                                                                                                                                                  Your Words Can Be Deadly - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.  James 3:9-10 Opposites attract, but when there are t

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                                                                                                                                                    I Want To Pray But Struggle With My Schedule – What Do I Do?

                                                                                                                                                    1. Beware of Perfectionism:  Sometimes our desire for perfection is the enemy of progress. For instance, in the spiritual enthusiasm following a good retreat, we can often make unrealistic resolutions, e.g. “I am going to spend a full hour every day in

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                                                                                                                                                      The Hillbilly Thomists' second album hits it out of the park

                                                                                                                                                      The Hillbilly Thomists, a bluegrass band of Dominican Friars of the Order of Preachers, have released their second full-length album. Titled Living for the Other Side, the work expands on their 2017 self-titled album, more than doubling their catalog. The

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                                                                                                                                                        Don’t Lose Heart - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                        The disheveled man had been washed up on a small, uninhabited island—the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Every day he prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. And every day he scanned the horizon for help, but to no avail. Eventually he managed to build a

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                                                                                                                                                          Those Who Are Rich - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                          Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.  For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.  Psalm 49:16-17 Almost everyone understands that the words of Jesus, “Do to others wh

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                                                                                                                                                            God’s Will - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                            “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give your hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 For a moment suppose that God has a blueprint, a plan for your life.  Now

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                                                                                                                                                              Good News: Forgiveness - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                              If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.  Psalm 130:3-4 “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” said the wise man long ago.  It’s true, but of all the

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                                                                                                                                                                Why Do They Invoke the God Whose Law They Ignore?

                                                                                                                                                                Why Do They Invoke the God Whose Law They Ignore? President Biden’s inauguration ceremony was full of symbolism and imponderables. Tension...

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                                                                                                                                                                  The Enemy Of Deception - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker: Dr. Harold J. Sala | Series: Guidelines For Living | “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”  Matthew 26:52 They say that a picture is worth a thousand wo

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                                                                                                                                                                    Five Kings In A Cave - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Dr. Harold J. Sala | Series: Guidelines For Living | But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burni

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                                                                                                                                                                      Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn | Respect Life

                                                                                                                                                                      As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Protecting For All You're Worth - Guidelines Devotional

                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker: Dr. Harold J. Sala | Series: Guidelines For Living | For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  Ephesians 5:31 Have you ever stood on the banks of two great rivers and wa