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Prayer

Never Forget to Stop and Smell the Roses, Hug Your Child or Just SMILE! Let's Pray............ Almighty Father creator of Heaven and earth and everything in between, we humbly come before you with thanks giving in our hearts, asking for your never ending mercy. We lift your name on high, above any name that has ever existed, our Father and Creator, we ask you to bless, protect and to pour your supernatural favour upon us, our children, spouses and friends. God Jehovah we ask you today for divine intervention in our lives, we ask for your touch in all areas of our lives. be it a new job, promotion, freedom from debt, or rebuilding of our relationships with our spouses and friends. Father any situation you touch, we believe it can never remain the same. Father in heaven, let your will be done in our lives as your decision in our lives is the best and will always be the best, please send double portion anointing and blessings in the quickest time to the person who will fo…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Happy Endings In simpler times, Beaver Cleaver packing a hobo’s handkerchief with provisions and sneaking out the front door to run away was an innocent plot line. We knew the ending from the very beginning. Beaver would eventually come home to enjoy a glass of cold milk and warm cookies. Today, the endings are not usually so happy. A “runaway” is likely to be raped, conned and exploited. Why do children run? According to the National Runaway Switchboard (1–800–621–4000), the number one reason children run has to do with family dynamics. Some families are not Norman Rockwell paintings; they are filled with drugs, alcohol, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Harriet Tubman knew the pain of physical abuse. When she was 13, her skull was cracked open while defending a fellow slave from their master’s tyranny. She ran, but she came back. She returned to help transport other slaves to freedom. Because of her passion for freedom, Tubman helped over 300 slaves find freedom, including he…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 25 IN CHRIST THERE IS NO EAST OR WEST John Oxenham, 1852–1941 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28) One of the clear teachings of the Bible is that the gospel does not presuppose the superiority of any race or culture. In the past, missionary endeavor has too frequently imposed “our” culture on others while spreading the gospel, often putting native believers in bondage to another culture rather than to Christ and the Scriptures alone. Written in 1908 by the noted English writer, John Oxenham, this missionary hymn text was part of a script for a pageant at a giant missionary event sponsored by the London Missionary Society’s exhibition, The Orient in London. It is estimated that over a quarter of a million people viewed this presentation. It was continued from 1908–1914 both in England and in the United States. An interesting account of the impact of this hymn relates an incident during the cl…