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Prayer, Thought for Today

Almighty Father, as we in America celebrate President's Day, there are many that have animosity and prejudice that do not want to recognize our 44th President, duly elected by the majority of voting American's as the country's dully qualified president. Even as I write, there are some that are still questioning his birth status as an American born person; birth record was produced with those skeptics still because of the blindness of prejudice in their hearts and physical eyesight refused to believe. One of the most ludicrous beliefs was that the President would have a Bar B-Que at the White House; that is true with all peoples attending including some that predicted it saying that they "enjoyed the tasty Bar B-Que!" There are other ridiculous thoughts of prejudice's that are too numerous too begin to write. I pray Father that the hearts of American's be turned to You through Your Son Jesus in true love from their hearts toward their neighbors and reme…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Focus On September 1, 1999, after eight stellar seasons with the White Sox, Frank Thomas hit rock bottom. He’d lost the edge on the baseball diamond-his last two years were mediocre at best. The Chicago sports beat writers were pounding him, many were writing him off. Thomas knew he had to do something, so he called his former hitting instructor, Walt Hriniak for help. The front office agreed to bring Hriniak back in to try to salvage Thomas’ career. After studying tapes of Thomas at bat, Hriniak knew what was wrong, mechanically that is, with Thomas’ swing. He’d lost the pace to the swing, it was too long and the movement of his head wasn’t smooth anymore, it was jerky. Hriniak could fix those problems in less than an hour in the batting cage. But something else was wrong-something only Thomas could fix. Thomas had lost his focus. Along with some family problems, Thomas was getting hammered in the business world. “Big Hurt Enterprises,” his sports marketing company went belly up a…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 20 HOW CAN I HELP BUT LOVE HIM? Words and Music by Elton M. Roth, 1891–1951 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Corinthians 5:14, 15) When I stand before the throne, dressed in beauty not my own; When I see Thee as Thou art, love Thee with unceasing heart; Then, Lord, shall I fully know—not till then—how much I owe. —Unknown We all need a strong compelling force to move us through life. Without this force we become stagnant. We can be driven by many different motives—wealth, power, prestige. The apostle Paul’s compulsion was an intense awareness of Christ’s atoning love for man and the responsibility he felt to share this truth with others. The apostle was so gripped by Christ that he counted his own life as nothing in the light of that love (Acts 20:24). Paul abandoned a…