Grace Illustrated

By Kerry Skinner / April 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Grace Illustrated

The Need for Grace Do you need grace? Have there been times when you needed others to share grace with you? Grace is a gift from someone who give us something we don’t deserve. Mercy withholds from us what we really do deserve. A local newspaper carried an article called “Road Rage” that demonstrated a…

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Can This World Find Peace?

By Kerry Skinner / April 4, 2024 / Comments Off on Can This World Find Peace?

Can this world find peace?  Statistics indicate that this world is not offering the kind of peace that really sets people free. Time magazine reported, on September 15, 1986, that the health cost of drug abuse was estimated by one National Center for Health statistics study at 59.7 billion dollars. The medical bill for alcohol abuse…

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God’s Amazing Work!

By Kerry Skinner / March 13, 2024 / Comments Off on God’s Amazing Work!

God’s amazing work happens in many unnoticed ways–at least unnoticed in the beginning of a story. An amazing testimony is found in a book titled, Measure Your Life by Wesley Duewel. Duewel tells the story of a man named Stephen Grellat who walked very closely with God and obeyed the Lord even when he did…

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Come to Terms

By Kerry Skinner / March 6, 2024 / Comments Off on Come to Terms

Come to terms with others! When you have a disagreement with another believer and refuse to make it right, there will be a major roadblock to the rest of your prayer life. The sin that stands in the way of walking in the Spirit will stop your prayers. God said through the prophet Isaiah, Behold,…

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Waiting on God

By Kerry Skinner / March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Waiting on God

Waiting on God can be a refreshing or a frustrating time–according to how you face the moment! “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength…”  Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) Do you enjoy waiting in a long line to make a purchase? Of course not, you want to pay for your product and move…

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God’s Blessings

By Kerry Skinner / February 21, 2024 / Comments Off on God’s Blessings

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year…

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Does Truth Help or Hurt?

By Kerry Skinner / February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Does Truth Help or Hurt?

Help or Hurt? Does truth help or hurt you? I guess it depends on how you respond to the truth! George wanted to clear up the gnawing sense of anxiety and growing unhappiness that plagued him, and hoped to do so before anyone else found out about his condition. So he quietly sought professional counseling.…

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Feelings Can Really Hurt!

By Kerry Skinner / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Feelings Can Really Hurt!

Feelings can really hurt! I hear that statement often. But just what does that really mean? Autonomic Nervous System There are certain emotional centers in the brain that are linked to the entire body through the autonomic nervous system. This system can be compared to the wires that carry electricity from a main power source…

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Good or Godly Wisdom?

By Kerry Skinner / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Good or Godly Wisdom?

24Have you ever made a decision and then wondered if it was good or godly wisdom that motivated you? Maybe you carried out an action plan based on the decision, and then discovered new information that made you wish you had never made the decision? You thought it was a good decision at the time,…

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Decision Making and the Will of God

By Kerry Skinner / January 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Decision Making and the Will of God

Decisions and Your Spirit Decision making is approached differently depending on the condition of your spirit at the time. What do you do in moments of loneliness and worry? Do you become alarmed, distressed, or maybe overthink the situation? Do you call a friend, talk it out with a counselor, or agonize over the situation…

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