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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Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

By Kerry Skinner / January 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

Two forms of patience reside in the believer–human and spiritual. The spiritual patience residing in every believer is the power of the God Himself! If that is so, then as long as you are in right relationship with God, the spirit of patience will control you. The question is not whether or not patience is…

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A Soldier for Christ

By Kerry Skinner / December 18, 2023 / Comments Off on A Soldier for Christ

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:3-4 Focus on Christ  Are you all in? Would you do anything to serve Christ in a…

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Trials and Joy

By Kerry Skinner / December 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Trials and Joy

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials… James 1:2 Focus on Christ  How can you rejoice when trials come? It seems impossible to rejoice when a tragedy, health problem, spiritual attack, or other difficulty comes. How do you face an important character-building trial in faith? There is a prerequisite to…

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Love and Patience

By Kerry Skinner / December 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Love and Patience

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 …knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:3 Focus on Christ Why would anyone desire patience? Why would patience be worth many trials? What is the value of patience? These are…

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Gifts From God Devotional

By Kerry Skinner / November 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Gifts From God Devotional

Christmas is quickly approaching. If you need a gift idea for loved ones, consider Gifts from God by Alison Veazey and Kerry Skinner. Gifts from God is beautifully bound and in a classy imitation leather cover. A place is provided on each page for writing your own journal notes. This devotional depicts the authors’ personal walks…

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