The Purpose for Living
Nov30

The Purpose for Living

I shall not die, but live, and DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD. Psalm 118:17   This is a great verse to commit to memory, especially if you’re dealing with health issues that could possibly be life threatening. Boldly proclaim and confess this scripture over yourself “I shall not die, but live!” There is, however, an important key to this verse that sometimes gets overlooked…it is the last phrase of the verse…and DECLARE THE WORKS...

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1 in 10
Nov28

1 in 10

I conducted a chapel service at an elementary school a couple of years ago where I asked for 10 volunteers from the audience. When I had all 10 kids standing in front of me I said “How many of you like Snickers candy bars?” They all eagerly raised their hands. Then I said “I’m about to conduct an experiment….hold out your hand and I’m going to give you a Snickers candy bar.” Smiles abounded. I then placed a fun-size Snickers candy bar...

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Nothing Could Make Me Happier!
Nov26

Nothing Could Make Me Happier!

When I was in my teens and 20’s, as Christmas was getting closer, I would go to my Dad and ask “What do you want for Christmas this year, Dad?” His reply was always the same, year after year…. “I just want all my kids to be happy.” There were five of us kids, and he had seen all of us go through our share of heartache and troubles, so, it was a pretty tall order to make such a request. Still, year after year his response...

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GROW!
Nov25

GROW!

What are the only recorded ages of Jesus found in the Bible? The answer…12 and 30. At the age of 12 we find Jesus in the temple talking with the elders and Pharisees and astounding them with his wisdom. (Luke 2:42). In Luke 3:23 the Bible tells us that Jesus was about 30 years old when he started his ministry. So what about the 18 years of his life from age 12 to 30? Were they important? What did he do? The only thing we know...

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Growing Muscles
Nov23

Growing Muscles

One of the main ways muscles grow is through tension. When muscle fibers undergo tension, like the tension experienced during resistance training, the muscle tissue is actually damaged and satellite cells come to aid in therepair of the damaged muscle fiber. Those cells connect to the damaged fiber and essentially repair the damaged muscles while at the same time adding bulk and strength to the muscle. So, the process goes like this:...

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