Category Archives: James

May 2 – Me & My Big Mouth – James 3

Read James 3:1-12 Who was it that came up with the old adage: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? They must have lived in a different world than you and me! OK, I … Continue reading

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January 21 – Best Year Yet – Highest Peaks & Lowest Valleys

Read James 1:12-18 I live on a steep hill. Every day when I take a walk, I am reminded of the elevation change. My heart rate quickens and my muscles strain as I climb that hill from the road to … Continue reading

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December 17 – Behind the Christmas Card – Coping with grief

Read James 1:17 Christmas can be hard when you suffer loss, but despite the loss I have experienced, I believe God is STILL GOOD. In 2011 my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and in 2013 we could no longer have … Continue reading

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September 17: Open Letters – Dear Anger

Read James 1:19-20 In the coming days, you are going to be reading some Open Letters that our team has written to emotions, struggles and issues that we have either observed or experienced. It is our prayer that these letters … Continue reading

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September 24: The Giving and Receiving

Read James 5:13-20 Have you ever been that person? Have you felt down and out, but there was no one with whom to share your feelings? Have you been ill, but had no one to pray or care for you? … Continue reading

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September 23: Patience

Read James 5:1-12 “. . . (D)eveloping fully devoted followers of Christ . . .” That is our church’s mission statement. It is inherent to the commission Christ gave to His disciples before His ascension. The idea of full devotion … Continue reading

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September 22: The Lord and Your Resolve

Read James 4 Do you consider where you’ll be a year from now? What are your goals? Are you forging a path and a plan to get there? Chances are you have some dreams and aspirations. More than likely, there … Continue reading

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September 21: Your Small Tongue and Your Big God

Read James 3 Small things can make big things happen. Small things can have a lot of power. Microchips are essential components of computers and just about every other electronic device manufactured today. They are the “brains” of your smartphone, … Continue reading

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September 20: Favoritism and Acceptance

Read James 2 Imagine for a moment that we were able to transport you back in time to your days in junior high . . . complete with that weird hairdo and odd clothing (at least by today’s standards). Were … Continue reading

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September 19: True Religion

Read James 1:22-27 Throughout the centuries, religions have defined themselves in terms of rules concerning external conduct. Lists of do’s and don’ts have allowed people to quickly assess their standing. The person’s level of adherence to these rules was directly … Continue reading

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