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The La-Z-Boy

October 18th, 2009 · No Comments

By Jenny Lou Jones With the birth of our first child, Lance told me that he’d help me rock our new baby to sleep if only I’d agree to buy a La-Z-Boy.  His argument was that all decent and caring fathers had one thing in common—a big, boxy wad of material that calls itself a […]

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Tags: peace · purpose

Forget About Tithing

June 24th, 2009 · 19 Comments

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow […]

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Tags: Courage · faith · Fear · Heaven · love · money · peace · Prayer · suffering · Thriving in Tough Times · Trust

Thriving in Tough Times Part 5

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Pursuing Your God Ordained Purpose “… Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart …” (Jeremiah 1:5) “… for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world …” (John 18:37) Sometimes I feel kind of adrift – like I don’t […]

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Thriving in Tough Times 2

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Putting Spiritual Priorities Ahead of Physical Priorities “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25) There was a time I lived in the […]

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Tags: God's purpose · money · peace · success

“Would You Condemn Me to Justify Yourself?”

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“‘Would you discredit my justice?  Would you condemn me to justify yourself.’” (Job 40:8) I received a sad comment this weekend. It was a response to a Purpose Weekly letter “Has God Forsaken You?” You can read the letter and the comment (feel free to comment yourself) at: http://www.gotpotential.org/gods-purpose/has-god-forsaken-you. Here’s the comment from John: Bull____. […]

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Tags: Courage · faith · Fear · God's purpose · God's Voice · Heaven · Hell · joy · Justice · love · Obedience · peace · Prayer · purpose · suffering · Thriving in Tough Times · Trust

I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

January 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:2) I took advantage of the relative quiet over the last two weeks of holiday to finish pre-press edits for the North American edition of Unlocking the Bible by David Pawson. It’s a […]

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Tags: Church · community · Courage · David Pawson · faith · Fear · God's purpose · God's Voice · Heaven · Hell · joy · love · Obedience · peace · Prayer · purpose · success · suffering · Thriving in Tough Times · Trust

Past, Present, Future

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

“And the Scriptures also say, ‘He is the Stone that some will stumble over and the Rock that will make them fall.’ They will stumble because they will not listen to God’s word, nor obey it, and so this punishment must follow – that they will fall. But you are not like that, for you […]

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Tags: Courage · faith · Fear · God's purpose · Heaven · Hell · Israel · Obedience · peace · possessions · Prayer · purpose · success · Trust

Widow’s Mite – A Christmas Story (part 2)

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Saturday morning came and Cora Lee’s chickens never entered my mind.  Christmas was just three days away and I had a hundred last minute chores still undone.  Sunday morning Ray asked the congregation to remember Cora Lee in prayer. She had slipped into a coma on Wednesday night. When Ray mentioned Cora’s name Elaine and […]

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Tags: Church · community · Courage · faith · Fear · God's purpose · Heaven · joy · love · Obedience · peace · possessions · Prayer · purpose · Trust

Widows Mite – A Christmas Story (part 1)

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain  poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all …’” (Luke 21: 1-3) Terry Creek church is perched on […]

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The Path of God

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;” (Psalm 25:4) One of my favorite movie scenes comes from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” It’s where Indy discovers the cave where the Holy Grail is supposed to be, but he’s separated from the chamber holding the Grail by impassable abyss. His guide book […]

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Another Rich Young Ruler

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” (I Peter 3:9) Last week I introduced you to a modern day ‘rich young ruler’; Reuel McFarland. Unlike his biblical counterpart, Reuel said yes when Jesus told him, “If […]

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Tags: agape · Fruit of the Spirit · God's purpose · Israel · love · peace · purpose

I’ve Got Voices in My Head

September 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

“The mind of the sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6) That sounds a little off, doesn’t it? When someone says he’s got voices in his head we want to fit him for a jacket with straps on the sleeves and buckles in the back. […]

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Tags: Fruit of the Spirit · God's purpose · Heaven · peace · purpose

Has God Forsaken You?

August 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?” (Psalm 22:1) When God Turns His Back Purpose Weekly, August 13, 2008 Vol. 2, Issue 29 Ever feel like that? It was David doing the talking in Psalm 22. Something […]

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Is ‘Church a Dirty Word? Part 2

May 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 21 May 27, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”(Matthew 16:18) Is “Church” a Dirty Word? Part II Last week we started talking about […]

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Tags: community · Fear · God's purpose · Heaven · Hell · Israel · Justice · love · money · Obedience · peace · Prayer · purpose

The Road Not Taken

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose May 12, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:27) The Road Not Taken Hate my father and mother? Brothers and sisters? Sounds […]

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Courage Part 3

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 18 May 2, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part 3 “In those days Israel had no king; every one did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:6) “We have met the enemy, and he is us” – Pogo We’re going to hang with the Judges for one more […]

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Fruit of the Spirit – Self Control

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 10March 7, 2008 The weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing Self-Control “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) It’s probably fitting that “self-control” is the last fruit of the Spirit in our […]

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Tags: faith · Fruit of the Spirit · God's purpose · joy · love · peace · purpose · success · suffering

The Roadmap to Peace

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 4 January 24, 2008 The weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). The Roadmap to Peace George W. Bush and I were in Israel earlier this […]

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