Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Never judge someone’s character by how rich they are or how well they speak. Find out how they love their family and friends. Andy Stanley

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Be a Signpost

  Jesus sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.” (Luke 10:1)  Jesus didn’t send his disciples to go just anywhere. He sent them ahead, like signposts, pointing the way and preparing people to encounter him. He still does this today. If I’m walking closely with God, perhaps people meeting me will soon …

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  We despise people who commit sins we don’t permit ourselves to commit. Despising people is sin. Phillip

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The Painful Upward Stretch of My Soul

  Sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, and they were all healed. Acts 5:15-16 Peter, where did you get this power, that even your shadow healed people and set them free from their …

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  Until we overcome our people-pleasing impostor, we’re always searching for what we’re supposed to pay for acceptance. When we think we’ve found acceptance-at-a-price, it feels very fragile, like make any misstep and we lose it. Phillip

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  The hardest battle you ever will fight is the one against yourself. You only can win that battle by surrendering to God. Phillip  

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Stepping on someone else doesn’t make me taller. Fact is, I may have just smushed the person who could have become my best friend or connected me with the opportunity of lifetime. Phillip  

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Satan is a master chess player. He will get us to give up a few pawns of old grudges and bad habits as long as he remains king of our heart. Phillip  

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Breaking The Curse

“Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.” (Proverbs 14:26) We met a woman whose husband was bi-polar. The impact on their family was devastating. Their son also was diagnosed bi-polar and turned away from God as a result. My heart broke with sadness for this family. At the same time, my heart …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

When I’m helping someone else with their brokenness but I’m not facing something broken in my life, it eats away my insides and drains my power. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Something in how God is writing himself into my story holds the answers to the problems I’m facing. Phillip

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Stairway to Heaven

Every time someone close to me dies, I think I get to peek inside heaven. Some of heaven’s fresh air escapes. It makes me want to be there. Slowly the door closes. Earth’s sorrow overwhelms me. I’m afraid to die and afraid of my family and friends dying. I don’t understand life. Even greater is my lack of understanding of …

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

God is in control—in the big, big picture. If I don’t embrace this, I will limit my courage. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Be satisfied with the rainbow. It represents mercy for those who are broken and don’t understand many things, yet still live with confidence in the one who always understands everything. Phillip

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Do a Motive Inventory

“People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.” (Proverbs 3:15) After more than twenty years of unhappy marriage, Gina and I realized we got married for many wrong reasons. That’s the moment when many marriages end. If we’re honest, many of us would admit our motives for getting married were mostly self-serving. When myself …