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Light for the Tabernacle

  Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil… You must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night… It must be observed from generation to generation… From Exodus 27 God’s presence has moved from an ornate building or tent to deep inside our hearts. That light shines through our spirits, affecting and energizing us and …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  If you have a good thought that’s weak and a bad thought that’s strong, still choose the good thought. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  God didn’t come up with a bunch of rules and then create people so he had someone who would keep them. Andy Stanley

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  God created everything with order. Yet no two people or snowflakes are alike. Creativity thrives inside constraints. Phillip

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Uplifting Others

  The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive. Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16: 21 & 24 Recently in one of our team Bible studies we discussed these two verses and I thought about just how a few words of kindness can change the course …

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Three Regrets Looking Back

  One of my greatest regrets is that, at age 70, I’m only now discovering some of the simple basics of life. I’ll share three of those basics here: Basic One: Gina and I started our structured schedule for starting and ending the day on February 22, 2020. Today marks day 92. It looks like this: We start the day …

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  Love people today whether you feel like it or not, because eternity is so long and Jesus paid so much. Phillip

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Only God

  From Leviticus 19 Do not put your trust in idols Idols aren’t statues. Idols begin in the imagination. They’re those spirits that want our attention. Then we build something that started in the imagination: Acquiring wealth. Outdoing someone else. The beauty of women other than my wife. Wanting to be significant, but not waiting for God to lead. Forcing …

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  Don’t try to keep someone else’s Sabbath. You won’t get any rest wondering if you’re doing it right. Phillip

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  What if we read the Bible, not as ancient literature, but timeless and relevant to where we are now in life? Phillip

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  I’m a vapor living inside a clay body. Life only works right—in time and eternity—when I fill my vapor with God’s Spirit. Phillip

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The Price of Leadership

  But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of men who believed now totaled about 5,000. Acts 4:4 In 1970, I left my parents’ home, telling them I want to find out if there’s something better than the life they were living and giving me. They told me I’m passing through a stage …

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  Today be on the lookout for someone who’s feeling crushed. Give them a good word. That’s treasures in heaven. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  Marriage isn’t 50-50, divorce is 50-50. Marriage has to be 100-100. It’s not splitting everything in half, but both partners giving everything they’ve got! Dave Willis

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  Without forgiveness, our relationships will stay locked up in the past. Without forgiveness, we will have to end our current relationship when the poop gets too deep and start a new relationship. Only Jesus didn’t need to be forgiven. Phillip

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  What kind of man finds grace in God’s eyes? A humble, God-fearing man. I don’t think Noah obeyed God to make himself feel better than others. This was a humble, intimate thing between him and God. Phillip

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  God used dirt to make us. Then he breathed a soul into that dirt. The dirt will return to dirt. Only the spirit in me will live forever. That’s the part of me I must nurture. Phillip

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  We’re always longing to get back to our lost paradise. But we never quite get there. It’s just out of reach. We feel hungry and broken all the time. Keep your longing eyes on Jesus. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

  When we understand that God is chastising us, we trust him, regardless of the pain. We’re always pleased with the new person we become on the other side. Phillip