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Greatness Keeps Giving – Share Your Life

I read a quote by the famous underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, that has stayed with me as a question rather than a statement. He said, “If a man for whatever reason has the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” This quote causes me to ask myself […]

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forgiving

Do You Struggle With Forgiving Others?

We often qualify forgiveness, deciding that some transgressions are more easily forgiven than others. Where is your line in the sand when it comes to forgiving others and not holding a grudge? Where is God’s line in the sand? It’s no small matter that Jesus included this topic in his instruction on how to pray: […]

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light

How Bright Does Your Light Shine?

(14) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.(15) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. (16) In the same way, let your light shine before […]

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flower & bee

Lessons From a Flower

“Consider a flower; it is one of the masterpieces of God’s creation. Hidden within a flower, even in a nameless wildflower blooming in a field, we can easily discover the Creator’s will and purpose. To see a flower alive and growing to perfection is truly to witness a miracle. Flowers display beautiful colors and the […]

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Love is a Choice that Alters the Path of Life

It’s easy to think that what you say and do isn’t a big deal. How do you measure the impact of your choices and actions anyway? Can your choice make a difference to the world? At Easter Time, our thoughts naturally turn to Jesus and the choices he made. Although the stores are bursting at […]

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negative thoughts

Believe In Your Vision Because God Gave It To You

Everyone knows what it’s like to get into a rut. Everywhere you turn, you see something negative that just confirms your worst fears. You wonder how you arrived in that place. This isn’t a new problem. For thousands of years, people have been wondering why they get stuck in a point of view that brings […]

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Patterns That Drive Our Actions, and How To Change Them

The following is a Sunday Message given at the Family Church of Connecticut, on March 5, 2017 – Pastors Mika & Abe Deshotel  It’s Spring, so let’s explore the idea of growth through self-reflection and re-commitment. In considering this topic, the hope is that each of you can walk away truly having connected with something […]

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laugh with God

How Many Times Did You Laugh Today?

The search for happiness is basic to human life. The greatest tragedy that befalls people is when they give up on that search. Maybe you know someone who has given up on being happy, or perhaps you feel that way yourself. The irony is that we are created for happiness, so life can’t really work […]

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Would You Have Believed In Jesus 2000 Years Ago?

Everyone has heard the phrase that hindsight is 20/20. How many times have you thought “I wish I’d known then, what I know now.” I know I have said that! The Turning Point of History This week’s video of the Lasting Imprint series “The Turning Point of History” begs that exact question. What if people […]

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validate yourself in God

Validate Yourself In God’s Unconditional Love

Everyone longs for true love, but we often don’t recognise how much we are loved already. Does a child feel how much their parents love them? Children don’t have the capacity to fully comprehend their parents hearts, and can often misunderstand their parents actions. We are like this in relation to God, not fully comprehending […]

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