The Glory Goes To Him

There’s an old adage, “strength lies in numbers” – the more you have on your side, the greater your strength, the more likely your victory. That’s why every general wants as many men at his command as the army can muster–and then some. But with God as his strategist, Gideon had to take a different tack.

As he prepared to fight the enemies of Israel, God came to him and said, “You have too many men for Me to deliver Midian into your hands.” (Judges 7:2) The nation would boast that her own strength had saved her – and not acknowledge the Lord.…

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The Common Problem


Have you heard all the talk about “re-inventing” yourself? The phrase is often used to describe how aging celebrities revive their sagging careers. Or how businesses stay competitive in times of cultural and economic upheaval.

People who are unhappy with their appearance or their personality undergo all kinds of surgical and psychological treatments to re-invent themselves. And those who can’t wish they could! Many of us find ourselves thinking that if we just looked like you know who – or had what’s her name’s talent or so and so’s personality… then we would be happy!…

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Streams in the Desert


Did anyone ever tell you that God has a wonderful plan for your life? Perhaps it was the parent, pastor, or neighbor who led you to Christ. What they may not have mentioned is that sometimes pain is a part of the plan. You learn pretty quickly that becoming a Christian doesn’t exempt you from life’s hardships. God doesn’t shield you from every difficult or hurtful experience.…

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No Worries



Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

A parishioner once asked a wise old pastor whether or not he ever worried about things. The pastor replied, “Never! Worry is a sin, you know. If I’m going to sin, I’ll pick something a lot more fun than worry!”

He has a point. A lot of sins offer at least temporary pleasure, before the pain of the consequences sets in.…

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