Inspirational Collections

Our Inspirational Collections include Bible Studies, our Edification Series, and more.

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    Better Than Okay

    Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Many Bible students are familiar with the words Jehovah-jireh. They know that it means The Lord will provide, but more specifically, it translates that God will see to it. He will see to it that all we go through will not stand in the way of His blessings in our life. Will we have obstacles, yes. Will there be questions, of course. Will there be times when we cry, yes. Even Jesus wept, and before we debate the meaning of that Verse,…

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    A Recipe That Feeds Everyone

    Thanksgiving is coming up, did you know some people eat something besides turkey, and it’s a tradition? Cioppino, is a seafood stew, created by Italian American fishermen in the 1800s. When a fisherman came back empty handed, the other fishermen would chip in a little of their catch, so the man could feed his family. That’s how the community survived, and created something in the process. This dish is what many Italians serve for Thanksgiving. People caring for other people unselfishly, always produces more than expected. We aren’t compassionate for a return on our investment, but you cannot invest in others without reaping the benefits. The return may not come…

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    With Me

    2 Samuel 15:19-22 (ESV Strong’s) 19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why do you also go with us? Go back and stay with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile from your home. 20 You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.” 21 But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for…

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    Are You Sure You Don’t Like Anchovies

    Many people will tell you, they don’t like anchovies. Others will say they don’t like on pizza, and both are true. Yet many of those same people will use Worcestershire sauce, and Caesar dressing, both have anchovies as an ingredient. Something that you dislike, is unpleasant, or despise, may end up being an ingredient in your happiness and fulfillment. I can’t tell you how many hospital rooms and doctor’s offices my Wife and I have experienced together. I can tell you this. Every moment, every crisis, brought us to the smiling face of our son Nicholas. Anchovies are not visible in either the Worcestershire or Caesar dressing, they’re broken down,…

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    The Tribe Of Judah

    We come to the tribe of Judah, and the question was not what to include, but what to leave out.  Whole books have been written about different members of this tribe. How could I cover everything, the answer is I couldn’t, not everything.   Like the other tribes, God put a name in my spirit to write about.  I would have expected it to be either The Lord Jesus, or David, possibly one of the Kings of Judah. It wasn’t the name of a King that came to me, it was a Prince.   Other than Messianic prophecy, the first person in the tribe of Judah associated with a royal…

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    The Palette Of Friendship

    Ask a painter about his palette, and you’ll get a passionate answer about the colors they’ve chosen. The same thing is true about the friendships in our lives. Each part of a relationship is as rich as a shade of Prussian blue. Our friends loyalty, care, and compassion, all of these things have added so much color to our lives. Friends transform bad days into better ones. Trials into laughter, and memories out of normal days. A person’s friends are more valuable than your life’s savings. Because they don’t just insure the future, they add value to the present. Value that only grows as you do. Hair may turn from…

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    Watercolor Mountain Top Goals

    This watercolor is called Mountain Top Goals. It’s one of four pieces, and it part of a theme. The view from the summit isn’t where you start. You begin looking up, and setting a goal. When you achieve it, the view is totally different. You’ll be standing on what you were viewing, looking back from where you came. That doesn’t means it’s over. It means you are seeing now from the perspective of those you are going to lead to the place you have achieved. This means you have to go back down, train others to prepare them, and climb the same mountain a different way. The first time you…

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    Watercolor The Lord My Rock

    Last week, our Lead Pastor, Pastor Denny Livingston inspired this watercolor with his wonderful post from Psalms 18. The Lord truly is our Rock, and He is higher than all the problems which seem, at times, to tower over us. Yet it is The Lord who is our Rock, and Strong Tower. He has established us, and The Lord will anchor us, and anoint us to overcome, and rise above all that stands agains us!

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    Watercolor Climb Higher

    The title of this watercolor is climb higher. The story is told about the only survivor of the first failed attempt to climb Everest. At a party to honor his comrades, he said something. He spoke, as if to the mountain itself. He told it, we will beat you, because we will get better, but that the mountain was as tall as it was ever going to be. Perhaps you’re facing something you feel is bigger than you, never forget, you have the ability to grow above what is in front of you. Climb higher than what you did yesterday, even if it’s only one inch, it’s farther than your…