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  • The Mechanical Rabbit

    For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind. Ecclesiastes 2:26 WEB.In dog racing, they have a lure called a mechanical rabbit ...
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  • Love in Action

    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34 WEBAt the last supper, Jesus rose and washed His disciple's feet. Then He told th...
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  • The Pressure Cooker

    For we don't desire to have you uninformed, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia: that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life. Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust i...
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  • Hooked on a Feeling

    Hooked on a Feeling from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. I feel this, I feel that I feel, I feel, I feel. Feelings rule our society today, and unknowingly shape our attitude and actions. When we begin to speak our feelings, our tongue begins to steer our life. James said it like this: (Jame...
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  • Not on My Watch

    Whatever you will ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13'14 WEB.It was another cold, dreary morning at work. After several months of unemployment, I got a job polishing brass plumbing parts on a buffing...
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  • The Box of Computer Parts

    The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; But the earth has he given to the children of men. Psalms 115:16 WEB.I watched my son wrestle with connecting the wiring harness to the motherboard of the computer he was building. I could have done it for him, but he needed to learn to do this himself, and tha...
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  • Great Adventures

    Yahweh said to Aaron, 'Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.' He went, and met him on God's mountain, and kissed him. Moses told Aaron all Yahweh's words with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had instructed him. Exodus 4:27'28 WEB.The Lord spoke to Aaron and told him to go mee...
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  • The Wedding Day

    I heard something like the voice of a great multitude, and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns! Let's rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let's give the glory to him. For the wedding of the Lamb has co...
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  • Finishing the Job

    being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 WEBIt was late Saturday night, and we were both exhausted. We were working on a networked accounting system that was bloated and slow. A simple upgrade job that sh...
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  • The Greatest Commandment

    One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him. 'Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?' Jesus said to him, ' 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. A second likewise is t...
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  • Please Stay Here

    Please Stay Here from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. There is a story in 2nd Kings where the prophet Elijah tells his servant Elisha to stay behind three times, but Elisha refuses. Later he receives a double portion of Elijah's anointing. (2 Kings 2:1–2 NASB) And it came about when t...
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  • The Commander

    The Philistines came up yet again and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. When David inquired of Yahweh, he said, 'You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them in front of the mulberry trees. 2 Samuel 5:22'23 WEB.The Philistine army invaded the Valley of Rephaim, and David...
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  • Do You Hear What I Hear

    Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 'How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel, which they complain against me. Tell them, 'As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so I will do to yo...
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  • The Roller Coaster

    After many days, Yahweh's word came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain on the earth.' 1 Kings 18:1 WEB.Some friends once pulled me onto a really high roller coaster with them. We waited for everyone to get on board and get locked in, then the ride ...
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  • The Torn Veil

    Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. Matthew 27:50'51 WEB.Under the old covenant, the high priest entered a room in the temple called the "Holy of Holies,"...
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  • The Janitor

    Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, 'Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.' But Naaman was angry, and went away and said, 'Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wa...
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  • A Great Work

    Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, 'Come! Let's meet together in the villages in the plain of Ono.' But they intended to harm me. I sent messengers to them, saying, 'I am doing a great work, so that I can't come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and come down to you?' Nehemiah 6...
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  • The Hourglass

    The Hourglass from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Jeremiah 31:3 NASB The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. A "forever" love. That is what everlasting means. It is love that lasts for ete...
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  • The Fishing Boat

    Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. John 21:3 WEBP...
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  • Sleepless Nights

    Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height? If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest? Luke 12:25 WEB.We were so concerned about tomorrow that we could not sleep. We had received a subpoena late that evening and had to appear in court at...
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