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  • Something from Nothing

    But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you. Matthew 17:27 WEB.When Jesus and Peter returned home to Capernaum, the tax collectors ...
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  • Puppy Dog Eyes

    For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 WEB.She was a black and tan dachshund chihuahua mix named "Lady." After finding her homeless and living on the street, I adopted the little dog. Apparently, she had been abused in the...
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  • Dream Killers

    Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowe...
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  • A Beautiful Mess

    You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, With one chain of your neck. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices! Song 4:9'10 WEB.It is so ...
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  • The Last Supper

    He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered him, "You don't kno...
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  • Down at the Crossroads

    Down at the Crossroads from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. (Isaiah 55:8–9 NKJV)  "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoug...
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  • Rags to Riches

    Then the king made Daniel great and gave him many great gifts, and made him rule over the whole province of Babylon and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon. Daniel 2:48 WEB.Daniel was born into the royal family, but he was taken prisoner when Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem in 59...
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  • Love in the Checkout Line

    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 13:34'35 WEB.If you study Jesus in the gospels, His defining characteristics are love, ...
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  • Worst Day Ever

    Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you. A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signe...
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  • The Power of Suggestion

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone ...
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  • Intervention

    He came into a house. The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane." The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul" Mark 3:19'22 WEB.When I first gave my heart to...
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  • A New Identity

    Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and t...
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  • The Bronze Serpent

    The Bronze Serpent from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. When the Israelites came out of Egypt, the Lord gave them the Ten Commandments written on tablets of stone. In essence, this was the beginning of a covenant relationship, similar to marriage vows today.  God had already proven His...
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  • Joy Comes In The Morning

    For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, But joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5 WEB.I tossed and turned on the bed, unable to sleep. The pressure of what was going on in our life was tormenting, and even though we were exhausted, we could not...
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  • The Pen And The Crackers

    Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things wil...
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  • The Fourth Watch

    Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them, but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were ...
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  • Awesome

    You shall not be scared of them; for Yahweh your God is in the midst of you, a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21 WEB.Moses called the Israelites together right before they entered the promised land, and he told them not to be afraid, for the Lord who is in the midst of you is a great and "Awes...
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  • God Help Me

    Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know. Jeremiah 33:3 WEB.When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, for they were lost and without a Shepherd. He would stop, teach, and heal them. With a touch, He would heal their wounds. J...
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  • The Monument

    But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26 WEB.When God told Abram to leave his family and country, he brought his nephew Lot with him. In time, the families grew and prospered so much they had to separate from each other. Lot and his family then moved t...
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  • A Time As This

    As Time As This from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. In the ancient empire of Persia, around 479 BC, a high-ranking official named Haman was driven by a deep-seated grudge and plotted to exterminate all the Jewish people in the empire. His hatred was sparked by Mordecai the Jew, who refused ...
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