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  • When The Wind Blows

    He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!' Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, 'You of li...
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  • That Nagging Feeling

    So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. John 5:19 ESVTheir eyes welled up with tears as I handed them the envelope. Without saying anything, they kne...
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  • Perfectly Aged

    Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. Moses said to God, 'Who am I, that I...
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  • As Scary As Hell

    He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:19 ESVAs they were pushed to the edge of the roaring furnace, the heat comin...
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  • Soul Chaser

    He told them this parable. 'Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?' Luke 15:3 WEBOne night I had a very vivid dream where a person who had attended our church was h...
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  • Hidden Springs

    God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink. Genesis 21:19 WEBHours went by while I struggled with a bug in the annoying computer program, until I finally gave up and walked out to get away from it for a bit. Why did this have to b...
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  • RHM October 2016 Newsletter

    RHM October Newsletter - 2016 Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is our monthly update on what has been happening here during the last month and I thank you for taking time to read it. Two Octobers ago, we began Refreshing Hope Ministries ...
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  • This Place Stinks

    Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:22 ESVDaniel had spent a long night in a den of lions and the stench of rotted meat and l...
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  • What Time is it: Part 1: Introduction

    What Time is it? Part 1 Intro What Time Is It? Part One from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   This week we will be starting a new series titled “What Time Is It?” As many of you know, when I was young and starting out with the Lord, I was completely consumed with escha...
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  • Focus Lost

    Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10 WEBAnother busy day with so much to do, and so many bills, the pressure and anxiety kept me up most of the night. It seemed like I spent most of my time these days trying to solve tomo...
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  • Backlash

    The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely, who, having received such a charge, threw them in...
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  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    I love those who love Me. Those who seek me diligently will find Me. Proverbs 8:17 WEBI came out of my prayer room that morning feeling like I was walking on a cloud, with tears of joy in my eyes. If you would have told me that the world was getting ready to explode, I would have said, 'Let 'er blow...
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  • The Hardened Ground

    Sow to yourselves in righteousness, Reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; For it is time to seek Yahweh, Until He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 WEBI grew up on a farm and over the long cold winter, the ground of the fields would become so hard that water would ...
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  • The Jigsaw Puzzle

    For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28:10 WEBWith little pieces of the jigsaw puzzle scattered all over the table, we began to try and assemble it. This one was seriously difficult because someone had mistakenly mixed a ...
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  • The Lord is My Rock

    He said, The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 2 Samu...
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  • The Half Empty Glass

    In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are ...
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  • Faith, Hope, & Love: Part 3

    Faith Hope and Love: Love Faith, Hope, & Love: Part 3 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   This week we will be covering part three of our series on Faith, Hope, and Love. Love ləv/ noun 1. an intense feeling of deep affection. Synonyms: deep affection, fondness, tend...
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  • Total Eclipse

    When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. When they had finish...
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  • Spikenard

    Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus's feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. John 12:2 WEBWhile Jesus reclined at the table, Mary anointed His feet with twelve ounces of expensive perfume mad...
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  • A One Hundred Fold Return

    Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 ESVThe visiting speaker who had ridden in on a bus was in need of money and had delivered a great message. ...
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