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  • By My Spirit

    RHM Devotional: By My Spirit from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the Holy Spirit and how He is an intricate part in every meaningful thing that we do. He is the invisible line that connects the dots for us. He is the One that shares that sudden inspiration with us...
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  • The Roller Coaster

    After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.' 1Kings 18:1 ESVI remember some friends once got me on a roller coaster. We waited for everyone to board and then it started slowly climbing up and up the ...
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  • The Buck Stops Here

    if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 WEBI have a Dilbert cartoon about tech support taped to our internet ro...
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  • The Secret Admirer

    In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalms 56:11 ESVI walked down the aisle to the offering basket and dropped in my tithes for the week. Ten percent of almost nothing once again. It had been a few awful weeks in a row now and it was starting to show at home.Later at home, ...
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  • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

    Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2:1 WEBThe congregation grew silent as the elder finished his speech on judging others. He told us that each time that he ...
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  • A Line in the Sand

    Yahweh said to Joshua, 'Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that?' Joshua 7:10 WEBJoshua lay on his face before the ark of the Lord all evening. Yesterday he was a mighty warrior, but now Israel had lost the battle at Ai because one of the men with him had broken the Lord's commandment con...
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  • Battlefield Tactics

    It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they turned about to fight against him: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him. It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that...
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  • Understanding God

    RHM Devotional: Understanding God from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about understanding God. I believe that this is a crossroads that everyone comes to at some point, and it causes many to stumble. I have seen so many people turn back from their commitment to Jesus be...
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  • Arguing with an Ass

    Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?' Balaam said to the donkey, 'Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you.' The donkey said to Balaam, 'Am I not yo...
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  • The Last Minute

    He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, 'Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.' And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, beh...
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  • Walk This Way

    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 wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 2 Kings 5:11 WEBNaaman stared at his new skin with amazement when he came up out of the muddy w...
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  • RHM Newsletter 33: 2018 Year-end Wrap-up

    RHM Newsletter #33, 2018 Year-end Wrap-up from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. (For those interested, there are quite a few more photos in the video version of this newsletter :)) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shal...
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  • Blessings and Curses

    I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed. Psalms 37:25 WEBToday is the tomorrow that you were so worried about yesterday, and it is not as bad as you thought. So...
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  • Seasons Change

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1 WEBSpringtime is so beautiful when all of nature is blooming, then comes summer and fall. Eventually wint...
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  • The Servant King

    So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, 'Do you know what I have done to you? You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anot...
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  • Spiritual Bullies

    RHM Devotional: Spiritual Bullies from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the heart of Jesus towards the lost sheep, compared to the heart of the religious leaders that should have been taking care of them. Luke chapter 15 reads: Now the tax collectors and sinners ...
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  • Hearing The Shepherd

    and your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it; when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 WEBA shepherd herding sheep down a path does not have to interact that much, he just follows behind them watching. His presence is there, ...
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  • Sharks That Wear Suits

    Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted. Galatians 6:1 WEBBrothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit o...
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  • Trust Me

    Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 WEBThe Apostle Paul learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself and he saw beyond his physical circ...
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  • A Christmas Story

    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 ESVAs Christmas approached, we felt like doing something special. Looking back, I am sure that it was the H...
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