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  • Sweet and Sour

    Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.' Jeremiah 31:3 WEBThere is a saying that you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar. Yet when I was growing up in the Bible Belt, most of the thi...
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  • The Sand Castle

    Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24 WEBWhen I was young, I onc...
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  • The Mountain Mover

    Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psa. 37:5 ESVOnce while we were researching some property, we found a tax lien against us for several thousand dollars that I knew we did not owe. After calling the Department of Revenue, they said that we had missed filing some business f...
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  • Too Much Happiness

    Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Phil 4:5 KJVThere are so many things in this life that God has given us to enjoy and He does want us to have pleasure while we are here. Relationships, eating, drinking, work, health, exercise, hobbies, are all valuable pursuits. Howeve...
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  • The Benefits Package

    Praise Yahweh, my soul, and don't forget all his benefits, who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your desire with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle...
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  • Just as I Am

    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron bec...
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  • A Light in The Darkness

    Arise, shine; for your light has come, and Yahweh's glory has risen on you. For, behold, darkness will cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isai...
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  • Talk to Me

      This is the word of the week from Pastor Dion. "If you want to know Me, Talk to Me."  Note: If you cannot make the video fullscreen, then you can click here:  Talk to Me also you can follow Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Talk to Me “if My people who are ...
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  • Mountains and Valleys

    A man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, 'Yahweh says, 'Because the Syrians have said, 'Yahweh is a god of the hills, but he is not a god of the valleys;' therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am Yahweh.' 1 Kings 20:28 W...
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  • Bouncing Back

    But some Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there, and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and entered into the city. On the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe. Act...
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  • Buying The Field

    Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 WEBJesus told a parable of a man who found treasure hidden in a field, then he joyfully sold all that he had so that he cou...
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  • The Call of The Dark Side

    They heard Yahweh God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, 'Where are you?' Genesis 3:8 WEBAdam walked with God in the garden, but af...
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  • Trapped

    Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. Psalms 141:9 WEBA simple but very effective trap that has been used through the ages is the pit trap. Hunters dig a deep pit and then place...
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  • The Runaway

    Moses answered, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'Yahweh has not appeared to you.' Yahweh said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' He said, 'A rod.' He said, 'Throw it on the ground.' He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran a...
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  • Surviving A Famine

    Elijah said to her, 'Don't be afraid. Go and do as you have said; but make me a little cake from it first, and bring it out to me, and afterward make some for you and for your son. For Yahweh, the God of Israel says, 'The jar of meal will not run out, and the jar of oil will not fail, until the day ...
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  • Who Told You That?

    Who Told You That?   Who Told You That? from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Message Notes: “And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the ga...
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  • The Mighty Warrior

    Yahweh's angel appeared to him, and said to him, 'Yahweh is with you, you mighty man of valor!' Judges 6:12 WEBDust and chaff drifted through the air as Gideon threshed the wheat. He was hiding inside of a winepress so that the Midianite raiders would not come and take the little that they had. With...
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  • The Way to the Top

    The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matt 23:11 ESVWhen I showed up at a church work day event, the job they assigned to me was scrubbing all the bathrooms: upstairs, downstairs, and down the hall. I did no...
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  • A Wonderful Life

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2 WEBMy Dad was born during the great depression in the early 1930s...
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  • RHM June 2016 Newsletter

    Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV)   June Newsletter - 2016 Hello there, Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is our monthly update...
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