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  • RHM January 2015 Newsletter

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing n...
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  • RHM December 2014 Newsletter

    One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who ...
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  • RHM November 2014 Newsletter

    The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. J...
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  • RHM October 2014 Newsletter

    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! Psalms 143:10 ESV October Newsletter Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. I wanted to update you on what is going on here because this is an exciting ti...
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  • You Had Me at Hello

    And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said ...
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  • The Razor

    You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst. Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. Neh 9:20-21 ESV When the Israel...
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  • A Joyful Heart

    A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 ESV Health tip: Don't worry, be happy. You can add years to your life, and health to your body by simply being joyful and happy. No one should have power over your joy. They can cause problems but how you rea...
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  • Broken Pieces

    So I went down to the potters house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potters hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the LORD came to me: O house of Israel, can I not do with ...
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  • Zero to Hero

    And he said to him, Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my fathers house. 16 And the LORD said to him, But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man. Judg. 6:15-16 ESV Gideon was the least in his family wh...
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  • Pearls and Pigs

    Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have...
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  • The Mercy Seat

    Then his master summoned him and said to him, You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you? And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also ...
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  • Going Back to Egypt

    Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt? And they said to one another, Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt. Numbers 14:34 ESV When the Israelites came to the land ...
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  • That Peaceful Easy Feeling

    Again, for the second time, He went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done. And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. Matt 26:42 ...
  • Cut It Loose

    Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ships boat and let it go. Acts 27:32 ESV The crew was gripped with fear as the ship was tossed about by the wind and waves. For fourteen days they had been battered and driven before this storm. Finally some of the sailors decided they would escape usin...
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  • The Way He Rolls

    And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 ESV While his wife was giving birth in a stable and the smell of farm animals permeated the air around them, Joseph had to contemplate his...
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