Scripture prompt

Faith is like walking blind

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths, (Proverbs 3:5–6, NKJV)

The December scripture prompt from Koinonia is one of the most popular verses of scripture. Proverbs 3:5–6 is a verse packed with truth, wisdom, and challenge. The verse will inspire us and challenge us.

I call trust the second layer of faith. Trust is what we lean on when our faith is dormant. Faith births awareness of confidence that trust supports.


Gratitude is the better way

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The word “ hack” is a popular term.

So what is a hack?

I love hacking because it creates a different way to see life. Hacking shifts perspective and brings change. There is always room to improve our life and learn how to do life better.

Learning useful life hacks is a no brainer — many hacks work great and cost little. Other hacks need improvement. The

The life hack of gratitude for ingratitude needs no improvement.

A few life hacks

One useful life hack is when you are choking or coughing uncontrollably, raise your hands above your head, and the coughing will stop. …


The relevancy of scripture

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I have a message for you from the Bible.

Yes, the Bible-the book many believe to be out of date and out of touch.

Some people call the Bible — old. Well, gravity is also old. Is gravity still relevant? I think so.

Just because the scripture is unpopular does not mean it’s irrelevant.

So here’s the message.

“Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.” …


The greatest act of kindness

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What would happen if everyone added “kindness to their to-do list for today?

Wow! We would all have a fantastic day. I am sure we could use a wonderful day. I sure could.

Well, everyone that reads this could make a fantastic day for someone else. Right? Yes, we can.

We are writing about inspiring moments of kindness. And I have a terrific moment to share. Before I share what happened, allow me to challenge you to create a new moment for someone to write about.


Drop the labels

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Choices.

Choices start before we open our eyes. It is a choice to open our eyes. So, choices begin before we open our eyes, and after we open them. Life is made up of choices.

The kind of life we live is due to the choices we make.

The clothes we wear are due to a choice.

The food we eat is due to a choice.

The job we have is due to a choice.

You are where you are today because of the previous choices you have made.

There are choices in your control and others that are out of your control. The choices you make in the uncontrollable are subject to those you made while in control. …


Why Biden Played to Not Lose

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Only 10 U.S. presidents were previously defeated in their quest for another term. Trump is the first in decades if the election result called by The Associated Press remains.

President Trump may or may not have lost the election, but the Associated Press officially called the election in favor of Joe Biden.

President Trump was brilliant in some things and not so brilliant in others. President Trump is the most loved and simultaneously the most despised man in the world.

Many believe that President Trump handed Joe Biden thousands of votes due to his poor decisions and behavioral antics. …


Tune in to yourself

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The world is noisy.

Everybody has a voice, and many of us exercise our freedom of speech on social media.

I agree everyone’s voice has value, but everyone’s voice is not equal. Some content is more important than others.

Should we consider censoring our own choices? Yes.

We should tune out the content we consider noise.

Social media streams update every second. We are not short on material, but every post is not equal.

The question is, how much should we listen and what content has value?

The year 2020

The year 2020 has challenged us beyond measure. You and I have witnessed the devastation of COVID-19. …


There is a better way than politics

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The election for the President of the United States has the attention of the world. The election of 2020 is the most critical election of our lifetime. No doubt about it.

The first hack — COVID-19. COVID–19 is the hottest issue of the election. Many people are passionate about COVID-19 — a major hack against the incumbent President’s reelection.

Both Christians and non-Christians are concerned about the election. Believers and non-believers are passionate about their candidate. I am not of the school that there are no Christian Democrats.

Believers are not qualified to decide who is and who is not a Christian. Yes, there are party policies that define our values. Those values are a sign of where we stand on issues. But ultimately, God is the final judge. …


Scripture Prompt

The age-old tension

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Can God create a pure heart? Yes. But can He do it without the cooperation of the believer? Not really.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10, NASB)

King David knew how easy it is for us to turn our hearts away from God. The King of Israel allowed his heart to be drawn away from God. David understood that only God could give him a pure heart.

A quest for purity is noble. The age-old tension is where God’s responsibility ends and where the believer’s responsibility begins.

This is a huge paradox. It is like walking a tight rope — knowing you can fall any second. Every Christian knows that God draws us, leads us, gifts us, and empowers us. …


What do you need to stop doing?

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There is a time when quitting is best

Our training says never quit, and there’s plenty of room for that truth.

You can still hear your parents say, never quit.

Out of nowhere, it will hit. You will feel too fatigued, too scared, let down, too sore, too criticized, too busy, not ready, too sad, stuck, and might even think it is time to quit. Pause, name exactly what you feel. It is okay to feel a certain way. But, it’s not about what just happened. It’s about the thought that comes next. Expect that there will be thoughts that make you question what you are about to do. However, it is your next thought that matters most. …

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Thomas E. McDaniels

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