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Donnie Petty

New You

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Fallible, imperfect human beings are always searching for ways to better themselves. They spend their time and resources educating themselves through self-help books. Some turn to their favorite television personalities or even people in their own lives who they admire. While seeking good council is important in living a successful life, as Christians, we should turn to God and His…

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Dare to Dream

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While the year is still young, many people, inspired by good intentions, are setting their goals for the coming months. Some are already coming to grips with the realization they’ve failed on their quests to better themselves. Reaching for clearly defined goals, casting visions and taking steps to accomplish them are valuable exercises, but they are meaningless without the help…

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Be a SHOW-er, not just a GO-er

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By: Donnie Petty Many times, Christians find themselves going through the motions of going to church, raising their hands when the music moves them, listening to a good sermon, hugging some friends and leaving. As they slip into their cars and exit the parking lot, there’s a disconnect. They forget to share the wisdom and love they’ve just received with…

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An old sinner, saved by Grace!

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I’m just an old sinner, saved by Grace!  I’ve heard this term uttered countless times, in countless churches, from countless pastors, ministers, evangelists, as well as their congregations. It wasn’t until later in life that I’ve come to see that statement through a different set of lenses, a renewed filter if you will.  Getting this revelation through correct thinking has…

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Land on the Lord’s Love

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Considered by Biblical scholars as one of the most zealous people in the Bible, Peter loved Jesus fervently. He’s the one who declared things to Jesus like, “I will never deny you!”, “I’ll die for you, Jesus!”, and—my personal favorite—after Jesus foretold His own death, “Heaven forbid Lord, this shall NEVER happen to you!” As passionate, on-purpose, and powerful as…

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