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Wield Your Sword

By Patrick Hawthorne   “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts

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Your Strength, His Joy (A Revisit of a Former Thought)

By Patrick Hawthorne One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible, according to my own personal statistical analysis made up just this very morning, is Nehemiah 8:10, “…The joy of the Lord is your strength.”  I would dare say

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I Want It All…

By Patrick Hawthorne I want it all.  What a rather peculiar way to start this article.  Nevertheless, it is true; I want it all.  The early Church operated at a level that was nothing less than miraculous.  Not only was

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Just a Monday Morning Thought

By Patrick Hawthorne : “I Have Decided…I will not be a dream sitter.” Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4.) The word, “delight,” from its root, means to be pliable,

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Framing Your World

By Patrick Hawthorne Three very memorable, yet frustrating, verses of the Bible are found in Hebrews 11:1-3.  They are what I refer to as ‘gotcha’ verses.  By that I mean, we think we have a handle on them and then,

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Occupational Redirection

By Patrick Hawthorne A favorite pastime of mine, which really began about a year ago, is to consider what I will do once I retire from my current job.   Yet, is the word ‘retire’ really reflective and in line with

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There is Strength in Unity

By Patrick Hawthorne   Although we might serve in different roles or functions within the Body of Christ, our overall goal is the same, with no one role being greater than the other. Can a baker bake bread without the

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Prayer and Winding Roads

By Patrick Hawthorne Today is a good day.  Heading to work, I turned off the radio and began to pray.  Initially, my prayer was stale and stagnant – rehearsed.  My flesh was fighting to gain control of the radio so

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Let the Worshipper’s Arise!

By Patrick Hawthorne We the Body of Christ have a decision to make.  We are at a fork in the road.  Either we can continue down the path that keeps us at one another’s throats, bickering about petty theological differences, or

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As A Little Child

By Kathleen Hawthorne Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it (at all). (Luke 18:17 Amplified) The word of God tells us

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