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We Are In For The Long Haul!

Posted on October 27, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11-13) Olivia, now three, has developed very well in her thought process. While at an activity farm she decided to conquer a hay maze all by […]

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Praying Powerfully – Part #1

Posted on September 28, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the LORD our God…” (1 Samuel 7:8a) This verse speaks to a people that were in dire need of their God; and they prayed. Prayer is powerful, a vital part of our Christian walk. We need it, and if we […]

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You Were Created for so Much More!

Posted on September 14, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) The book of Romans packs a plethora of wisdom and discernment that clarifies many doctrines. I realized that it’s a concise version of the Bible and it is not […]

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Shine Jesus Shine!

Posted on September 8, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may […]

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The Privilege to Serve

Posted on August 30, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) While watching a television program where an actor, playing the President, was sharing to his Vice President that he was human and he was ok with making some immoral/emotional choices. She […]

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Trauma Care

Posted on August 24, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) After 9/11, the level of security and fear escalated in America. People understood that we weren’t exempt from the extreme evil of the World. It actually made us think […]

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Righteous vs. Evil

Posted on August 18, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12) When I hear a metaphor like, ‘The eyes of the Lord’ or ‘his ears are open’ I used to wonder if God […]

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Spirit of Unity!

Posted on August 5, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:5-6) When I first read the phrase ‘spirit of unity’ I ask myself is […]

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The Heart of a Teacher

Posted on July 28, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10) I believe my perspectives on teaching are probably the most fresh that it has ever been, however, that’s not much because I never been much of a […]

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Death is Defeated!

Posted on July 19, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55) Anyone who is involved with the ministry of addiction or substance understands that ultimly death occurs. We receive random calls and our grieving is put to side because comfort is needed. We loved them, we pray for them; we invest […]

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Is Temptation Sin?

Posted on July 14, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able; but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.” ~I Corinthians 10:13 In a very dark […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Posted on July 7, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Recently, I asked a question in a Bible study; what does the cross mean to you? I received answers like propitiation, redemption, forgiveness, death, life, shame, penalty punishment, but the ironic thing never once love […]

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Spurring Each Other!

Posted on June 22, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” (Hebrews 10:24) There are many times that the flesh, life, people, my sin etc…has brought me to a place of desperation. In those times, I recall dreading to face the circumstance or situation and upset at life/myself that I […]

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Fallen Condition

Posted on June 14, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23) Life has a way of reminding us that we all in a fallen condition. Whether it is circumstantial, by are own doing, or by hands of others. No mater the source, it’s sobering and a wake call that we are not […]

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Why The Bible!

Posted on June 9, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV) The culture we live in tries to influence our values in many ways. In a changing world, it’s essential to embrace unchanging […]

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True Worshippers 101!

Posted on June 3, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (John 4:23) In T-n-T, we are provided with an opportunity to give glory, honor, and praise to our God. There are times […]

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Living Water

Posted on May 24, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”(John 7:38) In the midst of reading all the plethora of books, views, and perceptions, it’s really good to go back to the Words of Jesus. In addition, Jesus keeps His doctrine simple and clear to his […]

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God’s Servant!

Posted on May 10, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” ~Colossians 3:23 When I arrived at the colony 10 years ago, my job was to work on the dishwasher; the infamous Hobart. That was a learning curve, as well as dose of humble pie. Promotion day! I was promoted to supply handler, […]

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The Eagles Example!

Posted on May 4, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) This is not referring to the Philadelphia Eagles as an example , but they are ok as well. But the wonderful […]

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Humility vs. Pride III

Posted on April 26, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise. (Proverbs 10:19) I believe the speech reveals the conditions of the heart. And if pride is present that to will be exposed. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” Plato […]

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