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Praise and Prayer – 8/16

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Ps. 105:1 (NIV) “6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 (ESV) In essence, the point of this ministry is about […]

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Ambassadors for Christ

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 We hear these word spoken now and then, but how often do we stop to understand what it truly means to be an ambassador? In political understanding, an ambassador is one who represents the one who sent them to the […]

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Responding

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad…” Matthew 5:11-12a “44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44 With events currently going on around the globe and in our […]

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Carrying Our Cross

“ And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 When we think of this verse, we often conceive of it as a burden or punishment. A common phrase in our society is “We all have a cross to […]

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The Greatest Commandment

  And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment. ~ Matthew 22:35-38 I’m going […]

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Cursing Christians | Truth In Love

“In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:7-8 As I prayed over the verse for this first devotional on Christian behavior, the issue of language kept appearing. I have run across […]

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To the Atheists, Agnostics, and Others

It is pretty clear from what I’ve posted so far that this ministry is geared toward folks who are Christian. I wanted to explain a couple of things about that. Christian life has two elements when it comes to teaching and preaching. There is evangelizing and there is pastoral, for lack of a better word, […]

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Giving to Ceasar

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.” Matthew 17:27 In setting up this new ministry, my husband […]

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What’s in a Name

So, why Hope and Change Ministries? Many of you who landed on this page probably know me from work in internet political punditry over the last several years. If you do, you probably also know I tend toward conservative politics, sometimes long winded, er, detailed, political analysis, and a disdain for bumper sticker slogans. I […]

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