Category Archives: thoughts by Mike Woodard

Dealing with Fear

In a world that has many uncertainties the words from Psalm 147 can bring comfort. God is big enough to comfort His child in the midst of all possible fears! Continue reading

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Saying “Yes” to God

Father, I surrender. I rest in Your perfect love, wisdom, and plan for my life. I present myself as a living sacrifice. I hold this day and all I desire before You with an open hand. I trust you. Amen Continue reading

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Perilous Shortcuts

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25 Life is filled with options. The desire for a shortcut, a less difficult path, a more convenient option, or even a more logical road, can all be motivators. Continue reading

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Wisdom from an Astronaut

Words of Wisdom: “Always make sure they know you love them!” “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Continue reading

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A River Runs Through Me

Only when we are connected to God, the ultimate source, is our deep thirst satisfied and rich fruitfulness the result. Continue reading

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Lessons from Life: the Garden

#DailyDevotional LESSONS FROM LIFE: THE GARDEN. My heart is like our garden, sometimes neglected for long periods of time. Weeds of anger, disappointment, fear, frustration, critical attitudes, … Continue reading

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God Promises to be With Us

God Promises to be With Us: In fact, as Psalm 139 declares, we cannot escape His presence. He fully grasps the implications of all the dangers we face. Continue reading

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Do You Talk to Yourself?

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Mom

The acts of tenderness, that my mother showed me, even though she had a rough life, had a great impact on my life. Continue reading

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RATS

Experimental Rats: Hope is a powerful motivator, even for rats. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord.” Continue reading

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Most Important Job

by Mike Woodard: Most Important Job – To Love Everyone. “For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” 1 John 3:11 Continue reading

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The Gift of Anticipation

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NASB) Having grown up in an alcoholic family, I have often … Continue reading

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Foot Stool

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know.  Remember the LORD in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 ( GNT) “What made my interview stand … Continue reading

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Ultimate Search Engine!

How many times a day do you hear or ask the question, “Have you googled it?” The power of a search engine is that it can find an answer to almost any question in a vast depository of knowledge, and … Continue reading

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God the Ultimate First Responder!

“Where could I go to get away from your spirit? Where could I go to escape your presence?  If I went up to heaven, you would be there. If I went down to the grave, you would be there too! … Continue reading

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