Allen Jones

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Understanding Grief & Loss

Grief is a natural and healthy consequence that should occur when a loss has happened in your life! We are reminded of this in Job 6:1-3, Then Job answered and said: Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales! For then it would be heavier than the …

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Everyone Needs A Champion

How did you survive childhood, become successful & prosperous? Why are you a Christian? Someone took time to care about you & your circumstances. Some people do not enjoy the benefit of caring parents, a loving family, a concerned mentor, or have the opportunity to be surrounded by Christians. How can we help others who …

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Understanding Grief & Loss

Grief is a natural and healthy consequence that should occur when a loss has happened in your life! We are reminded of this in Job 6:1-3, Then Job answered and said: Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales! For then it would be heavier than the …

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Exchange Burden For Freedom

Many problems create burdens for us and steals our freedom. Jesus is the best example when seeking how to deal with burdens & trials. Hebrews 5:8-9 says though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all …

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When Are You Going To Retire?

The older we get the more often we are asked this question. U.S. News & World Report stated in 2014 about half of retirees were forced to retire sooner than expected. The average retirement age is around age 62. Most of the time a retirement plan is built around a retirement age. When someone retires …

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Be All You Can Be

As Christians are we being ALL WE CAN BE? We all have talent that allows us to make contributions to the expansion of God’s Kingdom. When we don’t utilize our talents we have a tendency to utilize excuses. Moses struggled with this as well. We know Moses as a Leader but he also made excuses: …

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Don’t “Just Say N0!”

During the 1980’s when the War On Drugs began, one of the phrases developed to deter teens & young adults to stay away from drugs was called, “Just Say No!” Of course the idea was if you were approached to partake in drug use, everyone was encouraged to “Just Say No!” If you did this, …

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Who’s More Right? Be Cautious….

We all want to be aligned with groups, organizations, and populations that are right when it comes to morals, policies, & spiritual matters. The problem becomes when we begin to have righteous expectations of man-made institutions. If we want to be considered right in the secular world, we need to be guided by Scripture, not …

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Will You Do More Than The Minimum?

Students sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to receive a passing grade?” Employees sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to keep my job?” Christians sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to get to Heaven?” Sadly, many of us focus on the minimum! When the minimum becomes …

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Are we like the widow in Mark 12:41-44?

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that …

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