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Now This is Love…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 14, 2018

On this day when we in this country when we celebrate love, there is a gentle reminder for all of us no matter what our status, found in Galatians 5:13-15 (NLT):13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use…

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There Is Yet A Standard!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 13, 2018

​In this age that we live in that is bordering on apostasy, we yet find that there is a standard. Conflicting cultures are nothing new within the Christian faith.The Apostles in the first century AD faced a similar situation. There was a drastic difference in the rigidity of the Jewish Christians who came from a…

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Counting the Costs!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 12, 2018

There is one figure in Old Testament history that I can sadly identify with.  That figure is the Prophet Jonah.Jonah was willing to serve God as long as God didn’t ask him to do something that did not make sense to him. God’s command to go to the city of Nineveh and tell them to repent…

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Know the Password!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 9, 2018

Just about every place you want to get in on the internet requires a password. Trying to keep track of all the passwords is a daunting task in and of itself. The smart thing to do is to keep some written record of them.  Interestingly, passwords are not new. There have been passwords of some type or another…

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Let It Not Be Said of Me!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 8, 2018

When you lived a few decades you begin to understand that there seems to be some invisible law in motion, that propels you to do the very thing that you once criticized. To put it in familial terms, that thing you couldn’t stand about your father and mother – if you’re not careful you will find,…

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SOME THINGS NEED PLAIN LANGUAGE!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | February 5, 2018

There are times when God is trying to get a message through to us and as much as the KJV is both beautiful and instructional, you just need to go to a version that has plain every day language – no thees and thous. Such was my situation as I lamented over a rather long…

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A Bucket Full of This Will Keep the Doctor Away!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | January 31, 2018

We are living in a health conscious generation. People are concerned about their bodies in ways that previous generations never even considered. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, there is something better that we can concentrate on: Joyfully you’ll pull up buckets of water from the wells of salvation. And as you do…

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Seven Comes Before Eight!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | January 30, 2018

One mistake we novices make in reading the Bible is to take scripture out of context. We try to understand what God is saying by looking at one or two verses. In fact, if truth be told many denominations are even built on the basis of a few scriptures, refusing to look at the Bible…

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The Constant Cry of My Heart…

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | January 29, 2018

" Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thought " Psalm 139:23 (AMP) If there is one thing that I continuously seek the Lord about, is to deal with my heart. I found out a long time ago that there was a correlation between the condition of my heart…

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Stop Trying To Figure It Out!

By Dr. Alice Maria Crawford | January 25, 2018

 I have been dealing with a very serious situation . It has been on my mind day and night. I have prayed, but I have also mentally explored every possible way that ​I could help make it happen. After many days of anguish, I found out that God has already worked out a solution that is better than I…

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