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What Do You Magnify?

by Denise Boggs
And Mary said, “My soul doeth magnify the Lord” Luke 1:46 What do you magnify?  Magnify, according to Strong’s Concordance means, to make or declare great.   Whatever we magnify becomes bigger and bigger in our mind.  If you magnify a problem then you can’t see the solution, all you see is the problem. Think about Mary’s problem. The angel came to her and said, “You will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son and shall call His name Jesus.”  (Luke 1:31) Mary’s response in Luke 1:38 was, “Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be to me […]

Rise Up!

“Fear Not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10  NKJV Many people have been hurt by rejection.  If you have ever experienced rejection, you can probably relate to that downward spiraling effect that rejection gives you.  It has a progressively negative effect; at first it affects your opinion of yourself, your emotional well-being, and if not dealt with rejection will continue to affect interpersonal relationships through-out your life. Rejection is so painful and devastating […]

How to Overcome the Enemy

by Denise Boggs
For it was not an enemy who reproached and taunts me, then I might bear it… Psalm 55:12-13 Words are powerful, destructive, and so very painful.  And the enemy uses those who are closest to us to speak out hurtful words because he wants to get a “close up” shot, one that will do some damage.  He uses their knowledge of the past and words that are connected to that painful event.  So, every painful event that has not been healed is his target.  A profound truth on how to overcome the enemy is you must work through all the […]

Learning to Trust Again

by Denise Boggs
“He heals the brokenhearted and bindeth up their wounds.”  Psalms 147:3 God has made full provision for healing the pain of past so you can trust again. Have you ever trusted someone to love you that did not know how to love? Or have you ever loved someone that did not know how to receive your love? In both cases you will experience rejection. This type of rejection is very painful especially when it comes from someone whom you really trust. The pain from being hurt by someone you trust is much greater than being hurt by a casual friend. […]

Where Can I Go to Find Safety?

by Denise Boggs
“It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”  Psalm 118:8 In the days we are living, there is troubling news on every side.  There are wars and rumors of wars, famines, and earthquakes in various places. Everywhere you turn, you hear of devastation. Many are like the man who called our office today from another country asking: Where do I go where it is safe? I couldn’t tell him whether or not he should leave his country, but I could tell him to take refuge in the Lord and He would […]