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Plain Bread with Val – “Friends Will Lift You Up and Through”

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A true friend will find a way to help you through your most trying and difficult times. That's why we need them. What will friends not do for each other? Do you have a friend like that? What of the sick man, whose friends were looking for a way into a house, that Jesus was ministering at...and performing miracles. They did something so unheard of and unexpected, all so that
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Plain Bread with Val – “In Crazy Times Remember God’s Past…”

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Some of the things that have happened this year to you, have been good while and other things...not so much. Whatever it is that is really hurting your heart and troubling your spirit. You WILL get through it. It's all in a moment, and all moments (while they may last longer than we expect) pass. While you are in your "crazy times", remember what God has already done for you.
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Plain Bread with Val – “I Will NOT Be Tied Up By A Lilliputian!”

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Ever feel as if you've bitten more than you can possibly chew? Yeah...pretty much all of the time. But, in our Christian walk, we encounter challenges and trials that often look tougher than we could have ever thought. These things are small in the eyes of our God...not unimportant, but small and manageable. Size does matter, and Val reminds us of that with an allusion to The Lilliputians...those super tiny people
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Plain Bread with Val – “Boiling Frog”

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Val draws on an old fairy tale about the boiling frog, where the frog was put into a pot of boiling water, and of course jumped out to save it's life. However, the frog was put back into the water, but the water temperature was increased slowly over time, where the frog stayed in it long enough to where it was boiled alive. Referring to the dangers of complacency, as Believers we enjoy
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Plain Bread with Val – “Becoming Unstoppable”

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Everyone likes a crowd...some folks to cheer you on when you are setting about to accomplish some great feat. The loud applause, clamoring, adoration and appreciation are helpful motivators that keep you going, when you feel as if you're about to falter, fail or quit. The downside to a crowd is that they are fickle. They're with you one moment, and the next moment you find yourself by yourself, or they're hating
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