Articles by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith

Hope For Today – Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin!
Hope For Today – Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin!

Hope For Today – Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin!

Messing up. Ugh! We’ve all done it and, to be honest, sometimes the biggest problem is just being discovered. Don’t misunderstand me. The worst thing is failing. But the problem is, when we have to tell someone what…

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Hope For Today – Maintaining Faithful Love!

Hope For Today – Maintaining Faithful Love!

Have you looked at any old family photos lately? You know, going way back to the black and white ones? Do you know who those people are? Did your family write their names on the back of the…

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Hope For Today – Abounding In Faithful Love and Truth!

Hope For Today – Abounding In Faithful Love and Truth!

When was the last time your dad just loved you? You hadn’t done anything. There was no reason. You hadn’t gotten good grades. You hadn’t washed his car or mowed the lawn. He just loved you. Maybe he…

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Hope For Today – Being Slow to Anger!

Anger. Just a word evokes a multitude of different emotions in different people. If one of the first people we think of when we hear the word anger is our father, we can be sure that our lives…

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Hope For Today – Being Compassionate and Gracious!

Hope For Today – Being Compassionate and Gracious!

What is the first thing you remember about your dad? Is it his laugh, his smile, his anger, his grumpiness? First remembrances are often the most powerful ones … and they have the tendency to shape our life…

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Hope For Today – Loving Each Other!

Hope For Today – Loving Each Other!

You may have witnessed it this past Mother’s Day. Missing chairs where there should have been family members. Most of us have experienced the pain of broken relationships in our families … someone’s mad at sister Emily. That…

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Hope For Today – Treating Others Generously!

Hope For Today – Treating Others Generously!

Being nice to the people in our family can be a chore sometimes. Selfishness can get in and harsh words can be spoken. Relationships can be strained when we are not on our best behavior behind closed doors.…

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