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Politicians, Motives, and King David

Politicians, Motives, and King David

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. I wait for your salvation, O Lord, and follow your commands. I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you. (Psalm 119:164-168 NIV) Motivating Monday! Lord, Congress is in a dead-lock, with so much good happening in our nation; increased jobs, lower unemployment, stock markets an all time high, military support back strong- world wide economic activity is through the […]

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Underestimating: Finding Ourselves Unprepared

Underestimating: Finding Ourselves Unprepared

For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God, and it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17 NIV) Underestimating  It’s easy underestimating situations when trusting sight and foregoing wise words. Take Inga’s Snow storm moving across America. Last week we had 63 degree weather one day, turning to 19 degrees the next night. It was hard to imagine a coatless day changing so drastically. I’m reminded this is exactly the way with the world. Unless growing in Word knowledge, leading to […]

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New Creation: Imagine All God Has Waiting

New Creation: Imagine All God Has Waiting

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God…(2 Corinthians 5:17, 18a ESV) Motivating Monday! When you hear the MercyMe song, Dear Younger Me…what comes to mind? As the song continues…it’s not hard to look back at what we would change, so very true. Yet, all lessons in life prove an example to help others overcome. I’m a firm believer in God’s Word. His Word is true and valuable for our lives, every day, every hour, every minute, every second. It’s not waiting […]

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Mercies: New Every Morning, Steadfast Love

Mercies: New Every Morning, Steadfast Love

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:23, 24 ESV) Motivating Monday! Hello, second week of 2018! Hope we can begin the new year all over again, starting today. As we know this cannot really happen, we cannot go back and change calendar dates. We can look into God’s Word and see a way to start new each day, no matter how the night before ended. God’s mercies […]

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Vital Teaching: Be Sober- Minded, Watchful

Vital Teaching: Be Sober- Minded, Watchful

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8, 9 ESV) Forward Friday!  This has to be the most vital blog for adults and parents to understand, in order to teach their children. The devil is real. He is the same serpent tricking Eve into eating the forbidden fruit that he is today. He is constantly prowling like a roaring lion, looking to see who he can […]

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Jesus…Mourning John the Baptist’s Death

Jesus...Mourning John the Baptist

John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. (Matthew 14:12, 13 NIV) Sadness Scanning social media, does not take long to see hurting situations. Miracles are needed minute by minute, untimely deaths to deaths of saints lived longevity of life. Thoughts are heavy hearted as I write for a family we’ve known through school, our children together since kindergarten, now in 10th grade. A classmate/friend of my middle child passed away yesterday. Terrible sadness, asking all prayer […]

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Church: Will the Real People Stand Up?

Church: Will the Real People Stand Up?

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 ESV) Happy New Year! A new year and a new year with Releasing Truth. Seems like yesterday when the first blog launched, yet, God’s timing has been impeccable. When I first attended writing conferences, spiritual warfare was not a popular topic. They were the only words I knew to speak at the time. As I kept seeking, an awareness to deception was key. We don’t have to understand the war between good vs. evil, or God […]

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30 Years Ago…Sums Up 2017

30 Years Ago...Sums Up 2017

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement though faith in his blood. (Romans 3:23-25a NIV) Thirty years ago… One of the first Bible verses we may have heard, part of the Roman Road. We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. As we end 2017, a strong repetition became recognized in my life…30 years ago. Thirty years ago, I graduated from high school in May, my grandma passed away in […]

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Strength: Source of Encouragement

Strength: Source of Encouragement

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6 ESV) Forward Friday! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite verses, encouraging me through the years. The pressure was building upon David, a fire destroyed Ziklag and their wives, sons, and daughters were taken captive. Scripture says David and his men wept until no strength was left. As life pressed into David, he found strength in the Lord, His God. Strength This […]

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Knowledge: Taking Captive Every Thought

Knowledge: Taking Captive Every Thought

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV) Forward Monday! A week before Christmas and my 30th high school reunion/gathering happened yesterday. Two red flags taken from our group photo, which both can be fixed by a hair appointment in two weeks and adjusting my mind to lose extra weight. In the past, discussing weight issues and even having a wonderful trainer, I must take captive contrary thoughts for a strong- healthy body. Defeat My problem goes […]

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