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Weakness-Strength-Transformation-God’s Will

Weakness-Strength-Transformation-God

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV) Heart to Heart Wednesdays seem to be our heart to heart days, maybe we’ll start having…Heart to Heart Wednesdays. The reason conforming to this world is not good…we can never desentitize problems affecting individuals. The right and wrongs of this world have been interwoven through societal confusion. Treatment of people is no longer a concern to most. Centered in one’s consciousness, we […]

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Maturity: Truth Gained, Purpose Achieved

Maturity: Truth Gained, Purpose Achieved

…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. (Romans 3:23, 24 NIV) A New Week! Motivating Monday! Today is a new day, a new week. Forget the things of the past- God is wanting to do a new thing in each of our lives. We were encouraged in yesterday’s sermon to welcome others to our table- to taste and see that the Lord is good. This happens as we mature- always wanting to grow. My desire is to see all our […]

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Stars…Count Them, Oh! Too Numerous

stars counted- many or few?

You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 28:62 NIV) Stars Forward Friday! Today’s verse is profound. We wish upon stars, we define stars by their success, yet, have we ever considered ourselves as one of the stars God directed Abraham to come out of his tent and see. Genesis 15, Abraham was to count the stars if he could, yet not possible. The stars represented Abraham’s offspring. He is known as the Father of many nations. Remember this song…Father […]

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Immeasurable Greatness of God’s Power…Ready to Exert?

Immeasurable Greatness of God

-having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. (Ephesians 1:18, 19 ESV) Motivating Monday! Motivation is vital right now as many face hardships from hurricanes, flooding, and fires. God will protect His children. And…if His children will exert knowledge we have available in God’s Word, I believe any storm can be rebuked in Jesus’ name. […]

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Heavy Hearts Vs. Easy and Light…Jesus

Heavy Hearts Vs. Easy and Light...Jesus

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11: 28-30 ESV) Forward Friday! As with many, our thoughts have shifted to Irma and words associated with this storm. Words like beast, nuclear, and worst than Andrew- the governor stated. Andrew was a category 5, most destructive to strike America. There’s now Jose and Katia active as […]

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Rebuild- Watch Out Schemers, God’s Purpose Prevails

Rebuild- Watch Out Schemers, God

I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your own mind.” For they all wanted to frighten us…(Nehemiah 6:8, 9a ESV) Friends Fear tactics have been around since beginning of time, remembering the serpent, Adam, and Eve. Reason being, satan was once Lucifer, a high ranking arch angel along with Michael and Gabriel. Friends and associates like Michael and Gabriel are ones to connect with. They look out for our good, encouraging us in God’s purpose. My guess, Lucifer never discussed his plans with these two- like […]

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Hesitancy: A Real Game killer and Life’s Distraction

Hesitancy: A Real Game killer and Life

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. (Acts 17:30 ESV) Happy Labor Day! Motivating Monday! Biggest lesson I saw watching A&M/UCLA’s football game last night…hesitancy will lose a game. I was not raised around football, it was all basketball in Kentucky. My high school did not have football and our children’s high school does not have football, even though football is big in our public schools. Last year was my very first watched football game between A&M and UT. My point- hesitancy can be a killer for many things in our lives. […]

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Tunnels- Caution, Slow Down, Tighten Grip…Light Appears

Tunnels- Caution, Slow Down, Tighten Grip...Light Appears

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. (Psalm 55:22 NIV) Moving Forward! Forward Friday! Moving forward is key to seeing light at the end of tunnels. Certainly many feel they’ve been through tunnels this past week. Harvey has even made his way to middle America. Who cares about minors when there’s majors to focus on. This is a lesson learned when we switched to my husband’s denomination. We can agree to disagree on minors, needing to agree on majors. This brings balance and harmony to any situation. Difference When […]

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Joy- Service- Strength…Proof in the Pudding!

Joy- Service- Strength...Proof in the Pudding!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 ESV) Service The proof is in the pudding! Interesting why this expression popped in my mind as I sit down to write. This idiom is defined as the end result, marking success or failure in one’s effort. I haven’t heard this expression in many years, Yet, when I think about this- proof is certainly in the pudding for all effort working in Houston/Texas coastal flooding, as well as Oregon and Montana fires. On smaller efforts, a church our oldest has been attending in College Station, held an international […]

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Tough Skin, Reactions- Giving God Glory

Tough Skin, Reactions- Giving God Glory

“…that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5: 45 NIV) Monday! Motivating Monday! A good word for enduring trials- noting this includes everyone. As rain continues to pour on Houston areas, the verse it rains on the righteous and unrighteous came to mind. We have been traveling to Houston/Galveston areas over the last year and half. I have always felt God’s sweet Spirit with every interaction. When stopping at convenient stores, individuals in the airport, […]

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