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Word is Jesus, Faithful and Trustworthy

Word is Jesus, Faithful and Trustworthy

When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Matthew 11:2, 3 NIV) Forward Friday! This week we considered what if- what all did Jesus do? We read in John, the whole world would not have enough room for the books that could be written for Jesus. Let’s consider what Jesus- himself says…Matthew 11:4-6 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see; The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are […]

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Pure Spiritual Milk…Basis for Spiritual Maturity

Pure Spiritual Milk...Basis for Spiritual Maturity

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2,3 ESV) Talking Veggies Last night I purposely chose a meal based on vegetables. I’m not a fan of carrots, yet made myself eat. While thinking about carrots, I’m reminded of 2nd grade and my teacher making us take a bite of broccoli every time. I really disliked broccoli. God’s Word is good for us, yet many find distasteful. However, we have to refuse what worldly flesh craves, aligning […]

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Scripture: Whole World Cannot Hold…

Scripture: Whole World Cannot Hold...

Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that could be written. (John 21:25 NIV) Motivating Monday!  Every time I read today’s verse, I’m left in awe. Think about how many more miracles took place; individuals healed, freed from demon possession, sin forgiven and love received. With all the books read still in paper form  and/or found in ebooks, people love to read. My first writer’s conference, I confessed my lack of reading books. A sweet agent encouraged me, […]

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Popularity? Trust In the Lord, Do Good

Popularity? Trust In the Lord, Do Good

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. (Psalm 37: 1-3 NIV) Forward Friday! Do not fret because of evil men or envious of those who do wrong…a vital lesson for adults and teens. The word, popularity has been around and brought more harm to those who deem themselves popular and those who have been taunted by stigma of not being popular. […]

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Desperate Need: God’s Word and Prayer

Desperate Need: God

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 ESV) Prayer We are desperate for prayer…our nation, states, cities/communities, churches, families, individuals…all involving people. There used to be a direct alignment with communities- churches- families. I’ve been thinking…later 80’s early 90’s, the way we’ve always known began shifting. Uncertain times are not necessarily new, America has traveled through many turbulent years. A Real Deal… […]

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Purge…Recognizing Need To Remove & Clean

Purge...Recognizing Need To Remove & Clean

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus who have wondered away from the Truth. (2 Timothy 2:16-18 NIV) Forward Friday! We do not know Hymenaeus or Philetus, yet, powerful impact they made to be listed in scripture. Sadly, not for a good reason. They are two examples who became more and more ungodly. Which list would we land, good- staying true to scripture or bad – becoming more ungodly? If each person takes this question serious, real assessments of how far […]

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Traditions, Keeping and Tossing, Avoiding Deception

Traditions, Keeping and Tossing, Avoiding Deception

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8 NIV) Traditions I treasure traditions, however, we cannot allow traditions to define necessary changes. There is a wealth of knowledge to gain transforming hearts and minds to be more like Christ. We are called to imitate Christ, to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world. If every person acknowledging their confession of faith, for Jesus to be Lord of their life, take their spiritual journey […]

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Remembering…Never Taking Freedom for Granted

Remembering...Never Taking Freedom for Granted

Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” says Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:31-34 NIV) Remembering/Memorial Day 2018 A day remembering all individuals who died while serving, protecting our great nation, America. Memorial Day dates back to 1870. Before separated by northern and southern states, dates are available on the first soldier’s grave decorated. Recently, our oldest […]

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Creation…God’s, Majestic w/Brilliance of Light

Creation...God

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3 NIV) My journal entry 5-22-18: God, your creation is majestic in all ways- reaching every corner of this world. Respectful, finding relevance, which is easy to do for all who earnestly seek You. If more people take serous their actions that claim to be your children, the church would clearly be seen […]

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Wolves Among Sheep…Avoid Falling Prey

Wolves Among Sheep...Avoid Falling Prey

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16 NIV) Wolves Motivating Monday! Love when scripture is written in red, reading exact words from Jesus Christ. His disciples were given authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. As specific directions were given, the above warning stands out to me. Jesus told no lie nor delayed truth…when we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, taking our walk serious…We’re sent out like sheep among wolves. Trustworthy? Wouldn’t it be nice, pure utopia, if […]

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