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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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