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Transformation: Leaving Darkness, Seeking Light

Transformation: Leaving Darkness, Seeking Light

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. (Acts 9:1 NIV) Heartfelt Day Wednesdays are always a heartfelt day to write. I have never taken a break like I have for April. April seems to be a whirl of activity. David and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on April 2nd. I’ve always wanted to visit Italy, and set a goal to do so by our 25th. When I stated we had planned an action-packed week, this was an understatement. An experience of a lifetime. Rome was incredible with all historical factors. The fact this is […]

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Truth Vs. Lies…Be Alert/Not Deceived

Truth Vs. Lies...Be Alert/Not Deceived

Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:43, 44 ESV) Motivating Monday! When my children were smaller and even today, my comment if a lie is spoken, “When you lie, you align […]

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Remain: Faith, Hope, and Love…The Greatest Is…

Remain: Faith, Hope, and Love...The Greatest Is...

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts…(1 Corinthians 13:13- 14:1a) Forward Friday!  I never realize God’s pick for scripture till I sit down to write. There can be experiences remembered, lessons learned, or what crosses my path during the day. For instance, while waiting at a red light, and seems like yesterday was a red light day. I finally admitted…Ok! God, I did not spend adequate time in prayer. God and I have lots of conversations over red lights. There before […]

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Furious? To Do Good or To Do Evil? Answer Is….

Furious? To Do Good or To Do Evil? Answer Is....

Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” He looked around at them all (Pharisees and teachers of the law), and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus. (Luke 6:9-11 NIV) Furious? But they were furious and began to discuss what they may might do to Jesus…furious over what? The Pharisees and […]

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Understanding: Full Riches, Treasure Found

Understanding: Full Riches, Treasure Found

  My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:2-4 NIV) Justified?   I could have written this very same letter, however, Paul had great concern for Laodicea, as I do…America. The town of Colosse was located on a major trade route, receiving from […]

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Deceiver: The Devil Plays Dirty- Be Watchful!

Deceiver: The Devil Plays Dirty- Be Watchful!

Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. (2 John 7, 8 NIV) No! No! Distracted from Jesus’ teachings and running ahead is not good. 2 John is another quick read, reality check. At some point, this has happened to us all, except not all repent and return to Jesus’ teachings. When brothers and sisters dip into sin, The Bible directs […]

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Deceptive Methods- Increase Societal Confusion

Deceptive Methods- Increase Societal Confusion

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19, 20 ESV) Forward Friday! Many of us would love to move forward, beyond deceptive methods- increasing societal confusion. God’s Word is vital and approachable for every need we have. When listening to news updates, we want truth- not opinions. Thankfully, I listened to Senator Susan Collins speech and now I’ve listened to Kanye West’s soul pouring out with President Trump. To have false accusations against these individuals is […]

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Fear: Satan’s Mojo, Avoid Being Deceived

Fear: Satan

For this reason I remind you to fan into the flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV) Motivating Monday! A quiet whisper in midst of societal confusion, keep eyes on me- Jesus. The day has arrived like walking a high wire or even a low beam where balance is key- keeping eyes looking ahead. God did not give us a spirit of fear. However, learning God’s Spirit, we explore what it […]

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Promises…God’s Faithfulness Revealed

Promises...God

The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart, devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace, they find rest as they lie in death. (Isaiah 57:1, 2 NIV) Motivating Monday! With heavy hearts, thoughts and prayers are with survivors and family members of the Duck boating tragedy in Branson, MO. Also, a fire in San Marcus, TX began early morning with five individuals missing. The sermon we heard yesterday- made a valid point, we can be with Jesus […]

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Call…Who? Jesus, He will Answer You…

Call...Who? Jesus, He will Answer You...

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV) Motivating Monday!  Feeling motivated as I write, I must share the song surging God’s love and empowering me to want more- more out of this life. In order for more, we have to become centered for balance. Today’s photo is a prayer bench made by my middle child for an extension of the church we attend. Looks like a perfect place to find time with Jesus. I’m loving travel with our son’s baseball team, however does […]

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