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Redemption, Forgiveness…Leaving Darkness Behind

Redemption, Forgiveness...Leaving Darkness Behind

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13, 14 NIV) Forward Friday! Wow! How amazing to move forward, with the thought of redemption- forgiveness of sins. For we have all fallen short of the glory of God, and as the saying goes…only quitters lose. Colossians 1 will be a wonderful chapter to read today. We learn about Epaphras, a dear fellow servant, a faithful minister in Christ. I love when Scripture identifies individuals, and a look […]

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Harvest…Plentiful and Ready for Bumper Results!

Harvest...Plentiful and Ready for Bumper Results!

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37,38 ESV) Forward Friday! Jesus preached the good news, healing the sick and diseased. Scripture states He saw the crowds. There is a difference being in a crowd and actually seeing the crowd. Being aware and using discernment to see hurts and people’s needs, like Jesus. Jesus was always a step ahead of His disciples…many times they lacked understanding, not so unlike many today. People perish due to […]

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Repentance: Turning From Sin- To Jesus

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8,9 NIV) Forward Friday!  There are times, I feel I have said all I can say. Societal Confusion has been unleashed, deception roaring, and people are deceived- completely brainwashed. Many are speaking, Jesus come quickly, yet, none of us know the time […]

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Foolishness…Time To Understand, Discern Truth

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are Spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV) Motivating Monday! Good news! The Bible brings clarity to every situation on earth. To understand, we have to accept Jesus as our personal Savior, or we will be the person without The Spirit. When trying to explain Spiritual discernment, we cannot expect all individuals to understand. Do they find foolish? You bet- and foolishness is all that will follow as long as we […]

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Trials: Understanding or Not? May Be…

Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that the Lord did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials, and all his land. With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those miraculous signs and great wonders. But to this day, the Lord has not given you a mind that understands, or eyes that see or ears that hear. (Deuteronomy 29:2-4, NIV) Motivating Monday! Hello! Seems like I’ve been away so, nice to be back home. We had an exciting end to our middle child’s summer baseball- winning Babe Ruth State Tournament, […]

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Deceived: Must be Diligent to Avoid Corruption

Deceived: Must be Diligent to Avoid Corruption

Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV) Motivating Monday! This past weekend and starting today, many kiddos are heading back to college. Many starting their first year. A college friend of mine questioned on fb, in three words- what would we tell our 18 year old selves. I’ve pondered this a great deal, because so much happens at 18. No longer in high school and given freedom, a taste of independence entering next phase of life. Focus I would tell my 18 year old self, “Vicki, stay focused!” It’s easy to rock an 18 […]

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Wisdom, Understanding, and Truth- All Available today!

Wisdom, Understanding, and Truth- All Available today!

Destruction and Death say, ‘Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.’ God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it. And he said to man, ‘The fear of the Lord- that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding. […]

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Righteous…God’s Righteousness, traded Old for New

Righteous...God

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like the cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is Upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” (Psalm 92:12-15 NIV) Motivating Monday! Monday needs to be positive and motivating! What sounds better than knowing God’s righteous ones will flourish like a palm tree, bearing fruit in old age, and staying fresh and green? This sounds […]

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“We Don’t Know,” Let’s Do Better! Yes, We Can!

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Jesus replied, “I will ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism- where did it come from? Was it from heaven or from men?” They(Chief Priest and Elders) discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘from heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men’- we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Matthew 21:24-27 NIV) Forward Friday!  Today’s Scripture is action packed […]

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Food! We Love to Eat! Yet, Deeper Understanding…

Food! We Love to Eat! Yet, Deeper Understanding...

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,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘four more months and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!” (John 4:31-35 NIV) Motivating Monday! Grateful for all prayers and messages! David and I are better, and each […]

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