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Competitiveness, God’s Creation, And Reactions…

Competitiveness, God

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) (more…)

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Diminishing Faith? A Good Question…

Diminishing Faith? A Good Question...

But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did…(Romans 10:16-18a NIV) Forward Friday! Blogging near Memphis, TN last night and when our son has been identified as the baseball team’s social director, guess which room is full of boys. We would not want it any other way, fun times with memories being made. This led me to the lobby. A gentleman willing to […]

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Lesson Today: Eagerness, Thank you, Bereans!

Lesson Today: Eagerness, Thank you, Bereans!

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek woman and many Greek men. (Acts 17:11, 12 NIV) Motivating Monday!  Every time I write Monday, I’m amazed we are beginning another week. After hearing Mike Huckabee speak last week, I’m confident God’s plan in beginning this ministry five years ago, is God’s perfect timing. Back then, little was known about spiritual warfare, especially […]

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Teach, Walk, Unite…Truth Prevails!

Teach, Walk, Unite...Truth Prevails!

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. (Psalm 86:11 ESV) Forward Friday! Have you ever read scripture and felt a big bear hug? This just happened to me, I’ll take it as a pleasing sign from The Holy Spirit. Imagine The Holy Spirit when Jesus said to the disciples, “But I tell you the truth: it is good I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.(John 16:7 NIV) Wow! How […]

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Saltiness…Light/Salt of The World

Saltiness...Light/Salt of The World

“Don’t judge, or you will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be used against you. (Matthew 7:1,2 NIV) Motivating Monday! July 2, 2018, now into our second half of the year. My wonderful husband complimented me with the most meaningful words, leaving church Saturday night. He gave me a hug and said, “You big bag of salt.” Yes! I want to be salt, not ever losing my saltiness. While in Murfreesboro, TN for a baseball tournament, we searched for a church to attend- found […]

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Wisdom…Who Needs? Who’s Willing to Ask?

Wisdom...Who Needs? Who

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5 ESV) Pure Joy? Love the line up in James 1, first informing us to consider trials of many kinds as pure joy, because testing our faith will produce perseverance/steadfastness. After explaining once steadfastness is fully developed, perfect and complete, we’ll need nothing. Now…this is amazing and might be hard to believe. Remember reaching a real pivotal point- in a game, working a puzzle, career moves- understanding becomes clear. Same here with God’s inspiration working through […]

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Compare/Contrast: Trust God or Trust Man?

Compare/Contrat: Trust God or Trust Man?

Compare/Contrast Considering all who have left the church, those leaving churches standing on God’s infallible Word, who want to pick and choose what they believe in the Bible, have a tendency to trust man more. Individuals brought up in church, knowing scripture and truth- who have left by their own will are now raising children not raised in church. Here we almost have an entire generation will little Biblical knowledge. What we all have experienced, is writing a compare and contrast paper. Today’s scripture is not weighted to one side. We’ll compare both sides in scripture. “But blessed is the […]

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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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Light/Darkness…What’s seen, God Already Knows

Light/Darkness...What's seen, God Already Knows

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, waiting to catch him in something he might say. (Luke 11:52-54 NIV) Experts Hmmm…To the Pharisee, Jesus said, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people!…”(Luke 11:39,40) Jesus did not miss any […]

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Holiness: Preparing Minds, Being Sober-Minded

Holiness: Preparing Minds, Being Sober-Minded

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV) Holiness Lots of fuel in today’s scripture. When scripture says…as it is written, wondering minds want to know location. God spoke in Leviticus 11:44 I am […]

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