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Hopeless Vs. Standing Firm, Hopeful

Accuse: Heart Matters and Releasing Truth

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.” (2 Kings 4:2b NIV) Hearts Matter! Hearts matter and we each have one. Anyone or someone we know feeling hopeless? In midst of societal confusion, seems an endless list of needs. For me, I am most concerned for people deceived- how they became deceived, and how to free them from deception. We are in the lowest unemployment in years, yet, as cycles go…brick and mortar stores are closing opting for internet sales. Wal-Mart and other grocery stores are removing cashiers for self-check outs. Serious health issues need […]

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Enlightened: Hope, Inheritance, and Power

Commandments: Abiding, God

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength…(Galatians 1:18, 19 NIV) Motivating Monday! Congratulations to all graduates! Amazing time of year seeing our next level of citizens branching into the world. A newfound sense of independence no matter how close or far graduates decide. My hope and desire for each; they’ve been gifted with […]

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Search Hearts? Know My Thoughts?

Search Hearts? Know My Thoughts?

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23, 24 ESV) Forward Friday! Basic 101- The heart is most deceitful above all things and beyond cure- who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 is clarified further in verse 10: “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” In order to move forward, we stop and search our hearts. Are we ready to […]

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Trust the Lord…And Do Good, God is Faithful

Trust the Lord...And Do Good, God is Faithful

Fret not yourself because of evil doers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. (Psalm 37:1-3 ESV) Good News! A time to search hearts, and be reminded of God’s good news! We can become heavy laden when circumstances do not align like with think they should. We see ourselves or our children’s hard work, train hard and then when by world standards, disappointment fills our hearts. What I have been reminded this week, I […]

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Reward, Good, and Perfect…God’s Gifts

Reward, Good, and Perfect...God

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127:3 ESV) Motivating Monday! God’s ways are beautiful and perfect. A life developing God’s purpose with gifts and talents only He can provide- not the world’s contaminated bulldozing occurring in our midst. His Word is same today, yesterday, and forever more. Aligning with Jesus is far more rewarding than any individual ideology offering. One reward aligns with God’s provision over our lives who He calls to parent- biological, adoption, or mentoring through Christ’s love. Reward It’s amazing to be back with each of you! […]

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Ignorant Talk = Foolish Men; Stop and Do Good!

Ignorant Talk = Foolish Men; Stop and Do Good!

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. (1 Peter 2:15 NIV) Motivating Monday! The plot is thickening- as the old saying goes. Deception, being deceived, is spreading wide- moving people away from Biblical Truth. Churches are now taking note, statistics prove God’s established churches are in trouble. Attacks are made against Bible believing pastors/churches, when we need to be praying and encouraging brothers and sisters in Christ, in all areas we are called to serve with our gifts and talents. Ignorant Talk I’ve encouraged several with this verse lately, […]

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Strife Releases Every Evil Work…Be Aware

Strife Releases Every Evil Work

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 ESV) Heartfelt Wednesday! I pray this prayer over me at least a few times during sport games. Although when I fail, like I did yesterday…the meditations of my heart and words of my mouth are not pleasing to God. My very high level trained daughter wants to play high school soccer for fun. This is hard for me to grasp. We can have personal issues like this one for me or troubled from discerning others speak or pray against our children. The competitive […]

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Struggle: Understanding Source and Resolve

Struggle: Understanding Source and Resolve

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against all spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12 NIV) Forward Friday! I am shouting glory right now! When blogging last week, I opened to a very confusing format- thinking an upgrade. Praying while opening tonight to understand, my original is back! Thank you, Jesus! Maybe…because I am back! No, I shared with a few friends, thankful for your prayers. The devil is the author of all confusion. And…not only confusion…every struggle. Conflict […]

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Pray: Seek and Find, Lack No Good Thing

Pray: Seek and Find, Lack No Good Thing

The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. (Psalm 34:10, 11 NIV) Forward Friday! We all know individuals who become flustered to understand Scripture. We either press in or allow discouragement to steal our opportunity to seek the Lord. This scripture alone shows reason why we want to seek Jesus Christ. The Trinity: God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit…all in one. Society has this backwards…lions in movies are shown as strength and weakness is justified and […]

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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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