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Christmas Bells…Power of God’s Love

Christmas Bells...Power of God

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.(1 Timothy 1:15-17 ESV) Motivating Monday!  Christmas bells are ringing! Standing out to me this year, powerful words in classic Christmas songs. For […]

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Zacchaeus: Jesus Sets Example, Let’s Focus

Zacchaeus: Jesus Sets Example, Let

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. (Psalm 34:7 ESV) Forward Friday! Forward Friday! The sweetest fragrance is produced when considering our Lord, Jesus Christ and the powerful Trinity…encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. God’s presence does not only surround His devoted, genuine, honest, and sincere believers, whatever is troubling- He will deliver. This may not be problematic, as we seek Jesus, dive more into God’s Word, we hunger and thirst for righteousness. God may be delivering into new levels, releasing destiny, and promotion that only comes from God. Fear/Reverance […]

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Give…It Will Be Given- By Measure We Gave

Give...It Will Be Given- By Measure We Gave

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6: 37, 38 ESV) Test Interesting how individuals approach this blog…those with pure hearts, want to learn and those with impure, read to be judgmental. I want people to test the Spirit I write from…strictly from God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. […]

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Treasure Building…A Vital Heart Matter

Treasure Building...A Vital Heart Matter

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:20, 21 NIV) Motivating Monday! We must keep ourselves motivated when forces against us, would like for us to stop. When Monday is spoken- instantly, negative thoughts stir within individuals. I’ve always liked Mondays. Let today be the day, treasures within are identified. When Jesus’ words are in red, this is straight from him. No grapevine messages have been sent. Do we realize our […]

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Goodness and Mercy…Will Follow All Our Days, If…

Goodness and Mercy...Will Follow All Our Days, If...

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6 ESV) Forward Friday! After a monumental week of remembering and memorials for President George H. W. Bush, I would love to see America move forward with renewed sense of values established in God’s principles. As one of the speakers related value to both their mothers. Parenting is vital to how children will respond to Biblical values in the home. Is the Lord, our shepherd? Psalms 23 is overused in funerals. We need to grasp […]

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Convictions: Basis for Personal Choices

Convictions: Basis for Personal Choices

Nevertheless, I(Jesus) tell you the truth; it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper(Holy Spirit) will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. (John 16:7, 8 ESV) Humility Discussing humbleness and humility this week, describes our President 41. President Bush is well remembered this week. His character and service was impeccable. I pray God is raising more young men and women with […]

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Humble: Humility Dismissed, Pride Surfaces

Humble: Humility Dismissed, Pride Surfaces

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 ESV)  Motivation Monday! December 3rd, and all decorated for Christmas. A friend posted, not decorated at all, and some may be in the middle…this is most unusual for me. I sat here with  the thought… Dear Jesus, I want to be humble, without having to eat humble pie. I’ve had my share and not a desired taste. Have you ever considered drive-thru individuals form an opinion of you? I make daily stops at our local Panera, and yesterday the car […]

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Wicked/Evil…Can Change w/God’s Intervention

Wicked/Evil...Can Change w/God

Arise, Oh Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account?” But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands. (Psalm 10:12- 14a ESV) Forward Friday!  Moving forward, looking for new outlooks in a world full of wicked/evil individuals. There really is a core group, and others have been misled. For us 40/50 year olds, we’ve been raised in the 80’s and 90’s when life was good. Baby Boomers have been around […]

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Anxiety or Peace Transcending All Understanding?

Anxiety or Peace Transcending All Understanding?

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7 NIV) Good vs. Evil Wanting to write a sweet message with start of Christmas season, share tried and true recipes, and extend a warm hug to each of you…wish it could be this simple. As we turn […]

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Thanksgiving and Praise: The Lord is Good

Thanksgiving and Praise: The Lord is Good

Enter his gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100: 4, 5 ESV) Motivating Monday! Psalm 100 will be a great, encouraging read today. Even as I typed the two verses above, a joy surged within, remembering God’s love. His love endures forever! Forever is a mighty long time. To infinity and beyond…surreal to imagine, however not so much as years pass quickly. Are we able to worship the Lord with gladness? Might even be […]

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