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Eyes, the Lamp to Our Body

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

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If the light within you is full of darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22,23, NIV) Physical eyes My eye doctor has been telling me for  years when I turn 40 my eyes will change and will need bifocals. Each time, I politely tell my eyes are not going to worsen. I am now 43. I pray for my eyes almost daily. Individuals have […]

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Discern: Good and Evil

Pray: We're...Folly/Perishing or Saved/Power of God

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. (3 John 1:11) Paul’s letter Paul wrote his close friend, Gaius. He let Gaius know he wrote to the church, however, Diotrephes did not want anything to do with them.  Anyone wanting to support Paul’s group would be put out of the church. Paul planned to call him on his malicious gossip toward them. He quickly pointed out…Diotrephes loved to be first. Yes! This is in the Bible. No, this story […]

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Abraham, A Man With Purpose

Hope, Grace, Power...All Aligned w/God

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”  (Genesis 12:1) Abraham, an ordinary man Abraham, an ordinary man with an extraordinary purpose. Stories likely resonated how men tried to build a tower to reach Heaven. The good ole’ days when everyone spoke the same language. How their language was confused, men were scattered all over the earth. All in one chapter we went from the Tower of Bebel to the birth of Abram. God shared with Abram: “I will make you into a great […]

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Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Huger and Thirst for Righteousness, we will be filled.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6, NIV)               The lights dimmed, I could hardly see. Where is this path taking me? Foolishness is what I feel, as I begin to kneel. My mind begins to stir, everything a blur. What am I suppose to do, I try to remind myself… “Stay calm, my child” – What? Who? Where? This is real, God does speak to me! Why have I doubted for so long… All the friends I have led wrong. Lord, forgive me of […]

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Word of God, Sharper Than a Double-Edged Sword

Faith: A Shield, Extinguishes All Flaming Arrows

For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12, NIV) A trip to the E.R. After a trip to the ER and 7 stitches later I returned to work. During college, I worked for GoodYear Tire & Rubber Co. summer program. Layers of rubber were placed on pallets bound with metal strips. Pallets 1/2 used made great seats while waiting on dye cut changes. I did not see the metal cut near the […]

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Move Closer, Jesus Will Move Closer To You

Dwelling Place...Throughout All Generations

Come near to God and He will come near to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:8,10) Who comes to mind? Who comes to your mind from the Bible? Mary, Joseph, Adam, Eve, Peter, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John come first to my mind. Your list may be similar or may include other well known men like Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos,…the list can go on. We draw from these individuals learning how to handle details of our everyday. How were interactions between each one and God? The good and bad. One name […]

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Life: What will our day hold?

Time...Culture War Deepens and God's Word Fades

The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:10,12, NIV) Consider your life Have you ever considered your life moving in a comic strip? I sometime imagine seconds of times captured in scenes. I am walking care free looking ahead. The Lord is behind me blocking stumbling blocks aiming to harm. I […]

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God is Our Refuge, Trust

Trusted: Faithful w/Little, Charge of Many

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-lasting help in trouble. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:1,10) What is troubling you? Dear friend, whatever troubles you, give this to our Lord. His Word is true. We try to handle our self, when God stands waiting to take over. How well have you handled situations in the past? Can you compare a time when you did give to Jesus? I know, this is not easy. We learn to trust in a God we […]

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Jesus Never Changes, We Do

Holy Life, Happy Jesus...Abundant Life

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) Jesus never changes The same, constant, steadfast, never changing, our God.  His Word is true, never changing. Revelation 23 informs anyone adding to the Bible, plagues described in this book will be added to their lives. Those who take away words, God will take away their share of the tree of life and in the  holy city. To believe or not to believe? Considering plagues and eternal life, I encourage you to believe. Jesus is perfect, never needing to change. We on the other hand are imperfect, […]

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Trust and Obey

  Trust and Obey There is no other way To be happy in Jesus Than to trust and obey Do you trust? I spent 11 years not trusting or obeying even though I saw myself as a mature Christian. I wanted my desires filled and not where Jesus had me planted. My happy go lucky personality soured quickly. I finally decided to trust Today, I am participating in my second writer’s conference. Fine tuning my calling. Meeting some of the most wonderful individuals as I continue to build relationships from my first conference.  I am thrilled beyond measure! When we […]

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