|Posted on January 15, 2017 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
ISIS has taken over towns like Qaraqosh in Syria. Peacefully sitting in a nice warm place, you might just pass over this bit of news. Of course it's been going on for awhile.
But even now,if you were living there or nearby, I guarantee you are on alert. Why?
Because where ISIS has conquered and is conqu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
(Painting by Heidi Jung)
John’s book of the Bible is one of my favorites and I love his passage about Jesus’ teaching on the vine and the branches. Jesus was so good at helping us understand things by using parables~ stories using mind pictures to help understand. Like one of my favorites is His Word on the vine and the branche...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 6, 2017 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
January 5, 2017 It has begun! A brand new year has broken ground, its little green head peaks through the surface. In a house we had years ago, we could look out a large dining room window and see the spring plants breaking ground. Its such a joy to watch them struggle up to the sunshine in February. They were a true sign that Spring was indeed almost here. They struggled through...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
Beautiful needle point work by Sharon Burke
Shining brightly in the silent night, the great star of Bethlehem alerted the astrologists to Jesus birth and His location. He was a light in the darkness.
Christmas comes near the end of the year, and this year it seems to have extra...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 25, 2016 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
Isaiah 53:10-12 (AMP)
Yet the Lord was willing
To crush Him, causing Him to suffer;
If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning Lord! I lift You up and praise Your glory! You are awesome and beautiful, more glorious than the sunrise that brightens the morning sky with vibrant oranges and pinks, and shades of red. You are brighter than the full moon shedding light to us earthlings at night.
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|Posted on November 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
My heart is breaking! Just been told that a young friend of my nephew committed suicide. His note said he couldn’t live up to all the expectations put on him. He evidently didn’t know the Lord, or he would have a place to take his frustrations. Our society and it’s attack on Christianity has kept these youngsters from having a resource of strength that should be available to them. This death takes...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 26, 2016 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
Isaiah has long been one of my favorite books of the Bible, because You, my Lord, used it to speak words of great encouragement to me when I really needed it. In Isaiah 43,verse one, You told me that You called me by my name, Mary, and that I am Yours. That settled my heart right down into peace. Then you told me I did not need to fear the chemo of treatment for:
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|Posted on October 14, 2016 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
The powerful Scripture ending the last blog challenges evil. When we allow ourselves to drift away from God, satan’s demons are right there to lead us into doubt. Look at this Scripture and tell me what your reaction to it is:
Deuteronomy 13:4 AMP
Y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 12, 2016 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
The other day I was with my pre-teen grandkids, and they wanted to watch Harry Potter. So never having seen one, I sat down with them. I’d heard negative things and now I know why. The kids reaction was “I wish I could go to a school like that and learn magic.” My response was, “You have Jesus, the God Creator of the Universe living inside of y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 16, 2016 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
September 11, 2016. Fifteen years ago today, the enemy struck a blow at our country. It was a tragedy where thousands lost their lives; it was a strike at the heart of America.
Yet it was also a time when many heroes of our land were born. The first responders, the firefighters fearlessly entered the burning buildings to rescue people; many also lost their own lives doing it. These and many others who selflessl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends, it is my desire to share with you what the Lord speaks to me in my quiet times with Him. Holy Spirit is our teacher who was sent by the Father to teach us how to build relationship, that we might truly communicate together.
Reinhard Bonnke’s book Daily Fire speaks to this:
Communicating with God is the Christian distinction. Jesus forbade...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 8, 2016 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
My heart hurts when I see how God is treated in our world today. I hurt even more when I catch myself with words slipping out of my mouth that are of our culture instead of from God. I repent Father and ask Your forgiveness. I know better, and I am heartily sorry. We have such a wonderful loving God, and to offend Him hurts me.
Moses spoke about God with the reverence He deserves:Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2016 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Many of us read about and were horrified by the story of the toddler who was snatched and killed by an alligator at Disney's place. My question was~ why was there no warning sign about the danger of the presence of alligators? The terribleness of this accident still haunts me. What if it were one of my grandkids? Can you imagine going home from 'vacation' without a beloved child?Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 24, 2016 at 5:50 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning Holy Spirit! You are my Guide, my Teacher, my Comforter. I love You. My God You are beyond my humble understanding, but what You have revealed to me is how much You love me. You created me with purpose and a plan for my life. Lead me Holy One in following Your plan to the best of my ability~ or perhaps, beyond just MY ability since You abide in me, our...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
There You were Lord, my God, deciding to cast forth Your love like a fisherman casts out his net, but You brought forth creations of Your enormous love. Your boundless might created universes, and within our universe, You spoke forth Your word and made earth. Upon it You caused to come forth light.
Genesis 1:14 (AMP)Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 5, 2016 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
What are God's laws of life?
They are His directions on leading a good happy life. They are the Ten Commandments and Jesus boiled them down to Two Commandments: Love God with your whole heart and your whole soul and love your neighbor as yourself. But to understand we must know more details of the Ten Commandments God gave first:
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|Posted on August 4, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Good morning my marvelous Lord! You who created this magnificent universe and this world in it! Thank You! The wonderful plan You began thousands of years ago is still running, like a movie. Only YOU know how it ends; but You have given us clues like a treasure map hidden in a book called the Bible. We also call it “the Word” or the “Living Word”. Why is it called that?
A clu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 22, 2016 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Scent of coffee greeted us as we entered my sister and brother-in-law's home. Hugs warmly shared; happy words of sincere delight in seeing each other again sparkled in the air.
They led us down to their beautiful patio with its flowers and wonderful mountain view across a golf course. The setting was a display of God’s love for us. A doorbell called to announce the arrival of one more sibling and s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 27, 2015 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
“Whenever this happens, my heart stops—
I’m stunned, I can’t catch my breath.
Listen to it!
Listen to his thunder, the rolling, rumbling thunder of his voice.
He lets ...Read Full Post »