God’s word

A Phone Call to God

A Phone Call to God Ring. Ring. “Hello. You’ve reached Jeremiah 33:3 and will be connected immediately with no waiting time to speak to God.” “Yes.” I lowered my fist in a victory signal. “Hello, God.” “Good morning, my daughter. I love you, today.” “I love you, too, Lord. I was reading Ephesians 6:14 today …

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas, 2019 There are nine traits specifically mentioned in the book of Galatians that Paul lists as virtues. He calls them The Fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. But did any of the characters in the Bible’s Christmas story display these qualities in their lives? Yes! …

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God’s People

God’s People “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.” Proverbs 4: 18-19. Hmm. Let’s see. Would I rather walk in the full light of …

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Thanking God

Thanking God I’m grateful this year for all my blessings. There are many. God’s direction in my life, good health, the opportunity to write stories that glorify Him, a changed life which has no resemblance to the life I led when I was twenty, peace that dwells in my heart, wonderful family members. But as …

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Grace

Grace Grace. We in the Christian community hear that word a lot. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 There is absolutely nothing you can do to make yourself acceptable to stand in the presence of God. …

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Marked With a Seal

A rewarding way to study the Bible is to select a few verses of scripture and as a Sunday school teacher from long ago said, “eat them.” To devour every word and see what the Lord wants me to learn. Recently I did that with Ephesians 1: 13-14. I discovered something remarkable. “And you also …

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Bible Journaling

This month I’d like to spotlight Bible Journaling—something that has proven invaluable to me in my Christian walk. But I’m not a writer. I don’t even like to pick up a pen: I can already hear what some are saying. Let me encourage you. Nobody will see your journal except for you so you don’t …

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Differences between two voices – God’s and Satan’s

Adapted by permission from Our Daily Bread On occasion, I question whether I’m hearing from the Lord or another. I read a helpful article in Our Daily Bread and got permission to summarize some of the information. Satan: Tone: accusing, nagging, and mocking. Generates fear and causes confusion. Vague: generates an overall sense of guilt, …

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Times are Changing

Consider this scenario: June starts up a conversation with the neighbor four doors down. June: I’m June, your neighbor. I’ve been meaning to say hi. Thirty something lady: Oh, hi. We love this area. My boyfriend and I just closed on the house last month. We love living here. June: (her boyfriend? Hmm.) So, did …

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