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    Motherly Love

    “Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD. –  Isaiah 54:1 A mother carries the most precious of God’s creation.  Eve was considered a mother to many.  Mother Teresa was a mother to many also, but never had any children of her own. She was a nun; however, she was that of a spiritual mother to many which is just as precious. I do believe there are spiritual fathers as well.  There are many men and women in…

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    The Sparrow

    “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” – Matthew 10:29 The song lyrics say, “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He’s watching me.” I awoke one morning and saw a baby bird, what looked to be a sparrow, land on my balcony.  Happy as could be the sparrow bounced on and off, not a care in the world.  It looked at me as if to say, “I’m free!”  This made me think about what Jesus said in the bible about faith. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what…

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    The Power Of The Cross

    “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 The cross is the most significant symbol there is in a Christian’s life.  It is like a big plus sign if you really look at it long enough.  People sport it on necklaces at times; I wonder if people really grasp the true meaning and power of the cross. Anything that is good in your life, will add to to your life.  Anything that is bad in your life, will take away from it.  There are evil things that present themselves as good things;…

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    Let there be life

    “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”   – Ecclesiastes 3:11 The bible says that God created the entire world in seven days, simply by speaking it into existence.  This shows us there is a great power in God’s word.  Our words have the ability to speak life or death.  (Proverbs 18:21)  Ever notice how a simple encouragement can cause someone to move forward in victory and take steps to better their life. “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” –…

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    What is your worst fear?

    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 The phrase, “Do Not Fear,” is written in the bible 365 times.  Does that mean God is telling us we can live fearlessly every day of the year? When asked what my worst fear is, my quick answer is usually a description of an eight legged creature with black fur and beady eyes.   The spider!  But in truth my heart fears many other things.  It’s natural to have weaknesses and fear certain things. Fear can be a natural healthy thing where our bodies warn us of danger, and then there’s the other…

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    Miracle Oil

    “Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.” – 2 Kings 4:1 We all love a good miracle story.  Especially when tragedy strikes we like to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  There are many miraculous stories in the Bible; however, this one was really an eye opener for me. I believe God brought me to it for a reason to teach me something specifically; however, I’m…

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    I Love You

    Three Days, Three Crosses, Three Words, One Way The gospel message is the most powerful message you will ever hear. Three days is all it took, for God to change our lives forever. Jesus died upon the cross, was buried and resurrected all in three days. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all give an account; however, it can be summed up in three words, “I LOVE YOU.” (John 3:16) The power of the cross, and the message that it sends to the world, is what this Easter weekend is all about. All the sin we could ever commit was placed on his shoulders, and left on the cross; where death…

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    Be Still

    “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10  I often work with people that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia; one which strips away most of what makes you, you.  Your thoughts, your dreams, and your personality are all affected in some way.  Activities of daily living become increasingly difficult, so everything you do relies on someone else’s watch; someone else’s ability. Alzheimer’s is such a tragedy, but we can learn something from it.  It really causes you to think of what you value most in life, when you realize what little control you have over it. The things that we hold tight to can slip away at…

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    Name Your Giant

    “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” – Mark 11:23 We all face things in life, problems that can be so hard to face that they often feel like mountains or giants.  They can come in many different forms such as doubt and unbelief, financial issues, health issues, relationship issues, and sometimes a big one is lack of self confidence. In the book of Samuel, David faced Goliath even though the odds didn’t look so great, given the size of…

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    Learn To Fly

    “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ – Luke 15:21 I was lying in bed one morning, and I could faintly hear a song playing in the next apartment.  It was quite interesting as I’d heard it before but had failed to remember what it was, so I googled the lyrics.  It was a song called, “Learn to Fly,” by the Foo Fighters. Some of the lyrics I heard were: “Make my way back home when I learn to fly high.”  “I’m looking to the sky to save me. Looking for a sign of life”…