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A RECENT LOSS IN OUR HOME tHE GIFTS GIVEN BY THE LORD IN RETURN

Authored by m7thprophet on Sat, Mar 12 2016 - 12:59 AM

Bear our 10 year old black lab died three weeks ago from a tumor we were unaware of her having. She was an honored member of the house and home for 6  years never failing to be at the door whenever we returned from a trip. We have her buried in the side yard always to be home.      We have also found some of the ...

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God's utter and absolutely forgiving love illustrated

Authored by Alf2662 on Thu, Mar 10 2016 - 05:12 PM

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The following story is told by Dr. Donald Gray Barnhouse and is a perfect illustration of the love of God: There was a young man in France, much loved of his mother, who pursued a wicked course that took him deeper and deeper into sin. He became enamored of an evil woman who dragged him further and further into unrighteousness. The ...

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Are You Afflicted?

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Nov 13 2015 - 10:36 AM

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  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. - Psalm 34:19 (KJV). Who are the righteous?  This whole Scripture hinges on who the righteous are. If you have accepted what Christ did at the Cross, you are indeed the righteous.  You are righteous through Christ's shed blood at the Cross ...

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Is The Dam Broken?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Nov 12 2015 - 10:03 AM

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  Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. - Proverbs 16:3 (NIV). This Scripture tells us to commit whatever we do to the Lord, and He will establish our plans.   In the King James Version, it says that He will establish our thoughts.  I tend to lean toward that version because God is not by ...

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Eternal Or Everyday?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Nov 11 2015 - 08:10 AM

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For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. - Matthew 6:21What has got your focus?  What do you put the most energy into?  This is where your treasure is, where you are wrapping up your energy, your time and, most likely, your money.Like the race car driver who is about to crash, we need to not look at where we are ...

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Where's The Fight?

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Nov 10 2015 - 10:32 AM

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  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:57 God gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Let that sink in for a moment. He gives us the victory. If you look around, you don’t see many victorious Christians. You see Christians who are killing in Christ’s ...

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Where Is Your Confidence?

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Nov 09 2015 - 10:01 AM

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  And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed that very moment. - Matthew 8:13 (NASB). It shall be done for you as you have believed. As you have believed. Things are going to happen for us as we believe they are going to happen. There is a real power in believing, but ...

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Are You Righteous?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Nov 04 2015 - 08:42 PM

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He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. - 2 Corinthians 3:6I marvel at how many Christians are still striving to obey every letter of the law--the Ten Commandments, all the ordiances in the Bible.It is impossible for us as mere human beings to ...

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Where Is Your Peace?

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Nov 03 2015 - 10:55 AM

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27 Peace.  What is peace?  Is it the absence of fear?  The absence of trouble?   No, peace is not an external force.  It is an internal one. Do feel peace in your life? ...

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Are You Listening?

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Oct 30 2015 - 10:17 AM

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Sign up for my weekly, inspirational newsletter at https://groups.yahoo.com/group/yourpurposeiscalling I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. - Psalm 32:8 (ESV) I have been through those deep, dark places of my mind.  I have been trapped in an anxiety/panic disorder ...

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What Are Your Dreams?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Oct 29 2015 - 12:42 AM

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“But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.” James 4:14 NCVI am a social person.  When I go into a fast food restaurant and it is slow, I will make small talk with the person behind the counter before I go for the jugular.  I will ask them, " ...

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Weary In Spirit?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Oct 28 2015 - 12:03 AM

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When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. – Psalm 142:3 (NIV). God knows when you sit down.  He knows when you get up.  He knows your thoughts before you think them, your words before you say them.  He knows what your future is going to ...

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Letting Go?

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Oct 27 2015 - 09:08 AM

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  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. - Isaiah 43:19 (KJV). God is doing a new thing.   As much, though, as we love to see new things happen in our lives, we also like attach ourselves to the old. We like to ...

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Restricting The Flow?

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 09:23 AM

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  And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity. - 2 Corinthians 9 ...

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Words Of Change?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 08:52 AM

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  Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." - Proverbs 18:21 Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I heard this when I was in elementary school. This is not the truth, though. Our words can cut people to the very core. Words can be as abusive, even more so, than being beaten physically. Our words have ...

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Letting The Light In?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 09:06 AM

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 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. - ...

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I John 4:1-3

Authored by revsuz on Thu, Aug 20 2015 - 06:19 AM

V. 1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”  John wanted the people reading his letter to pay close attention here.  He called them “beloved” which means cherished, well-loved, and that’s how John felt about ...

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I John 3:22-24

Authored by revsuz on Thu, Aug 13 2015 - 05:44 AM

V. 22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”  When we live as God wants us to, doing our very best to follow His commandments, and we keep ourselves free from open or hidden sin, we can approach the Father with confidence, boldness, and ...

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I John 3:19-21

Authored by revsuz on Thu, Aug 06 2015 - 06:18 AM

V. 19 “And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.”  The word “hereby” means “by this” which, in this case, means by our love in deed and in truth toward the brethren we demonstrate that we are in Christ Jesus.  God is truth and cannot lie and Jesus is the truth, ...

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I John 3:16-18

Authored by revsuz on Thu, Jul 30 2015 - 09:54 AM

V. 16 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”  Did you see that?  “Hereby” or, “by means of”, we can understand that God loves us.  By what means can we know this so assuredly that God loves us?  We know ...

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IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN AFTERALL

Authored by TheElizabethCompany on Mon, Jul 06 2015 - 07:52 AM

The day my predecessor retired, we had a surprise party for her. I remember taking a photo of her holding one of the toddlers belonging to a young mother in our MOMs class. When I created the online album, the caption under this photo read: "It's all about the children." To which, she responded, "Yes, it's always been about the children." Little ...

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Go Away Nanny...

Authored by jeanne53 on Fri, May 29 2015 - 05:03 AM

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  Normal 0 0 1 158 902 Oak Shelter Farm 7 1 1107 11.0 0 0 0 Go Away Nanny…  What would we do without the guidance of our Beloved Leader and the Erudite Elite?  How would we know what was good for us and what was bad for us? HOW WOULD WE BE ...

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Some exciting news!!!!!

Authored by gotgod123 on Wed, May 27 2015 - 10:09 AM

Hey guys,  So guess what?? I have been dating this guy his name is Travis, he is 22 and I just turned 23 so yeah. We have so much in common and we tend to hurt ourselves at the same time. We first met on Christian Mingle, and we met in person at yogurt creations and from there it was like love at first site. And as of next week we will have ...

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Not Chocolate, But Maybe A Crossword Puzzle…

Authored by jeanne53 on Tue, May 19 2015 - 10:30 AM

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Not Chocolate, But Maybe A Crossword Puzzle…      Remember when Forest’s Momma said that “life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get” and he thought that was a pretty sound philosophy?  It seems to me that once one has a bit of experience, one can figure out what ...

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My Blog

Authored by revsuz on Thu, Apr 30 2015 - 06:00 AM

God bless you, Sarah, and all bloggers and readers,   I have been remiss in adding the I John studies.  It's been way too long since I posted one, but I'm about to change that.  I will begin to post the studies here again within the next few weeks.  Thank you all for your patience. In the service of the King and His ...

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