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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Cause and Effect

    The dictionary explains cause and effect this way: Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. Every make a volcano for a science experiment and watch as the baking soda and vinegar explode, or stick something metal in the microwave by mistake? Well, I have and certainly never did it again. I am always so curious about finding out how and why things are the way they are, and how everything works. The moon is pretty cool, it gives us light and is responsible for causing the tides to become high. I…

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    Point of Reference

    Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV) According to Merriam Webster “Point of Reference” is a fixed point, or a place or thing, that is used to judge or understand something. I can remember numerous times in my own life where I questioned things. Where I was going, what…

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    The Silver Lining

    “Then put my personal silver cup at the top of the youngest brother’s sack, along with the money for his grain.” Genesis 44:2 Joseph was a righteous guy but also a sneaky one. In the story of Genesis 44:2 it would seem only natural that Joseph would want to get back at his brothers for what they did to him. I mean they had sold him for twenty pieces of silver into slavery, but only because Judah, full of mercy, did not want the other brothers to kill him. Little did his brothers know they were about to find out God’s perfect plan for Joseph, them, and what mercy and…

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    More than Conquerors

    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:31  All of us have a calling and purpose in this life given by God. It can take us time to figure out just what it is that God wants us to do, but there is one thing I can tell you for sure: When you decide to move forward and do something for God, you are bound to face adversity; I can 100 % guarantee…

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    The Royal Wedding

    “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Ephesians 5:25 With the Royal Wedding over with I am consistently going back and searching up YouTube for bits and pieces of what I may have missed. It was a long wedding! But a beautiful one, and one many were anxiously awaiting. I was so excited watching, as It reminds me of a fairy-tale, and for Meghan and Harry, I’m sure it was. I was obsessed with Meghan’s facial expressions and just trying to guess what she might be feeling at the moment. The smiles on their faces were absolutely contagious. The idea that a…

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    Seed of Life

    “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:15 (NLT) I was working in the garden today. I was digging up these roots that seemed never ending. There is a plant coming up in multiple spots almost like tall blades of grass and the roots grow so deep that it’s hard to uproot them. I have to be sure to get all the way down so that it doesn’t come back up rearing it’s ugly head. I’ve been dealing with them for a couple of years…

  • Devotionals,  Poetry

    Ode to the Shooting Star

    “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Psalms 8:3-4 (NIV) In the deepest darkest moments; in my wintry hour of despair, you send a shooting star firing through the air. Lighting up the night; distracting evil schemes, thoughts invading my mind; disappear like a dream. Into unknown galaxies they go, as quickly as they came. As the earth doth ebb and flow, In reverence to His name. Pure and pristine; swift in flight, joy has surely arrived tonight. Ode to The Shooting Star.…

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    Victory Through Forgiveness – I Can Only Imagine

    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 “For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 The way to victory is through forgiveness. Without Jesus first forgiving us, we would have no grounds to forgive. Now we have no excuse. How can we expect to be forgiven if we do not forgive. “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 It doesn’t matter how…

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    Life and Death

    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 God says that the power of life and death is largely influenced by the words we speak. It has the power to change situations, to evoke faith, to put someone down or build someone up. When the Israelite’s were wandering through the desert for 40 years being tested, instead of entering the promised land, it was because of their constant muttering and complaining that stopped the blessing of God in it’s tracks. God provided all that they needed and more, yet the more they received the more they complained, instead…