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    A Man With a Measuring Line

    “And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.” – Zechariah 2:5 It is said that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr Martin Luther King Jr If you wait until the perfect circumstances come along in life to do anything great, you will be waiting forever and a day, and you will never get anything done. (Ecclesiastes 11:4) I’ve learned time and time again not to trust in my circumstances, but to trust in God.…

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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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    Consider the Lilies

    “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13 Closely examine a rose, and you will see how all the delicate sweet smelling petals, are so intricately layered and designed.   When a newly bloomed flower opens, it is the most beautiful.  All the colors, twists and turns, curves and imperfect parts.  When the Rose is crushed apart it gives off the most potent fragrance, which is why the rose is the most common flower used in potpourri. “A rose trampled on the ground,” is used to describe Jesus dying on the cross.  “He thought of me above all,”…

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    Year of the Lord’s favor

      “They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”- Isaiah 61:4 September 11 is a day no one will soon forget.  On that tragic day in 2001, we watched a city, and a world torn to pieces.  A tragedy of the twin towers being destroyed, taking many lives along with it by the hand of evil.  Many hearts were broken, and lives shattered.  It would seem in times of such tragedy that nothing can ever rebuild from such devastation; that nothing beautiful can come out of the ashes. A great memorial was built after September 11th, showing that…

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    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    The picture of the little girl, sitting in a field picking daisies apart singing, “He loves me, He loves me not.”  I used to enjoy playing this game with my friends.  We all had our childhood crushes, or at least the fantasy of what our future boyfriend or husband might be like.  It was a harsh reality down the road to realize, that sometimes the answer would be, “He loves me not.”  The dating world can be a horrible place.  In the movies, you see the man reject the woman, and then either the woman holds her head high and moves on, or you get the hopeless romantic who becomes love…

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    The Wonder Years

    “God gives us fresh mercy each morning – enough to get through one day at a time.”  – Sheila Walsh His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23) As the leaves fall and the seasons change, we simply need to be still and know that he is God.  Sometimes it’s hard to live in the moment, when were always planning ahead.  We forget to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, and soak in the moments that make up life.  We are never promised a tomorrow, so we simply need to live for the day and cherish it. “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day…

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    Transcendent Love

    On this planet we all long for love, love that can transcend the dimensions of time and space; quite a phenomenon.  God’s love goes beyond all physical laws, and is completely unconditional.  Here on earth we operate on time and all things relative.  We live by our emotions, which can be fleeting like the wind.  God loves beyond all things, He goes deeper. “And to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”  – Ephesians 3:19 God’s love is the only thing that can transcend time and space.  God doesn’t operate on time, like we do here on earth.  The…