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  • Faith, Hope, Love
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    Faith Hope Love

    “For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (NIV)

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    Acts of God

    “David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob.  But it was Solomon who actually built it. However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says, ‘Heaven is my throne,and the earth is my footstool.  Could you build me a temple as good as that?’ asks the LORD.  ‘Could you build me such a resting place?  Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?’ – Acts 7:46-50 I awaken every morning, make a coffee, say a prayer and turn on the weather network.  I like to keep up with the news, and prepare myself…

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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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    Prison Break

    “Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!” – Acts 16:25-26 The show, “Prison Break,” available on Netflix; is considered a binge worthy TV show. Michael Scofield, a man convicted of a crime he did not commit, is put behind bars in a maximum penitentiary.  He immediately begins planning a way to get himself out of prison so he can prove his innocence. Paul and Silas were also wrongly convicted and thrown…

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    Praying For Paris

    “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 I was horrified to hear on the news that Paris had been the victim of a terrorist attack. My first thought was, Isis. This world is so full of evil, and corruptness. Not to say that there isn’t any good in the world, but it’s so evident every time I turn on the news what we are dealing with.  A lot of people want to blame God, because He isn’t evidently stepping in. But what do you…

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    Temporary Home

     “For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.” – Psalm 144:4 We are not promised forever, our days are numbered.  It’s hard to contend with that idea; that this home is not ours forever.  These bodies aren’t even our own, our lives belong to the one that created it.  (1 Corinthians 6:19) We do not know the time nor the hour, (Matthew 25:13) but we know that it is such a short time we have here on earth.  We must live each day for what it is, live it wisely, and cherish every moment. “A man’s days are numbered. You know the number…

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    Love Lifts Me Higher

    “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah” (Psalm 32:7) I’ve been writing a lot about heights, mountains, towers and high places lately. Perhaps God is trying to get me to see things from a different perspective. He certainly used the mountains a lot in the bible as well. Could it be that the higher we go, the greater the potential that we will change our perspectives? When my mother died, the Lord put it upon my heart to worship Him in dance and song.  He knew that dance was once one of my favorite activities, and…

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    Mr Big

     “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” – Jeremiah 32:17 Mr Big is one of the largest chocolate bars produced by Cad-bury.  When I’m perusing the chocolate aisles I see tons of chocolate bars I could choose from; however, I tend to go for the biggest bar I can find, because I know if I choose the smaller of the bunch, I will go in search of more junk food to curb my chocolate craving. “God is a big bully sitting on an anthill with a magnifying glass, and I’m the ant. He could fix…

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    The Human Spirit

    “This is true because, being made in God’s image, we are not human beings having an occasional spiritual experience; rather we are spiritual beings having a temporary human experience.” – Steven Sjogren (Excerpt from, “The Day I Died.”) We sometimes forget that we are only part human, and our flesh is mortal.  God is talked about as a triune being; therefore, if man is made in God’s image, we are also triune; yet we are one person.  Man, is made up of three different parts – Spirit, Soul and Body.  To live we have to take care of our physical man, our spiritual man, and our soul.  Too often we…

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    The Good Part

    ” Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2 God came to the earth robed in flesh because He saw the Joy that was lacking in our lives, and saw a way to fix it.  That Joy comes from knowing and having a relationship with God.  Sin had caused division and separation; however, Jesus created the bridge back to God. This life can cause us so much anxiety, and stress.  One in three people has a mental illness,…