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    Let them eat cake!

    “And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years.  Take life easy; eat, drink, and be merry.”  – Luke 12:19 I have a co-worker that had a birthday recently.  This co-worker knows how much I love sweets, so anytime we work together she will bring in muffins, cakes, or cookies to share. She loves to bake; however, she is on a diet and rarely will treat herself to one of her own famous concoctions. Many people believe that, “Let them eat cake,” was a famous line from Marie Antoinette.  It was in fact Marie-Therese, the wife of Louis XIV who quoted this fabulous saying. Did…

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    Desert Rose

    “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose”.  – Isaiah 35:1 The desert rose or, “Adenium Obesum,” is such a resilient and beautiful flower.   Some of the most beautiful of roses come from desert like areas such as, Israel.  These roses are regarded as a miracle, due to the harsh climate they strive in; however, it symbolizes the spirit of the Israelis.  They hold such diligence and perseverance in spite of life’s challenges. Sometimes during our walk with God, we find ourselves in a very deserted barren dry land.  Where we feel there is no where to…

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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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    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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    Unconditional Love

    “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”  – Mother Theresa “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of…

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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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    Small Beginnings

    “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?”  – Zechariah 4:10 A journey of a thousand miles can start with a single step.  A year starts with a day. A life starts with a birth.  A relationship starts with a simple hello.  A walk with God starts with a single decision; a step of faith.  God has already given you favor today, so if He has chosen you for a certain task, or given you a promise, walk into it with confidence. (Psalm 90:17)  “The…