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The Gift of Knowledge and Understanding The Holy Spirit tenderly spoke Psalm 47 to me. As I opened my Bible and saw the Title, ‘Praise to God, the Ruler of the Earth,” immediately my heart began to rejoice; I marveled about this new day as a gift from above, and what God will bring, doesn’t…

Clean Slate

A while back, when my grandkids came to spend the weekend. My granddaughter came crying and said her brother had hit her. At that point, I was overwhelmed with this constant battle, and I did not want to keep reprimanding him; that was not how I wanted to use this precious time. I asked him…

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Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul…

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Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the Lord, And my just claim is passed over by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding…

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It is God who works in you to will and acts to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13). Your power is made perfect in our weakness, Lord Jesus. May the joy of the Lord be our strength.May we wholeheartedly follow Your decrees and not be put to shame. Shepherd us through this day, and lead…

Jonah

Whenever I read the book of Jonah, I didn’t get why Jonah went in the opposite direction God told him to go, not that I am perfectly obedient. God called Jonah to go to Nineveh and warn the people to repent and turn away from their wicked ways. The city was full of bloodshed, but…

What If I said No

What if I stayed home on Thanksgiving Day alone?  What if I chose not to stay with my friend and share a meal this Thanksgiving Day?  What if when she told me we were invited to spend our day with her church family, and I declined the invitation? What if I said No Although I…

Empty Chair

Somebody will be facing an empty chair this year for the first time or longer as tears roll down their cheeks for the loved one they lost. For the memories of No more to be created. For the regret of the time they lost and spent arguing over things that didn’t matter. They will need…

Sword Sharpeners

Sharpening our swords Recently, I shared a story about how the Lord put me in places to encourage others by sharpening their swords through affirmations; and it isn’t that hard for me because I look for the good in people and affirm their gifts. I also love to help children find their skills and talents,…

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Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10 NIV My…