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A Post In Remembrance

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This post is for all the victims' families and friends. I want each of you to know that there are people who really care --people whose hearts are breaking for what you are going through--people who are praying for you.



We, seemingly, are living in a world gone mad.



Our hearts grieve for the fallen--



For those who were in their prime--



For those of the older generation--



and especially for those who never made it to full bloom--



A single life snatched from a family changes the course of history forevermore--



Though our words are weak; We pray that our supplications will be strong--



That the God of all peace will comfort you in His loving arms and in due time bring you deep and abiding joy--


The joy that only He can bring.


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A Spacious Place

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Bbecause of His great love for us, He made a way for each of us to be brought into a spacious place. It is a gift from Him. We must choose to accept or reject this gift--the greatest offering in the history of mankind--

I pray today that you will choose to make Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of your life.

Have a wonderful weekend--Holy Week is coming up--a few more days to prepare our hearts for the meeting of all meetings--where the greatest cataclysmic (cataclysmic for SIN) event of all time took place and created that spacious place for us--judgement met love and Love won!

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Here is your link for today's lenten reading--
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Spiritual DNA

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What does it mean to 'bear witness?'

The online Free Dictionary says this:



Verb1.bearwitness-provideevidencefor;"Thebloodtestshowedthathewasthefather"

This really made me start thinking!

If there were such a thing and I were to have it--a Spiritual DNA test, what would it show?  Would it prove that God is truly my Father?  That I have come to Him through belief in His only Son, Jesus Christ.

From John 14:6:  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

Worship Is Not A Place But A Person

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My precious, unsophisticated (by society's standards) mom got on a plane one time in her lifetime and flew to Israel.

There, with likeminded friends, she got to experience the places where her master had walked during His earthly life.

Hearing her tell about it and watching her expressions made me want to visit there also.

I have never made it to Israel and doubt that I will get to since international traveling has become difficult for me--BUT,

this I know--

Worship is not about a place but a person--

This quote is taken from today's Lenten reading at Redeemer.com--

"When the temple curtain split at the death of Christ (Mark 15:38), the barrier between God and humanity came down for everyone. Jesus became the “house of prayer for all nations.” Today there is no need to travel to the temple in Jerusalem to worship. Nor is there any distinction between Jewish and Gentile worshippers. Worship is no longer attached to a place, but a person. Jesus is the temple. He is where w…

The Anointing

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she walks hesitantly but with determination to the door and knocks

leper Simon opens the door

she does not turn and run from the disease

her disease was worse--spiritual leprosy

she enters the house, alabaster jar in hand--the best she had to give

she bows at His feet, tears streaming down

washes the feet of Jesus in rivulets of remorse

anoints his head with perfume poured from alabaster jar

simon refers to her as sinner, questions Jesus about her presence

disciples question wisdom of emptying alabaster jar of pure nard--could be sold, money given to the poor

Jesus explains that she is preparing Him for burial

Jesus is preparing her for burial

burial of a lifetime of sin and shame

He is preparing her for resurrection

resurrection of love that had died

love that will now love much

because it has been forgiven much

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she poured out herself in worship to Jesus

her community viewed it all

will we do any less?


a repost from past pages

thanks to Polly …

The Marvelous Light of Life

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Good Morning to all of you precious people.  I hope that your weekend was wonderful and full of the Light of Life.

Isn't this an absolutely incredible scripture?

Choosing to follow after Him is our part and He supplies all the light we will ever need from that moment on to follow the right path.

This walk with him is a daily thing--really the choices are minute by minute.

I seemingly make better and wiser choices if I start my day with Bible reading and prayer--being alone with Him, spending time with the God of the Universe.

Wow!  How could I ever think I don't have time to do that?

The fact that He wants to be alone with me is staggering but I accept it and know it is true.

He has proven it to me over and over again.

He feels the same about YOU!

His presence is to be more desired than any kind of rare and beautiful treasure.

He is the rare and beautiful treasure.

It's not long until Easter Sunday.

The excitement is growing in my heart for the day we will celebrate Hi…

Killing Me Softly With His Song

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Out of the blue this song ran through my mind yesterday morning.

I have always loved it but haven't heard it in a very long time.

It may seem odd to you, but when I thought of the words, I thought about the woman at the well, the woman caught in adultery and the alabaster jar woman, thought to be Mary Magdalene.

Any of them could very well have written this song with a few minor changes.

Strumming my pain with his fingers  Singing my life with his words  Killing me softly with his song  Killing me softly... with his song 
Telling my whole life with his words  Killing me softly... with his song 
I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd  I felt he found my letters, and read each one aloud. 
Strumming my pain with his fingers  Singing my life with his words  Killing me softly with his song  Killing me softly... with his song 
Telling my whole life with his words  Killing me softly... with his song 

As far as we know, there was no crowd at the well.

The woman had gone d…

When Our Words Have Life

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'The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." from John 6:63 NIV

What will my words show today?  Will they bring life to whom I speak?  Or will they bring discouragement, depression, distance, or worse, death?

When I read the words of Jesus printed in red in the New Testament, I would be hard pressed to find any of them that did not pack a wallop of life.

He counsels us, warns us, exhorts us, loves us, and most of all offers LIFE to us through His words.

Oswald Chambers said:
Allow God to have complete liberty in your life when you speak. Before God’s message can liberate other people, His liberation must first be real in you. Gather your material carefully, and then allow God to “set your words on fire” for His glory. I encourage you, if you have a red letter edition Bible (I just found all of Jesus' Words in red online) to take one chapter from the gospels and read His Words.

The heb…

Shout to the Lord!

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Shout to the LORD all the Earth!

A walk through my yard indicated that the Earth is starting to show signs of shouting to the Lord Most High!

Of course, there are some timid souls who are still burying their little heads and hands but just give them some time.

A few more days, a few more weeks and they too will lose all their inhibitions and come forth as bold, beautiful creatures who are not ashamed to proclaim the goodness and beauty of our God.

What about me?  What about you?  Have you shouted of His goodness lately?  Have you startled those around you with your carefree and and uninhibited bursts of praise?

At my husband's advanced age, I don't want to cause him to have an episode, so I think when he leaves for errands I will take advantage of the opportunity!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Here is a link to Redeemer Presbyterian's Lenten series--it is good!

And a gentle reminder, Wednesdays are when we pray especially for the peace of Jerusalem!

Father,
We come b…

Gateway to Peace

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oday's Lenten devotional was emotional for me.

Realizing anew that it was my sin that sent Jesus to the cross--

That if I had been the only sinner, He still would have given his life--

What seemed at the time like an ending was truly a beginning--

A seemingly closing door became an opening--

The place of the skull that represented death became a life way for whosoever will--

Who so EVER will accept this tragic but beautiful love story--



Who so EVER will accept grace and mercy in exchange for his/her Sin--

There is Peace for Who So Ever will when we accept these wonderful truths.



I found it interesting in reading about Golgotha, the place of the skull, to discover that it was near a gate to Jerusalem.  I had already titled this post before reading that but thought it was so fitting.

Not a closed door but a gateway!



Here is the link to today's Lenten devotional.

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Living In Life Eternal

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From death to life!  That is a powerful statement.

He has (past tense) crossed over from death to life.

So if we have heard the Word of the gospel and believed in God Who sent Jesus Christ--then we are already living in eternity.  We are living in LIFE ETERNAL!

That is enough to perk up a gloomy Monday, isn't it?

Sure hope your week is starting out in a celebration of all things right, noble, true, pure--

And just a little reminder--Mondays are the days we focus on praying for the generations--here is a link for you with a prayer.

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