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Category Archives: Scripture
For the past few few months, I have been on a roller coaster. No, not an amusement park roller coaster, but a multiple life events type roller coaster. You see, sometimes there are many twists and turns on our road … Continue reading
Whether you feel drained or energized, you can give. What can you give? You can give your love, faith, belief in others, hope, steadfastness. Ella Baker said, “Give light and people will find the way.”. Jesus tells us not to … Continue reading
Are you overwhelmed by circumstances or happenstances today? Is it hard to quiet your racing mind? Believe me, I have been there frequently. We can get so wrapped up in what has to be done that we cannot move. Remember … Continue reading
This morning I awoke feeling refreshed and well rested. Saturday morning I was dragging because I could not sleep a wink on Friday night. I attribute my wakefulness to a big cup of iced coffee while I tutored early Friday … Continue reading
So many times Jesus said “follow me”…”come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”…(Matthew 4:19). “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also my servant will be. The Father will honor whoever serves … Continue reading
“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 Why did he write … Continue reading
I tell my students that all of their school subjects are connected. Just because each one is taught in a different room does not mean they are truly separate. Events in our lives and stages of our lives can seem … Continue reading
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”. [Galatians 5:22-23]. Rather than stress or be distressed about why the discussions are not as Galatians states I … Continue reading
Forgive the re-run on my part. I wrote this about one of my favorite Bible verses. I just want to share it again. Sometimes I awaken worried. Perhaps I had a bad dream; perhaps my things to do list has … Continue reading
Do you remember the Scripture story about when Jesus was preaching and there was a huge crowd? No that doesn’t narrow it down, does it? Well, there were some men that were carrying a paralyzed man on a pallet (kind … Continue reading
Augustine Birrell explained it well, “Any ordinary man can…surround himself with two thousand books…and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.” Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean to … Continue reading
I used to hear the expression “lose yourself in a good book”. Since I was an early and avid reader, it was an expression I loved. When I read fiction I often find myself sort of becoming one of the … Continue reading
“Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught”~ Colossians 2:7 People have asked me throughout my life how I have … Continue reading
“Don’t be afraid for I am with you. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand”. ~ Isaiah 41:10 I posted about the song “Pass It On” which also sometimes goes … Continue reading
A friend of ours was out here(a few months ago) visiting in AZ and took this picture. It is a lovely moon-rise. I have always loved sunrises and sunsets. I love being with my friends, and family. All of these … Continue reading