Monthly Archives: October 2011

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy and rejoicing over just being alive? I take pleasure in the common, ordinary things of life such as changing of the seasons and fall leaf colors. I’m thinking of joys such as:            *  The smell … Continue reading

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New job description

I just completed two weeks at my new job. Description of the job:        *  Tiring      *  Stretching me      *  And I’m weary, but   I am so thankful that God showed up this week! God helped me … Continue reading

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How great is our God!

Have you thought about the words, “How great is our God?” Only five one- syllable words, but packed with much heavy power and meaning. Let’s look at a few attributes of this great and awesome God: Clothed in majesty (compared … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid (Part II)

This past week I started a brand-new job and have experienced some brand-new fears. Here are a few:      *  Will my body be able to adjust to new sleep and eating patterns?      *  What if my alarm doesn’t … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, (Teresa), I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. “ – Luke 2:10   The shepherds were terrified when “an angel of the Lord … Continue reading

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He delights in me!

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing,” – Zephaniah 3:17     My God … Continue reading

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Prescription for Discouragement (Part III):

God knows when I’m tired and just want to roll over and sleep. He knows when I can’t pay one more bill or make a phone call to a friend of family member. We all need that critical refreshment and … Continue reading

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Prescription for discouragement (Part II)

Elijah declares in 1 Kings 19:4, “Enough of this, God! Take my life—I’m ready to join my ancestors in the grave!” Exhausted, he fell asleep under the lone broom bush.” What did God do? He sent an angel to wake … Continue reading

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Prescription for Discouragement (part 1)

Characters of the Bible, good and well-meaning characters, still fled from God. Some for good reason…like Elijah (prophet of God)  in 1 Kings 19. He took off for Mount Horeb to save his own life. I can’t say I blame him … Continue reading

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Let me hold your hand

It was said of Jesus—“He will not fail nor be discouraged…,” (Isaiah 42:4). No one could say that about me—at least part of the time because I do fail and am discouraged. When I fail, it’s generally when I took … Continue reading

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