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Draw near to God

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” – James 4:8 What a great promise — that when I draw near to God, he will automatically in turn embrace me with his everlasting love. The responsibility is … 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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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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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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Jump on in!

  “The fact is, that to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”   (Sydney Smith, June … Continue reading

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Fears

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) Fear…small word, yet so powerful. Just what am I afraid of today? Is it … Continue reading

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Search my heart

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve” (Jeremiah 17:9–10). … Continue reading

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Chilean Mine Disaster

Chilean Mine Disaster, San Jose Mine, Chile When the 33 miners walked into the mine on August 5, none knew they wouldn’t walk out at the close of the work day. Quite the contrary – they remained in their subterranean … Continue reading

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to a writer’s conference I go…

How would I describe my feelings about being on the road to a writer’s conference?  excited, nervous, hopeful to name a few.  I’ve attended Maranatha Writers Conference several years now and every year I come away so very glad I … Continue reading

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Sometimes He calms the storm…

Sometimes God calms the storm, and other times He calms His child.  How the words to this song ring so true.  When I ask for healing…healing may or may not occur.  God may desire me to suffer through the doubt … Continue reading

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