Category Archives: August 2014

Back at the Beginning

I am back at the beginning. Reading about the beginning of all beginnings. The beginning of history and Creation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:1 The beginning of man: “Then God said, ‘Let … Continue reading

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The Guilty Blues

I have been down in the dumps the last several days. Feeling blue. Discouraged. Perhaps even a bit without hope. And yesterday I felt like I needed to apologize to a friend for that. For not having an “up” day. … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014, Blessings, Depression, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Friends, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, Hope, Jesus, Joy, Life, Nehemiah, Others, Prayer, Psalms, Repentance, Self, Sin Nature, Worry | Leave a comment

Let Everything Else Fade Away

Oh weary souls, take comfort in this day! Sing, make merry, rejoice. For we who were once lost are now found. We who were once blind can now see. This morning I came across a beautiful passage in which the … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014, Creation, Fear, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Word, Isaiah, Jesus, Joy, Life, Mind, Praises, Prayer, Psalms, Revelation, Salvation, Singing, Thanksgiving, The Future, Worry, Worship | Leave a comment

Love Each Other and Leave the Judging to God

“You love them; I’ll judge them.” Isn’t that a good summary of James 4:11-12? Our pastor is teaching through the book of James on Sunday mornings. It has been challenging and convicting, to say the least. Joyfulness amidst trials, being … Continue reading

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Meta Tauta

Anybody out there need some encouragement today? Anybody else looking around at the world and wondering how much longer? “O LORD, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, ‘Violence!’ and You will … Continue reading

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I’m Ready to Emigrate and Go Home!

I am studying in the book of Revelation. The outline of this book is perfectly summed up in the words of Jesus found in chapter 1, verse 19 ~ ” ‘Write the things which you have seen, and the things … Continue reading

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Loving In Deed and Truth

Behold, what manner of love The Father has given unto us That we should be called The sons of God! ~ from the song “Behold What Manner of Love” by Patricia Van Tine (and based on 1 John 3:1) I … Continue reading

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