JOANNA

JOANNA March 18, 1936 – August 18, 2022 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of …

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LIFE IS A CALLING

It’s vitally important how we view life. Some feel they’re just an accident and as a result they drift through life with little purpose. Others really haven’t thought about it and so they get caught up in a mindless cycle of daily living. Others however truly believe that God created …

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YEARS END

YEARS END The Valley of Vision A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions O LOVE BEYOND COMPARE, You are good when you give, when you take away, when the sun shines upon me, when night gathers over me. You have loved me before the foundation of the world, and in …

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WHAT LOVE!

What Love… A little babe in manger lay mother beside Him — with love did gaze upon her babe in swaddling clothes The Son of God — an angel disclosed. What love What faith What gift divine Sent from Heaven for all mankind. What love This willing Savior gave so …

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ITCHING EARS

The Bible warns of a time when “…men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and …

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SEND LAZARUS!

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.  Proverbs 16:20 Lately I was reading Luke 16:19:31 about the rich man (his name is never given) and the beggar Lazarus where the Scripture begins with … “There was a rich man who was …

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MY HOPE!

MY HOPE! My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid rock I stand; All other ground is sinking sand; All other ground is sinking sand; Edward Mote 1797-1874 William …

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It Is Finished!

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  John 19:30 These are the last words recorded that Jesus spoke before His death on the Cross. It begs the question, ‘What did He finish?’ The words themselves imply …

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Planter or Sower?

Back when I was young in Christian maturity, my thinking about the meaning of the words ‘Disciple and Apostle’ were that they pretty well meant one and the same thing. Not so I learned from my Bible dictionary which stated that ‘Disciple’ means ‘follower or learner’. Someone who follows another …

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EACH DAY

Dredging the bottom looking for the mirror Bible in hand, is anything clearer? The twists and turns someone will say What is the start, where is the end, why must we pray? I am but new to the divine path Dodging and weaving am I escaping wrath? Some things seem …

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DOWNSIZING!

The Lord is a Warrior – Jehovah is His Name! From sinking sand He lifted me, With tender hand He lifted me, From shades of night to plains of light, O praise His name, He lifted me!    Gabriel As most of you know, I have been sidetracked from my writing …

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THE ESCAPE HATCH!

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!                                                                Revelation 3:15 After years of disobedient living the above words from the Lord jumped out at me.  The ‘Good Life’ which in reality is not good at all, but …

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HONESTLY HONEST

The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil– he will dwell on the heights; his refuge will be the rocky fortresses, his …

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