A Liberated Woman

What does it mean to be a liberated woman? In the sixties this became a hot topic for women wanting equality with men in jobs and pay which continues to this day but has morphed as I see it, into a militant negativity towards women as well as men. In …

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Give Up Now and Avoid the Rush

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor.4:17-18 Years ago a …

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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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Covid-19 Relief Jokes

Covid-19 Relief Jokes 1) 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people. 2) The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the     house, and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors! 3) Day 7 at home and the dog is …

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ONCE UPON A TIME

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6 Once upon a time in a land not so far away, there was a young girl who lived for one year with her family of six in a …

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SOMETIMES A LIGHT SURPRISES

SOMETIMES A LIGHT SURPRISES William Cowper (words) Craig Courtney (music) Sometimes a light surprises the Christian while he sings; It is the Lord who rises with healing in His wings: When comforts are declining, He grants the soul again A season of clear shining, to cheer it after rain. In …

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The Monday Memo by Glen Pitts

For years the world has enjoyed the success of advancements in many areas. In countless ways we are much better off than our forefathers.  Even I can remember horse-drawn milk delivery wagons, ice boxes to keep food from spoiling and scrub boards to wash clothes.  But – has all our …

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COME AS YOU ARE!

Jesus invitation was and is today, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28  This month I’m writing about a time when the church I was attending was in a period of unrest.  A time when Satan had planted …

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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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SERVANTS OF THE LORD

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23 In any organization, one does not see or hear about all the workers that are laboring behind the scenes to keep things flowing smoothly. Some do it out of love for their job, for …

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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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HALF WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN

HALF WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN –  Syb Brodie Hello my EncouraGem friends and followers. I am basking in blessings here in California, and having an uplifting time with my sons and their families. I am staying at one sons home half way up the San Bernardino mountain which is very …

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE WORDS

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE WORDS 1) The meaning of opaque is unclear. 2) I wasn’t going to get a brain transplant but then I changed my mind. 3) Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming. 4) A man tried to assault me with milk, cream …

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Treasures In Leather

 For sin shall not have dominion over you:  for ye are not under the law, but under grace.   Romans 6:14 When in a store lineup waiting to check out and someone comes up behind me with just a few items, I will often tell them to go ahead.  Jokingly …

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EVERYDAY MIRACLES

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your powers among the peoples.”  Psalm 77:14 It seems anyone’s thought on miracles surrounds grand happenings or gestures which have profound effects in life.  From water to wine, from invalid to health, from death to life this is often where we go …

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Tough Teacher

 A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body.  It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to …

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