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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Praying In A Pagan Land

Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens.  Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness.  Psalm 150:1-2 I was beginning to write an article on Prayer for this months encouragement and I wasn’t very far into it when I hit a …

Read More

Twinkling of an Eye

. . . in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52 Here it is 4:30 in the morning and I am awake! I couldn’t get back …

Read More

Swept Clean

We have all seen what a new broom looks like; straight, clean with long bristles to pick up the dirt, attached to a smooth and strong round wooden handle. All in all, a great instrument for cleaning and getting all the needed jobs accomplished. Now compare that to the old …

Read More