Posts Tagged God’s love

Til We Meet Again

I woke up this morning with a vivid dream still fresh in my mind. In the dream, my dad was with me, and he was trying to help me get some papers filed regarding my upcoming move. He was very kind, concerned, and helpful, and I had the thought—in the dream just be before I woke up—He’s a pretty good guy. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Artificial Ingredients

When we love God, we will receive the knowledge He reveals to us and we will not be deceived. His wisdom is pure and contains no artificial ingredients. It’s the real thing—not tampered with and never diluted.

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The Struggle Is Over!

Grace is a gift, and the simple definition of grace is we no longer have to struggle to remember and obey God’s laws, or struggle to live a godly, moral life, because He will put it in our heart and mind to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Standing In The Shallows

JULI - COVERI’ve written many things that I haven’t published, but I’m leaning toward changing that in the near future. I figure maybe if I saturate the market with my stuff, something will catch the current and pull the rest along with it. One of the things I did publish was a novella called “JULI”. It didn’t get caught in the proverbial current; mostly—I think—because I just threw it out there and didn’t do anything to help it along. Sometimes, we have to push things—ourselves—out into the stream, so we can make the choice to either drift on down the river, or swim across. Read the rest of this entry »

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If By Chance…

I believe everything and everyone that touches our lives does so for a reason.  I had such an encounter yesterday. It was brief, but good—our conversation lasted only a few 4-8-17 7 quoteminutes—but it left me with the firm believe that our paths had crossed for a reason, and many others would be touched by it as we went our separate ways. Then, this morning I came across a post from another blogger that I’d shared with my readers four years ago. I revisited her blog, and was once again touched and encouraged by the things she’d written. And there it was again, that passing by of another that left a mark—a good one—on me. (Her too, I think.) The paragraph below is what she said in her post four years ago that touched me and remained with me.

Have you ever been in a funk and totally zoned out? Perhaps standing in a line at a register waiting to be checked out, and a baby catches your eye and smiles at you? In a split second, you are transported to a place of innocent joy between you and that smiling baby. You smile back only to receive an even bigger smile. At that moment, nothing else matters, not bills, being late for an important date, or even what has you really worried. It is as if God Himself, reached down to hug you. The innocent exchange reminds you of bigger things. Maybe even a glimpse of a speck of what heaven will be like. Nothing but innocent joy.

You can check out the rest of her post by clicking on the link below: https://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/my-strength/

It’s a good read.

 

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I Left the Suds In the Bucket

suds in a bucket quoteI can’t undo my past or the wrongs I’ve done, and I can’t make the good things better than they were. Done is done. But, a line from a country song kind of says what I’m trying to say: “I left the suds in the bucket and the clothes hanging out on the line.”

By that I mean I simply walked away from a life that was soiled and stained and set my sights on Jesus. I’m not perfect—never will be—but I am in suds clothes quotethe big machine now, getting the stains out, and I’ll probably need to go through the rinse cycle for the rest of my days on this planet. But by golly I’ll eventually be sparkling clean and ready to go to the big dance.

 

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9

 

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Start Your Engines!

Doing good things—God things—is not a matter of choosing to do them, it’s a matter of surrendering to God’s will for our lives, and allowing Him to work through us. And, if there is any glory to be attained, it should be His, not ours. When we understand God’s love, and realize that all he requires of us is to love Him, we will be in His will, and all we are and do will have His love at its core. We will then be—as He created us—in His image.

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If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3

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