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“… Being available… is a choice…”

Ability vs Avail-ABILITY: Let’s start with the ‘bottom line.’  God determines our ‘ability,’ and we, by exercising our God-given gift… of FREE-WILL… decide our availability. So, let’s explore this for a moment.  If we lack ability… then being available is incidental…. It doesn’t count.  If we can’t fly an airplane… there’s no use getting into […]

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“…We can’t ‘Out-Trump’ God…”

Romans 12: 1-21…. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, […]

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Forgiveness is NOT an option… it’s an obligation.

More on FORGIVENESS: There are those who say… “Oh, I’ve forgiven him/her for that a long time ago.” Or, I’ve long since forgotten the SOB did this… or that….etc. Well, here’s a ‘news-flash.’ You’ve forgiven no-one. For those who CLAIM they are of a ‘forgiving nature,’ yet…. they CONTINUE to ‘throw it in the face’ […]

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Forgive us, Lord, as we FORGIVE others….

If we are unwilling to FORGIVE those who have TRESPASSED against us… and if we are not willing to LOVE our neighbor… as ourselves… then, we are disobeying God’s direct order… and thus; we place our SALVATION in jeopardy…. Select forgiveness is not what God is telling us. Forgiveness has ‘no boundaries.’ Forgiveness is all […]

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The Smile… For good, or for EVIL?

It is said that the smile is part of a ‘universal language.’ Generally meaning…. all is well… hope it’s OK with you.  Or, by Webster’s definition:  a pleased, kind, even scornful, or amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed. But there are those who SMILE for […]

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“…Don’t just listen to me… rather: Listen to Jesus, speaking to you… through your heart.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.  For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.  Be vigilant at all times and pray that […]

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“…The Science of LOVE… with a SMILE…”

When does the Clock STOP? My Maternal Great Grandmother – died at age 34; Maternal Great Grandfather – died at 62; Maternal Grandmother – died at 57; Maternal Grandfather – died at 38; Mother – died at age 55; Mother’s sister – died at 89; my only girl cousin died at 60; my only boy […]

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“…Husbands… LOVE your wives. Wives… LOVE your husbands…”

The ‘Wicked Tongue.’ I’m thinking of the hearings regarding the Supreme Court nominee… and how appropriate this scripture might be.  Seemingly, to me, it DEFEATS all that St. Paul warns us against in his letter to the Ephesians… What do you think?  Ephesians 5:1-9 …Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in […]

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“…Just LISTEN…. we are not alone….”

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community…. As told to us […]

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“…Behind every adversity is an OPPORTUNITY to SERVE God, and your fellow-man…”

Adversity:  We ALL are SUBJECT to enduring hardships… one kind or another… and, from time to time.  None of us is immune.  It’s akin… to death… it’s going to happen.  Adversity appears in all areas of our life.  Be it… business, social, family… or spiritual.  For me… Adversity has been in EVERY avenue of my […]

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