On A Mission:Plans, Hope, Future & Chosen

Jeremiah 29:11* “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV) God encourages us to move ahead, he believes we can do the task he has given and will be with us all the […]

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You Can Have My Heart

You Can Have My Heart. I surrender all. You Can Have My Heart. I will not fear. You Can Have My Heart. I will rest in your promises. You Can Have My Heart. I will never be alone again. You Can Have My Heart. I will follow you. You Can Have My Heart. I will […]

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Well Done, My Good And Faithful One.

So lovely, I can just imaging jumping into Jesus arms. Can you just imaging the feeling. I don’t think I can wrap my head around the feeling.. I want to hear him say… Well done, My good and faithful one. Welcome to the place where you belong. Well done my beloved child. You have run […]

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Broken Crayons still color

If something is broken, we throw it away. If we don’t need something any longer or it’s damaged, we throw it away. What about people? In past generations and even today (to some extent), people were ( and can be today) stigmatized. The broken were despised, the disabled, the diseased, the mentally ill and insane, […]

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Don't worry about Tomorrow

Matthew 6:34  “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for it will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s owm,” (NIV)  The past is gone, the future isn’t here yet, so today is what we have to focus on. There’s alot going on today that needs taken care of. Whatever the day holds […]

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The Least of these

So, my head hurts, I’ve been thinking about The least of these for weeks now, and reading Matthew 25:34-45. Specifically, verse 40 (part of the parable of The Sheep and Goats), Jesus says “The king will reply, truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you […]

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Meditation

As a retired Social Worker working in many areas of service, I have taught meditation and have used it myself. Meditations such as guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing, belly breathing, grounding etc. However, it wasn’t until my faith began to grow that I thought, ” hey, I can meditate on Jesus “. Not only […]

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Coffee With Jesus ~The Birds Nest~

I was coming home from a day out. I was looking out the window ( I was not driving). At a stop light, I happened to notice the nearest barren tree of western Pennsylvania. What to my amazement did I see? two birds nests, with no tenants, because they are south for the winter. Okay, […]

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter; I see you walking in the desert, trying to find a shadow to hide in. I hear you thinking of day’s gone by. I hear your regrets, I see your tears. I heard you say ” I’m not good enough”. I saw you struggling to walk alone, without me. You failed. I saw […]

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When You Found Me

When You Found Me. I was hiding in the dark. Ashmed, for I knew right from wrong. When You Found Me. I held my head low. Wanting to flee, but you didn’t let me go. When You Found Me. I was living in the world. Being pulled in all directions, I didn’t know where to […]

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Walking With Jesus

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness , so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV) The entire Bible is the Inspired word of God. It is trustworthy, we should read it and apply it to our lives. […]

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How Do You Pray?

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (NIV) How we pray has been on my mind a lot lately. We each may have our own individual uniqueness of how we pray. God hears us when we pray. The Bible shows us the many men and women who went to God in prayer. […]

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The Lost Sheep

Jesus Warns Against Looking Down on Others Matthew 18:10-14  “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in Heaven always see the face of my father in heaven. What do you think? if a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, […]

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On Distractions

Today I’d like to talk about distractions, and how they draw us away from God. In todays day and age It may become easy to become distracted from God. Life,  and getting caught up in it, on overdrive, overwhelmed,sometimes were running on empty by the time night comes, we may say to ourselves, ” where […]

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My featured Article: Joni Eareckson Tada (Joni and Friends)

On a hot July afternoon in 1967 Joni’s life would change. Joni and her sister went swimming on the Chesapeake bay. She climbed onto a raft anchored off shore, stood on the edge and jumped into the water. The water was merky and she hadn’t checked the depth. She hit her head on something hard, […]

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Disability? or Differently-Abled?

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me ” My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. NIV It took me many years to accept my list of disabilities, and […]

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God Speaks to us

I was thinking about the many ways God Speaks to us, and my fear of ” what if I Miss it”. So I began delving into the oh so many ways he can speak to us. So I came up with Through His Word. Through pictures Sounds Nature Music Through other people And through our […]

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(Late) Coffee with Jesus

So, It’s 9:24 PM in western Pennsylvania, and I’m having a late night coffee with Jesus. I’m I’m contemplating ENCOURAGEMENT. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. I find myself needing encouragement regularly. I look to the scriptures for peace. We all need […]

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Coffee with Jesus

simple moments It’s easy to get caught up with negativity in our lives. We’re running on a full tank with business and/or caos in our lives that it makes it hard to slow down, stop, catch our breath. Often times we have to check our calendars to make time to spend time with family and […]

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On Spiritual warfare

There is a battle raging inside of us, all of us, not just Christians. However, we as Christians may be better equipped to recognize it. But even then, sometimes not. The closer we get to God the more battle we can face raging inside of us. Beware and be aware, as we draw closer to […]

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On Kindness

Colossians 3:12 ~~ Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. ~~ kindness, it’s contagious. We are led by the example of Jesus. It’s so simple. I often think to myself, you never know what kind of day someone is having, and kind smile or a hello, how are you doing […]

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Coffee with Jesus

There’s something about the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Coffee drinkers you know what I mean, your senses can probably recall the smell even if you’re not drinking coffee as you’re joining me. The most peaceful time of day for me to have quite time with Jesus is early morning. There’s something about the quiet […]

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