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Encouragement

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Romans 12:10-13  (NIV) Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. I have treasures!  I have a treasure box.  In my treasure box I have little notes that God has sent my way.  I keep them and when my heart seems heavy or I begin to have doubts--I take a peek in my treasure box. What can a word of encouragement or a little note do? I keep my little jewels of affirmation and hope together; notes that you have sent and I have hid for future days when my heart may seem discouraged.  The Lord uses others to bring encouragement; sometimes even prophetic words that seem unreachable but yet come to pass. Thank you for your words of kindness over the past years! Keep sharing your heart with others; it's like a breath of fre

Filthy Rags

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All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. ( Isaiah 64:6) I have a favorite pass-time, drinking coffee.  It's not just any coffee but my favorite is Dunkin' Donuts.  As I was on my way to church yesterday, I stopped by the drive-thru to get myself a cup.  As I pulled up to the drive-thru window I pulled really close to a "drive-thru" garbage can.  Now, if you know the voice of the Spirit of God you are aware that he is speaking all the time. So as I reached over to my cup holders to get rid of the old cups and bottles, I heard myself say out loud, "only in America" more like "you got to be kidding".  I mean really, how lazy am I.  Not only did I not get out of the car to purchase my cup of coffee, I did not even get out to get rid of the garbage that had pilled up in  my car. Okay, I know you are prob

My Numbers tell a Story

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A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Late this afternoon I had an appointment with a health counselor regarding my blood sugars; I am diabetic. It’s been a few years that I had seen her but at the request of my physician I went. I have no known issues; this was more like a routine event. My visit resulted in some very interesting findings; things that we “know” or hear about, but today I experienced it firsthand. She asks me a few questions and then proceeds to download my blood sugars from my machine. She tells me things look pretty good and that I am well controlled—Glory to God! I tell her a little about myself, sharing how I serve the Lord. As she continues to review my numbers; she is looking for patterns and she asks, “what happens on Fridays, whatever it is it must be good”. I kinda’ chuckled and said, “that’s my Bible Study Night”, why? She proceeded to tell me that medically speaking as she observ