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Christian, Are You Living By Jesus’ Example?

Christian, Are you living by Jesus’ Example for it is the best way to live your Christian Life?  One could never tell all the lessons that we can learn from the life of Jesus because there are so many.  As I was reading and studying my Bible in Luke 4,  I was simply amazed at […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of the Christian Life

Do this, don’t do this!  Unfortunately, there are many even in Christianity who tell us we must do and don’t do this in order to be a Christian. Because of this it has turned many away from the gospel. The Do This and Don’t Do this basis of Christianity is simply not true.  Christianity is […]

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9 Characteristics of a Christian’s Music

I have been privileged to listen and sit under the influence of Dr. Don Scovill, a man who loves God and music, and has spent many years investing in the lives of young people as mentor, music director, voice teacher and more!  As he taught on music he gave us some characteristics that ought to […]

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The Characteristics of a Growing Christian

The Characteristics of a Growing Christian (a devotional used in the pattern for Living theme) Every Christian, if he is growing, will have certain characteristics.  Faith or faithfulness – our spiritual escellence.  It is defined as loyalty, trustworthiness, or steadfastness.  If we say a person is faithful, we may think that person is reliable.  It […]

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Special Gifts for Special Moms

Special Gifts for Special Moms is something everyone of us look for from time to time.  Mother’s Day will soon be here and I am sure you will want to honor that special “mom” in your life.  Maybe it is your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, or even a sister or friend.  It is a time […]

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Books To Fall For

Isn’t fall a wonderful time to start a new Bible Study, pick up a new devotional book  or just to  snuggle up with a book?  Below are some of my favorite books, most of them kindle format, but many of them you can probably get in paperback or hard back.  So take a look a […]

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Fall/Thanksgiving Blessing Cards Free Printable

The Autumn season is upon us.  What are your plans for fall/Thanksgiving?  It’s a wonderful time to spend together as a family.  It’s also a wonderful time to bless someone else? Are you looking for a way you can be a blessing to someone or share the gospel?  Here is a free printable of little […]

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School Should Begin At Home

It’s Back to School Time … Public School, Home School?  Which one?  Only you and the Lord can decide that, but I do know that all schooling should begin at home.  Spurgeon wrote a great devotional that goes along well with this idea.  That can be found here. Note: Affiliate Links are Associated With This […]

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21 prayers for my Grandchildren

Pray for your grandchildren every day!  Hopefully our prayers for our children and grandchildren are not just bless so and so, but may we ask the Lord to work in their lives according to what His Word says. As I daily walk the paths of life which are full of God’s mercy, grace, and truth, […]

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Do you know what the Bible Says about the first fall?

Crunching leaves, brilliant colors, and crisp breezes are all signs that fall has begun. Many people look forward to this time of change, as summer heat gives way to cooler days, and autumn hues overspread the landscape. Fall is also a fun time, with harvest festivals and other special events and celebrations. Affiliate Links in […]

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Books I love and You Might Too

Do you like to read?  Kindle books are something that I love  I can have my books with me anywhere I go and read anywhere and everywhere.  If you or someone you love does not have a Kindle, you might want to consider getting one.   Note: Affiliate links are included in this post with […]

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Where Does Your Faith Stand?

True faith can never come from the wisdom of men.  It can only stand on the Word of God; God’s Word is living and powerful, it is convicting, and speaks to the heart.  It is sharper than a two edged sword piercing into our inner most being making it able to judge the thoughts and […]

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Team – Whose Team Are You On?

When I first saw the word “team” for Five Minute Friday, nothing, I mean nothing came to mind.  But I just decided to set my timer and start writing and when I did, well, the Lord just put these thoughts in my mind.     Who’s on your team? Or whose team are you on? […]

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7 Ways To Help A Fellow Believer In Prison

Do you know someone in bonds? Do you have a loved one or a friend living out a sentence in Prison? Perhaps they are even there unjustly. Or maybe, in time past, they were not living right or didn’t know the Lord and therefore got caught in situations that have now caused them to suffer the […]

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9 Lessons – Israelites at War With Amalek

Recently, I wrote about lessons on the Rock of Horeb.  The war with the Amalekites is in the same chapter right after Israel received water from the rock.  There were very many more lessons to learn from this very chapter as I went on to study the Israelites war with the Amalekites.  It seems throughout […]

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Fabulous Finds Friday

Below are a few fabulous finds that I would like to share with you.  Some are affiliate links and some are not.  When I find something I like then I want to share it with you too. Can you even believe it is Friday again?  The weeks fly by and I am reminded more and more […]

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10 Great Ways to Meditate On God’s Word

Meditating on God’s Word is something every child of God ought to do and yet I know I don’t do it nearly enough.  So many times I have had my devotions and then walked away not even remembering what I learned from God’s Word that day.  Sometimes there are just too many obstacles in the […]

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More Kindle Books for Mom

Kindle books are something that I love.  I can have my books with me anywhere I go.  If you or someone you love does not have a Kindle, you might want to consider getting one.   Note: Affiliate links are included in this post with full disclosure here. Mother’s Day is right around the corner […]

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Thanksgiving Free Printable Game

Here is a Thanksgiving Free Printable Game.  The game can be played with the whole family or with whoever is sitting around your table.   The Thanksgiving ABC game All ages can play and it is a good way to get the mind going thinking of things that we can be grateful for on a […]

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5 Ways to Live a Joyful Abundant Life

Do you have a joyful life?  Or do you often live a life of defeat, of fruitlessness and frustration?  Do you wonder why you are not living a victorious joyful abundant life?  Jesus said in John 10:10  . . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more […]

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This is My Country

This is my country, but oh what a heavy heart I have for my country!  Another Patriotic holiday is approaching and I wonder how much longer God will be so merciful to us! Lam_3:22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. He is not willing that any […]

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6 Characteristics of a Godly Father

What comes to your mind when thinking of characteristics of a godly father?   Blessed with a godly Father One cannot help but think about their father when Father’s Day rolls around.  Truth is – I think about my father many more times than that! I am so thankful that He was a godly father!  He left […]

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16 Prayer Prompts for Wednesday

Prayer Prompts for Wednesday I love having prayer prompts for each day of the week.  It stimulates my mind and heart as I consider what to pray about.  Of course, asking God to guide in my prayers as I read these prayer prompts is the most important thing. Some of my favorite verses on prayer […]

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Set Apart for God?

Are you set apart for God?  What does that really mean?  Here is the meaning of set apart according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:   apart – In a state of distinction, as to purpose, use or character. Really, this topic would make a great Bible Study.  There are so many people who call themselves Christians;  is there a distinction […]

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Married to the Right Man – 42 Reasons Why

Every year I try to update this post and add a reason that I know I’m married to the right man.  I praise the Lord for giving that man to me.  He is definitely the person that God wanted me to marry and I’m thankful for the many years God has given us together.  Not […]

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Which Way Will You Enter Eternity?

Where are you going to be in the morning or in the next five minutes? None of us know the answer to that for sure. We may have plans, but the Lord may have other plans. You may tie your shoestrings in the morning, but the undertaker may untie them before night.  Which way are […]

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By the Grace of God

By The Grace of God Do you sometimes wonder how you will ever make it through a difficult circumstance?  Maybe you are facing a difficulty right now and you don’t know the answer.  The following true story is a testimony from a friend of mine regarding some very difficult situations in her life.  She tells how […]

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November 2014 thankful Album Day 15

My parents taught me as a child that Jesus Christ is the only way, the Truth and the life and no man comes to the father, but by Him.  How grateful I am for that teaching.  As an 8 year old I trusted Christ as Savior and although I have not always lived as I […]

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November 2014 Thankful Album

Only Christians serve a risen Savior.  I am so thankful that my Lord and God is not dead in the grave as the case is with so many religions.  I am thankful that I don’t have a religion, but that I have a relationship with a living Savior.  He can be yours too!

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Interesting Things About Brazil

Brazil is an interesting place and we enjoyed our visit very much.  Below are some interesting things that I observed while visiting Brazil.  If you click on each picture, it will be enlarged. Public Cemetery  The public cemetery is free, but don’t plan on visiting your loved one’s graveside after three years.  The graves are […]

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Our Fruit Towards God

The Characteristics of a Growing Christian (a devotional used in the pattern for Living theme) Every Christian, if he is growing, will have certain characteristics.  Faith or faithfulness – our spiritual escellence.  It is defined as loyalty, trustworthiness, or steadfastness.  If we say a person is faithful, we may think that person is reliable.  It […]

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