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Stirs Up Anger

There are some occasions when I pray beforehand that God grant me patience and an open mind. The reason is that I know there’ll be someone there who I clash with. Do you know a person like that? One who contradicts everything you say? Or who always brings up controversial topics just to get a …

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Have Not Love

Often when I’m struggling with something, God will give me a passage to help me through, especially if I feel “stuck”–as in, I can’t let go of the feeling or situation. Yesterday I was angry with someone and even though I prayed about it repeatedly and before bed, I woke up thinking about the incident. …

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1 John 2:6

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.1 John 2:6 NKJV Please join me this week in praising our Father for being the loving, caring Vinedresser. Ask Him to show you which type of branch you are. Ask Him to lift up those branches which are not …

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John 15:26-27

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.John 15:26-27 ESV Please join me this week in praising our Father …

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Hatred of the World

Up until a few years ago, I was a “theistic evolutionist.” My husband talked till he was blue in the face to change my mind, but I was stuck in my views. Then, I actually read Darwin’s book (well, a little of it). I never had before. I just based my beliefs on what my …

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Show Your Love

The song that keeps going through my mind is “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love,” but I know that’s not true, unfortunately. It’s something that weighs heavily on me. I couldn’t finish this post in time for yesterday morning because I kept re-writing it, watering it down so as not to offend …

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2 John 1:9

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9 ESV Please join me this week in praising our Father for being the loving, caring Vinedresser. Ask Him to show you which …

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The Vine and His Branches

John 15:5 (ESV) tells us that Christ also abides in us! That just blows me away! I wonder as David did: What is man that You are mindful of him,And the son of man that You give attention to him? Psalm 8:4 NKJV I try to be obedient to God and His Word. As I …

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Abide in Christ

For the past fifteen months, our Pastors have been preaching from the Gospel of John, verse by verse. There is so much information in there, so much to learn, that even with this intense study, I still find myself going back and researching some more. Several weeks ago, we were in John 15 and the …

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Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.Proverbs 19:21 ESV Please join me this week in praising God for His perfect timing. Let’s pray for the peace and assurance we can derive from knowing that God is in control, that He will …

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