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Grace and peace on this Wonderful Wednesday Dear Hearts Today IS a day that the Lord has made. “Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” My study this morning landed in Philippians. It started with a search for “the Lord is at hand” after I read the news declaring victory for the liberal left…

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be happy

Grace and peace on your Tuesday Dear Hearts ❤ This morning I was reminded Happiness is making the most of what you have. Paul’s letter to the Galatians tells us: “It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking…

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mustard seed faith

Grace and peace on this Lord’s Day Dear Hearts This post is dedicated to those of us who are gathering ‘in the Spirit’ rather than in a building, or a group. Remember — Matthew quoted Jesus on the subject of “mustard seed” faith. Until recently I thought he was teaching about the size of the…

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where do you stand?

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: It also depends on what sort of person you are” _C.S. Lewis Be forewarned and forearmed in your spiritual conflict. In conclusion be strong—not in yourselves but in the Lord, in the power of his boundless resource. Put on God’s…

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look up!

Grace and peace today Dear Hearts ❤ Today I read the following headline on NBC News: “WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce sweeping new vaccine mandates designed to ramp up pressure on the unvaccinated, putting in place additional mandates for federal workers and health care providers and calling for the private sector to do…

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garden of LOVE

Grace and peace on your Wednesday Dear Hearts ⁠❤⁠ Today my heart is in our garden. It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything going on around the cottage with you, Lately (since March 2020 actually) ninety-five percent of my writing, sharing, Facebook posting, etc. has been aimed toward drawing my guests to Christ. That…

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as He is

Magic Bread and Fish? No! I believe that what Jesus demonstrated was simply the power of vision. The resources at hand took on the nature of the One who was looking at them. Natural eyes saw lack. Spiritual eyes saw more than enough. The eyes of Jesus (His vision, compassion and faith) caused the bread…

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never drop a leaf

Grace and peace on your Tuesday Dear Hearts Today, as my thoughts wander toward autumn, I am reminded of the first Psalm as it appears in The Message Bible. How well God must like you—you don’t walk in the ruts of those blind-as-bats,you don’t stand with the good-for-nothings,you don’t take your seat among the know-it-alls.…

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bless the Lord

Grace and peace on this first September Monday Dear Hearts ⁠❤⁠ Again today, as I spent quiet time with the Lord, Psalms 91 and 103 reminded me of God’s amazing love and mercy toward all of His children. I am a child of God. Psalm 91 1 He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most…

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an offended heart

There is an enemy of your heart and future that you may not be aware of. This enemy destroys marriages, divides churches, ruins friendships and opens the door for oppression and even sickness. The enemy is the offended heart. Offense and bitterness are wreaking havoc in many Christian lives and most don’t know how to…

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