• It's time to have the courage of Esther the Queen
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    Wake Up! It’s Time to Have the Courage of Esther the Queen

    NOTE: I first wrote this post October 14, 2015. I find it more fitting than ever and a good time to repeat it’s prompting to be read. Do not live in a fairy tale bubble… It’s time to wake up! In fairy tales it seems that the heroes never die…they miraculously conquer whatever misfortune they may face. In such fairy tales… Cinderella escapes her cruel Stepmother and marries the Prince to go live in the Palace. Today there are many heroes of faith who do not live the fairy tale life. Many have sacrificed their lives because they would not reject the name of Christ. These are REAL HEROES who…

  • Jeremiah 5:25 kjv
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    Sin Withholds GOOD Things from You

    “Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.” ~ Jeremiah 5:25 kjv SIN is becoming so common place and accepted among Christians that we start to blend in with the rest of the world.  They feel that these little sins aren’t that big of a deal if they’re not “murdering” or “stealing” from someone. Doesn’t it seem like we put our own label on what we think of as “bad” SIN…and then shrug our shoulders at other things that don’t seem quite so “bad?” The fact is, SIN is — and always will be — still SIN in God’s eyes. GOD doesn’t…

  • Psalm 37:4 KJV
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    Do You Really Have Great Pleasure in Serving the Lord?

    “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalms37:4 Good morning! This evening is another day that I’m looking forward to meeting in the “House of the Lord.” Where else would one rather be when the church doors are open? I hope the answer is nowhere else!! I’m so grateful to my parents, who raised me to be faithful to attend church each week. There was NEVER a lingering question, “Are we going to go to church today?” It was simply understood and mentally placed on “agenda list” just as you planned to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. You have to wonder…

  • Bible Verse Image with Jeremiah 18:4 KJV
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    And Now the Broken Teapot Has a New Purpose – Jeremiah 18:4

    “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” ~ Jeremiah 18:4 Today, I want to share with you a cute little poem (down below) about a broken teapot.  My pastor’s wife (Mrs. Kathy McCullough) wrote this poem, and last year she placed it on pretty bookmarks to give to the ladies at our church. I keep mine at my bedside since that’s where I love to read.  I love teacups and teapots as well. There’s soooooo many designs and colors.  So many unique ones; they never…

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    Are You Salty…Or, Are You Good for Nothing?

    Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. ~ Matthew 5:13 I have a deep affection and appreciation for salt. Salt is essential to our well-being. Without it, we would die. It’s a sustainer of life. It’s a substance that makes a significant difference. Salt can cleanse wounds since it kills many types of bacteria. It can be used for cleaning items in your home. It can also detoxify the skin, as it draws out toxins. (Have you ever…