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After Suffering TIA

                                     Psalm 23: 1-3 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.   I remember that day I left my recliner, to sit in my desk chair, But noticed my left arm had become limp; so alerted my son. And soon I was at emergency room at the local hospital. After many tests and observation I was admitted to a room, but was soon dismissed. I was glad to be home when I became aware of the horrible coronavirus threat. …

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Coronavirus and Leprosy Compared

Mark 1:42 “Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”   During Jesus’ time on earth a dreaded disease was leprosy.  And those enduring leprosy lived isolated lives in the society. But Jesus had compassion on lepers as on others afflicted with some handicap or disease. And after healing one with leprosy, He even touched that one. I’m not sure how contagious coronavirus is but I’d be afraid to knowingly touch a victim. Therefore, facial masks and distancing, are being advised, Also I’m living in the confinement of my room.   Scripture and prayer: Jesus said if the law requires …

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What Can an Old Woman Like Me Do To Help?

  Be faithful to God though others aren’t faithful   Scripture: And while Moses was on the mountain receiving the ten commandments, the people tired of waiting and gave their jewelry to Aaron to use in making a gold calf to worship. When Moses came down and saw this; threw tablet down, breaking it into many pieces.   Would you and I have remained faithful; when all others were not faithful? I hope I would have been, but haven’t been faced with such a situation. It is difficult to stand alone, but is possible with help of the Holy Spirit.   Prayer: Father in heaven, have mercy on this confused …

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What Can An Old Individual Do to Help

    Scripture: “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.”    2 Chronicles 7:14 Though restricted to my room in my lift chair, I have access to my computer and can send email to many of my readers and know it can produce some interesting results. So during these, long, quiet hours, my type A personality will not allow me to just sit and twiddle my thumbs. I had some very interesting exchanges with …

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Is Cornoavirus God’s Wake-up Call?

Again let’s read 2 Chronicles 7:14  “If my people called by my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my face; then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land” If coronavirus is God’s wake-up call, the ball is in our court, so don’t foul out.   Let’s pick up the ball, pitch it into the basket, and make our goals count. I’ve endured more than enough news of coronavirus and racial protests. So wish we could allow those subjects to rest and think of better times. But Jesus said these times will come before He returns to earth again. Prayer: Father …

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Do Not Miss Gathering Together

        Scripture: John 20:24-25 “Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” On the evening of the first day after Jesus was resurrected, and His disciples were with Him, but Thomas was absent. and missed a blessing. The other disciples tried to tell Thomas, but he had to be sure; …

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Don’t Be A Know It All!

Thoughtful Deeds must be Activated Scripture: “The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?” Proverbs 20: 5-6. “An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment: for a foolish man finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in his own opinions”. Proverbs 18: 1-2. None of us enjoys associating with one who has an answer for every question being discussed. It is great to have wisdom, but unless asked for our advice it is better many times to remain silent. According to Ecclesiastes Solomon wrote the …

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Be Slow to Anger

Scripture: Proverbs 19: 11:  A man’s wisdom gives him patience; and it is to his glory to overlook an offense. Also Paul wrote these words many years later in Ephesians 4: 26: Be angry and sin not; do not let the sun go down on your wrath and give the devil a foothold. Though anger is one of man’s God-given emotions and is not sinful, sin results when anger is not controlled or not expressed as righteous Indignation. Jesus expressed that kind of anger once when His Father’s house was being used as a place of merchandise.  Once when Jesus and His disciples went to Jerusalem and entered the temple area, He  drove out those who were buying and selling …

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Add Action to Your Intentions

  Scripture: Proverbs 20: 4-5 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters; but a man of understanding draws them out.   Being a farmer’s daughter and spending many years on a farm, I’m familiar with planting and harvesting seasons. Some crops such as peanuts and potatoes were dropped into open furrows by hand. If one became tired before all peanuts were dropped into the furrow, and decided to put the remainder of peanuts in one hill, when many small vines of peanuts adorned the row, one’s laziness was exposed. Also there is a …

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Learn To Be A Disciplined Person

      Scripture: Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth and do not sell it; get wisdom discipline, and understanding. Proverbs 23: 22-23. Do you consider yourself a disciplined person? Do you make to do lists and follow them? Strive to be on time for appointments or for all social events? Are you impatient with others you think are too slow? Are you competitive?  I need not continue: if you possess these traits, already you are a disciplined individual. However, since impatience also is one of our traits, we might work at trying to …

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Don’t Seek Revenge When Offended

Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” A soft answer turns away wrath, and do not testify against your neighbor without just cause, or use your lips to deceive doing one as he did you saying you will pay him back for what he did. Though the natural impulse is an eye for an eye, but God’s way is not to repay anyone evil for evil. But be careful to do that which is right in the eyes of everyone, and if possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. And do not take …

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Develop A More Loving Attitude

    Scripture: Philippians  2: 3-11 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Each of us should look not only to our own interests, but to the interests of others. Our attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ: who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness, and being as a man in appearance, He humbled Himself and was obedient to death: even death on a cross. Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest …