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Who is Your Neighbor?

  Christ rarely answered a question simply. When he was asked he would answer with a question or a story. Often questions were asked to discover the minimum requirement or to look good in the eyes of those who heard. Jesus never let the asker slide. He’s answers pushed the boundaries, left hearers speechless, and infuriated leaders by putting the burden on them. One day he was asked a simple question by a religious leader, “who is my neighbor.” A simple question, a simple response. Right? Looking at Luke 10: 25, we see the question that preceded “who is my …

Sprinkled Blessings

Oh how valuable it is to be blessed with friends. People move in and out of our lives and God orchestrates it all by placing people in our path, at just the right time. I met a new friend last year who has become such a wonderful part of my life. How did God know I needed her at this time in my life? Spend time with your friends. Listen to their cares and be there for them in good times and in bad times. Thank God for friends and the opportunities God gives us to love and pray for …

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Joyous Friendships

  Reflections from Corinne’s Garden Magnifying the Light of Jesus in Our Daily Lives Day 6 ~ Joyous Friendships “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.“  John 8:12, NET As we bring to a close the last six-days together, we want to experience the Light of Jesus shining on our friendships;  Today, as I am many days of the week in Corinne’s Garden, I’m focusing on God and the refrain to this  song flowed into my soul ~ Friendship with Jesus • Fellowship …

Friendship

Reading: Romans 8:14-17 When we don’t socialize with certain people daily, it’s easy to assume the reason is we have nothing in common with one another. That may not always be the case, especially for those who may be members of our church’s congregation. Sharing our testimonies, doubts, answered prayers, and faith should reveal our commonality in Jesus Christ, regardless of how different we may seem from other Christians. Our Lord and Savior is enough to bring two strangers together with the bonds of friendship, and even closer as Jesus Himself said that whoever does God’s will is His family …

Together is Better

I’ve talked about teams before; being connected to people, having the same interests, the same goals. Our current environment has forced us all to alter our lives to a new normal. We have been asked to stay home to prevent the spread of this virus. To some, staying home, getting back to our family, is a wonderful thing. A time to reflect and continue our continuity within our family unit. It’s always been God’s desire for us to be together. In the Bible, it tells us that we need each other. Together is better, but unfortunately there are broken families, lives …

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The Key is Love

If you’ve lived in this world longer than a few years you have inevitably learned that relationships are not easy. Whether it’s marriage, family relationships, or friendships, the truth is most of the hurt and damage in society today is a result of relationships gone wrong. Relationships were given to humanity as a gift from God. In Genesis 2: 18, God said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” In giving Adam a wife, God allowed him to have someone who could relate to him, talk with him, and have …

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A Yielded Heart: Rebekah’s Story

  As a little girl I would recite the wishes of childhood. “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight!” But always, as long as I can remember I would always end it with “Dear Jesus, please hear me”. Jesus was always a focal point in my life. My first answered prayer that I could visibly see was at 7 when I prayed diligently for a baby doll and on Christmas morning that exact doll was present under the tree. You may say, well your …