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Rain in its Season

          “They do not say in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, who keeps for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” Jeremiah 5:24 I know that God is good, but are we fearing the Lord our God?  He gives to us, but will He continue to give us blessings if we are not worshiping Him, and Him alone? Choose God. Tanya Jackson

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Waiting With A Purpose

  i’ve heard, “just enjoy where you are” a million times. sometimes in-between where you are, and where you want to be can feel like an endless waiting room. when i’m down in the dumps, the “Christian answer” would be that i always pray or open my Bible. sadly, this is not always my response. i have a Pinterest board filled with thousands of pins of positive quotes. i scroll relentlessly until i find “the one”. i want to read something that makes me feel better.  i don’t want to dwell on where i am- i’d rather fixate on where …

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Not Long Til Christmas

It’s barely more than three months until Christmas. In light of how 2020 has gone thus far, we might want to plan ahead for it just a bit. I’m not a last minute person, but I have always enjoyed the hunt for just the right gift for just the right person. Even so, I may have to switch tactics a bit this year. IF we’re not careful we will spend a lot of frustrated time comparing this Christmas to past years. But we will have more of a blessed time if we just take this year and enjoy what we …

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Seasons Change

  I love fall.  I love sweaters, hoodies, boots, fuzzy blankets, camp fires and cool nights.  Ahh, think about the feelings you have just thinking about fall.  There is something about fall.  There is something so inspiring when the air gets a little cooler and the leaves begin to change color and fall to the ground. This is my favorite season.  God speaks to me and inspires me through the beauty of fall.  I watch the leaves change and I feel joy.  I often think how can a season of death and dying bring such joy and pleasure. All then …

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

The seasons are changing.  The days are getting shorter.  The temperature is dropping.  Dorothy, we aren’t in Kansas anymore.  Yes, summer has officially ended and here in Pennsylvania Fall is in full swing. The temperature outside reveals the temperature inside. In the mornings inside the house it feels so cold until we step outside.  We can better feel the warmth inside.  We can be deceived of our current condition.  We can be warm when we thought we were hot or cold when we thought we were warm.  It takes a climate change to reveal the real and truly show us …

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A Season of Death and Dying

I stand, lost in the sight before me.  I am looking through the window completely raptured in the thoughts racing through my mind.  As I watch leaves fall to the ground I can feel the cool air radiating through the glass.  One by one, the leaves fall and I notice the beautiful colors of orange, yellow, red and brown.  The leaves have died.  The trees are almost empty now.  I find peace in this moment.  I found comfort even surrounded by death.   Summer is past, we are moving through the season of death, and dying before winter comes.  This reality …