Embracing Uncertainty

“When we embrace uncertainty, it can be very liberating. If you can accept the uncertainty, it allows you to live life every day.” –Victor Gospodinoff My mom passed away last year—not from breast cancer though—she was a breast cancer survivor for over 15 years. I so miss her. Today, I remembered her funny little characters […]

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The Struggle is Real—But So is God’s Grace

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9 There are days when you walk out into the bright sunshine… embraced by a cool breeze.  And as you look around, you realize the struggle is real. Then you […]

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The Favor of Being Graced by God

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: ~ Ephesians 2:8 In our… it’s all about me… self-made state of mind. We sometimes remember that we didn’t make ourselves. In humility, we see our smallness in the vast universe. We thank God for feeling the harmony […]

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In the Name of Jesus

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I […]

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The Shield of Faith Protects Against Fiery Darts

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. ≈ Ephesians 6:16 Have you ever felt like a bullseye was on your back? With a homing device locked-in… that guided fiery darts to land in the center circle. Even as a Believer, fiery darts can pierce […]

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Attitude Towards Wealth

And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! ≈ Mark 10:23 What is the right attitude towards wealth? A basic question to consider when deciding “about our perspectives and decisions in relation to material things—particularly material wealth” (Link, 2013). It’s surmised that […]

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Common Sense… Not So Common Anymore

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; ≈ Proverbs 2:6 Meriam-Webster, defines common sense as “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts; the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions; ordinary good sense and judgment”. Before I learned a […]

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Those Who Dared to Dream

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. ≈ Psalm 139:14 “Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out […]

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Groupthink

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. ≈ Acts 5:29 Few will deny the benefits of belonging to a group. While, groups may differ in the types of benefits they provide. A major benefit of membership in a group is the validation of a person’s sense of […]

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Love & Christian Duty

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ≈ 1 John 4:8 I remembered Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) today. A PBS documentary, books from divinity school, and quotes of yesteryears swirled into view. “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” And […]

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Truth of Another Day… for This Day

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. ≈ Psalm 118:24 Once… when I searched for evidence that Jesus Christ lived in history, from sources other than the Bible. I came across confirmation… from Josephus, Lucian, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, the Babylonian Talmud, and a few other historical […]

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Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. ≈ Psalms 31:24 In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, signed into law Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday legislation. We celebrated this federal holiday the third Monday of January. It is a day when America pauses to remember the life and legacy […]

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A Nostalgic Moment

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. ≈ Psalm 112:6 Yesterday, when I called a business from the office telephone. After several long rings, a lady answered.  I heard the hesitation in her voice. Sheer awe, as if she didn’t know what to say. So, I rushed on to identify myself […]

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Friendship

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. ≈ Proverbs 18:24 I enjoy writing. For it expresses the eloquence and the uniqueness of words, which you can touch.. Yesterday, I wrote. ‘Don’t get so overwhelmed with the cares of life, that you forget to live… living is a […]

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Wise Men & Women Still Seek Him

I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. ≈ Proverbs 8:17 The Magi rejoiced when they saw the Star of Bethlehem. Those wise men knew that it would guide them to Baby Jesus. But it was the wise men’s decision to follow the star. As it is, our […]

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Hope

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. ≈ Romans 8:37 On yesterday, November 9, 2016, in the mist of quiet solitude, I bowed my head in prayer. Since I remember, for the first time in umpteen years the chaos of the outside world reached out its tentacles. […]

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Life Is

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. ≈ Proverbs 3:13 This remarkable poem by Mother Teresa is called “Life Is”. The wisdom of its words can transcend an instance in time. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. […]

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Cognitive Dissonance

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. ≈ Proverbs 4:7 Holding opposite beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time; or acting in a way that is contradictory to one’s beliefs, ideas, or values; even being challenged by new realities that conflict with one’s beliefs, ideas, or […]

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Opportunity

Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. ≈ Philippians 4:10 Sometimes a concept is so challenging, that we don’t even have the words to bring into meaning the very idea we wish to […]

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Glimpsing God in the Beauty of Autumn

(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. ~ Psalms Chapter 19:1

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