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CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD AND OURS!

CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD AND OURS!

WE ARE RISEN WITH HIM, OH YES WE ARE RISEN WITH HIM INDEED! In this glorious season of celebrating the crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord, I want to reflect on the reason for our Lord coming into the earth in the first place… it was for OUR SAKE. On Easter or Resurrection Sunday, the Orthodox, Catholic, and other liturgical churches greet each other with, “The Lord Is Risen” and the other person responds, “Yes, the Lord is…

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BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Restorer of Our Soul Part 2

BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Restorer of Our Soul Part 2

In our last blog if you recall, Restore means, to bring back to its original purpose or plan, to set back in order or into its former condition, place, or position. It also means to repair or renovate like a building to its former condition.   Once there was an orphan who lived on the streets of Timbuktu, begging and scrounging for food every day to survive. Her parents died when she was five years old; she had no relatives…

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BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Restorer of Our Soul Part 1

BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Restorer of Our Soul Part 1

After years of going to church, getting baptized, living like I pleased, trying to fix myself, and doing what I believed was God’s way. I was lost, broken, I had fallen into a dark place of sin and rebellion. But one day Jesus came to my rescue to save me and make me His own! I finally gave my heart to Jesus, on July 26, 1979. In 1982, after fighting with the enemy all of my life because of being…

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BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST Perfect Love

BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST Perfect Love

1 John 4:17-18 Amplified Bible (AMP) 17In this [Union and Fellowship with Him], Love is Completed and Perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is NO FEAR IN LOVE [dread does not exist]. But PERFECT (complete, full-grown) LOVE (our Lord Jesus Christ) drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who…

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BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Man of Sorrows and Grief

BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Man of Sorrows and Grief

The past two weeks have been challenging. I have had two relatives die and another family member called me grieving over the loss of his son. Grieving over the loss of a loved one, friend, or even a pet can be devastating… to say the least. The pain reaches so deeply in our heart and soul, many of us shut down emotionally just to survive. Some of us hide in activities, work, movies, drugs, alcohol, and so many other things…

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BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Truth

BECOMING INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH JESUS CHRIST The Truth

“THE BIBLE IS WHERE I MEET YOU, MY HEART IS WHERE I GREET YOU” In a previous blog, we talked about the differences between the two words ‘Knowledge or Knowing’ in the Bible: Eido – to learn by using the senses, learn by observation, to interview, inspect, to study, process information. Ginosko – become known of, intimate, to understand, to experience or have an encounter with, heart to heart intimacy, like a husband and wife. In our previous blog, we also discovered…

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IS THIS IT?

IS THIS IT?

A 30-year-old male executive sat in the office of his counselor despondent, depressed, trying to make sense of his life, said to his counselor, “I have reached the pinnacle of my career. I have a six-figure salary, a new sports car, a wife, three children, and a new home.  I can buy anything I want whenever I want; so why do I feel so empty and lost inside, I am here to ask you, is this it?” The Chief of…

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MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME

MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME

As many of you know, I have two brain aneurysms along with brain atrophy, which means some of the cells around the aneurysms are dead. I call my brain atrophy, ‘bobblehead.’ I ‘m taking meds for my condition, however, when the barometric changes in the earth and it’s cloudy or overcast, my head starts bobbling and I feel the depression of it. So for the past five days, I have been bobbling all over the place. One of the sunny…

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IN HIM–OUR NEW ADDRESS

IN HIM–OUR NEW ADDRESS

First Posted September 2017 It was her first time away from her parents, her freshman year in college, finally, she was free. In the beginning, she felt a little homesick, so she called her parents every weekend. But, eventually she got busy making new friends, classwork, and enjoying going to the football games with her friends; she stopped making contact. Her parents still called every weekend but she spoke briefly to them on the phone. They continued writing her emails,…

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A PLACE CALLED THERE

A PLACE CALLED THERE

Have you ever experienced your day going just fine, your emotions, mind, and heart are at peace, then all of a sudden, you get annoyed, curious, lose focus, or distracted by something or someone and they steer your soul away from your peace and rest with the Lord? I have a zillion times! Instead of praying and turning back to Him, our place of rest, you find yourself angry, anxious, frustrated, and eventually totally off course and drifting to a…

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