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America! We Celebrate our National Liberty and Freedom for All

In defiance of all the torture,

the might, and the malice

of the world,

the liberal (free) man will ever be rich;

for God’s providence is his estate,

God’s wisdom and power his defense,

God’s love and favor his reward, and

God’s word his security.

~Barrow~

“For the Truth’s sake, which dwelleth

in us, and shall be with us Forever.”

II John 1:2

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In Gratitude to our HERO’s – God Bless ~

Our country, however bounded or described—still our country,

to be cherished in all our hearts to be defended by all our hands.

R.C. Winthrop

...”and the dust returns to the ground it came from,

and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”

Ecclesiastes 12:7

 

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Mama’s Bible

This is a poem I wrote shortly after my Mother went on to be with her Loving Savior in Heaven.  I honor her each year with this tribute. It is simple but I love it best when the Lord just drops a gentle reminder in my heart…when I miss her most.  God bless you.

 

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Mama’s Bible
by Zoey

I found my mama’s bible

in the things of hers
I went through today.

The bookmarked pages hold
the place where
God had touched her
heart as she
read His word that day.

And in my heart I can hear
Mama telling me:
“Keep God’s words close,
pray for His guidance,
don’t lose faith,
He will always
keep you in His care.”

There is no stronger force
than a mama’s prayers to
the throne of God.

And I believe,
No foe can conquer
No trial defeat
No evil befall against
His children- big or small.

“For Thy will be done,

on earth
as in Heaven”,

my heart does

hear my mama pray,
as she marked
another page in her bible
where God touched
her heart that day.

(5/13/07)

…they were Given Him through the Promises of God to Exalt Him… I Chronicles 25:5

 

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HE IS

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

I Corinthians 13:7

 

 

God’s Final Word: His Son

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. [Hebrews 1:1-4]

 

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Hosanna to the King!

 

He is King!

As Jesus entered Jerusalem’s gates

upon a donkey pure,

the people gathered ‘round

to sing praises for their King

Salvation has come!

 

Born adored.

God’s Word

made flesh

lived among mankind.

He is King!

Peace and Glory

Reigns from

Jerusalem to

the Throne of God.

Hosanna!

Palms of Praise to Hail Him.

Lift Your Voice and

Proclaim — Hosanna!

He is King of Glory!

By Zoey 2020

 

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“He doesn’t belong to my club, you see.” Devotion by Courage and Confidence

 

“He doesn’t belong to my club, you see.”

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. (Luke 9:49,50)

John expressed an attitude which has troubled the Church for ages and is its scandal now: “We forbad him [to work in Jesus’ name], because he followeth not with us.” It is still fatally easy for us to confound the cause of Christ with that of our particular group. The master announced a timeless principle to determine the policy of the Church toward so-called schismatics: “He that is not against us is for us.” Welcome the service that anyone renders in Jesus’ name, by whatever name he may be called.

~O Thou who didst pray that Thine own should be one, we pray that unity to come, and for deliverance from the impatience with others that postpones its coming. Amen

Devotion by Walter L. Moore

Courage and Confidence

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Courage and Comfort

The Light of My Glory is shining on you, my beloved. Look up to Me with worship in your heart. Let the radiance of My Love fall upon you and soak into the depths of your being. Savor these moments alone with me. I am using them to make you more like Me. The more you keep your gaze on Me in quiet times and busy timesthe better you can to other people.

Staying conscious of Me when your’re busy can be quite a challenge. But I have created you with an amazing mind that can function on more than one “track.” Practicing My Presence involves dedicating one track to your relationship with Me. This practice has many benefits: When you are aware that I am present with you, you’re less likely to do or say something that’s displeasing to Me. When you’re struggling with difficult circumstances or painful feelings, awareness of My Presence offers courage and comfort. I can use everything in your life for goodtransforming you into My likeness with ever-increasing Glory.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who

for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sitting

down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are

being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which

comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who

love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

Jesus Always ~~Sara Young

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Noel

Luke 2: 1-21 KJV

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Beth-lehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, Good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Beth-lehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 

 

~Merry Christmas to you as we Celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus~

Zoey