Posts Tagged "Salvation"

The Cries of the Earth

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Articles | 2 comments

The Cries of the Earth

Thunder rumbles in the distance.  Lightening streaks across the sky.  The wind sweeps in, twisting the tree limbs, shaking the few remaining leaves to the ground. Within seconds, snow and sleet are pelting the windows.  It doesn’t take long for the ground to change from green to white.  Our first winter storm has blown in.  The calendar still says “fall,” but in Upstate New York, winter has begun.   The weather has been strange everywhere this year.  It seemed that last winter lasted into early June, spring lasted a week or two then summer arrived.  Our summer was short, a...

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Spring Spectacle

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

Spring Spectacle

  Tomorrow is Easter – Resurrection Sunday.  My Bible is open before me, the scripture describing the brutal beating and horrific death of our Lord staring up at me from the pages.  I ponder the events, the reality of what the Lord did for me.  He took my sins, died my death, and went to the grave in my place.  He was my sacrificial lamb, my atonement.  I sip my coffee and stare out the window.  Today, over two thousand years ago, Christ was in that grave, defeating death, and awaiting the dawn of the third day – the dawn of the morning and the dawn of the Son, proclaiming His...

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My Gift to Him

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

My Gift to Him

Snow blankets the yard.  Icicles hang down from the roof.  Lights twinkle in windows; carols are sung on nearly every radio station.  Trees are decorated, packages are wrapped.  Soon colorful wrapping and bright bows will cover the space under the tree.  I will spend the night anticipating my husband’s reaction in the morning as he rips into those packages.   I love picking out the perfect gift for the ones I love.  I try to be creative and consider more than the price tag (though lately those price tags can cause a coronary!!!)  I like to think about the person and not just the...

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Articles | 6 comments

Who Do You Say That I Am?

I’ve spent several weeks dealing with my identity in Christ.  I am a child of the Most-High God, joint-heir with Christ, His daughter, His friend, His bride.  I am an apostle, scribe, His messenger.  I am loved, treasured, cherished.   Still, despite the reminders (over and over and over again!) of those truths, I’d again have trouble focusing on the Lord’s work and instead find myself focusing on the troubles, the obstacles, the arrows being shot in my direction. I was still saying, “Yes, Lord, but…” and then would spill out to God the doubts, fears, and reservations,...

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Greater Than the Grains of Sand

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Articles | 3 comments

Greater Than the Grains of Sand

“How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I awake, I am with you.”  Psalm 139:17-18     Do you ever wonder what God sees in you?  Or, what He sees in any of us, really?  I do.  I look in the mirror and wonder “what is there about this face and this personality that makes God think about me?  Who am I, that God would even WANT to think about me?”   You, see I know me.  I’m not a beauty, I’m plain by the world’s standards.  I don’t always think about...

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