How Are You Preparing for Christmas?

“Rome rules. Corruption reigns, and we haven’t heard from God in 400 years. Now, this man who wears camel hair and eats wild locust and honey is roaming the desert telling us to be baptized like Gentiles converting to Judaism. Weird thing is, Jews are doing it. The world has gone mad!”

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3 Reasons to Adore

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

In the beginning, God created the world in all its beauty and perfection. He created man and woman in His image and said that it was very good. God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day, for He loved them, and He loved all His creation.

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering … I’ve Seen the End of You, A Review

Dying children, incurable cancers, irreparable brain injuries. Trying to help, praying for hope, dealing with doubt. This was neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Warren’s day and his ministry.

Dr. Warren reveals his inner thoughts as he asked himself how to pray for his patients and offer hope when he knew the end result, death. When he emailed Philip Yancey asking him how to “handle telling a patient to have faith when I don’t?” Yancey emailed him and told him to “write his way through understanding the issue” (p. 28). This book is the result of Dr. Warren’s journey.

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9 Years Healed! 9 Lessons Learned

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2

Nine years ago today, the Lord miraculously healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (declared a miracle by my fibromyalgia physician). For about 15 years, I was a walking pharmacy … pills to deal with the pain, pills to make me go to sleep, pills to wake me up, pills to counteract the side effects of the other pills.

Bright lights, loud noises, and strong fragrances bothered me. My husband, Keith, stopped wearing cologne during those years.

Most department stores place the perfume counters at the main entrances. I had to hold my breath, walk like a racer past the perfume counters (not easy for a fibromyalgia patient), and hope that I walked far enough to avoid a whiff of fragrance.

I feared getting into an elevator. At times, I was on the verge of a flair by the time the door opened, and I could escape the heavy perfume.

Fear, pain, fatigue, hopelessness, and brain fog vanished on November 21, 2010.

Then came the lessons.

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A Checklist – 7 Remarkable Insights About God

Checklists for the week: groceries, work, school, chores, dentist, music lessons, soccer, homework, dinners. Oh, and Bible study. Lord, help me make it through this week!

We have checklists for work, for home, and for the grocery store.

Have you ever made a checklist of God’s attributes and then reviewed them with Him?

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Jesus Chose A Woman to Be the First Evangelist

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I loved him, but I couldn’t please him. I was so ashamed when he divorced me. Maybe I’ll please this man. No.

Five men. Five divorces.

I‘ll just live with this man.

The women snub me. They talk behind my back.

I’m so alone. Passed from one man to the next.

No friends.

God, have You also rejected me?

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