God’s Love Gift, the Woman

The Bible begins with Creation and the marriage of a man and woman, Adam and Eve. The Bible ends with a new creation and the marriage of Jesus to the church, His bride. Throughout the Old Testament, God refers to His chosen people, Israel, as His wife. In the New Testament, the church is referred to as the bride of Christ.

Marriage must be important to God.

Could it be that God designed marriage to reflect
His love for His people?

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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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Prayer Power

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“God, if You give me a son, I’ll give him back to You to serve You all the days of his life.”

This was Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 1:11.

Have you pleaded with God? Really agonized in your prayer?

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How Much of the Son’s Light Are You Reflecting?

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The moon reflects up to 12% of the sun’s light. How much of Son’s light are you reflecting?

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You Are Equipped for Great Works!

God’s beauty is all around us and through us, and, sometimes, He uses His creatures to create art.

Keith and I were blessed by Guido Orsini as he transformed our boring white fireplace into a stunning piece of art. As he painted, he shared his love of opera as well as his love for creating beautiful works of art. Guido is walking in the gifts that God has given him in an extraordinary manner.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for
good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

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There is a Better Way!

Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.

Isaiah 55:1

Who works 9 to 5 anymore? Longer hours, more demands, 24/7 responsibilities! It seems like our world is on fire, literally, and in our lifestyles. Just like the heat outside, 100 degrees with no clouds in the sky and sun beating down on us, our to-do lists get longer, pounding us down mercilessly. Is our running from one demand to another getting us where we want to go?

There is a better way.

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