Category Archives: sons and daughters

Quarantined, for His Purposes

  Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent Ebola Virus  are just a few physical diseases where strict … Continue reading

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Bone Tired Weariness

8 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, … Continue reading

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Listening to God’s Voice 101

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.” Matthew 13:16, ESV There is a vast audio ocean that surrounds us.  Did you know that in the room where you are reading this, that there … Continue reading

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Fire Walking [Protection]

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.      When you cross rivers, you will not drown.     When you walk through fire, you will not be burned,       nor will the flames hurt … Continue reading

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Always Like Little Children [Always]

   “About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” 2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless … Continue reading

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Simple Discipleship, [Understanding]

Each of us who are broken believers will take the following steps. This is simple discipleship. These four will be at the root of everything we do. Our mental illness may influence this walk, but it can’t derail the process. … Continue reading

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The Scum of the Earth, [Identity]

“To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; … Continue reading

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