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Archives: "God's Words For US"
  •  Our World   In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)    Our World As We See It   As we go through life we become more aware of trouble. It comes to the forefront of each newscast and article in the papers. No one…
    September 22, 2017
  •     I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 (ESV)   I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears…
    September 15, 2017
  •   “I Am the Door” I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9 (ESV)   Jesus Christ explains to his listeners that there is only one way to reach God and to enter heaven; that way is through Him and Him alone.   In…
    September 8, 2017
  •     Early last month I heard a keynote speaker at a writing conference speak on the idea of “What if John had not written?”1. One of the comments he made that intrigued me was that we would not have the “I AM” statements. When I returned home, I began reading the gospel of John from…
    September 1, 2017
  •   But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25 (NKJV)         As I watch the events of our nation unfold, I wonder…
    August 25, 2017
  •   And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)   A lot of events happen in our modern world that cause Christian people…
    August 18, 2017
  •                     Last weekend, I attended a writing conference at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, about 35 miles from where we live. One of the keynote speakers, Bob Hostetler, spoke on “What If John Had Not Written?” …
    August 11, 2017
  •                   The thought recently came to me that we are all needy people. Some of us are not aware of the needs we have.               Our primary need is that of salvation. “Therefore, if…
    August 4, 2017
  •  Sensing the Holy Spirit’s Presence               This week, I attended a Celebration of Life of a young mother who was a member of our church. I witnessed something I had never seen before. The woman’s husband chose to have the service…
    July 28, 2017
  •   Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 (ESV)   A young girl, recently graduated from high school, used this verse in a message she gave during our worship…
    July 21, 2017
  •                 In Sunday school class, we recently had a discussion that led into talk about the rote, ritualistic prayers or songs we repeat as a part of worshipping God.   Doxology            …
    July 14, 2017
  •       “Trust the LORD your God in all things and lean not to your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)   I recently received a phone call from a man I knew as a child and as a young man. Our dads were friends. His dad worked for mine. At one point his mother had also. From time to…
    July 7, 2017
  •                 Do we think often enough about the greatness of God? Don’t we sometimes allow ourselves to get bogged down in our cares and concerns that we can’t see anything but the dark side of events or conditions that come into our…
    June 30, 2017
  •     Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)           When we accept Jesus as our LORD, believers tell us we are to…
    June 23, 2017
  •   “Behold the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore for the former things have…
    June 16, 2017

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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over a decade..

 She has written several plays, five  of which have been performed by her church. She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/

In addition to writing, she has been involved in  "Acting Up In Church", a drama ministry for which she has written, directed, and acted in short plays.

Ms. Lester also participates in two prayer groups that pray for God's guidance for needs of the church, our congregation, and our nation and world. She also serves God by being part of her church's visitation team.

She  volunteered in a faith-based non-profit ministry assisting children of incarceration and their caregivers, Grace In Action. She served Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

 In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy."

She and her husband of 48 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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