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  •     I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is…
    May 25, 2018
  •       He who has an ear, let him listen. Revelation 2:6, 11 (ESV)   He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches Revelation 2:17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22 (ESV)   Do you remember your parents saying, “You are not listening!” I do. It was when I was…
    May 18, 2018
  •       God Revives the Lowly                  “For this is what the high and lofty One says he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, But also with him who is contrite and…
    May 11, 2018
  •       Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him…
    May 4, 2018
  •       During this Eastertide season, the time between Easter and Pentecost, I am re-using a Lenten study book titled 40 Days to Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole. This marks the third year I have read and studied it. The following entry is the result of thoughts I experienced last year.   Immediately…
    April 27, 2018
  •       Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19 (ESV)   The Apostle Peter had healed a beggar. The healed man was ecstatic over what had happened. Those who saw him were amazed.   Peter…
    April 20, 2018
  •         for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.1 Corinthians 16:18 (ESV)   Paul, toward the end of his first letter to the believers at Corinth, writes thanking them for sending Stephanus, Fortunatus, and Achaicus to him. He tells them that these…
    April 13, 2018
  •       I picked a book out of a basket in my writing room. The title of the book, “If my people. . .” , a 40 day prayer guide.  I leafed through it and decided to use it in the 40 days of Lent. Later in the day, I realized how I could utilize the passage 2 Chronicles 7:14, as a beginning…
    April 6, 2018
  •     “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)               We all have dreamed of doing something only to have it not happen. Looking back on my life I believe if I hadn’t…
    March 30, 2018
  •     Again, Jesus spoke, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NRSV)   In our lives, due to our humanity, we, as well as others, have times of experiencing darkness. Uncertain times can bring times…
    March 23, 2018
  •   Pray   She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give your servant as son, then I will give him to the LORD…
    March 16, 2018
  •     Choose this day who you will follow. . . . As for me and my house, we will follow the Lord. Joshua 24:15   Choose life that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him. Deuteronomy 29:19-20 (ESV)    Choose Who We…
    March 9, 2018
  •     “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.” Proverbs 16:1 (NIV)   In my Life Application Bible I read that all outcomes of the plans we make are in God’s hands. He wants us to use our minds, seek the advice of others, and…
    March 2, 2018
  • "But seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness. . . ." Matthew 6:33 (NIV)             I had an issue bothering me. I tried to pray about it. As I went out to get some supper, I realized I could go to the golden arches, drive through, and then travel…
    February 23, 2018
  •       In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make…
    February 16, 2018

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

 She has written several plays and skits, most  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 49 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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