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Archives: "God's Words For US"
  •   New Covenant   Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they…
    January 19, 2018
  •     New Heart And I will give them one heart and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people and I will be their God. Ezekiel 11:19-20 (ESV) Happy…
    January 5, 2018
  •      This question comes to my mind as the year 2017 comes to a close as I sit in ‘God’s waiting room, seeking His guidance for my life. Here are some answers that come to mind.    He wants us to come to Him. (Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give…
    December 29, 2017
  •     WITH Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)   Do you understand the significance of the angel’s message? This message refers to a prophecy of Isaiah some 4oo years earlier.…
    December 22, 2017
  •     SHINE   It is God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NSRV)   We have often heard we are to show Jesus to those we meet.…
    December 15, 2017
  • AWAKE   What I say to you, I say to all: Keep Awake. Mark 13:37 (NRSV)   Have you ever felt you have missed something when someone said or did something that ultimately affected you? Did you feel as if you had sleepwalked through the event?   During the season of Advent, we find ourselves…
    December 8, 2017
  •  Thoughts about Praise and Rejoicing   Rejoice, Praise, and Be Glad   This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)   On most days, I repeat this verse while I am still in bed. Doing this helps me have a good outlook on my day. However,…
    December 1, 2017
  •     The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all and his mercy is over all he has made. Psalm 145:8-9 (ESV)   David gives praise to God in this passage. Let’s see what he says about our heavenly Father.    The…
    November 24, 2017
  •     As we hear of more and more instances of man’s atrocities to man, we begin to wonder what causes one person to bring harm to another.   As I read our local newspaper two days ago, I noticed the front page had stories that I found distressing. Earlier, in one of his columns, the editor of our…
    November 17, 2017
  •                   “Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand              In the evil day, and having done all stand firm” Ephesians 6:13…
    November 10, 2017
  •   . . . in this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)   If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their…
    November 3, 2017
  •   Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 (ESV)   Each time I hear of a bombing or a shooting, my heart becomes heavy for a short time. Those who lost their lives…
    October 27, 2017
  •  Jesus Came and Said, “Peace”    On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,  the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,  Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be…
    October 20, 2017
  •   Peace and His Guidance Needed   I have said these things to you, in me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)   In our present-day world, we hear of tragedy striking somewhere every day.…
    October 13, 2017
  •     I have said these things to you, in me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (ESV)   In our present-day world, we hear of tragedy striking somewhere in our world every day. Some of these are in our…
    October 6, 2017

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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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