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  •     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
  •  Thoughts about Life’s Events   Trials   In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious that gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to…
    September 29, 2017
  •  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

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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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