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    by Cecelia Lester

June 11, 2021
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not dismayed. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (NIV) I referred……  ( Click for more )
June 4, 2021
Spiritual Gifts Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is……  ( Click for more )
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him would have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV) (Please note I quote this verse in King James Version because that is the way I learned it.) What does this verse say to……  ( Click for more )
May 28, 2021

Bond of Peace

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)

As children of God, we strive to seek tranquility in our lives. Every area of our life-home, workplace, and our business relationships- is to bring comfort to those we encounter.

Given the state of the world, we may find this difficult to do. We get hit from every side by events and happenings that the devil plans to undermine our beliefs and our faith in our way of life.

Paul tells us to…  ( Click for more )

May 21, 2021
 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. ……  ( Click for more )
May 21, 2021
 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere . James 3:17 (NIV) We hear a lot about wisdom and about knowledge. I once heard that knowledge is what we know but wisdom is how we apply that……  ( Click for more )
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope. May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ……  ( Click for more )
May 7, 2021
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1-2 NIV The writer of Hebrews gives us an interesting concept of the meaning of faith. He says that it is our being sure of what we hope for.……  ( Click for more )
April 30, 2021

Grow in Grace

“. . . grow in the grace and knowledge of our

Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory

both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

Children of God should grow each day. Our new growth strengthens our beliefs. Even when we have times of questioning we come out stronger.

In 1996, my husband, our son and I helped move my dad and stepmother into a nice brick home from a mobile home. They had lived in the country for about 25 years. Both of them had developed major health issues and Dad wanted them to be located where…  ( Click for more )

April 23, 2021

Come, Rest

“Then, because so many people were coming and going

that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them,

‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’”

Mark 6:31 (NIV)

In my past, I remember I’d rush around getting things done. One December I decorated our living room foe Christmas in 45 minutes. That’s all the time I had that Saturday. Our son was in elementary school, he was in the church Christmas play-that practice was two hours long in the morning. The pastor’s…  ( Click for more )

April 16, 2021

In going through a computer crash and dealing with a technician whom I found short on my idea of customer service, learning a new computer system and word processing software, I felt a bit stressed. That was one week lately.

The next week started out almost like the first. I spent Monday morning trying to call a nearby institution. I had an item to drop off to them and needed to do it that day. No one was there. I finally called the contact person for the third time in two days. She told me I could drop off the item at her house.

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April 9, 2021

As God’s children, we are led by Him as we walk through each day. The Israelites followed Moses and later Joshua, under the Lord’s leading, into the land promised them by Father God.

“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light so they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left them.” Exodus 13:20-21 (NIV)

Isn’t it like God to plan for everything? In this passage, God provided a way…  ( Click for more )

April 2, 2021

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8 26 (NIV)

Last Saturday, I attended an informational breakfast hosted by a friend who works as a parent advocate for families with special needs children. Another friend spoke to us about dyslexia. This second lady and her husband tutor children who have this particular learning disability.

These two ladies are passionate about their work. My interest in…  ( Click for more )

March 26, 2021
“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my fingers where the nails were and put my hands into his side, I will not believe it.” “My Lord and my God!” John 20:25,28 (NIV) The above verses are Thomas’ reactions to hearing of and then seeing the……  ( Click for more )
March 19, 2021
In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, High and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1 (NIV) I always love the word picture Isaiah gives us of seeing the LORD in the temple. As we read further into this chapter, we……  ( Click for more )
March 12, 2021
In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, High and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1 (NIV) I always love the word picture Isaiah gives us of seeing the LORD in the temple. As we read further……  ( Click for more )
March 5, 2021
So, now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt. Exodus 3:10 (NIV) Moses was in a field in Midian, tending the……  ( Click for more )
                                         But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it among the reeds. Exodus……  ( Click for more )
February 19, 2021
      She gave the name to the LORD who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, Ï have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13 (NIV)   Abram had been promised by God to become the father of nations. However, he and Sarai had no children.……  ( Click for more )
February 12, 2021
    He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant not of the letter but of the Spirit: for the letter kills but the Spirit gives life.  2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV)   Paul tells the believers of Corinth that Jesus makes those who follow Him stronger than when the people followed……  ( Click for more )
February 5, 2021
    if my people, who are called by my name,  will humble themselves and pray  and seek my face  and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,  and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2……  ( Click for more )
January 29, 2021
    Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that never perishes oil or fades -- kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's……  ( Click for more )
January 22, 2021
    I waited patiently for the LORD he turned to me and heard my/cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit. Out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.……  ( Click for more )
January 15, 2021
    So, from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (NIV)   Paul tells the believers……  ( Click for more )
January 8, 2021
    Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)   What is Jeremiah telling us in this passage?   We……  ( Click for more )
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