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Fruit of the spirit …

“If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit.” Matthew 12:33 The tree won. I wanted to chop down the only citrus tree in my yard. Some people called me a “tree murderer” when I stopped irrigating it. When … Continue reading

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Light up the world!

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting … Continue reading

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Trusting you …

“Don’t suppress the spirit…. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 One day on my way home from work, I was approached by … Continue reading

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A spirit-filled adventure?

“Philip showed up in Azotus and continued north, preaching the Message in all the villages along that route until he arrived at Caesarea.” Acts 8:40 An angel told Philip to take a desolate road from Jerusalem down to Gaza. Along … Continue reading

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Tis a gift to have creativity …

“Send out your Spirit and they spring into life.” Psalm 104:30 Years ago, I had my first opportunity to do some public speaking. A group of women invited me to speak at their tea. I chose the theme “God’s Gift … Continue reading

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“It’s All Smoke” — Meditation Musing

“Smoke, nothing but smoke. There’s nothing to anything—it’s all smoke. What’s there to show for a lifetime of work, a lifetime of working your fingers to the bone?” Ecclesiastes 1:2-3 (The Message Bible) This morning as I read from the … Continue reading

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May the Light Shine on You — Daily Meditation Moment

“Remember those early days after you first saw the light? Those were the hard times.” Hebrews 10:32 (The Message Bible) My son gave us a used 7-foot tall artificial Christmas with 900 white lights. My husband and I assembled and … Continue reading

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Happy Humpday! A Two-Minute Exercise

I’ve noticed that a common post in Church Secretaries Rock is about being stressed out–burned out and frustrated. When that happens, our spiritual growth suffers. Michael Goddart, the author of Bliss-–33 Simple Ways to Awaken Your Spiritual Self, suggests that … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences — Daily Meditation Moment

“Shemaiah is preaching lies to you. I didn’t send him. He is seducing you into believing lies.” Jeremiah 29:31 (The Message Bible) Shemaiah lied. The last time I remember telling a bold-faced lie was when I was around seven-years old. … Continue reading

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The Spirit Moves — Daily Meditation Moment

“The moment I hear the voice, the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet.” Ezekiel 2:2 I can’t remember when the Spirit entered my soul. It could have been as a child during vacation Bible school, youth camp, … Continue reading

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