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Psalm 147:11

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Sharing another prayer posted on my wall.

Father, may the purpose for which you have created me and placed me where you have in the world be fulfilled completely.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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I found this prayer and have it posted by my computer.

God our Father, walk through my house today and take away all my worries and illness and please watch over and heal my family in your name. Amen

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Zephaniah 3: 17

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Psalm 37:23,24

If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Divine One
We live and breathe
Your great goodness.
Bless us
With your healing spirit.

Let it rest among us,
So that we may see
With restored vision
Ourselves,
The gift of life,
And our ride among the stars. - Shirley KIobar

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Jeremiah 32:27

Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"

Our God hasn't changed. The God of creation is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His power hasn't diminished.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Often God shuts a door in our face, and then subsequently opens the door through which we need to go. Catherine Marshall

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Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Praise God for our daily bread!

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Thanking God for a new day!

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Also, praying for Peace between Israel and Gaza!!
Enough is enough!

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Me too , she has always been there supporting us. Ree

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Praying for Irene 's full recovery.
Amen!

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Giving thanks for our blessings!

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Praying for Irene and Lois to improve mobility more and more each day!

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Psalm 32:8

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

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Giving thanks for another day and another chance to make it right!
Pat

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We miss Irene-( our on-line pastor, so to speak!!-)
Please post any devotional bits here in her absence and I will do the same.
Hugs, Pat

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We are glad to see you posting here, Dear Ree!
We are not getting to church very often either. This is another way to share our thanks for another day with our loved ones.
Hugs, Pat

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We are missing our faithful Irene here. And We pray for her healthy return!


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Lord-make me an instrument of your peace.

Our prayers are for Irene's speedy recovery!

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Thank you Lord for our many blessings!

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Thanks for the devotions ,I do not get to church often now but do a little silent service at home just me and the good Lord ,

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Great news about the party a lovely day and friends to share it,
Happy 4th July today to all my good friends ,it's not a holiday here , Ree

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We were blessed with perfect weather for DH 90 BD party.
Thank you ! Party was held out of doors and 66 people made his day special.

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Your Name on God’s Hand

by Max Lucado

When I see a flock of sheep I see exactly that, a flock. A rabble of wool. I don’t see a sheep. I see sheep. All alike. None different. But not so with the Shepherd. To him every sheep is different. Every face has a story. John 10:3 says, “The sheep listen to the voice of the shepherd. He calls his own sheep by name.”

When we see a crowd, we see exactly that, a crowd. We see people, not persons. A herd of humans. But not so with the Shepherd. To him every face is different. Every face is a story. The Shepherd knows you. He knows your name. And he will never forget it.

God said in Isaiah 49:16, “I have written your name on my hand.” Quite a thought isn’t it? Your name on God’s lips. My… could it be?

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Bring Your Children to Jesus

by Max Lucado

Lamentations 2:19 says, “Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children.”

Dads– we can be loyal advocates, stubborn intercessors. We can take our parenting fears to Christ. In fact, if we don’t, we’ll take our fears out on our kids. Fear turns some parents into paranoid prison guards.

On the other hand, fear can also create permissive parents. High on hugs and low on discipline. Permissive parents. Paranoid parents. How can we avoid the extremes? We pray. Prayer is the saucer into which parental fears are poured to cool. When you send them off for the day, do so with a blessing. When you tell them good night, cover them in prayer. Pray that your children have a profound sense of place in this world and a heavenly place in the next.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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What’s Done is Done

by Max Lucado

What do you do with your failures? Could you do it all over again, you’d do it differently. You’d be more patient. You’d control your tongue. You’d finish what you started. You’d get married first. But as many times as you tell yourself, “What’s done is done,” what you did can’t be undone.

That’s part of what the apostle Paul meant when he said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23). He didn’t say, “The wages of sin is a bad mood.” Or “The wages of sin is a hard day.” Read it again. “The wages of sin is death.” Sin is fatal.

What do you do? Don’t we all long for a father who will love us? A father who cares for us in spite of our failures? We have that kind of a father. A father whose grace is strongest when our devotion is weakest. Your failures are not fatal, my friend!

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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Succeed at Home First

by Max Lucado

Quiet heroes dot the landscape of our society. They don’t make the headlines, but they do sew the hemlines and check the outlines and stand on the sidelines. You won’t find their names on the Nobel Prize short list, but you’ll find their names on the carpool, and Bible teacher lists. They are parents! Heroes! Their kids call them mom. Dad. And these moms and dads, more valuable than all the executives and lawmakers, quietly hold the world together.

Be numbered among them. Read books to your kids. Play ball while you can and they want you to. Make it your aim to watch every game they play, read every story they write, hear every recital in which they perform. Children spell love with four letters: T-I-M-E. Not just quality time, but hang time, downtime, anytime, all the time! Cherish the children who share your name. Succeed at home first!

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Planting Potatoes
When I was a boy growing up we had several gardens around our old house. The largest one of all was used just for growing potatoes. I can still remember those potato planting days. The whole family helped. After my Dad had tilled the soil, my Mom, brothers, and I went to work. It was my job to drop the little seed potatoes in the rows while my Mom dropped handfuls of fertilizer beside them. My brothers then covered them all with the freshly turned earth.

For months afterward I would glance over at the garden while I played outside and wonder what was going on underneath the ground. When the harvest time came I was amazed at the huge size of the potatoes my Dad pulled out of the soil. Those little seedlings had grown into bushels and bushels of sweet sustenance. They would be turned into meal after meal of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, and my personal favorite: potatoes slowed cooked in spaghetti sauce. They would keep the entire family well fed throughout the whole year. It truly was a miracle to behold.

Thinking back on those special times makes me wonder how many other seeds I have planted in this life that have grown unseen in the hearts and minds of others. How many times has God used some little thing that I said or did to grow something beautiful? How many times has Heaven used these little seedlings to provide another's soul with sweet sustenance?

Every single day of our lives we step out into the garden of this world. Every single day we plant seeds that can grow into something wonderful. We may never see the growth that comes from the kind words or loving acts we share but God does. I hope then that you always tend the garden around you with care. I hope that you plant only goodness, peace, and compassion in the lives of everyone you meet. I hope that everyday you help miracles to grow.
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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Parents’ Number One Assignment

by Max Lucado

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”

Straight teeth, straight A’s, or straight posture cannot hold a candle compared to placing a child on the straight spiritual path. The highest privilege and purpose you have as a parent is to lead your child in the way of Christ. The towering questions for Christian parents are these:

Do my kids know Christ?
Have they tasted His grace and found comfort at His cross?
Do they know their death is defeated and their hearts are empowered?

Parents, assignment number one is discipleship. Help your child walk in the way of the Master. What a phenomenal privilege is yours! Imagine the joy you will feel when you stand before Christ, flanked by your wife and children—when your child says, “Thanks, Dad. Thanks for telling me about Christ.”

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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She Called Me Daddy

by Max Lucado

When my daughter Sara was in the second grade, we took her desk hunting at a store that specializes in unpainted furniture. But when she learned we weren’t taking the desk home that day, she was upset. “But, Daddy, I wanted to take it home today.” Much to her credit, she didn’t stomp her feet and demand her way. She did, however, set out on an urgent course to change her father’s mind.

“Daddy, don’t you think we could paint it ourselves?” “Daddy, please, let’s take it home today.” After a bit she disappeared, only to return, arms open wide, bubbling with a discovery. “Guess what, Daddy. It’ll fit in the back of the car!” The fact that she’d measured the trunk with her arms softened my heart. The clincher, though, was the name she called me… Daddy. The Lucado family took a desk home that day.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Our Ability to Hear

by Max Lucado

When our daughter Jenna was five years old, I took her to get a bike. And Andrea, age three, decided she wanted one as well. I explained to her she was too young for a two-wheeler. That when she was older she would get a bike too. No luck. She still wanted a bike. She turned her head and said nothing. Finally I sighed and said this time her daddy knew best.

Her response? She screamed it loud enough for everyone in the store to hear…“Then I want a new daddy!” Andrea, with three-year-old reasoning powers, couldn’t believe that a new bike would be anything less than ideal for her. And the one to grant that bliss was sitting on his hands.

If you’ve heard the silence of God, you may learn that the problem is not as much in God’s silence as it is in your ability to hear and your capacity to understand!

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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A Song for Dad

by Max Lucado

Psalm 127:3 says: “Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? . . .His generous legacy?”

I remember many years ago when I was at a conference. I called home and talked with Denalyn and the girls. Jenna was about five years old at the time and said she had a special treat for me. She took the phone over to the piano and began to play an original composition.

From a musical standpoint, everything was wrong with the song. She pounded more than she played. There was more random than rhythm in the piece. The lyrics didn’t rhyme. The syntax was sinful. Technically the song was a failure. But to me, the song was a masterpiece. Why? Because she wrote it for me.

You are a great daddy. I miss you so much.
When you’re away I’m very sad and I cry.
Please come home very soon.

What dad wouldn’t like that? Your heavenly Father feels the same when he hears you talk to him.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Amen Pat. How is it going?

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Yes, God loves us- -he loves us unconditionally

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What Pleases a Father

by Max Lucado

When our daughters were young, Denalyn went away for a couple of days and left me alone with the girls. Though the time was not without the typical children’s quarrels and occasional misbehavior, it went fine.

“How were the girls?” Denalyn asked when she got home. “Good. No problem at all.” Jenna overheard me. “We weren’t good, Daddy,” she objected. “We fought once; we didn’t do what you said once. We weren’t good.”

Jenna and I had different perceptions of what pleases a father. She thought it depended on what she did. It didn’t. We think the same about God. We think His love rises and falls with our performance. It doesn’t. I didn’t love Jenna for what she did. I loved her—and love her still—for whose she is. She’s mine. God loves you for the same reason. He loves you for whose you are; and you are His child!

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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Beauty for Ashes
God gives us beauty for ashes
and His love washes away our tears.
He stills the storms around us
and gives hope to replace our fears.

God gives strength for our weakness
and comfort when we are in pain.
He gives peace to calm our anxieties
and sends sunshine after the rain.

God gives us joy for our sadness
and wisdom to direct our way.
He sends healing for our sicknesses
and His grace keeps us every day.

God gives sweet rest from our labor
and His mercy eases our sorrows.
He meets us when we are in the valley
and promise a bright tomorrow.

God's compassion never fails
His mercies are new every morning.
He gives living water to quench our thirst
and He satisfies our every longings.
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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Just for You

by Max Lucado


What is the fruit of sin? Step into the briar patch of humanity and feel a few thistles. Shame. Fear. Disgrace. Discouragement. Anxiety. Haven’t our hearts been caught in these brambles?

The heart of Jesus, however, had not. He had never been cut by the thorns of sin. What you and I face daily—he never knew. He never worried. He was never guilty. He never knew the fruit of sin until he became sin for us. And when he did—all the emotions of sin tumbled in on him like shadows in a forest. He felt anxious, guilty, and alone. Can you not hear the emotion in his prayer?

“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” This prayer is one of the most remarkable parts of his coming. But there’s something even greater! He did it for you…just for you!

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” (I Peter 2:24).

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Are you doing all right Pat. Praise God for your safe trip.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Thanks, Irene.
Thank you God for our safe journey!
We are thankful for our monthly safe 12 hour journey yesterday -back to the "farm" and friends across the state. DD did the driving in sometimes pouring rain.going and coming.




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A Dad’s Commitment

by Max Lucado

When I was seven years old, I’d had enough of my father’s rules and decided I could make it on my own. With my clothes in a paper bag, I stormed out the back gate. I didn’t go far. I got to the end of the alley and remembered I was hungry. I remember rather sheepishly taking my seat at the supper table across from the very father I had, only moments before, disowned.

Did Dad know? I suspect he did. Fathers usually do. Was I still his son? Apparently so. No one was sitting in my place at the table. Suppose you’d asked, “Mr. Lucado, your son says he has no need of a father. Do you still consider him your son?” I don’t have to guess at his answer. He called himself my father even when I didn’t call myself his son. His commitment to me was greater than my commitment to him! Does that sound familiar?

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Me too always been independent but I know now I do need others,I give thanks daily for family and friends who are my rock,

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Lois it is difficult isn't it? Good to see you posting.. Hope you are doing better.

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:3

Most of my life I have been very independent and now I am having to learn to lean on others and put my trust in the Lord to help me through this time.



Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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No Matter What

by Max Lucado

The 1989 Armenian earthquake killed thirty thousand people. Moments after the tremor stopped, a father raced to an elementary school. As he arrived to nothing but a mass of stones and rubble, he remembered a promise he’d made to his child: “No matter what happens, I’ll always be there for you.” Other parents arrived as he began pulling at the rocks. “It’s too late,” they told the man. But the father refused. For thirty six hours he dug—his hands raw, but he refused to quit.

After thirty-eight wrenching hours, he pulled back a boulder. “Arman! Arman!” and a voice answered him, “Dad, it’s me.” Then the boy added these priceless words, “I told the others not to worry. I told them if you were alive, you’d save me, and when you saved me, they’d be saved, too. Because you promised, “No matter what, I’ll always be there for you!”

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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The Greatest Gift

by Max Lucado

My dad repaired oil-field engines for a living and rebuilt car engines for fun. Dad loved machines. But God gave him a mechanical moron…a son who couldn’t differentiate between a differential and a brake disc. My dad tried to teach me. I tried to learn. Honestly, I did.

Machines anesthetized me. But books fascinated me. What does a mechanic do with a son who loves books? He gives him a library card. Buys him a few volumes for Christmas. Places a lamp by his bed so he can read at night. Pays tuition so his son can study college literature in high school. My dad did that.

You know what he didn’t do? Never once did he say, “Why can’t you be a mechanic like your dad and granddad?” The greatest gift you can give your children is not your riches, but revealing to them their own!

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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I love that verse Cush. How are you doing?

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

Hi ladies it has been so long since i posted I thought this would be a good place to start. thank you Pat and Irene for your kind comments on my page and for the spark goodies.I hope all is well with the team members and everyone is successful in following their path to health.

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11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Loving the Child Who Drops the Ball

by Max Lucado

Dropping a fly ball may not be a big deal to most people, but if you’re thirteen years old and have aspirations of the big leagues, it’s a big deal. I was halfway home when my dad found me. He didn’t say a word. Just pulled over to the side of the road, and opened the passenger door. We both knew the world had come to an end.

I went straight to my room. He went straight to the kitchen. Presently he appeared in front of me with cookies and milk. And somewhere in the dunking of the cookies, I began to realize that life and my father’s love would go on. If you love the guy who drops the ball, then you really love him. My skill as a baseball player didn’t improve, but my confidence in Dad’s love did. He never said a word. He showed up. He listened up.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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You Are My Comfort
As I look out on to the ocean
My heart basks in your devotion
Your love and blessings are vast as the sea
Dear Lord you do hear the plea
Of the sorrowful, and the down trodden
A repenting heart's sins are long forgotten
The raging sea can not sink the ship
That's held in your grip
You are my anchor that holds
As the bad times unfold
My fountain of joy and peace
Where life's storms will cease.
You walk on water, calm the sea with your hand
Guide me as I go through this land.

~ Veronica Eudy



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Your Prayers Matter Because You Do

by Max Lucado • March 7

When I was a high schooler, my friends and I spent a Friday night in a part of the county where we did not belong. As far as my parents knew, I was at the local ice creamery enjoying a treat with my friends. Actually, we were twenty miles away from home, in the country, looking for fun on a country road. We didn’t have fun. Instead, we had a flat. The spare tire was flat, too. We had no other option except to call my dad. I rousted him out of bed at the midnight hour.

He drove his truck out into the back roads and found us. We fixed the tire and drove home. When we reached the house he sat me down in the living room and gave me a good talk. He took away my car keys. He took away my privileges. But then, surprisingly, he took away my fear by saying, “Max, I’m upset with you. But I understand the temptations. I remember what it is like to be a teenager.”

Dad, a teen? Shocking thought. But he remembered.

God, a human? Stunning truth. But he remembers. “We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin.” (Hebrews 4:15 MSG) There is never a time that he responds to your prayer with this thought: “I just don’t get it.”

He knows how you feel.

And, this is huge, “he knows what you need before you ask him.” (Mt. 6:8) You don’t have to write your own prescription. God doesn’t need our counsel or advice. “Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.” (Isa. 65:24)

People sometimes say, “Be careful what you pray for, God will give it to you.” Hogwash. If you don’t need it, he won’t give it. He loves you too much to give you the wrong answer. Is God no more than a computer, programmed to respond to the data you enter? By no means! He is your Father who says: “I know the thoughts I think towards you…thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope…call upon me and pray to me and I will listen to you.” (Jer. 29:11)

Prayer is only as good as God is. Since he is good, so is prayer. Prayer works because he does. Prayer changes things because God changes things. Prayer makes a difference because God has determined to make a difference. Prayer matters because you matter to God.

© Max Lucado


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Ree maybe your dad did visit your mum.
Back in the depression we didn't celebrate much besides Thanksgiving and Christmas and it was very frugal. We who lived during that time have a lot of memories. Kids now a days just want expensive toys like mom and dad also.

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Thanks Irene for the post. I have fond memories of my dad as well. He was not only the bread winner but a loving presence as well. We kids never knew we were "poor" during the depression years. We always had food on the table from his gardening efforts and though we weren't farmers we even had a cow he milked and raised chickens too.

What a sweet story about your mum. REE!
I am sure Sam did come to greet her and take her home.
Hugs, Pat

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