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8/25/14 9:37 A

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Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.
Colossians 1:16b (Msg)

I needed the reminder that it's not about me. It's not about my wants or my goals, but about His purpose that He has laid out for my life.

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Don't lose hope because you never know what tomorrow holds.


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7/16/14 11:28 A

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Thank you for reminding me about the word tenacious, I had that awhile back and had forgotten it. I or we never want to or need to give up. He has won the victory for us , all we need to do is look to Him. amen

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7/16/14 10:01 A

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God is teaching me to be tenacious...never give up, never surrender...the battle and the victory is his.

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7/10/14 7:52 A

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God has blessed me with a sense of humor about glitches in family relationships that once would have made me mad. Thank you, God!!!

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I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost


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7/9/14 2:56 P

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John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.


I keep stepping away from Him, altho I am not really away because He never leaves me. I take my eyes off of Him My mind and heart need to meditate more on Him and His desires for me. I know I would make healthy progress if I would just continue to abide where I need.

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6/20/14 8:31 A

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Learning that I need to treat my body better, with all that I do. I am not my own, I've been redeemed by God and belong to him.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.So glorify God in your body.
1 Cor 6:19-20 (ESV)

~ Karri
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. ~Psalms 59-16


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5/27/14 12:20 P

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Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 3:8
I learn something new every day; I thank God every day, but I also need to Praise God in all things. He is the one with the plan. I just thought I was.

Mark 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."


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5/23/14 7:06 P

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Truth I guess. As we were singing one of my fave worship songs last Sunday I thought, "My heart will sing no other name..Jesus" would be a great tattoo! I was designing it in my head when He said, but is it true? Really forced me to think about the answer. The truth is no...sometimes my heart...what I worship...says the name of a thing or even food. It was a good talk.

Crystal from Vancouver, B.C.

"You're on the line between breaking point and breaking through"


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5/19/14 11:30 A

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Patience--never been long on patience, but God knows that, and He is working with me.

Mark 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."


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5/19/14 6:31 A

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Lately God has been teaching me about balance (I don't like that word, it brings to mind images of jugglers and overburdened Moms) or, as he has been teaching me, unforced rhythms of Grace. Not only to not do too much, but to not do too little. I've been overburdening myself in some areas, and not doing enough in others. I need to let him guide me and he will not overburden me.

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

~ Karri
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. ~Psalms 59-16


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5/7/14 8:54 A

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Amen, Colleen! I needed that reminder today. Thanks!!

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5/7/14 6:25 A

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Psa 30:4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
Psa 30:5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

hurting is temporary

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4/19/14 9:37 P

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Amen, Dawn!

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4/19/14 8:26 A

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God is teaching me that comfort is not my god -- He is my God and my Comforter. I struggle running to Him for comfort and run to food and hiding. He is teaching me to get out of that area of comfort and take risks to do the work He has called me to do. I am a slow learner,though.

Faith can move mountains -- even ones made of flesh.

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11/15/12 9:32 P

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God is teaching me patience. By the boatload! And it is working.

"Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial" - 1 Corinthians 10:23


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8/16/12 8:11 P

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God is always faithful when we are faithful.

Leona

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8/15/12 8:55 P

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I had a great thought today.
When I start to even think about eating I ask myself,
Would Jesus eat this?
It is helping me to think and eat better. emoticon

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8/14/12 5:04 P

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God is teaching me to take one meal at a time and to cry out to Him when I am tempted to eat what is not healthy or full of sugar. He always helps me when I remember to do this. emoticon

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8/13/12 1:00 A

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Amen Betty and Gayle!

Leona

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8/12/12 7:28 P

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God is teaching me that I am a worthy person just as I am...I do not have to do anything except accept Jesus as my Savior because He died for me. I have worth....

Gayle

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8/12/12 5:50 P

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I found out today during my quiet time that I am trying to hard to please God and other people. It is better for me to accept myself as God sees me. He knows that I am beautiful just as I am.

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8/5/12 7:33 P

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Thanks for sharing!!

Leona

Improving yourself should be an all-year-long event.



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8/5/12 7:31 P

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The first thing He's teaching me is that I've been sliding along on food and water from before in my walk but that I must get back to reading the Word again as I'm starving and thirsty and can't minister as I'd like in this condition.
The other thing is I came to understand about a month ago that I don't define myself by my weight. I define myself first as a Christ believer, then as an intelligent woman then as a mother etc. But I've learned others - sometimes even people close to me - do see my obesity first and the limitations of my obesity first. Then all the other things I am.
I'm glad I don't define myself by my weight and think that what God's teaching me can apply to most of us who have so much to lose. First are we feeding ourselves with the Bread of Life, are we getting enough spiritual food from God and water from God. If we aren't I don't know that we can lose the weight well. Second do you define yourself first by your weight. If you do that's bondage. You are more than your weight. Much more important is who you are in Jesus.
I recently hit my lowest weight in 18 years. My highest was 367 and a few weeks ago I hit 312. I gained 10 back but once I hit a lower weight, I'll hit it again. I felt so much better. I want to hit 299 on or before 1/1/13.
I also thought this month about how the people who survived the passage to America as slaves often did so because they were able to hold liquids. Their descendants now have high blood pressure problems. I am of Irish descent and those who survived passage to the US survived starvation. So maybe that's one of the reasons I'm fat. So good comes out of bad. He brings good out of things that are meant to destroy us.

I just hit the 50 lb lost goal. 367 to 317.


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5/21/12 1:18 P

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Learning His plans are not my plans and that even in the midst of trouble or turmoil He is right there walking the way with me. Even when that trouble or turmoil is caused by my or others around me's poor choices.

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5/6/12 6:19 P

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This morning in church Pastor preached on the Divine Exchange using the children of Israel as a picture when they were wandering in the wilderness and as a result of there griping and complaining God introduced the snakes and many of them were bitten and died. So Moses prayed for the people and God instructed Moses to make a bronze serpent and put it on a pole. Whoever was bitten could look at the bronze serpent and live. Everyone had the opportunity to look at the serpent...they needed forgiveness, healing and deliverance. But not everyone took the way out. Jesus was lifted up as a serpent when He went to the cross and died for me providing me a way out of sin. It is my choice whether or not I am going to trust Him.

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5/5/12 2:18 P

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God is teaching me again that He knows everything there is to know about me and He still loves me. His mercies are new every morning!!

Gayle

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"Remember, no-one can make you go to the very beginning and make a brand new start but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."


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5/3/12 5:26 P

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Today I was reading the story of Nicodemus in John's Gospel...a very familiar story...but it struck me again that we must be born again in order to enter into God's Kingdom. We can't do that in and of ourselves but only through what Jesus accomplished on the cross...Jesus made the way possible. If only my family believed!!

Gayle

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"Remember, no-one can make you go to the very beginning and make a brand new start but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."


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5/1/12 8:37 P

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Amen!

Leona

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Today God taught me that He can use the most unlikely characters to do His work. He took ordinary fishermen and made them into His apostles. Peter, even wrote two books in the New Testament. That means God can use me as I submit myself to Him.

Gayle

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5/1/12 2:31 P

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Please share a scripture, devotions or something God has taught you today.

Leona

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