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5/21/08 6:58 P

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Thanks for a great devotional.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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5/21/08 12:44 P

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Good Morning All! Thought I would share my devotional from Our Daily Bread again. If you get tried of me doing this please let me know.

Spelling Bee

Read: Psalm 119:9-16

Your Word I have hidden in my heart. - Psalm 119:11

My wife and I stayed up late to watch a TV program we found exciting-the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was fascinating to watch middle school children as they recited the correct spelling for some of the most difficult words imaginable.

Anticipation grew as one contestant after another was disqualified. Finally, only 13-year-old Katharine Close remained. One word stood between her and the world championship. With little hesitation, Katharine correctly spelled the word "ursprache".

Obviously, Katharine can spell! But it's possible to know how to spell a word, yet not understand its meaning.

As believers in Jesus Christ, it's vital for us to know God's Word, the Bible. Our goal is not accumulate knowledge but to internalize His Word so that we can be equipped in our walk of faith.

When we know God's Word, it keeps our spiritual walk from slipping (PS. 37:31). It satisfies the hunger of our souls (Jer. 15:16). And it is a key weapon in facing temptations and trials (Matt. 4:1-11; Ep. 6:10-18).

Let's make it our aim to know the Word. Then, when facing life's challenges, we can be ready for any situation (2 Tim. 3:16-17).-written by Dennis Fisher

To the wise, God's Word is sufficient.

Jan Native Texan
















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5/20/08 10:25 P

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Thank you for that. Need it today.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
Charles Stanley

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in


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5/20/08 7:39 P

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Thank you for the reminder.

God bless.

I am a lamb of God and pretty proud of it!

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5/20/08 12:32 P

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Yes...I firmly believe that God is at work in our lives at all times...we just have to stop and listen..quit resisting so much...just speaking for myself...when I slow down my world spins much smoother cause I am not moving faster than my Angels can fly!!

Learn to listen like a Teddy Bear..with eyes wide open and mouth closed tight,
Learn to forgive like a Teddy Bear..with heart wide open, not caring who is right,
Learn to love like a Teddy Bear, with eyes wide open and imperfect eye sight!!


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5/20/08 12:12 P

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Good Morning. My devotional words hit me hard today. This is from Our Daily Bread, though I would share.

Productive Pain
Read: Romans 8:18-30
All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28

I'll never forget when our youngest child Matthew fell and broke his wrist. It was grotesque! His arm took a sharp left turn at his wrist and then turned again to resume its normal journey to his hand.

We rushed him to the hospital where the doctor began to set his wrist. I watched as the physician pulled and twisted Matthew's arm. I wanted to jump up and pull him away from my son! But I simply sat and watched, knowing that the agony was necessary to make Matt whole again.

If we trust earthy doctors to do that for our children, how much more we should be willing to trust God, the Great Physician, to reset our broken lives "to be conformed to the image of His Son" (Rom. 8:29). One of god's purposes in pain is to brand the image of Jesus in our hearts. Can we weep with those who weep? God may need to stain our cheeks with our own tears so that we can genuinely empathize with others as Jesus did. Are we self-sufficient? God may need to strip away our security to conform us to the God-sufficiency that Christ displayed. Are we faithless? It may require a tragedy to teach us to trust the Father as Jesus did.

Next time you feel broken, don't panic-praise Him! God is at work!- written by Joe Stowell

God's purpose in pain is to brand His image in our hearts.

Jan Native Texan
















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