new beginnings Category

washes you clean

Today brought the opportunity for the believers to participate in communion. We joined together singing “the blood of Jesus washes me” as we walked to the front of the sanctuary and received the elements. It was an incredible time of personal reflection. I am forever thankful that Christ’s blood did the complete work of saving […]

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a word for 2013

How often I have quoted the prophesy contained in the verses of Joel 2: 28-29.  I am very familiar with the words describing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the manifestation of spiritual gifts through God’s servants, young and old. Honestly, I never paid much attention to the passage preceding the well-known prophesy.  Joel […]

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like a child

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it (Luke 18:17). The above quote begs the question, “How then will the sophisticated enter the kingdom of heaven?”  You know, the refined, the cultured, the learned, the “suppress all emotions and appear calm and collected” […]

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like the dawn

I’m nearly finished reading the account of Joseph in the Bible.  I just love a good story with a happy ending, don’t you?  I have read the story innumerable times and will continue my life- long to take it in with fresh wonder.  It is the story of family, the story of a dreamer, the […]

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