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    Adoption Day 2022

    Romans 8:15 (ESV) 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Today is Adoption Day for our family, and it came to me to look up the Greek word for adoption again. It comes from two words which means to place a son or child. The word for place includes the word conceive. For ten years we prayed for not just a child, but the child that God meant for us. For those who don’t know our story, had Ashley conceived physically, we would have lost her…

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    An Active God

    God isn’t just reaching out to the hurting, and the hopeful. He reaches out to those so in pain they’ve convinced themselves they’re numb to everything. He reaches out to the hopeless, to the ones who think it’s over for them. The Lord is a God Who aches at our pain, is distraught by the way we hurt. He is not pained by our problem, that He can fix easily. What God cares is that man is hurting, when He can heal the pain. Are you hurting today? Do you feel that no one understands, or maybe even cares? One does, more do, but One cares above all. I don’t…

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    Watercolor This Old House

    This watercolor reminds me of the old Gospel song. “This old house I’m living in, is needing repair.” Rather than write the whole song I’ll mention the end. “I’m going to fix them if I can get the time, but all I’m thinking about lately, is leaving on my mind.” Christian and Athiest agree, our world is in trouble. The one thing all groups admit, is there are problems. All I can say is, I’ve brought my every problem to Jesus, and He’s gave me victory through it all. It’s why our house is serving The Lord, and looking for Him to take us truly home!

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    The Most High

    Psalms 83:1-3 (ESV)1 O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads.3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. This was the last of the eleven Psalms written by Asaph, a Seer to King David, and conductor of song. The interesting thing about this, as he was a Prophet and a musician, is the way he sets the pace for this Psalm. It booms with a call to God, and the threats of a conspiracy. Asaph explains that the enemies of…

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    Flying To Phoenix

    On March 12, 2019 we boarded a plane to Phoenix, Arizona to be there for the birth of our son. We were excited, and trusting God, but nervous. Ashley and I were wondering what would happen next, and willing to do whatever it took to meet our son. This morning our little boy was awake at four something this morning, not knowing we were up very early a few years earlier. This morning we were a little too sleepy to realize what day it was, but I remember it well now. That day, as well as today, we ended up at Walmart. Only that Wal-Mart seemed like a world away.…

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    The Southern Border Of Judah

    Joshua 15:21-25 (NKJV)21 The cities at the limits of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the South, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,25 Hazor, Hadattah, Kerioth, Hezron (which is Hazor), Joshua 15:21-25 takes us on a tour of Judah’s southern border. Bible readers understand that in The Bible, every name has a meaning. It would take a few minutes to go into detail on what each city’s name means. However I would like to share with you both the meaning their names, and what I believe it is a type and shadow of. There is so…

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    He was the most unlikely of candidates, based on his name. Caleb in Hebrew is defined as dog. His Father Jeohunneh’s name means He will be facing or God reconciles. This man, this member of the tribe of Judah though, had a different spirit than most of the spies. He and Joshua the son of Nun believed in God, Moses, and the people’s ability to do what God had called them to do. They were alone in the assessment, and the lone survivors when the dust settled. As an adopted Father, his heritage interests me. Scholars are of two different opinions of his origins. He is part of Judah, make…

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    Dr Kings Favorite Hymn

    As a child, Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s favoorite hymn was “I Want To Be More And More Like Jesus.” On this day we honor a man who changed so many lives, I’d like to simply share some of the lyrics of a very young Dr. King’s favorite hymn… The end of all my prayers is to care like my Lord cares My one and only goal, His image in my soul Yes, my weakness is revealed when by His stripes I’m healed He’s faithful and He’s true to complete the work He begins in you I want to, I need to, be more like Jesus I want to, I…

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    The Second Knock On The Door

    7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. – Acts 6:7 The inn keeper who told them there was no room, or the rich young ruler who walked away sadly; Pilate who washed his hands, and the Priests who were part of the group that crucified Jesus. We see their choice, and assume that’s it, but then we see Acts 6:7 and are reminded, God doesn’t give up on us so easily. In most of the cases above I don’t know the end of the story, but I do…

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    You Will Find A Baby

    Luke 2:12 (ESV)12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:16 (ESV)16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. Baby, I admit I’ve read this word in these verses thousands of times, and until today, I don’t think I’ve ever looked up the word until today. It is Brephos in Greek, and it means two primary things, either an unborn child, or a newborn child. That on the surface seems elementary, until you consider this. In one moment, in one instance, hope went from…