I Am That Woman

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He purposed to be there that day.

There was no getting around that fact.(John 4:1-42) Once more the Master defied the disciples plans for their teacher. They shook their heads in disbelief, yet there they were in Samaria, a place despised by the Jews of the day. Jesus led them there showing once more that the ways of the Father are not the ways of the children. He was showing them they had much to learn of the Father’s unconditional love, grace and mercy.

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I Am Redeemed: Faith and Testimony

I’ve told the story to myself many times. The one telling how he walked into my life.  How he turned my world upside down. I’ve played it over in my memory so many times. Haven’t we all had moments in time that lay hold of our imaginations, bump us into our own insignificance by being significant in themselves, ultimately revealing we are significant after all?

Milestones. Defining moments. Crossroads.

Haven’t we all experienced a moment in time so significant that all others pale ever so slightly by comparison?

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Fear Not The Wolf

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It’s not the wolf in sheep’s clothing I fear most, they are easily identifiable.

It’s when sheep behave like wolves and can’t see it which scares me, for it is much more insidious.

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Grace Upon Grace (#LentChallenge)

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I have been on a Gospel Journey this Lent season. Forty days of reading through the four Gospels along with a bunch of fellow sojourners with Margaret Feinberg’s #LentChallenge and today I read the first two chapters of John. The Gospel of John happens to be my very favorite of the four. I was weeping at chapter one. Broken, cracked open, spilled by the words on that page this morning. I can’t ever read the words that begin Chapter one without awestruck wonder:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-3

These words send me in this time warp journey back to Genesis, and leave me breathless. It’s as if everything from Genesis to Revelation sits within this passage. It really wrecks me…brings me to my knees. I am caught up in this grace, friends. Caught up in this amazing journey of grace upon grace. I hope you are too. This morning I was inspired to write a little poem. I hope it blesses you BIG.

Because this God I know, He takes no prisoners- but is Freedom and Truth- and I am amazed at His grace anew every morning! Don’t settle for religion. Get to know the One who came to set the captives free.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:9-13

Here is my poetic offering…

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Salt or Salt-Free (@5MFF)

 

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Luke 1:34

 

Most health conscious adults today acknowledge that excessive salt in the diet is not optimal for good health. As a matter of fact too much salt in the diet increases health related risks and in the extreme can be associated with life threatening conditions. Some health conditions require minimal salt intake with the aim of a “salt-free” diet.

Jesus really did have a lot to say about Salt for believers, and it wasn’t for dietary reasons.

Would you join me at 5 Minutes for Faith today where I share additional thoughts from my Gospel reading for the #LentChallenge I have been enjoying.

 

Just CLICK HERE and to read me, THERE

 

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