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Search me O God…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 7:1-11a

 

 But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the LORD burned against the people of Israel.

 Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, “Go up and spy out the land.” And the men went up and spied out Ai.

 And they returned to Joshua and said to him, “Do not have all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and attack Ai. Do not make the whole people toil up there, for they are few.”

So about three thousand men went up there from the people. And they fled before the men of Ai,

 and the men of Ai killed about thirty-six of their men and chased them before the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them at the descent. And the hearts of the people melted and became as water.

 Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, he and the elders of Israel. And they put dust on their heads.

 And Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord GOD, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to give us into the hands of the Amorites, to destroy us? Would that we had been content to dwell beyond the Jordan!

 O Lord, what can I say, when Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!

 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it and will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. And what will you do for your great name?”

 The LORD said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face?

 Israel has sinned;

 

When God says ‘give all’ we do well to do just that. One man’s disobedience brought death to thirty-six of his people in a battle that cost Israel their confidence and pride. We cannot play around with the sin that the Spirit of God has shown to us with the prompt to rid ourselves of it. When judgment comes we should then look to our own ways to see what we have held back.

Joshua did not know what Achen had done; he believed all of Israel had obeyed God’s commands. His first impulse was to question God. How often do we do the same? We say God allowed this to happen, or God must have a lesson in this for us… Joshua knew God; he mentored under Moses and yet he fell to the same place we all tend to in questioning God why He didn’t fight for us. Better to ask God, what have we done? Or what have we not done? Forget the cop-outs of “God allowed this to happen for a reason” – sure did and the reason may be in our own disobedience.

It is good to ask; why do we always assume God let stuff happen before we do a thorough searching of our own state. Let us say with the psalmist; “Search me O God and know my thoughts I pray, see if there be a wicked way in me.”

 

[Psalm139:23-24 KJV] 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

 

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July 22, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Completing the orders given…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 6:20-27

 

 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.

 Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

 But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her, as you swore to her.”

 So the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. And they brought all her relatives and put them outside the camp of Israel.

 And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

 But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. “At the cost of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.”

 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.

 

God made the way into the city. He went before and as the people obeyed Him He was faithful to give them the city. They went in and did as they were instructed and the Word of what God had done spread ahead of them everywhere. This is a promise to us for it is a picture of who God is and what He does. We have strongholds in our lives that He reveals to us, He ‘takes us to them;’ He opens the way for us to completely remove those strongholds from our life and our self. As we submit to Him completely, He gives us the victory over these strongholds. We do well to remember to obey completely – giving it all up, not holding any thing back. We do well to also remember the curse given for those who go back into strongholds that were destroyed. God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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July 21, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , | 1 Comment

God’s work…God’s glory…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 6:11-19

 

 So he caused the ark of the LORD to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.

 Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.

 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD walked on, and they blew the trumpets continually. And the armed men were walking before them, and the rear guard was walking after the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets blew continually.

 And the second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did for six days.

 On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times.

 And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the LORD has given you the city.

 And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the LORD for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.

 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.

 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD.”

 

The people of Israel are warned that God’s wrath comes upon the whole company for the error committed by one. We can bring God’s displeasure upon our whole group of fellowship if one of us does something contrary to God’s command. This side of God is not often presented. We have salvation; but we can still be subject to God’s discipline. God’s people had His assurance of victory; but they were warned of consequences for disobedience. With the release to shout! victory! came a serious warning. We have victory but that does not make us untouchable…It is so very important to be alert and aware; to the words and actions of those we affiliate ourselves with and our own words and actions. God’s people’s’ victory shout was tempered with a reminder that we are to follow God’s command and give Him the glory. Premature shouting would have been an open door to self-glorification and gloating. We must avoid taking credit for what God has done.

 

The temptation to keep what was not theirs would also have been great for a people wandering the past 40 years in the wilderness. They would want the ‘spoils’ of the victory. However, this victory was God’s not theirs and the perceived ‘spoils’ were God’s not theirs. They were to do with the ‘spoils’ what God required of them. When we are given the victory over a battle in our lives, the ‘spoils’ like the victory belong to God. We need to be sure we are following all of God’s commands. Taking credit for any victory would be to usurp the glory due God.

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July 20, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marching orders…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 6:1-10

 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in.

 And the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.

 You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days.

 Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

 And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.”

 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD.”

 And he said to the people, “Go forward. March around the city and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD.”

 And just as Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the LORD went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them.

 The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually.

 But Joshua commanded the people, “You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout.”

 

The people of Israel heard the Word of the Lord and they obeyed. They heard it in detail. What stands out is not being permitted to shout. It would have been hard to be involved in all this excitement and then be told not to shout. There are times we are not permitted to shout, for the work is not ours it is the Lord’s. We shout out of exuberance and sense of pride and accomplishment. They were going to see the Lord fight their battle before them; then they would be released to engage. Self-control and obedience in submission to God is required of us.

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July 19, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Stamp of Unbelief Rolls Away…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 5:8-15

 

 When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed.

 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.

 While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.

 And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain.

 And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?”

 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?”

 And the commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did.

 

Joshua recognized the authority behind this one with the drawn sword. With no hesitation, he gave way, respect and honor. Then he asked for what the message was – expecting one. Joshua was Moses’ assistant and knew from his mentoring and the time spent with him in his service to God, who this was. This is evidence of a close relationship between Joshua and God. We too have that made possible to us. Read and meditate on John 17, the prayer of Jesus.

Jesus prays, among other things,

 

[Jhn 17:20-21 KJV] 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

 

He prays that we also be one with Him and the Father. We can have our ‘Gilgal’ where the stigma of Egypt rolls off us. Egypt a type of the unbelieving world with man’s ideologies, philosophies and ways. We bear the stamp of Egypt until we come to the cross and that stamp rolls off us. Gilgal means rolling and that way of living rolls off of us and is replaced with His ways. When we answer the call to follow, leaving all, we are ‘circumcised’ of the heart and the stamp of mankind’s manners. We become a new creature,

[2Co 5:17 KJV] 17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

God’s ways are ours, we have access to His thoughts for the Holy Spirit lives in us, working through us. There is a renewing of the mind to that place of close communion with God.

 

[Rom 12:2 KJV] 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

We know His voice and follow His ways.

 

[Jhn 10:4 KJV] 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

 

He goes before us, we follow and evidence follows us giving proof to the new creature we have become.

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July 18, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Circumcision of the heart…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 5:1-7

 

As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.

 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.”

 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

 And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt.

 Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised.

 For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

 So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

 

 

Circumcision, the physical mark of God’s touch in our life, a sign given to remind us of a promise, is evident in the genuine believer who has begun to follow Christ. For us it is a circumcision of the heart, mind, will and emotions. It is a sign that we follow Christ.

 

[Rom 2:29 KJV] 29 But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.

 

It is the Holy Spirit’s cutting away the lusts of the flesh – that would be selfish desires. We no longer follow our own agenda in life, it has been replaced with God’s. Before entering our ‘promised land,’ a life of abundance as Christ promised,

 

[Jhn 10:10 KJV] 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

 

we give up everything including our will and desires. Christ says those who give up all to follow Him will gain all.

 

[Mar 8:35 KJV] 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

 

It is an exchange; our way for His way and the result is an abundant life. That would be more life than we need. Can we bless His name?

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 4:15-24

 

 And the LORD said to Joshua,

 “Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony to come up out of the Jordan.”

 So Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up out of the Jordan.”

 And when the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the LORD came up from the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up on dry ground, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks, as before.

 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.

 And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.

 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’

 then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’

 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over,

 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

 

Remembering was counted important enough to remove stones from the riverbed, no easy task. Remembering is for future generations to know who God is and what He can do. Remembering is promised by Jesus when he says the Holy Spirit will remind us of what has been said. Jesus said to remember his spilled blood and sacrificed flesh with the act of communion, remembering always what God has done for us. When we face trials, hard times we can find hope and strength in remembering what God has already done for us. It is good to remember that He goes before us. He keeps us and provides what we need. Remembering helps keep the joy and peace He gives. It is good to replace the feelings of stress and hurts with His joy and peace.

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July 16, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who leads?

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 4:8-14

 

 And the people of Israel did just as Joshua commanded and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, just as the LORD told Joshua. And they carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there.

 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.

 For the priests bearing the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan until everything was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people passed over in haste.

 And when all the people had finished passing over, the ark of the LORD and the priests passed over before the people.

 The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before as the people of Israel, as Moses had told them.

 About 40,000 ready for war passed over before the LORD for battle, to the plains of Jericho.

 On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they stood in awe of him just as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.

 

For men to willingly follow a leader into battle there needs to be an assurance that those leading are truly following God. God gave the men that assurance in Joshua as he was obedient to the Words of God. There is a great responsibility given to those who would lead and that is to be sure they are ‘following the ark.’ For the follower there is also a responsibility to be sure of the direction the leader takes. Does it fall in line with God’s Word? We are therefore coming back to the place of knowing God, and knowing his Word and His voice. It is to our souls’ good health to be sure we follow the Word of God.

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July 15, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crossing our Jordan…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 4:1-7

 

When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua,

 “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man,

 and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’”

 Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe.

 And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel,

 that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’

 then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”

 

We, as believers, have our Jordan crossings. Those times when the hand of God and His glory is shown in our lives as we move into that place of living abundantly in our promised land. His mercies are great every morning, new every morning; as the day dawns and the joy in the morning comes. Let our praise rise before him as we recall those times he went before us and parted the waters of our circumstances, allowing us to cross over to a place of complete trust in Him.

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July 14, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Leave all…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 3:9-17

 

 And Joshua said to the people of Israel, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God.”

 And Joshua said, “Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan.

 Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man.

 And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.”

 So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,

 and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest),

 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

 Now the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firmly on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel was passing over on dry ground until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.

 

They left their tents and followed. We are also asked to leave all and follow. Sometimes it means leaving what has been provided; shelter and security, warmth and privacy. We are left vulnerable, totally dependent upon the Lord of the earth. He provides all we have need of as we follow Him. Let us not stray to the right or left but follow where He leads. For in Him is all we need today, tomorrow, forever.

 

Much is made of the fact that God went before and when God goes before us, wondrous things happen. Note they left all behind to follow Him. The same expectation is required of us when we determine to answer the call of Jesus His Son, to follow Him. Not only leaving our ‘tents’ as in earthly things but also our ‘tents’ as in our self – all that is us – mind, will, emotions. We too, willingly become vulnerable to what could be, trusting in the Lord to keep, provide, and lead. Going into our ‘promised land’ can take us through some wondrous events also as we see the Presence of God going before us, defeating our enemy.

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July 13, 2014 Posted by | bible study, Encouragement from the Word, The Word in our lives | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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Lessons Of Mercy

The failures & successes of walking out what I believe, by sharing the mercy that has made it possible.

Chris Martin Writes

Pressing more into Jesus Christ everyday

ChristianBlessings

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Running the Race

The joys and trials of my life as a wife and mom, as I try to keep my eyes fixed on the author and perfecter of my faith.

Inspire My Life

devotions, photographs and epiphanies

8 Kids And A Business

Balancing a large family with a small business, all by God's mercy, grace and providence

Inner Angels & Enemies

Refresh Your Faith and Self-Awareness with The Water Bearer

THE ARMCHAIR APOLOGIST

Giving a Reason for the Hope that Lies within Us

Unshakable Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

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