How Temptation Works

Photo by Agafonova Photo on Pexels.com "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.  And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts …

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God’s Anger at Sin

Image by Freepik "But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can …

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Money, Money, Money

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.  If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.  But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and …

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Wanting to Be Wise

Read Genesis 3:1-6 Is it wrong to want to be like God? The serpent told Eve that if she ate the fruit which God told her not to eat, she would not die but would be like Him knowing good and evil. This, of course, appealed to Eve. Who wouldn’t like to be our heavenly …

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Thank You, Lord

I will thank You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvellous things You have done.  I will be filled with joy because of You.  I will sing praises to Your name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1, 2) Everyday I thank the Lord for all He is doing in my life …

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A Prayer Request

"This was the Bible my mother gave me when I told her that I wanted to become a priest. It belonged to her favorite uncle who was also a priest." "You must cherish it very much." "I do." She saw that he was troubled. "Is something the matter, Father Kowalski?" she asked. "Sister Francesca, I …

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Don’t Be Angry

Don’t be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity. Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away.  Trust in he Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give …

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Waiting/Yearning #writephoto

I drift from memory to another, yearning for you.  Why did it have to end?  I thought we were so happy. You said that you loved being with me.  Being in my arms was where you longed to be.  You said it made you feel safe.  My kisses warmed your heart. My love was like …

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A Tight Spot

It wasn’t something I expected to happen but when she walked into my classroom on that first day of the Fall Term, I fell.  Imagine, a man my age falling for a girl young enough to be my daughter.  I tried my very best not to do anything about it but I’m not impervious to …

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Delight in the Lord

I had a dream one morning in which someone said, "Give God your best and He will do the rest."  I mentioned this to my husband, Dave and he thought of what it said about the desires of our hearts in Psalm 37 which I looked up. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He …

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