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SILENT & LISTEN - two words; same letters; Necessary in Prayer!

As I kid, I was taught to recite memorized prayers. Later in my 30s, I realized one can just talk to God by pouring out your heart. And then...the best thing can happen...if you will be SILENT and LISTEN, you might actually hear God speak. I have 3 very short stories in my book that attest to the fact that God is still speaking today. Get the book or listen to the interviews on this website.If you're not sure what it means to hear God speak, come back to this blog another day. I'll be writing a lot more on the subject. (Also, I have written a lot on the topic in my Bible Study Guide that will be a FREE...

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Feeling Like a Water Bottle?

YOU ARE VALUABLE. Your worth is not determined by where you are or those around you. God made you because He loves you and you are a treasure to Him. I hope this analogy helps you see that.  A bottle of water at Costco is 25¢. The same bottle in the grocery store is worth about 50¢. The same bottle in a bar costs $2. In a fancy restaurant or a hotel it could be worth maybe $3. At an airport or on a plane, you might be charged $5. And what about the full water bottle that was tossed into the trash when airport security told its owner they couldn’t take it onto the plane. That bottle is now...

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Handling Conflict - Run Away!

Run away! Okay, not really. But as a child, that's what I had learned. Every time my parents fought (often), my mom's reaction was "I'm leaving!" So, later in life, that's all I knew how to do. And to make it worse, I learned that if one felt passionate about something, then you SHOULD argue to make your point. My poor boyfriend (when I was 19), who was so sweet and caring, had to deal with me hopping out of the car at a red light when I didn't like what he said. Later, I would yell at him saying, "If you cared, you'd fight" (meaning he'd argue his point with me). Oh dear. No wonder my relationships never worked...until...

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Contentment in this world?

Ever wonder how the Apostle Paul was able to be "content in all things" while being imprisoned. Think about all he had gone through: stripped and beaten with rods, thrown into the unlit inner cells, feet locked into stocks and sitting in filth and stench. How could he sleep, let alone, be joyful enough to sing praises to God!  Paul says he LEARNED to be content whatever the circumstances (see VERSES below). He had found the greatest joy in the truth that Jesus was really the promised Messiah of Israel - the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophesies. And, if being content in all things isn't enough to ponder, think about how Paul's faith took a 180 degree turn when...

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Which takes more faith? You decide.

It always puzzles me how some people say there is no God and that Jesus certainly isn't God. Yet these very people often tell me they "put it out to the universe" in order to receive what they want.   I find that odd, to say the least, because why (& how) on earth would the UNIVERSE (an entity which lacks the ability to care and love) give a hoot about you and create for you what you ask for. It takes more faith to believe in that than to believe in the God of the Bible. 

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