A Word of Encouragement · Hymns

Have You Settled the Question?

I Have Settled the Question, Hallelujah! When I heard this week’s Five Minute Friday Prompt, I was reminded of an old hymn of the church, “I Have Settled the Question“.  I settled the question with the Lord in July of 1970 at Sebring, Ohio Holiness Family Campmeeting. My family had spent the week at family… Continue reading Have You Settled the Question?

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Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

Letters to Friends #2 – First Signs of Fibro Dear Sis, Thanks for checking on me the other day. You asked about my first signs of Fibro. As you know, I had disembarkment disorder after our cruise to the Bahamas in February 2011 (which has never gone away), follow by neck pain and then I was… Continue reading Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

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We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

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When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  This week’s Five Minute Friday   prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.         Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect

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Hope for the Future

Just Before Midnight I was having trouble getting to sleep, so I got up for a glass of water. When I returned to my bed I noticed that my cell phone was flashing. It was a message from my sister-in-law in Cambria Wisconsin. “We are ok.. Lincolns house shook…and Didion exploded … Thank God  Michael and… Continue reading Hope for the Future

A Word of Encouragement

Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

There is this way of living: abandon all worries and abide in Christ — all is well. The relief’s in the release of everything into the hands of the God. Isn’t it all safer in His hands anyways?[sic] Abandon and abide — all is well. -Ann Voskamp Will you follow Christ and Abandon Everything? abandon2  [uh–ban-duh… Continue reading Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

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FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

It’s Friday! It’s Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Challenge. 🙂   Time to write for five minutes on a prompt. Click on the image to see what bloggers came up with. The Prompt is Purpose.   “He kicked me on purpose!” As a preschooler, my son often said these words or words like… Continue reading FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

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I Boast in my Weakness ~ In Christ I Am Strong

  2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT) Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and… Continue reading I Boast in my Weakness ~ In Christ I Am Strong

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Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise… Continue reading Breathe on Me, Breath of God