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Walk in the Light!

Posted by vking on October 31, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light; Ephesians 5:8

Happy TGIF!  Welcome to the wonderful month of November! Ten day countdown to my birthday (11/11)...just thought I'd throw that out there!

The only thing about this time of year that I'm not real crazy about is that it gets darker earlier...not to mention the time change coming this weekend.  I got a taste of what that's going to feel like as I was ...

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Pray...pray...pray!

Posted by vking on October 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

Happy Thursday!  It is finally the end of the month of October!  There were many of you out there hoping and praying for October 31st to get here.  I know at times, it seemed like this month was inching along. Well...thank...

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Patience...is a Virtue!

Posted by vking on October 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  Romans 6:12-14

Welcome to the middle of the week and to the second to ...

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God is in Control!

Posted by vking on October 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

For thou wilt light my candle; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.  For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.  Psalm 18: 28, 29

Welcome to Tuesday!

I don't know about you, but my Monday was a truly dark day.  I am incredibly thankful and praise God for allowing just a sliver of light to shine through letting me know that despite it all, I am still His child. 

But ye are a chosen gene...

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Recognize...

Posted by vking on October 27, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6, 7

Happy Monday! 

We are so blessed...and sometimes we don't even know it!  We tend to be so busy expecting our 'blessings' to come from one direction, that when we receive 'bless...

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Praises Go Up!

Posted by vking on October 21, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

...If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.   Matthew 17:20b

Hello Tuesday!

We are into the stressful time of the month for some people.  We're close to the end of the month when payday comes back around again...but in the meantime, we are merely biding our time...trying to steer clear of all the roadblocks and detours th...

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Helping Hands...

Posted by vking on October 18, 2013 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalm 84:11,12

Happy Friday!

The weekend is finally upon us...I am so glad!  This was an extremely busy one.  I had scheduled events for every evening this past week. And except for Wednesday, I was able to accomplish them all.  However today's and to...

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Your Victory Dance!

Posted by vking on October 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.  Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; for thou art my strength.  Psalm 31: 3, 4

Hello to Thursday!  We're one day from another glorious weekend...woohoo!

Alright...I have more verses from Wednesday's blog research that I'd like to use for today, if you don't mind. 

Some of us continually need strength from the Lord...I know I ...

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Our Power Source!

Posted by vking on October 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

For thou art my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord will lighten my darkness.  2 Samuel 22:29

Welcome to the middle of the work week...Wednesday!  This is showing itself to be a rough week and it's not over yet...but God!  "I" had something else planned for Wednesday's blog entry, but the Holy Spirit is guiding my fingers and my mind in a different direction.  So, I will be obedient and let Him have His way.

Many of us are going through some major trial...

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Speak Life!

Posted by vking on October 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  Proverbs 18:21

Happy Tuesday!

I'm pretty sure this is a blog category I've done before, but it's such a powerful topic that I hope you don't mind reiterating it.

We have to be so mindful of the words say.  It doesn't matter whether they are said to our spouses, our children, our parents, our co-workers...whomever.  This comes from a song I heard...

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Monday Thank you!

Posted by vking on October 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Happy Monday!

I know this is a little different than usual with us giving thanks on a Monday.  I generally end the week on that note.  But I decided with all the blessings coming my way, it might not be a bad idea to start the week off with a thankful heart.  Not to say something unforeseen did not happen this weekend.  Far from it...

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Don't Let Go!

Posted by vking on October 10, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.  Psalm 5:3

Happy T G I F!  We made it to another glorious weekend! 

Many thanks to the Lord above for my blessings this week...

I finished the first 'good' draft for my church's 2nd edition newsletter...it's ready to go to my husband so he can do his thing.

We replaced my vehicle with a newer model one...mine was starting...

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Let It Go...really...let it Go!

Posted by vking on October 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom will I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Welcome to the Wednesday...the middle of the week!

Let Go and Let God!

God will fight your battles!

Revenge is the Lord's!

There are times when we have these great, uplifting and encouraging phrases going through our heads...but we don't always abide by them.  We fret.  We worry.  We try to do somethin...

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Drive-by Devotional Time!

Posted by vking on October 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8

Welcome to Tuesday!

Sometimes we find there are roadblocks to us truly enjoying our fellowship with the Lord.  They could be mental roadblocks, where we are so pre-occupied with the everyday stresses we can't see how really close the Lord is to blessing us.  Sometimes there are actual physical roadblocks to getting further into our personal fellowship with the Lord...

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The Lord is Good!

Posted by vking on October 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  Psalm 23:1...Jehovah-Jireh...the Lord will provide.

Happy Monday!  O.K. So this is probably one of the few places where you will hear that phrase...but that's alright!  I love my weekends, however I also love my job...so I am doubly blessed!  Anyway, I don't know about you...but I had an absolutely wonderful weekend!  It started off with an office picnic on Friday afternoon, which is basically a first ...

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Wait on the Lord...

Posted by vking on October 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 (KJV)

 

Happy Friday! Thank goodness this week is almost over and the weekend is upon us! If you are a Cleveland Sports fan, this week might have proved to be a tiring one. Our teams have shown that they've gotten better than what we ever would have expected, but the victory dance is still just a bit out of our grasp. However...

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Staying Connected!

Posted by vking on October 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

 

Good morning! (This was Tuesday's entry...but my internet connection failed)

This is going to be another brief AIM entry, for a number of reasons. I am having internet problems...it doesn't seem to want to stay connected. My time for doing specific chores from my TO DO list ran out last night (Monday) ...

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