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February 20, 2017
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give [her] will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give [her] will become in [her] a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14
Most American women are decent. Caring. Hardworking. In many ways we are the backbone of our nation. I am quite certain we are the backbone of the Christian church. Yet I’m alarmed. We are under attack. And we seem to be unaware of it.
Could it be that our careers, jobs, families, material possessions, education, technology, travel, entertainment, and whatever else we could name, have kept us so busy that we are not paying attention? Could it be also that none of the things we’re involved in have filled the emptiness inside? Are we getting entangled in more and more causes–political and social, local and national–because we are looking for…what? For purpose? Meaning? Fulfillment? Satisfaction? Happiness? Whatever it is seems to be illusive, so we try harder. Yell louder. Demonstrate more…
The Bible warns that in the days before the return of Jesus Christ to earth there will be a unique attack on women. We will be offered a false path that leads, not to genuine liberation, but to destruction. Jesus repeatedly warned, “Watch out that no one deceives you.”
The following article reveals some of the dangerous deception being perpetrated on women today, and it is deeply disturbing to me. I wonder if many of the women described, who are marching in the streets, are looking for an identity or a cause that’s greater than themselves. Because they want their lives to make a difference. Which is an understandable desire. But could it be they are not looking for something, but for Someone? Someone who will love them, understand them, help them, guard and guide them. Someone who will replace their fears with peace, satisfy their hungry souls, fill their empty hearts, and give their lives eternal significance. Could it be, like the Samaritan woman in John 4, they are looking for Jesus, yet don’t know it? I wonder… Just in case they are, I am committed to giving Jesus in any and every way that I can. Please pray for me. And join with me in just giving them Jesus…
But watch out! As for you and me, dear Christian sisters, Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?…Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. The enemy is trying to harness the pain, anger, emptiness and restlessness in the hearts of women in order to use it for his own evil purposes. Don’t be deceived!
 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Moses was the true liberator. When Jannes and Jambres opposed him, they were opposing true liberation.
 Matthew 24:4
 2 Corinthians 6:14, 17
January 22, 2017
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
My oldest granddaughter, Ruth Bell, just turned fifteen. She is spectacularly beautiful, with a sweet, strong spirit. One of the birthday traditions in our family is that each of us gives the one who is being celebrated a Bible verse. The verse can be one of blessing, challenge, instruction, promise, or exhortation. My selection of the verse I felt led to choose for Bell this year was affected by what I saw on news reports the day after the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.
January 21, 2017
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6
The inaugural address of the 45th President of the United States was unlike any other that I can remember. With three former presidents sitting behind him, Donald J. Trump laid down the gauntlet. Actually, he flung it down like a warning shot across the bow. The old way of doing things has ended. A new era has begun. While we may disagree with what he said, we have to agree that it took enormous courage to say it in that setting and on that occasion.
December 27, 2016
Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory.
Christmas Day has passed. But Christmas goes on, doesn’t it? The glory of God and praise of His Son that reverberated in the night sky outside of Bethlehem so long ago continues to fill our hearts.
I first heard the following song of praise on a radio talk show before Christmas. I meant to share it with you then, but in the busyness of the day, I forgot. So thank you, dear Maudie Verzosa, for forwarding this link that reminded me to forward it to all of you.
November 9, 2016
And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. 1 Chronicles 14:2
God has established Mr. Trump as the 45th President of the United States…for the sake of the American people. God has kept the first part of His promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14…If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and will heal their land.