“Standing” with HIS Roses!

Song of Solomon 2:1 “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” “Standing” with HIS Roses! Two viewing a flower bouquet. Two claim very different perspectives. One sees every petal’s most brilliant display while the other scene is less descriptive. So where one’s sight centers is crucial indeed. Else “beholding the […]

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The Love of a Lifeline!

Psalm 86:15 “But you, O LORD, are a GOD merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” The Love of a Lifeline! Unsteady pillars on shaky foundations, are souls trying to stand on the seas. Where Faith is suspect bound by cloudy intent, there they wallow beneath stormy skies. But […]

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Directly Drawn!

Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you!” Directly Drawn! A “race to the endzone is futile” whenever one runs empty handed.The finish line — fruitless — when someone’s direction is opposite of course completion. Yet countless, excessively erring, decide to remain in the darkness.Spinning their wheels; running […]

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An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!”

Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!” “Merry CHRISTmas” is constant;it’s for every season; …each month full of days and thehours going with them! Yet! To the world, it’s compressedas one span… …of just 24 hours and then:Nothing more! […]

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Broken Progress!

1 Peter 5:5b “and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Broken Progress! There’s a point where Progression — doesn’t. It’s an intersection called “Complete Brokenness.” But once having passed through it, Forward Movement begins again.  Spiritually then, our […]

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CHRISTmas Daily!

Luke 1:37 “For no word from GOD will ever fail.” CHRISTmas Daily! When all of theornaments, tinseland presentsare left in storewindows still taggedwith Indifference… …then such are thethings for which nobuyer came. Though“marked Up andmarked Down”, withoutInterest they lay. Then attentions bestgiven are centeredin HIM whose greatstorehouse of Wisdomis ours…without price! So this CHRISTmasbuy nothing…and […]

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Leather-Bound Lights!

Ephesians 5:8 “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the LORD. Walk as children of light!” Leather-Bound Lights! The antique nightlantern still shinesthrough these storms.Though these windsfeel relentless, thoughtempest each gust. Though the stingingof sleet seems topierce through ourbodies…Still! HE is ourRefuge and Beacon. Our paths filled byLIGHT, lead […]

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Abandoning our “Tug of War!”

Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD!”. Abandoning our “Tug of War!” CHRIST draws us to HIMyet the Flesh…many timeswill reverse this blessed course. Rejecting the disciplined walkthat HE taught so backwardswe press…into “lukewarm dross”. Given this Truth, then Surrender…to CHRIST as the wisest of choices. For the battle […]

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The Great Uplifting!

Proverbs 8:34 “Blessed are those who listen to ME, watching daily at MY doors, waiting at MY doorway.” The Great Uplifting! The Cross, oh lost soul— searching still, is atLove’s intersection…where bound is Doubt,Confusion and theplans of man’sIntentions. Yes there is where FirstLight was seen whenthese blind eyes HEopened. Oh howdivine are YOURdesigns as signs […]

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Pass THIS Along!

Psalm 96:3 “Declare HIS glory among the nations, HIS marvelous works among all the peoples!” Pass THIS Along! A flashover pointwell-defined is HIScoming…where farabove clouds, HEshall meet thosewithdrawn… …each soul highlylifted because of theRapture which shallbe inclusive of thoseHIS blood bought! Since that moment ispressing from futureto present…moreencouraging wordscannot ever bethought! So cling to HIS […]

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How Great is HE!

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great GOD and a great KING above all gods…” How Great is HE! How firm aconnectionwhose powerhas lessenedto greatestdepend onthe SOURCEof all Life! How wise andsurrenderedthose brokenyet mendedwhose hopes —apprehendedhave been byThe CHRIST! How strong GOD’sfoundationon which HIScreation; Yes,we havebased on…secured tothis day! How great thenour GOD WHOby […]

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Simple Truth!

John 17:17 “Sanctify them by YOUR Truth. YOUR WORD…is Truth!” Simple Truth! Few question if GOD accepted CHRIST’s payment. Yet few believe  Grace is sufficient,  although Sovereign. So choose you to wholly believe  all HE says! As HIServant unquestioningly standing just on HIS WORD, Whitney Devotional: 2 Samuel 7:28 “And now, O LORD GOD, YOU […]

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With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Psalms 107:29 “HE stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!) Giving thanks isdirected specificallyhighest… …to HIM WHO alonesits enthroned in theHeavens. Praising GOD and HISCHRIST is our callingand privilege… …so which delayswarrant our mutesubstitutions? Far too often graveSilence is used toreplace it. …and […]

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Fabric Transitions!

1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like HIM, because we shall see HIM as HE is!” Fabric Transitions! When Heaven’s setfocus with Thought’stidal waves floodsone’s brain, then…won’t words flowin tandem? When withoutinterruption, CHRIST’sgaze […]

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Legacy-leaving Levels!

Acts 22:15 “You will be HIS witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.” Legacy-leaving Levels! Leaves disconnectedresemble faint echoswhere Life flourishedonce yet now appearfaded. Without vibrant stems,so its greens becomegray. Decay quicklycomes to transformwhat seems waste. It’s GOD’s given truthsince each liferecycled will birth thenext seedling! Thusblessed are thesecircles. Refresh your […]

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Running LIGHT!

Philippians 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a SAVIOUR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST!” Running LIGHT! GOD acts upon HISsovereign thoughtspre-planned beforeCreation. HIS choices daily dodisplay Life’s history —soon to come. So despite what mayseem “sudden” andregardless thingsobserved; GOD’s hands moveTime controlling thusthose things thatwill occur. So! No weapon formedagainst […]

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Swirling Upwards!

Matthew 28:20b “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Swirling Upwards! Every drain swirls by cascading downwards with liquid flows surging; their currents — increasing. In some such is found never stopping nor slowing…whose anchor is missing or worse yet, abandoned. So tug on your line, weary Traveler, […]

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Me < Second Fiddle!

Proverbs 27:2 “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.” Me < Second Fiddle! Without standing here“indignant”, brashlyclaiming “unstained!”status; As the farthest onesfrom perfect; still wehave THE NAMEwhich matters! But what blessing willthat give us if CHRIST’splace we try to take? Where we give ourname the […]

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Better than Coffee!

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!” Better than Coffee! Since the hunger of  our lives cannot be  satisfied by Self, it stands to reason that our only SOURCE is JESUS. Communion, though a  wafer with a thimble  full of liquid… is the grandest feast  […]

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Turning Nays into Yeas!

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your FATHER in heaven!” Turning Nays into Yeas! Shall naysayers turnupon their ownor scoffers mockthemselves as well… With fist-clenched,shaking cursescrowding pathwaysinto hell? With their darkenedwords dispersed byforce; such verbalshadows castingforth… Can light ignite thesedampened […]

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HIS Yes and Amen!

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” HIS Yes and Amen! Have you ever grasped tightlythe wind with your hands?Has your heart held a thought which no other soul can? Since negative answers wegive for both queries…Since scars “speak” aheadof our voices — in theory… …then […]

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Well Written in Crimson!

Psalm 18:30 “As for GOD, HIS way is perfect: The LORD’s WORD is flawless; HE shields all who take refuge in HIM.” Well Written in Crimson! Truth tells us YOUR protection covers, cleanses and secures. Being holy and all knowing…. so removed are all concerns. Yea! YOUR WORD, Truth’s only source, holds where one must […]

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On the Following Night!

1 Corinthians 13:12a “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face…” On the Following Night! As kin to the bride, betrothed for almost one year, so Sarah, neared completion of her own bridesmaid’s dress. “It will be beautiful!”, she envisioned happily. For the merchants passing through had brought such a […]

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Priority: One!

Luke 19:10 “…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Priority: One! Place no faith in numbers whichmanipulate flesh…whether likings or lovings nor all of the rest. For such tests are to try us, to spurnus to action which often conflicts with GOD’s purpose. For the one […]

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Covering one’s Mouth!

Psalm 62:5 “For GOD alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from HIM” Covering one’s Mouth! Whenever one’s  viewpoints on  Scripture abruptly  turn sideways or  opposite what they  once taught…then how should all others respond?  Whether “stranger”” or  “friend”, Comparison’s  test, sets whatever is  “new” in the spotlight. Then what’s known […]

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“Getting Lost”…in The LORD!

James 4:8a “Draw near to GOD, and HE will draw near to you…” “Getting Lost”…in The LORD! Being found withCHRIST is “Lost well”in HIM…where deepestHIS Love neither endsnor begins. Since HE is eternal, sowe are secured…endlessly yearningand serving —relentless. By GOD’s compelling,“get lost” even furthestfrom all that HE’s not…to be closest to HIM! As HIServant […]

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Choosing WORDS!

Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS shall not pass away!” Why, more than CHRIST, are our scribblings believed? Why is HIS WORD discounted while man’s is uplifted? Writing with flaws which given errant perspectives, how then, as Creation, can we author Truth?  Only HIS SPIRIT, most holy — inscripting… inks […]

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Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!

Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into HIM WHO is the Head, into CHRIST…” Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply! Simplicity’s wordsboth brief and conciseare valuable toolsfor those learning. HIS message does notbring “baggage”, as such,nor for harsh repetitionwith Pride. So “simple” is best whenbeginning to trainyet […]

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Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson!

Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of GOD’s grace.” Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson! Watching their facesthrough grayscale filterssuppresses all colorand fades life’s displays. By black and white boundso there are no yellows,or greens nor one brown…much less any blues. Yet worst is […]

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