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The Gift

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Yoshiko:

A good reminder.

Originally posted on The Bottom of a Bottle:

The Gift (James 1:17)

Are you lost to the world
Has it taken all you had
Yet you have nothing in return
Worn out by the process
Of a tired and weary life

Lift your eyes to heaven
To the Father’s loving eyes
He has a gift awaiting you
His gift of abundant life
Trust in Him and He will free give

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“Leaning on HIM!”

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“Leaning on HIM!”

Yoshiko:

Depend in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as we go through our dark valleys. We are depending in Him to bring us through.

Originally posted on Word For Life Says . . .:

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Hurting, weak and tired of it all?  Lean on Him for support.  He will hold your hand and walk through this dark valley with you. 

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“If you love… you will hate” Or “Why do married couples fight so much?”

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Yoshiko:

This important for those who want to bring their marriage to please and glorify their Lord and Saviour.

Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:

SIH STSTA ICON(Valentine’s Day devotional 2015)

“Fighting is good for your marriage, it helps to get everything out of your system”…
“Fighting in a marriage is a sign of a very strong, healthy, and passionate love for one another”…
“All couples fight… if they tell you otherwise, they are lying”…
“We fight a lot because making up is so much fun.”

Huh? ….

All of these statements are made by those who desire to justify anger and fighting in the marriage relationship… but can anger and fighting in a marriage really be justified?

Is fighting in a marriage a good thing?  Is fighting a sign of a true deep passionate love for one another?  Is fighting a “normal” activity in a marriage?  Does a great makeup session justify getting angry at one another?

In this Valentine’s Day devotional, we will be looking at the interrelationship of self-sacrificial love, and anger within the…

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Where to Get Wisdom: Part 3 (James 3:13–18)

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Originally posted on Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr.:

man reading bibleIn Part 1, we learned there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. In Part 2, we saw the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the operation of the world’s wisdom. Today, we will look at the result of God’s wisdom versus the result of the world’s wisdom.

Contrast in Outcomes (James 3:16, 18)

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find confusion and every evil practice.

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Origin determines outcome. Worldly wisdom will produce worldly results; spiritual wisdom will give spiritual results.

Worldly wisdom produces trouble (v. 16). “Envy, selfish ambition [strife], confusion, and evil works.” It does not appear God was at work in that assembly (in chapter 4, James would deal with the “wars and fighting” among the believers). Wrong…

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Where to Get Wisdom: Part 2 (James 3:13–18)

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Yoshiko:

Wisdom from where?

Originally posted on Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr.:

understandingIn Part 1, we saw there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. Today, we will look at the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom.

Contrast in Operations (James 3:13–14, 17)

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

The wisdom from above, God’s wisdom, operates in a different way from the world’s wisdom. Since they originate from radically different sources, they must operate in opposite ways. What are the evidences of…

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Howling Wind

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A howling wind breaks the
Shackling umbrella steels joints apart causing it
Irreparable beyond measures awaiting doom


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 at 3pm

Last week incident was unforgettable. Hence, above haiku birthed out. It gives me a strong message of broken hopes, dreams, hearts and minds are paralyzing mankind. They need God’s through His ambassadors to lift them up from their sorrow.

Is there such a thing as absolute truth / universal truth?

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Originally posted on altruistico:

In order to understand absolute or universal truth, we must begin by defining truth. Truth, according to the dictionary, is “conformity to fact or actuality; a statement proven to be or accepted as true.” Some people would say that there is no true reality, only perceptions and opinions. Others would argue that there must be some absolute reality or truth.

One view says that there are no absolutes that define reality. Those who hold this view believe everything is relative to something else, and thus there can be no actual reality. Because of that, there are ultimately no moral absolutes, no authority for deciding if an action is positive or negative, right or wrong. This view leads to “situational ethics,” the belief that what is right or wrong is relative to the situation. There is no right or wrong; therefore, whatever feels or seems right at the time and in…

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