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Make Decisions to Avoid Mismatched Shoes

by bonnernaz

It is important that we always be disciplined when times of choosing comes into play.  So many times we are tempted to take a shortcut, to compromise our integrity, to cheat just a little to get ahead, but what we don’t always realize in these moments of decision is that our choices will dictate our […]

Proverbs 24 – Be persistent in prayer

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Scripture & Thought Proverbs 24:16 “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by a calamity.” Dr. David Jeremiah, in his book “Life Wide Open,” writes this: “Passionate people hang in there when the going gets tough. They persist, they persevere, they never lose heart, and they […]

2 Corinthians 4 – Treasure for our bodies

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Scripture & Thought 2 Corinthians 4:7, 16 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us…Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” The Apostle Paul knew something about human frailty. […]

Our Lenten Journey

by bonnernaz

We started our Lenten journey yesterday, capped off with our Ash Wednesday service last night. What a beautiful time we had together in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit guiding and ministering to us as we learned more of what it is to seek after God’s fullness for our lives. As you know, Ash Wednesday […]

1 Samuel 7 – Ebenezer stones

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 1 Samuel 7:12 “Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’” A line from Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” says, “Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I’ve come, And I […]

What is Behind that Life-Changing Breath of Wind?

by bonnernaz

I have a story I’d like to share that comes from Carla Grace, that’s rather heartwarming. It reminds us that miracles happen all around us, all the time. We should be thankful! Two years ago in downtown Denver my friend, Scott, and I saw something tiny and insignificant change the world, but no one else […]

Psalm 27 – Wait for the Lord

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Psalm 27:4 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Habakkuk 2:3 “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”   Sometimes the longer we wait for a promise from God to be fulfilled; the more glorious is His answer. […]

He is the God of All Comfort

by bonnernaz

Let’s keep “keeping on” as we journey the road of this Lenten season. God is at work! His Spirit is moving all over the place, and we have been experiencing the outpouring of His Spirit in our services! May God help us to stay sensitive to His leading and promptings in our lives, that He […]

John 1 – How do we practice koinonia?

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Scripture & Thought John 1:3 “We are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” “Christian Fellowship” – What does that mean? We know what “Christian” means. But what does “Fellowship” […]

It’s Your Choice, Be Thankful

by bonnernaz

How are you doing with your Lenten commitments so far? I pray that you are experiencing blessed days on your individual Lenten journey. Just being available to let the Lord use you as you live your life is an amazing blessing. He shows up in the most interesting places and times! It is a great […]

The Decisions of Life Lie Within Our Hands

by bonnernaz

I’m glad that with God’s help I can choose to see others in a new light, and trust that God will help me to extend His grace to those who may think and look at things differently than I. That is what I am working on through my journey during this Lenten season. What are […]

Galatians 2 – Our service to Christ

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Scripture & Thought Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” This season of Lent raises for us the idea […]

Matthew 7 – Ask, and keep asking

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Scripture & Thought Matthew 7:11 (NKJV) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Notice these words from John Wesley’s journal: “My horse was very lame, and my head did ache […]

2 Peter 1 – From renewal to excellence

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Scripture & Thought 2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” Philip Dormer Stanhope was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield. History remembers him as Lord Chesterfield. In his book, Letters to His Son, Chesterfield wrote these […]

Your Clock is Ticking, Make Your Seconds Count

by bonnernaz

One thing that makes every human being who is alive on this earth equal to one another is the set time that we have to spend on this planet.  Our earthly life clock is always ticking away and before we know it a lifetime will have passed us by. It is for this reason that […]

2 Peter 3 – God keeps His promises

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Scripture & Thought 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Pamela McQuade: “Of all the promises we make and break, perhaps the most tragic are those we make to God…And yet we keep […]

Faith and Fear Cannot Occupy the Same Space

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There are many moments in life where we are tempted to worry about and fear the uncertainty’s of life.  We are always bombarded with thoughts of “what if” coming from a negative point of view and if we continue asking about what is uncertain in our lives, we will be tempted to worry, fear and […]

Jesus Came Into Our Darkness to Give Us Light

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In reading from the book of Isaiah, in the Bible, during this Advent time, I have some thoughts… The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows — light! Sunbursts of light! — Isaiah 9:2 Almost eight centuries before the birth of Jesus, the […]

Be Thankful on Your Spiritual Journey

by bonnernaz

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, here are a couple of things I’d like to include to help us think more thankfully… The song by Henry Smith is a good place to start: “Give thanks with a grateful heart; give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. Give thanks with a grateful […]

Luke 18 – How close is God?

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Scripture & Thought Luke 18:9-14 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself…But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy upon me, a […]