Away From Family?

Thank you, Frederico Erthal, for the great Pexels picture!

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy,

“6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:3-4, and 6 (NIV)


Separated because of the Covid 19 virus or some other reason? What if you were on vacation? You’ld pray for them to be safe, happy and healthy.  Be thankful for them being in your life, for all the wonderful times you shared together, the unspeakable joy.

1 Thessalians 4:12, “That you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.”


Thank you all on Word press, you Bloggers give me such joy interacting with you, reading your blogs, our similarities, our differences, the recipes.  Loving you all.

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Christian Intellectuals

“Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment.’

Mark 12:29-30 BibleGateway

“Walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:16

Do some Pastors come off simplistically brainy and cold to you? Like our walk should be so easy if you just do A, B and C? God’s word is the ultimate Preacher, simply because no one compares with Him. He understands us who He made. He encompasses everything we’re about.

If we are to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, we need to relate to Him with all that we have, not just our minds.

“You can do nothing without Me.” John 15:5

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ABC’s of Jesus

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Jesus in Matthew 7:12

“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”    1 Corinthians 3:11

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”                                                       Ephesians 5:1-2, BibleHub

“Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.’ ” Mark 12:29

“Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

“I do what My Father tells Me”  John 8:28

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God Is Speaking

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”   

Isaiah 30:21

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  Jesus in John 10:27

“She is yours to love.  Take her.” God told Joshua Zhong about adopting a Chinese girl, in Linda Droeger’s Bound by Love.



*What ways do you hear the Lord?

“My sheep hear My voice,” says Jesus in John 10:27.  “We are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture,” (Psalm 100:3).

Jesus says to Peter, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: flesh and blood has not revealed it, but My Father which is in heaven,” (Matthew 16:17).

Teachers have said that hearing His “still small Voice” is vital to your walk in the Lord (1Kings 19:12).  “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he reveals His secret unto his servants the prophets,” says Amos 3:7.