Enlightenment

A leap of faith…

As I look back over my life I wonder how did I arrive at this particular juncture in time. Born over threescore and ten years ago, I have personally witnessed so many major changes in life itself that makes one ponder. Did I somehow will myself with my own power to get here, or did…

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Let go and let God

As I was looking for a scripture appropriate for this topic I remembered the scripture I had just visited about the Good Shepherd in my last post. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.” John…

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Our Pound of Flesh

Unless a predator has victimized you personally, it is hard to imagine the pain inflicted upon people by heartless, cruel monsters. In this world we are not short of such victims. Our hearts go out to them as they seek relief from their suffering. This is not something that you would measure by means of…

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And the Children of the Most High said…

STAND UP! SPEAK OUT!   We know how the unrighteous think and feel but I can’t hear matching rhetoric from God’s people. Why is that? It’s because we are not like them. If you are a child of the Most High God there should be something that distinguishes you from worldly people. There is this…

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Source of Optimism

In spite of all the things that I have been a living witness to for over 70 years I still refuse to give up on people. My optimism is not solely based upon what people do, but more in the Source that created them. It was YHWH God that created man in His image to…

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The Fruit of the Spirit

You will know a tree by the fruit it produces. A fig tree will produce figs; apple trees apples; peach trees peaches; and so on, each bearing fruit of their own kind. People are likewise similar. They produce fruit that comes from their hearts through their minds. If you are filled with the Spirit that…

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The Enemy Inside

Without making this subject even more complicated than it is I will speak of it in common terms. We battle with ourselves over both large and small things daily. It could be over something as simple as to which pair of shoes to wear, what to have for a meal, or even deeper, should I…

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A Gentle Whisper

I am more convinced than ever at how the Lord communicates with those who love Him and seek His guidance. Obviously He Lords over all things in the heavens and on the earth with unlimited power to do as He wishes, but how He chose to communicate with His creations is a mystery hidden right…

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Where the rubber meets the road

Please forgive my self-narration here, but I think it best to share the process of how my essays come about with those that might read my writings. I don’t think there is anything exceptional about me other than the fact that lately, it is my desire to serve the Lord so I constantly seek His…

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