Author Archives: Maria

The Legacy of Prayer: A Short Story

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. ~ Psalm 145:4, NKJV ~ A long time ago, a little boy and his daddy went to the family pier to fish. It was their time … Continue reading

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“Thanks for the Sandwich!”

All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT ~ My friend told me a story about his grandmother. It went something like this: “When my grandmother was … Continue reading

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My Refuge, My Shield, and My Hope!

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. ~ Psalm 119:114, NKJV ~ Life got more difficult mid-December, and continues today, but God has been and “is a refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble,” as Psalm 46:1 … Continue reading

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Where the Shoes of Peace Take You

Stand, therefore, with… your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. ~ Ephesians 6:15 ~ The Christmas cards needed to be mailed and I needed to buy chicken drumsticks. I called the supermarket where I buy them — they … Continue reading

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Old, But Still Useful

Originally posted on The Cracker-Barrel:
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old. ~ Proverbs 20:29 (New Living Translation) ~ It’s a beautiful Lord’s day in southern Cal. The…

When the Winds Come…

 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance and perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV) ~ This weekend we had storms that brought lightning and thunder. It was cold, dark, and moist, but by mid-Sunday … Continue reading

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“It’s a BIG Pumpkin!”

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… ~ 1 Peter 3:15 … Continue reading

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