Author Archives: Maria

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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The Call to Rest

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28 (NASB) ~ Have you ever tried to rest, but as soon as your body starts to relax someone calls you to get up … Continue reading

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Who Has You Wrapped Around His Finger?

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV) ~ One of the greatest joys … Continue reading

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“Look Up, I’m with You!”

I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. ~ Psalm 121:1-2 ~ Sometimes I feel as if I’m deliberately being overwhelmed in an attempt to make me … Continue reading

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A Surpassing “Weight of Glory”

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NKJV) ~ My body is “taking a beating” as the Lord works on the pottery wheel to … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Encouragement (“A Little Bird Told Me”)

The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms. ~ Deuteronomy 33:27a ~ I was sitting at the table finishing lunch and looking out the window when I noticed a little yellow bird fly into the lower branches of a tree. It … Continue reading

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