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Orphans and Widows

 

“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!”

Isaiah 10:1 — 2

 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:27

 

Encouragement

Teaching My Heart Podcast – Episode 8

Show Notes

 

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We’re in struggle this together and we are to encourage one another

 

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Romans 14:19

 

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 3:13

One Experience of My Faith

God’s mercy is immeasurable; it is unfathomable.

As my heart turns from the one, true God to idols, my flesh crying out for things that leave me unsatisfied, naked and used, lying in the shame of my selfish and untrusting choices which mock me, God watches over me in love; abounding in His desire to forgive and restore the joy of His salvation to me. 

He is unwavering in His love and mercy. 

Teaching Me On the Trail – [Minute Message]

So I posted the other day about how I can get upset when “my agenda” seems to be pushed aside by people or events.

Talk about TeachingMyHeart!

I traveled up to some of our corporate offices in Portland, Maine this week.  It was the second time in as many months and not something my family or I are used to.

My Agenda [Minute Message]

 

Minute Message 004 – My Agenda

 

What happens when my agenda doesn’t match God’s?

My work as Jesus’ servant & ambassador is more important than achieving whatever I thought I should be able to accomplish.

Minute Message – Can’t Get Anything Done!

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Have you ever tried something and found how frustrating it can be to finish.  Well, you are not alone.  Here’s a Minute Message from the family to share something we’ve been working through.

 

I added some pics from some of our Azaleas.  Don’t worry, we’re mulching those leaves before we drop some pine bark mulch on them … at least I hope we are!

 

Enjoy God, He loves you!

He is risen!

He Is Risen

 

Hallelujah!

He is not dead; He is risen!

We are redeemed and empowered by the living Spirit of God!  Our King died and rose again, victorious over sin and death.  Our Hope is alive!

 

Friday He announced, “It is finished.”

Sunday He rose up alive again in the flesh; resurrected King and Lord of all creation!  It is Resurrection Sunday!  Celebrate the One who is worthy of all glory and honor and praise!  Worship the King.

Vision, Expectations and Prayer

Episode Notes

Part of my mission with TMH is to share what God’s been teaching me as I walk with Him.

  • Vision Map versus vanity

Joël Malm, author of Vision Map

Dave Bishop, lead creator of WowfulLiving.com

 

  • Managing expectations

Ron Parker

 

  • Prayer Life

Passion Week

Palm tree leaves. Close up.

 

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday.  It was the day we celebrate Jesus entry into Jerusalem with crowds crying out to Him for salvation and deliverance.

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”

Not Perfect Yet – [Minute Message]

God’s holiness demands perfection yet His mercies are new every day.

Even in endeavors like my ministry to encourage people to seek God I want to push ahead and be effective and achieve something yet God’s goal is to perfect me.