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January 4, 2017

Things I Learned in 2016

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves,  that Jesus Christ is in you? 2 Cor. 13:5 (NKJ) At the beginning of each year, I take time to reflect on the lessons I have learned during the past year.  Reflection, time given to consideration or serious […]

January 5, 2016

What I Learned in 2015

  “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) As is my habit at the start of each year, I’d like to share in this first WordBytes of the year my list of things I learned in 2015. Socrates, the great Greek philosopher stated that, “The unexamined […]

January 14, 2015

Experiencing the Fullness of God in the New Year

“… that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19b (NKJ) In last week’s WordBytes, I recounted some of the things I had learned in 2014. It was freeing to reflect on how the Lord had used circumstances and relationships to shape me into the person He has purposed me to […]

October 28, 2014

Never Alone

“And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone.” Genesis 2:18a (KJV) We are never alone because God has promised always to be with us (Heb. 13:5).  This seemingly simple affirmation concerning God’s presence reflects our assurance that in spite of present circumstances or situations, we are never in it […]

September 9, 2014

Sure Facts, Overwhelming Odds, and God

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”  Genesis 50:19-20 (KJV) What do sure facts, overwhelming odds, and God have in common?  These are factors which often determine a person’s chance of […]

June 3, 2014

A Trilogy of Faith

“Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” Matthew 9:29 (NLT) We live in a world of skepticism—doubt as to the truth of something.  Our skepticism is reflected in the phrases we often use to reflect our disbelief:  “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is”; […]

February 13, 2014

When God Closes Doors

“But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses:forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” Deut. 17:16 (KJV) My favorite aunt gave me a small wood plaque to hang on the […]

February 26, 2013

The Plan of the Master Weaver

Our lives are but fine weavings, That God and we prepare, Each life becomes a fabric planned And fashioned in His care. We may not always see just how The weaving intertwine, But we must trust the Master’s hand And follow His design. For He can view the pattern From the upper side, While we […]

January 23, 2013

Do Men and Women Sin Differently?

In the latest Barna study, the data was put forward that for the most part, men and women admit to being tempted by the same things at about the same level.  There are a few temptations that seem to affect men and women differently.  On the men list  Pornography (28% versus women 8%)  On  the […]

January 2, 2013

The Top Lessons GOD Taught Me in 2012

God is the greatest teacher in the universe.  He began when He walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  I can image He shared with them what He wanted them to know about Himself along with how He wanted them to behavior while living in the garden.  The most painful and consequential lesson […]

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