One of the benefits of keeping a journal is to be able to look back and see progress (or lack thereof)  toward my goals.  I searched my entry for January 1, 2016, and found  some excellent resolutions (from “Board of Wisdom—Ten Ways to Love).” Listen without interrupting (Proverbs 18). Speak without accusing (James 1:19). Give without sparing (Proverbs […]

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Scripture: Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.,” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43-43) NIV. For several years, I taught children’s church at the Friends Church in Bacliff, Texas. One of my favorite teaching tools was puppetry.  I made four large […]

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I recently found myself indignant over something a friend said and responded with angry words of my own.  Even as I spoke, my spiritual contentment and peace evaporated.  Then I turned to the Lord in my morning quiet time and asked what He would say to me. The gentle answer came as I felt impressed […]

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Scripture: The wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous, considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubt, wavering, and insincerity) (James 3:17 AMP). Soon after marrying my husband, I realized […]

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