a word from THE Sponsor ~ August 21

Exodus 13:21-22Perfect verse for back-to-school or back-to-work:

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.  He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people. Exodus 13:21-22

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A Dozen Things For Every Grad To Remember

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Today, I wrote a post on our university blog. I thought it might fit well here too:

A Dozen Things For Every Graduate To Remember:

 

 

  1. Develop a spirit of gratitude. ~1 Thessalonians 5:18
  2. Start by thanking God. ~1 Chronicles 16:34
  3. Then, thank your parents. ~Ephesians 6:2
  4. Keep learning. ~Proverbs 27:11;  1 Corinthians 2:15
  5. Fight any Tendency Toward Fear. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8     
  6. Find or reconnect with a church home. ~Acts 2:42
  7. Rethink failure. ~Job 4:4;  1 Samuel 2:4
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    Failure isn’t getting it wrong. It’s having never tried.)
  8. Take time to Reflect. ~Psalm 49:3
  9. Be Mindful of Your Thoughts and Turn them into Joy. ~2 Corinthians 10:5
  10. Let Love Be Your Guide: “Loved people love people.” ~Titus 3:14
  11. Remember, God will always love you. ~John 3:16
  12. Remember, you are enough: Moses didn’t think he was qualified enough. Gideon didn’t think he was strong enough. Sarah didn’t think she was young enough. The woman at the well didn’t think she was holy enough. Zacchaeus didn’t think he was tall enough. God takes you as you are. He’ll qualify you and strengthen you. He’ll give you what you need.

Readers, What advice would you give to a graduate?

 

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Midweek Question ~ March 16

Do I Acknowledge Christ or Adore Him?

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Monday Words for the Soul ~ March 14

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Proverbs 24:16

Today, I am pausing to consider that “The fear of failure is far more damaging than failure.” Read more at this link

 

 

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a word from The Sponsor ~ March 13 ~ God’s encanta

This weekend, I’ve been thinking along the lines of me encanta, what I love. And I wondered, “what does God love?”

And His word is very clear:

For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave ~Psalms 86:12

{God says} “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” ~Proverbs 8:17

For I the LORD love justice. ~ Isaiah 61:8

those who act faithfully are His delight. ~Proverbs 12:22

Psalm 86:12

 

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This Weekend ~ March 11 ~ me encanta

This weekend, I hope you find many hours of “me encanta.” Me encanta translates to “I Love.” Over the last many months, I have not posted any “This Weekend” posts. I have been surrounded by my dissertation and lots of travel.

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There have been fewer times of rest. Fewer times with friends. Fewer walks with Ruby. Pancakes with Dad continue. But overall…Fewer times of me encanta. This post by Ann Voskamp gracefully reminded me the me encanta is vital.

Praying that because of grace, you enjoy many me encanta moments this weekend.

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Midweek Question ~ March 9 ~ Did You Notice the Word?

Did you notice the word? Please Take Another look…

Ephesians 5:8

The minister a few Sunday’s ago pointed out that Ephesians 5:8 puts the action emphasis on one specific word.

Live

Live as children of the light.” Some versions translate the action verb to “Walk

Either way.

What is important for me, is what the verse does not say.

The verse does not say, “Scold as children of the light.”

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Lecture as children of the light”

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Judge as children of the light”

Actually, it is far more challenging for me to Live and Walk. Christ desires the way of Grace to be about more.

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