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When What God is Doing Doesn’t Make Sense

It’s at times like this when we need to know God’s Word and keep it in our hearts and bring them to the surface. When something in life happens that just doesn’t make any sense I remember that God’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are higher than ours. That gives me comfort because He alone knows the end from the beginning and He promises to give us a good ending if we are in Christ. Our loved ones die sometimes unexpectedly and that makes no earthly sense at all, but when you know God and trust that He is always in control, you can draw peace from that to know that it’s something we may never understand this side of heaven, but one day it will be revealed to us and we will say, “Oh, now I understand!” There’s just some things that we ca

When Life Makes You Want to File a Complaint

This devotional today brings up a very good point. As a Christian, we feel discouragement and we get sad and we don’t like everything that happens in life. We are told not to be negative, so that leads us to withholding our true emotions inside and not being honest. This is not what God wants for us, He wants us to be able to be honest with ourselves and others as He gives us people who can understand and empathize and comfort us. But it’s all about attitude that He considers. We can not go around with a bad attitude just grumbling and complaining about everything that doesn’t go our own way. We can most certainly go to the Father with our cares and concerns and lay them at His feet so He can comfort us. But just to complain is not how it is to be done. With God there is

When You Need Peace and Quiet

This inspirational for today is one that hits home for me. Yesterday I learned of the death of a family member and today my step son who suffered a massive heart attack last night. Instead of allowing stress and worry to creep into my life and asking questions that will never be answered, instead I turned to the Lord and gave it all to Him and received His peace and I also prayed this for my husband as well. There just comes a time when we must trust God for everything and know that when we give it all to Him, He goes into action for us as He tells us to simply rest and let Him take care of it all. If you are trying to solve the world’s problems today, let them go, give them over and enter into His rest today. There is no better place to be. I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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When You Mess Up

I sometimes can’t help but think how God must laugh to Himself at the things we say and do. I now realize that on my own, I am nothing and can do nothing. But, when you realize who you are in Christ then everything revolves around Him and what He’s done for us. Through Christ, we can do all things, so when we mess up and think we may have altered the shifting of the planets, we only need to stop and look to the One who created it all from speaking it into existence and our little mess ups are never too big for God to handle. If we stumble and take a wrong path, never worry, He always has an alternate route that will still get us where we need to be. God is God, we are not, and He is faithful and true. We are forgiven and deemed righteous because of what He has already done. Le

What Brings You Joy?

I think how blessed I am to receive these lovely inspirationals every day so that I can share them with you. Reading them makes me realize that we are loved by a big God Who wants us to be at peace and have joy in our lives. So often, we as women have big roles to play as a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister or a friend, and we want to be there for everyone and forget about what we need. It’s ok to slow down, it’s ok to put our feet up and take time to enjoy who we are, for just ourselves! It’s not a sin to enjoy our every day lives and not feel guilty about that! I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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What Brings You Joy?
Holley Gerth

Dear You,

When you enjoy your life you bring joy t…

Hope When You Fall Short

In a recent post, the writer had said that God did not make the human brain to be able to think of 2 different things at the same time. We can either think on the good, or the bad, but not both at once. So, if we have the choice in how we think, what do you suppose would be the best choice in any situation? We can think on all things good, positive, and godly and be content, or we can make a decision to think the wrong way and always be discontent. I like Philippians 4:8; Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. We have to learn to turn our upside down thinking, right side up! I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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When Your Heart Needs Grace

Grace, God’s amazing grace, unearned and unmerited is often times under estimated. God doesn’t change…we do. Instead of putting Him in a box and tying His hands, we need to be thanking Him all the time for His grace that is new every morning and gives us everything we need to make it through each day. The next time you are feeling low or slightly depressed, just say to yourself, ‘I am deeply loved and highly favored of God’. That is putting truth inside your head that can reach your heart and turn your frown upside down! God loves you!!! I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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When Your Heart Needs Grace
Holley Gerth

The lights in the sanctuary flicker as we sing in the…

God is True!

In a world where there seem to be no absolute truths, God is the living Truth! Without absolutes we as a people will fail to understand His standards. We are adopting beliefs that are contradictory to God’s Truth. We want to glorify sin and call it something else and we become tolerant, but God does not change and sin is still sin no matter how we perceive it. There are not 50 shades of gray in life, it is either black or white and in the end, God is always right and true and it is we who will have to stand and give an account for our lives. I always say that if we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything! I pray this will bless you today! Viv
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God is True!

Even if everyo…

You’re Not the Only One Who Feels Afraid

Fear can cripple us if we allow it to become real. But I like to think of fear as False Evidence Appearing Real. We can allow our minds to run away with all kinds of crazy thoughts and wear ourselves out and most of the time, nothing happens. Fear only succeeds in wearing us down and keeping us from living a victorious life. We can choose to be un afraid, or we can choose to be afraid. We can’t choose both at the same time. What will you choose to do? How do we choose to be un afraid? We keep our minds focused on everything praise worthy and towards God. I hope this will bless you today.
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You’re Not the Only One Who Feels Afraid
Holley Gerth

I’ve been thinking about fear lately. How we a…

What You Need to Know for the Highs and Lows

I love these devotionals by Holley Gerth. She has a way of helping us realize that we are all human and we all experience our human feelings, but this is not how God sees us through our good times and bad. He loves us just the way we are. When we are feeling neglected, only we can change that because God is always with us and He is also for us. I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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What You Need to Know for the Highs and Lows
Holley Gerth

Take comfort

This life is full of ups and downs. There are moments when it seems as if you’re touching the hem of heaven because they’re so dazzling. And others when it seems you stand on the brink of hell because they’re so heart wrenching.

We can tend to feel…

Life is all about choices, how do you choose?

I received this email today and it makes so much sense. One thing we all have in this life is choices…either wrong or right, but circumstances don’t have to decide for us. I thought I would share this with you today and pray it will be encouraging. Blessings, Viv
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Read this, let it really sink in – then choose.

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, ‘If I were any better, I would be twins!’

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seei…

What You Long to Hear on the Hard Days {Coffee for Your Heart}

I can certainly identify with this. It’s automatic for us to tell someone we are fine when underneath we feel like life is falling apart. But, after all, we seem to go through these times and make it to the other side every time. This is just life and in these times, we can encourage others who may be going through this right now. As God has told us, “This too shall pass.” It’s these times that we will either fall apart or grow stronger in faith. It’s taken me many of these roller coaster rides to believe that my life is in His hands and that He has promised me a good ending, no matter what it may look like right now. If you are going through something today, please know that you are not alone, you have a loving Savior who is always by your side and is leadin

Thank you for this honor of painting my work

Last year, RB member, Jan Szymczuk asked if he could use my photograph of The General for one of his paintings. I was honored that he would choose my work and I gladly told him yes. Today, he sent me this update on how far along he’s come with it. I am very pleased with what he has done thus far.
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The General
by vigor

As You Look Back On Your Week

I love this inspirational, because it says it all so well. Don’t be so hard on yourself if you haven’t accomplished everything on your to-do list. Just sit back, take a deep breath and don’t forget to exhale. Tell yourself that you are loved and highly favored and that you love yourself just the way you are. There is always tomorrow to tackle those things that didn’t get done today. Enjoy life, it’s the only one you have! I pray this blesses you today! Viv
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As You Look Back On Your Week
Holley Gerth

I don’t know what the last few days have held for you. Perhaps it’s been a relatively easy week. Maybe a hard one. Or you might have had a bit of both mixed together. An…