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Violet Nesdoly
writer, former teacher, wife, mom, grandma, gardener, walker, singer - blessed and highly favored
writer, former teacher, wife, mom, grandma, gardener, walker, singer - blessed and highly favored

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The Prayer in Secret - Alexandre Bida TODAY’S SPECIAL: Matthew 6:1-15 TO CHEW ON: “ ‘Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogue and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Ass...

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The love gene
Image: Pixabay TODAY’S SPECIAL: Matthew 5:38-48 TO CHEW ON: “ ‘But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in ...

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"Faithful" affliction?
TODAY’S SPECIAL: Psalm 119:75 TO CHEW ON: “I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.” Psalm 119:75 I was talking recently to a friend whose husband had a stroke seven or eight months ago. She said somethi...

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Oh shiny!
TODAY’S SPECIAL: Psalm 119:33-48 TO CHEW ON: “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.” Psalm 119:37 Are you attracted by beautiful things? By the tempting challenges that promise to further your career? By the once-in-...

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Love—it begins between the ears
TODAY'S SPECIAL: 1 Corinthians 2:31b-3:13 TO CHEW ON: "Love … believes all things, hopes all things …" 1 Corinthians 13:7 Today is Valentine's Day when we demonstrate our love with all kinds of loving actions like sending cards, gifting chocolates, and taki...

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Works that last; works that burn
TODAY'S SPECIAL: 1 Corinthians 3:1-23 TO CHEW ON: "If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire." 1 Corinthians 3:14,15 The...

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Think long
Image: Pixabay TODAY’S SPECIAL: Matthew 5:21-37 TO CHEW ON: “ ‘If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast t from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than that your whole body be cast into hell. And if your...

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Jerusalem’s story - part 3
U-Turns allowed (Image: Pixabay) TODAY’S SPECIAL: Ezekiel 16:44-63 TO CHEW ON: “And I will establish My covenant with you. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame...

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Jerusalem's story - part 2
TODAY'S SPECIAL: Ezekiel 16:23-43 TO CHEW ON: "You are an adulterous wife who takes strangers instead of her husband." Ezekiel 16:32 Yesterday we saw how God rescued Jerusalem from her hopeless beginnings as an unwanted newborn. He nourished her until she w...

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Jerusalem's story - part 1
Jesus weeps over Jerusalem - James Tissot TODAY'S SPECIAL: Ezekiel 16:1-22 TO CHEW ON: "'Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendour which I had bestowed on you,' says the Lord God." Ezekiel 16:14 In ...
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