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  • I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5   As I sit in my garden, surrounded by pots of colorful flowers, ripening fruit, and vegetables ready to pick, I feel a sense of accomplishment and contentment. I know that if I hadn't readied the soil, re-potted plants, and pruned when necessary, the results and my feelings would be quite different. God is the Master Gardener, and Jesus...
  • Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17   Many years ago, a wonderful man told a story that has stayed with me.  His name was Dick Adams, and he loved the Lord deeply.  He also had a passion for ministering to the homeless. He took muffins and coffee to the homeless around Old Town, Eureka.  It was a wonderful thing he did but what touched me were the words he spoke to...
  • For of His fullness, we have all received, and grace upon grace. John 1:16   The fullness of God is granted to those who believe in Him and follow in HIs ways.  That fullness comes when we accept Jesus into our lives. Only then, are we able to understand God's grace upon grace. We can do nothing to earn God's grace.  He gives it freely and abundantly.  For me, this is one of His greatest gifts. When I wake in the morning and go to bed at night, I know...
  • I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully, and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14   A few years ago, I mentored two African women through a retreat program.  They praised God for being fearfully and wonderfully made.  Each woman had experienced His blessings in countless ways and knew that God was the author of their lives. As I listened to their stories, not only was I in awe of their faith but Psalm...

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