The Value of Broken Things

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He allows my heart to be broken so that love and compassion can flow freely into the lives of those around me.

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Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.



Obeying the Prompting of the Holy Spirit — Sherline’s Watchu Thinkin’ Blog

Hello Peeps! Today, I want to tell of you a story of when I obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit in a situation that I didn’t expect. I was riding on the train one day going home from work and all of a sudden I smelt this strong overpowering smell of smoke like as […]

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Coexist is to contradict — Love Joy Balance

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To ‘coexist’ is to tolerate and embrace other religions. I get that the noble idea of “can’t we all just get along” and I will do my best to be kinder than necessary to anyone I come in contact with, however, my christian faith commands me to “stand guarded, confident and ready to give […]

This article is a very good read. Sadly, many of those seeking tolerance for themselves are unwilling to extend it to others. To be honest, coexistence simply isn’t possible, for the Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. But at the same time, Christ does tell us to love them. Only through Christ can we genuinely love those who are opposed to us without losing our distinction from them.

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Passion Is a Battleground

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“I was perplexed because it seemed to me He should prevent it, but He doesn’t.”

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2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

242nd USMC Birthday Message

Proud Marine Family

He left a boy. He came back a Marine.

Sharing this in honor of my son Matthew Rueger, a current Marine Corps Reservist; my nephew Tracy Adams, USMC retired; and my brother David Umphers, former USMC, deceased.

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps from one proud MoM!

Proud Marine

Family Day, the day before his graduation from boot camp, 11 September 2015

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