Utter What is Precious, Not What is Worthless

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 . . Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). . This scripture had … Continued

Speak Through This Vessel

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Greetings from wintry Iowa.   The Spokesman Assailed by inadequacies, I wonder, How can I do anything effectively? Yet, the stars and all creation praise You without a voice. Moses, assailed by inadequacies, spoke because You, Almighty God, made his … Continued

Be Emptied, then Filled

As New Year’s Day approached, I wondered if I should list goals, resolutions and hopes for the coming year. A new year always seems so full of possibilities, doesn’t it? Yet, I felt empty—devoid of dreams, of hopes, of ambition. … Continued

If I were…would you pick me up?

The trees are already starting to change to their beautiful fall colors here in NW Iowa. I love to look at them and feel the gentle breeze that makes them seem to be dancing. When I go for walks in … Continued

The Spokesman

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Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). This scripture had a great impact … Continued

Song for a Rainy Day

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Holy Spirit, Dwell In Me Holy Spirit, dwell in me with your gracious love divine. Cleanse each sinful, prideful thought that afflicts this soul of mine. Lead me now to know the will of my Savior and my Lord. May … Continued

A Poem of Encouragement for Writers

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The Spokesman   Assailed by inadequacies, I wonder, How can I do anything effectively? Yet, the stars and all creation praise You without a voice. Moses, assailed by inadequacies, spoke because You, Almighty God, made his voice and called him. … Continued

Gray, Dreary Skies Can be Depressing

Sometimes when skies are gray for several days in a row, I feel a little depressed. I’m not sure if it’s a flashback to the years when circumstances were so depressing, or if it is a lack of sunshine causing … Continued

My Passion

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To be a good blogger, I’ve been told, you must discover your passion. My intense desire, my passion, is to stay in tune with the Holy Trinity. This is my prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for being my Savior, for obediently … Continued

Five Steps in Overcoming Depression:

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  Realize depression is an enemy, or at least a tool of the enemy of our souls (Satan). Therefore, this is a spiritual battle and must be fought clothed with spiritual armor (See Eph.6:10-19: Jesus Christ is the Truth, he … Continued