Nothing is too Hard

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by L. G. Cowman

“Is there anything too hard for Jehovah?” (Gen. 18:14).
Here is God’s loving challenge to you and to me today. He wants us to think of the deepest, highest, worthiest desire and longing of our hearts, something which perhaps was our desire for ourselves or for someone dear to us, yet which has been so long unfulfilled that we have looked upon it as only a lost desire, that which might have been but now cannot be, and so have given up hope of seeing it fulfilled in this life.
That thing, if it is in line with what we know to be His expressed will (as a son to Abraham and Sarah was), God intends to do for us, even if we know that it is of such utter impossibility that we only laugh at the absurdity of anyone’s supposing it could ever now come to pass. That thing God intends to do for us, if we will let Him.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Not when we believe in Him enough to go forward and do His will, and let Him do the impossible for us. Even Abraham and Sarah could have blocked God’s plan if they had continued to disbelieve. The only thing too hard for Jehovah is deliberate, continued disbelief in His love and power, and our final rejection of His plans for us. Nothing is too hard for Jehovah to do for them that trust Him –Messages for the Morning Watch
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Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Pastor Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:47-48 How I delight in your commands! How I love them! I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your principles.

Do you like to be told what to do? I don’t know of anyone who does. We want to be in control of our lives and do things our way. After all, it’s our right to do so, right? Well, maybe. God gives us the freedom to choose what we want to do, with the understanding that with choice comes responsibility. We have to answer to Him for the choices we make.

If you delight yourself in God’s Word, your choices will be clear and you will not consider them to be burdensome. When we see God’s Word as our lifeline to Him, we approach it differently. Taking time to spend in the Word becomes something we really love to do. Life just isn’t right when we aren’t into the Word. We find in the Word, God. We discover in the Word the way to God. We welcome with open hearts the Word into our hearts. We don’t dread obeying God; instead, we eagerly strive to put into practice what God shows us as we study and meditate on the Word.

We honor God’s Word by the way we live. We hold the Word up in high esteem. We look to the Word for wisdom and guidance. We trust what God reveals to us. We do not try to alter it in any way or accommodate it to fit what we want it to say. We honor it by the prominence we give it in our lives.

We meditate on its principles. We don’t just read them and move on; we spend time mulling them over in our minds. We think about ways in which we can apply them to life. We marvel at their relevance. We measure ourselves by them and adjust our living accordingly.

You will delight yourself in God’s Word if you truly love the Lord. If you find yourself neglecting the Word or taking it lightly, you need to re-examine your love for God.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

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What of My House?

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by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31)

This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from self, and sin, and all idea of personal merit, and I trust the Lord Jesus as the Savior whom God has given. I believe in Him, I rest on Him, I accept Him to be my all in all. Lord, I am saved, and I shall be saved to all eternity, for I believe in Jesus. Blessed be Thy name for this. May I daily prove by my life that I am saved from selfishness, and worldliness, and every form of evil.

But those last words about my “house”: Lord, I would not run away with half a promise when Thou dost give a whole one. I beseech Thee, save all my family. Save the nearest and dearest. Convert the children and the grandchildren, if I have any. Be gracious to my servants and all who dwell under my roof or work for me. Thou makest this promise to me personally if I believe in the Lord Jesus; I beseech Thee to do as Thou hast said.

I would go over in my prayer every day the names of all my brothers and sisters, parents, children, friends, relatives, servants, and give Thee no rest till that word is fulfilled, “and thy house.”

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Does the Future Look Dark?

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by Ada Brownell

I’ve never been afraid of the dark. When I was a kid the darker it was, the better we liked it.

The main reason for that is during the summer my siblings and I played Kick the Can after dark. The game was similar to Hide and Seek, except we set an empty can upside down in the middle of the yard. The person who was “It” had to count to 100 and then begin searching.

If the “It” person found us, we could race and kick the can before the person who was “It” could do it. Then we hid again and the person who was “It” had to count and hunt again. Sometimes we’d sneak around and kick the can even when we hadn’t been found because then the “It” person had to count to 100 again and we’d hide.

I slept outside under the stars with friends during the summer, too. Dark night didn’t scare me. In those days there wasn’t much to be frightened of in the dark, or even the light.

One night, though, while walking to church by myself when I was 12 or 13, I noticed the neighbor who lived across the street stumbling along toward me on the sidewalk, singing. He was drunk! I was halfway between church and home so I decided to walk as quietly as I could on the edge of the sidewalk and perhaps he wouldn’t notice me.

Instead, when I tiptoed beside him, he shouted, “Boo!”

I shot down the street as his loud laughs echoed all over the neighborhood. I arrived at church in record time, huffing and puffing.

After I was married, in a little town with no street lights I went out to empty the trash in a fenced pit area. Thought nothing of it because I knew where it was, even in the dark. Just as I dumped the waste basket a cat shot up out of the bin with a loud yowl. I about left my skin there.

Today, however, on occasion reality causes me and many Christians to view the future as a trip into darkness because of fearsome unknowns. We’re told in 2 Timothy 3:1 that in the last days before Christ’s return, perilous times shall come. Jesus even said, “In this world you will have tribulation.”

How should we respond? The answer is to get into God’s Word. God inspired the writers to insert so many promises there. Jesus’s warning in John 16:33 is followed by, “But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”

Only recently I noticed a scripture that hadn’t caught my attention before, “The Lord said that He would dwell in the thick darkness” (1 Kings 8:12).

Solomon reminded Israel of that during the temple dedication when the presence of God came as a cloud and filled the temple and priests couldn’t even minister. Perhaps some in attendance trembled, scared out of the minds. It was as silly then to be afraid of the dark as it is now. The cloud in the temple was God’s awesome glory and should cause joy instead of fear.

Today if He’s our Lord, we know God is with us—even in the dark. He promised to never leave or forsake (Hebrews 13:5), and we can hold on to that, even when the future seems to look dark and foreboding. God even dwells in the thick darkness!

Copyright Ada Brownell 2016

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Ada BrownellAda Brownell, a retired reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, is the author of seven books, including Peach Blossom Rancher, an historical romance released Aug. 1, 2016, by Elk Lake Publishing. Go to her Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/adabrownell

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An Excerpt from “White Knight” Book Two in The Courage Series

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by Staci Stallings

“No problem,” Eve said. Then she looked down at the thin silver watch she’d just put back on her wrist. “Well, I hate to say it, guys, but I’m going to have to get going too. Our shipments are supposed to start coming in on Monday. That means no sleep next week.”

“Me, too,” A.J. said, sliding off the stool. “I’m supposed to help my sister move tomorrow. Oh, joy.”

“We’d better get home too,” Lisa said as she rubbed a hand over Jeff’s back. “I think my feet could use a nice long bath.”

“Umm, mine too,” Jeff said as he turned to her smiling.

Eve smiled at them in spite of the memories. “Gabe, Ash, thanks for a really nice night.”

“It was fun,” Ashley said as they all started toward the door.

“Oh, and if you find popcorn over by the couch,” A.J. said as Eve retrieved her small jacket from the closet and slipped into it, “That was Eve’s fault.”

“Ah,” she said as if she had been wounded. “That wasn’t very nice.” She took a swing and caught his shoulder with her fist. He shrugged away from the punch even as he laughed.

“Well, I didn’t want her to blame me!”

Ashley and Gabe laughed.

“Well, come back and we’ll make some more popcorn just for you,” Gabe said as he laid a hand on Ashley’s shoulder.

“Just tell me when,” A.J. said. “I never pass up free food.”

Eve leveled an exasperated gaze at Ashley. “He’s such a guy.”

“You act like that’s a bad thing,” A.J. said, looking at her with a smile in his eyes that rounded down into his apple-curved cheekbones.

One look at Ashley and she and Eve said, “It is!”

Good-byes flew in all directions as the last four partygoers stepped out into the cold night. At last the door closed behind them, and the light of the streetlamps guided their journey down the sidewalk.

“Drive careful, you two,” A.J. said, waving to Jeff and Lisa when they got to the end of the sidewalk and he and Eve started to turn the other direction.

“You too,” Jeff said, and then he stopped. When he looked at Eve, all playfulness was gone. “Do you want us to follow you home?”

Eve’s face scrunched in annoyance. “I’m a big girl, Jeff. I think I can get home by myself.”

“Are you sure? Because it’s really no trouble.”

Eve smiled softly. “It’s an hour out of your way. Just get your wife home and into a bathtub. I’ll be fine.”

“Okay,” Jeff said uncertainly after a long moment. He stared at them, sizing up the situation and her. “Do you want to call us when you get there?”

“I’ll be fine,” Eve said in exasperation. “It’s not like I haven’t driven by myself before.”

“Well, which direction are you headed?” A.J. asked, breaking into the conversation.

“South,” Eve said shortly.

“I’m headed South. I’m going as far as Elgin. I can follow you that far if you want.”

Eve looked at Jeff for his blessing. “Happy now?”

Jeff took a moment to assess A.J. and another to decide. “Yeah, I guess that’ll work.”

“Good,” Eve said, crossing her arms over herself, “because it’s freezing out here. See you, Lis.”

“Call me,” Lisa said as Eve turned and started for the cars, but ten steps down the sidewalk she realized that A.J. wasn’t with her. In annoyance she turned just in time to see him shake Jeff’s hand and nod. On her heel she turned and stomped to her car. She wasn’t a baby. She had managed to make it through 29 whole years without Jeff’s constant protective gaze following her every move. How she had ever managed, she was sure he couldn’t quite tell.

Just then she heard the tennis shoes on the concrete behind her, and in the next heartbeat A.J. jogged up beside her.

“I’ve got ten cents that says you drive better than he does,” A.J. said.

“Ten cents? Boy, you have a lot of confidence in me.”

“Okay, make it 20, but that’s my final offer.”

She glanced at him skeptically.

“Hey,” he said, his tone serious, “I have to eat this week you know.”

Eve shook her head and laughed, and as mad as she was at the whole situation, for some reason she just couldn’t be mad with him at her side. “Okay, twenty cents it is.” Without question he followed her across the street and to her car, and then it was time to say good-bye. Gratefulness poured through her as she glanced at him. “I had fun tonight.”

He shrugged. “It was a party. You were supposed to have fun.”

“Well, it was extra fun.”

That apple rounded across the top of his cheek. “I thought so too.”

For a moment she stood, not really wanting to leave.

“Take care driving home,” he said and backed away from her. At the door to the little brown Honda Civic across the street he stopped. “And don’t lose me either.”

“Try to keep up,” she retorted teasingly.

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Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:45-46 I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments. I will speak to kings about your decrees, and I will not be ashamed.

In the Word we have freedom. If we allow it, God’s commandments free us from our sinfulness. When we obey God, we are not bound by our self-destructive and harmful ways. We no longer are bent on making ourselves the center of the universe. “Looking out for number one” takes on a new meaning for us. We quickly discover that the more we obey the Lord, the more we want to. Talking about God and His Word becomes our passion and not our shame. We want others to know what God says so that they too may find freedom.

To be devoted to the commandments of God means that we make it a regular habit of our lives to be into God’s Word to discover what He says and then we strive to put it into practice. We can never know what God says by staring at the covers of our Bibles. We won’t know what God says unless we read the whole counsel of God’s Word. There are things to hear from God in every book of the Bible and wise are those who seek them out.

If we are not regularly into the Word, we will become prisoners of sin. We cannot overcome sin without the aid of God. He clearly tells us how we must live. He clearly tells us what is sin. He clearly warns us of the consequences of sin and how we can stay out of its clutches. The more we understand God’s commandments, the more desire we will have to not disobey them. There is nothing more liberating than to live life God’s way.

When we are in the Word, we have something of value to say. We have something worth sharing with everyone. When the Word has a hold of us, we will not be concerned about who a person may appear to be on the outside; we will be concerned about what he is on the inside. A devotion to God’s Word compels us and gives us boldness to be witnesses for Him. We won’t be ashamed to be known as a follower of Christ.

Are you walking in the freedom of God’s Word today?
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

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Joy of How God is Using Me

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by Mark Malcolm

18 Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward. 19 Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. 20 For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart. Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NASB)

Over the course of the last month you have been encouraged to get involved in ministering to the children of God. This may or may not have been a labor of joy for you. You may have other activities you enjoy doing more than that which you labor at for God. To a greater or lesser degree your preparations have brought you into closer contact with a ministry and effort directed as supporting His children in some way. This should not be to the exclusion of Joy in your own life.

If the sacrifice in your life gives you pleasure then by all means, sacrifice. If they labor you perform is a Joy in and of itself, then continue to labor. If the work done to create and support Hope in other’s day to day existence stokes the fires of Hope in you then by all means continue to keep the home fires burning. But, if what you have been doing for God is work, difficult and demanding reread this week’s scripture please.

God has awakened a spirit in you that hungers for His work, His ways, His direction. That spirit must be fed but the body must be fed also. You walk on His path, so partake of what He provides with Joy and thanksgiving. To whatever level your efforts have provided for your life, enjoy it as you do what He asks of you. There is nothing wrong with that. Do not envy those who appear to have more. There will always be someone who appears to have more than we do. They walk their own path and envy is not a spirit of the Lord.

Hope, Peace, Joy, these are from the Spirit of the Lord. These are the things we endeavor to emulate and encourage. We move in His ways to help others learn about Jesus and His ways. As we do so, the worker is worthy of his wage so do not feel guilty if you discover you are content and at peace with what others feel is drudgery or impossible labor. Or, perhaps that is your feeling concerning what you do and you wonder when you will be given your rest. God worked six days over creation and on the seventh he rested. Make sure your seventh day is always there, and make sure it is restful. Make room in that rest to enjoy that which you have been blessed with to whatever level that is because it is God’s intention that His children enjoy the life He has given them, not toil endlessly in it.

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Smiling Mark IIMark Malcolm is a child of God, husband, father, project manager, technical writer, gamer, fiction writer, Marine (’87-’91), has practiced Shao Lin Kung Fu and Tai Chi, been published in magazines and newspapers (editorial anyway), and seen the Southern Cross.

The goals he has currently are to more accurately identify the path God has for him to walk, continue to provide for his family, establish a solid web presence, build a career writing novels through both traditional and independent publishing, and learn to better relate to the people around him.

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Our Rock

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by Sherry Chamblee

I have the hardest time asking anyone for help.

I look back on my past up to this point, and I see so many places where I felt overwhelmed, unable to cope on my own, scared and afraid and alone. And I look now objectively at where I stood in relationship to other people, and there were so many shoulders I could have cried upon, so many people I could have called and talked with. Even if they didn’t have all the answers, I could have talked it out. But I didn’t.

Why?

I actually don’t know why, except I have this independent streak that seems to run my life. I’d rather do it all myself, by myself, even if I get it wrong a hundred times rather than have someone else come in and help me.

That’s terrible.

I shouldn’t be that way. I know this. My relationships would have been stronger if I’d asked for help. I look back at all the people who’ve come to me for emotional support, all the people who have asked for my advice, and I feel closer to those people because of it. I could have had the same sort of bonding relationships going the other way, but I’ve failed in that regard.

I wonder if that’s how God sees His children.

We would rather turn to ourselves, or our friends here, or a bottle, or a drug, or a website… instead of asking for God’s aid, we turn to everything and everyone else around us for support. If we’d only turn to Him, our relationship with God would be stronger, our view of things closer to His, our ability to go and help others around us developed into something worth giving out.

Because yes, sometimes we do need to turn to the people around us for support.

But if we never turn to God? Never trust that He has the answer? Never acknowledge that He’s there for us and wants to help us and be our God?

Then our relationship with Him will be weak and anemic.

Turn to God.

Psalm 18:2 (KJV)

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

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Sherry Chamblee

Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.

Sherry Chamblee can be found at http://www.sherrychamblee.weebly.com Or check out her books at http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Chamblee/e/B00BA06RJ2/

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Crowdfunding and Authors: An Opinion Part Two

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by Parker J. Cole

For the first part of this discussion click here: http://graceandfaith4u.com/posts/crowdfunding-for-writers-by-parker-j-cole/

Needless to say, there is a virulent mental disease that has affected millions of people in today’s topsy turvy world. The spread of it is more rampant than the Black Plague which emptied Europe a few hundred years ago. It’s entitlement. Looking up the word, we find this definition: verb (used with object), entitled, entitling.1.to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim:

There are things people are entitled to. For example, everyone is entitled to their opinions. After all, these reasonings are subjective and we all have them. In fact, the problem nowadays is having an opposing view contrary to public fancy is labeled as unsavory and is therefore good for disdain and ridicule. But that’s for another post. Yet, we’re all entitled to our opinions.

However, entitlement is not a broadband access to everything especially when it comes forging a writing career. In my role as the primary breadwinner in my home, I work in a grueling, fast paced environment, anywhere from ten to twelve hour a day. My online broadcasting network is thankfully growing. My writing career is moving up. Sure, I’d like to quit my full time gig to go gung-ho at the writing but until Steven Spielberg calls me back (I left him a message four years ago) to give me a movie deal on my book, I work to pay the bills.

When I see a crowdfunding campaign of people (can I call them authors?) asking for X number of dollars so they can quit working, I’m a bit perturbed. Abled bodied people capable of getting a job, organizing their time, and learning how to work through obstacles, want my money so they can write unhindered? Why? At the time of this writing, it’s about 5:30 in the morning. Work is in about two hours. I’ve put in an half hour of write time on my current manuscript. Yeah, I’m tired. Yeah, I’d rather be able to go about my day focused solely on my books but I can’t. I have to do what I can despite my busy schedule.

That’s why I admire the starving artist of days gone by. They created their masterpieces regardless if they had money or not. Their obsessive hope kept them going. Likewise, prayer and hard work go hand in hand. It’s not always easy. There are times you will NOT see the fruit of

your labors. I know. I live that now. But when you work at something, despite the obstacles, seeing the completed product has an extra nice feeling to it.

But Parker, what about people who are ill or have financial woes? Do you have gripe against them? No. Illness and financial constraints exist for many people, including authors. If an author is ill then they are not able-bodied. If an author is about to get kicked out of their home due to lack of funds for whatever reason, then pride should NOT go before common sense. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help if there is a need.

Where I draw the line is when I see a campaign by a person looking for a handout. Well, let me pull out the world’s smallest violin and play a tune. Come on! Are you saying that if no one supports your wish to write full time, you’ll never be able to do it? Are you hinging your success on the kindness of others and not your own blood, sweat, and tears? Is it possible you expect someone else to make you great and not yourself?

Then again, there have been people who have used crowd-funding sites to begin to write full time. At the end of the day, I begrudge no one their success. Obviously there are people who believe in you. Perhaps all you needed was help from someone. More power to you.

However, if a person wants to succeed at their dream, overcoming obstacles is part of the process. Perhaps while you’re working, you can save money each pay period toward that goal. Tally up your expenses for the month, add them together for a yearly total and then hustle your books till you reach that number. It’s a great motivator! Another friend of mine’s husband made a deal with her based off this and she was able to produce enough in sales for her to go full time as a writer. Start spreading the word about your books to your co-workers. They can become your biggest fans! All I’m saying is instead of seeking for someone else to make your dream come true, do it yourself.

I leave with this disclaimer: This is an opinion. Opinions can be taken with a grain of salt. This opinion does not in any way decry, denounce, ridicule, or shame any author who has used crowdfunding sites to their advantage. The author of this opinion is fallible and subject to change her mind should life experiences do so. For those who have been successful, more power to them.

PART THREE: When crowdfunding and authors work well.

About the Author:

Parker J. ColeParker J. Cole is a writer and radio show host who spends most of her time reading, knitting, writing, cooking, and concocting new ideas for stories. Her first novel, Dark Cherub, won Best of Spring Reading 2013 from eMediaCampaigns. She lives in Michigan with her husband and beloved dog Sarah.

Visit her site at http://www.ParkerJCole.com

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Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:43,44 Do not snatch your word of truth from me for my only hope is in your laws. I will keep on obeying your law forever and forever.

We have no hope apart from God’s truth. It there is no absolute truth that flows from an absolute God, we have absolutely nothing. There is absolutely nothing apart from God that gives us any cause to hope. As King Solomon put it so well, “Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless.” Life is nothing more than a chasing after an uncatchable wind.

The more we strive to obey God’s law, the more secure our hope becomes. We soon discover with a growing confidence that indeed it is Truth and apart from it there is no truth. There is no shortcut when it comes to discovering Truth. We must spend the time and careful thought that is needed for us to gain understanding. We must be consistently into the Word of God. We cannot know God’s revealed truth any other way.

When we discern truth we must be committed to obeying it for as long as we live. Righteous living doesn’t just happen. We must make obeying God the number one priority of our lives. We must determine in our hearts that we will not take away from, or add to, God’s Word. We must make it our life goal, to live by the Word of God and not veer off its path.

To not obey God’s Word is not an option for the child of God. We cannot stay in fellowship with God if we ignore His Word. There is no hope for our souls if we don’t submit to God’s Word and His authority over us. We cannot have faith and determine for ourselves how we are going to live. We cannot adjust the Word to our liking. It’s God’s way or no way.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

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