It’s Okay to Groan

Are you having a hard time listening? If you find that you are; you may be experiencing what the children of Israel were going through when: “they refused to listen” because they had “become too discouraged ….” (Exodus 6:6-9). God heard their groans: Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they […]

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Seasoned with Salt

Colossians 4:6 – Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. I enjoy spicy foods, and in an effort to eliminate salt, I increased the amount of spice I would use when cooking. But you know what? Salt had to re-enter the […]

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2020 Vision II

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9. God’s ways are well beyond what we see right now. I believe that if we: “Drive out the scoffer, strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.” Proverbs […]

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Walking With Him

My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief.” John […]

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Spirit of Light: We Need Peace

“Let peace continue as long as there is a moon.” Psalm 72:7b (ICB). Statues toppling over, being smashed, and drug to watery graves…There will be none left at this rate, and the surface reasons for this unruly behavior are: 1) The people represented in these statues are flawed human beings. 2) Today’s narrative: “we are […]

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A Soldier’s Poem

I just heard this today and had to share with you all ♥ Lord God, I have never spoken to you, But now I want to say, “How do you do?” You see God, they told me you didn’t exist, and like a fool I believed all this.   Last night from a shell hole […]

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Spirit of Light

“I have come as light into the world. I came so that whoever believes in Me would not stay in darkness.” John 12:46 (ICB). Darkness encroaches on all sides, and living through a world wide pandemic is like the whole world being submerged in further gloom. Not only that, but for those that care about […]

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Our Hope, Our Help

So our hope is in the Lord.     He is our help, our shield to protect us.  We rejoice in him.     We trust his holy name. Psalm 33:20-21 Just knowing that God is our hope and our help; gives us reason to rejoice. He is our protection, truly we can trust in His holy name. I […]

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I Wonder

As I think about those who have preceded me in life, I wonder. They are shadows or transparent beings who move in and out, and I wonder. Characteristics come to mind and these beings appear – these loved ones, and I wonder. How can it be that what once seemed forever here is physically gone […]

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What’s Ken Doing?

Ken (my husband) started his own blog recently, and I really enjoyed this post, and just had to share: I was taught as a boy to open the car door for my mother. At first I thought that an odd work for me to have on my to-do list because the handle of the door […]

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His Love = Life

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” I John 4:16 May the Love of God enfold you, and be the lens through which you view life.   Blessings of love and peace, Jacquie ♥

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Kennedy

This is a registered award of excellence for blogs. The objectives of this award are that the chosen blog Through its writing, presentation and objectives, fosters godly values; promoting intellectual, emotional and moral growth of peers. I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to Maxine of: Heaven’s Reef blog. Maxine has a heart for […]

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Rescue and Refreshing

Is God your lifeline? Is He your place of rescue and refreshing? How wonderful if He is, for there is None like Him. How good and pleasant to press into the Holy, the Good News, and to know it is not possible to press to far. “A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want […]

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Clothed With The Spirit

Did you know that God has outlined what He wants us to wear? As you might have guessed, His clothing is always in style, never wears out, and has eternal value and rewards. I have included a sampling of how to dress yourself each day, and sometimes moment by moment: It was faith that immersed […]

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Your Greatest Wealth

What is the deal about blessing? I speak blessings to those around me, face to face, and in my prayers; I even close each of my posts with “Blessings, Jacquie.” And I think at least most of us are familiar with being “blessed” when we sneeze. So, what’s the deal? Currently, I am rereading the […]

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Peace

Peace is power. The power to truly see. When we have peace, we have rest. It is then that we can see people and situations with divine clarity. What an amazing gift! I pray this Memorial weekend is filled with the peace that our Creator provides. Remember what Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you […]

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Author Recognition Award

Purpose of the Award This award was created by Becomingtheoilandwine blog to support our fellow bloggers who have written and published books or who are in the process of writing a book. You are free to write as much as possible about your book and the reasons why you have decided to write a book. Remember, […]

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Thought Power

Would a person really give their right arm? If so, what would be the purpose? I have found that we have sayings that make no sense, or sound like a curse: “I love you to death.” This doesn’t sound like “till death us do part.” Are your thoughts fruitful and life-producing? Our words have power. […]

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Freedom Fighting

“For if you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives.” (John 8:32, TPT). Knowing who and whose you are in Christ Jesus, is warfare, because your enemy will attack your identity in order to make you feel devalued and unloved. Your enemy is the accuser. He loves to make you wallow […]

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Heart’s Truth

“This is the way we know that we belong to the way of truth. When our hearts make us feel guilty, we can still have peace before God. God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.” I John 3:19-20 (ICB). Feelings aren’t how we determine that we are walking in the truth. While […]

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Stop the Fear

We have a downloadable pamphlet for you, your family, friends, and or church, to share in the Truth God provides to “Stop the Fear.” I don’t know about you, but it seems that materials for children (especially those that highlight God’s love), are a comfort at any age. Please feel free to pass this encouraging […]

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Words That Bring Transformation

“I wish that all the LORD’S people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit on them.” Numbers 11:29 (NIV). Prophecy for me shows up like seeing the sometimes unseen. I ask the Lord to show me others as He sees them, and He does. And, I ask God to help me to […]

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His Blessings

Also blow your trumpets at happy times. Blow them during your feasts and at New Moon festivals. Blow them over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They will help you remember your God. I am the Lord your God.” Numbers 10:10 (ICB). Lately, the moon has been lighting our home at night to the point […]

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Deep Within

You will bless us as you promised Jacob long ago. You will set your love upon us, as you promised our father Abraham! Micah 7:20 (TLB). Deep within we sometimes cry. Enlightened, it’s the dross we deny. Encouraged, we come before the throne. Praise! His statutes we condone. While we ponder, and call on wisdom, […]

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Receptive Heart

You should love Him, your True God, with all your heart and soul, with every ounce of your strength. Make the things I’m commanding you today part of who you are. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re sitting together in your home and when you’re walking together down the road. Make […]

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Fresh Strength

So turn to God! Give up your sins, and you will be forgiven. Then that time will come when the Lord will give you fresh strength. He will send you Jesus, his chosen Messiah. Acts 3:19-20 (CEV). It’s always time to do what is right, yet in times of crisis, doing what is right is […]

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Citizens of Heaven

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly awaiting for Him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under His control. Philippians 3:20-21 […]

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Greater Than

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, […]

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Depths of Your Being

I call to You from the depths of my being. Consider my anguish, even my breathing. All my emotions are enveloped in You, let all who relate remain ever true; let all with a need now, to break through. To You I cry out, emit pain as I shout; observers may pray, “help me to […]

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Permeating Perspective

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2. I have been in an unplanned time of fasting my written word. Prayer is taking even greater preeminence, and therefore I am compelled to come away; to spend time with my heavenly Father. When we spend time in prayer, God’s way permeates our perspective. We […]

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Proverbs 19 Prayer

Father, please help me by your Holy Spirit to live with revelation knowledge, that I may grow in patience, and do what is right. Please help me to love wisdom, and to learn all I can; so that my life will flourish and prosper. Please help me to be quick to forgive, as I walk […]

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Transformed in Truth and Love

Good News Club is filled with activity, busy hearts and minds receiving the eternal seed of God. This month, we have been sharing aspects of the early Church with our club kids, and watching what Holy Spirit does best. We have the privilege of witnessing heartwarming, life transformation in our sweet first-graders. “Darren,” came to […]

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Perfected Power

“My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely […]

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Hardships & Perplexing Circumstances

Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, but the LORD rescues him from them all. Psalm 34:19 AMP.  What we focus on grows. Since I know that hardships and perplexing circumstances are part of life; it’s in my best interest (and therefore the best interest of those around me), that I focus on God’s […]

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Divine Dependence

I am the Vine and you are the branches. Get your life from Me. Then I will live in you and you will give much fruit. You can do nothing without Me. John 15:5 NLV.  God is the vine we are the branches. We live and move and have our being. His Word is love, […]

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Aching Breaking No Mistaking

As my heart pounds it aches as well; what is happening? I’m an empty shell! When will my heart find its relief? What must I do to end this grief? My mother is not well, she’s become frail. She’s tired from being on the medical trail. She’s done with tests, shots, and more; she thinks […]

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God’s Perfect Plan

And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus. Never restrain or put out the fire of the Holy Spirit. I Thessalonians 5:18-19 TPT. Offering up words of thanks (God’s perfect plan) for anything we can think of; gives us the “10,000-foot perspective.” When […]

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I Don’t Know

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV). Do you hesitate to say “I don’t know,” in response to those WHY […]

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Faithful Firm Foundation

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you [setting you on a firm foundation] and will protect and guard you from the evil one. II Thessalonians 3:3 (AMPC). As we walk amidst the shifting sands of our culture, we can have assurance that “the Rock that is higher than I,” is with us. […]

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New Assignment

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 16:11 (NLT). In those times when direction seems unclear or non-existent, wisdom dictates that we turn to Jesus. But, if you are like me, that is not always the first response. I […]

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Love Is Patient

Living a life of love is for real; Objective and caring perspective. Vital incarnate kindness that heals, Eternally we are love’s captive.   Illuminating what is right, Saturates with purest light.   Participate don’t be partial, Abide in harmony with truth. Teach long-suffering to martial; Intuitive, caring, never uncouth. Entreat, inquire, without assumption. No “eye […]

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Leave Behind Your Sorrows

Let sorrow go when it seems time Eliminate sadness, to happiness climb. Avert to joy that you can choose, Value the memories love accrues; Enter His courts with praise, hands raised.   Become one with a brighter outlook, Ease your mind with a book; Having lost, you can love again. Into new life, from depression […]

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Conveyed Not Captive

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 NKJV. Temptation (the power of darkness) is all around in every form. I believe the most dangerous temptation there is, […]

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Deposits of God’s Love

Dear Ones, don’t allow notions based in human reasoning direct you. Let God’s Spirit be your guide. Press into His Word and it will press into you. You will speak it, know it, and most importantly think it. Then you will sense more of God’s love. Don’t wear yourself out trying to figure out things […]

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Focus

Joy, joy, joy, sing for joy, shout for joy, worship the King, the source of joy! I just read a psalm I wrote two years ago about joy. Even though I wasn’t experiencing joy at the time of the reading; by the time I finished, I wanted to write about joy. Here’s the psalm: I […]

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Trusting Through Transition

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed [received Jesus as our Savior] can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we […]

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Society’s Soul

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela   Our children and youth need Hope, they need to be loved and cherished. May we be the one’s to bring them the love of Christ, and the best news they will ever hear! […]

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What is Precious & Flys?

The answer? Time! Enjoy your children, grandchildren, and loved ones while you can. They are precious gifts from God Himself. May this day find you with a heart of reconciliation, love, and restoration for those around you. Love is the greatest commandment in the Bible:  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus […]

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