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Fewer Words Thursdays-Trials

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It’s Thursday again and time ro join my friend, Andrea Hutchinson, for a little writing prompt she likes to call, “Fewer Words Thursdays”. The rules are few and simple. You can click on the picture to go to her site and join in the fun. We would love to have you if you feel so inclined.
It’s funny that Andrea wanted to do her prompt on trials today because right now is kind of challenging. We left this morning to drive our daughter to college in Florida. We have stopped in North Carolina tonight and are staying at a hotel.
I’ve been having a hard time with this since she started her Senior year in high school. I am starting to wonder if I have been through part of it already because since we left, I have felt better. Or maybe I am just denying what is happening.
I loved her passage in James on trials, James 1:2-3. I have always enjoyed that passage. I do believe trials make you stronger and increase your faith. You grow closer to God and the next trial you face, you are stronger and better prepared for it because of the strength you gained from it.
The only way I am going to get through this is leaning on God. I am not ashamed to lean on Him for strength and comfort. When people say that religious people need God because they are weak, they are wrong. God makes the Christian stronger and frankly, I don’t know how I would get through my trials without Him. I do not know how I would face every day if I did not have God in my life. I do not see how people do all the time.
It is not always a leaning on God but a comfort of just knowing He is there and He will fight for me, just like He fought for David when he faced Goliath, the Israelites when they crossed the Red Sea, (not to mention, all the battles they fought and won), Daniel in the lion’s den, Paul when he was persecuted, Joseph when he was sold into slavery and put in prison and finally, Jesus, our Lord, when He lay in the tomb after His death.
If I am faithful and live like I should, why would He not fight for me?

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Adam and Eve Grieved the Loss of a Child

By:
Holly Green

Fewer Words Thursdays-Serenity

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Today’s prompt for “Fewer Words Thursday” is Serenity. Please join Andrea and I on our quest, once again to write a post positively and in few words.
I thought it was odd that today’s prompt was on serenity because last night, I asked a couple of people to pray for me because of a therapist appointment I had today. It was my first appointment and I was really nervous about it. I have a traumatic memory from my childhood that is trying to come through and was afraid he would unlock it today but it was a “getting info.” kind of appt. today. I prayed last night and was not nearly as scared today. I sort of felt a serenity and that I could deal with it. I told God last night that if anyone could help me, it would be Him. I believed and He did help me.
I can’t describe how thankful I am. It brings me a little closer to understanding His love for me!

Fewer Words Thursday-Our Persecution Pales In Comparison To The first Century

 Day 5 of the 2011 Wordcount blogathon and I am still going strong.  If not for the themes of today and tomorrow, I might be doing some searching to figure out what to blog about today.

Anyway, today is Thursday and it is time for “Let My Words Be Few…Thursday”.  I have joined a sweet woman named Andrea for this effort.  Her blog address is http://hopeannfaith.wordpress.com.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have forgotten to mention the rules and I apologize for that.

So, if you would, join us and put your contribution to this fun feat in my comments box and I will include it.  I have included the rules in Andrea’s words: (more…)

Abraham: A Friend of God

By: Holly Green

Phillip preached a three-part series on Abraham and how we can be a friend of God.  I wanted to post some of the points he made in the first lesson, since I was so inspired by them.

Normally, we do not think of God as a friend.  We might think of Jesus as a friend because He said He is our friend.  Abraham was called “a friend of God”.  Can we be a friend of God?  If so, how?  What do we have to do?

What is a friend?  A person you choose to be with when you get to choose who you want to be with.  Do we want to be with God?  We should want to.

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