Life’s a Progression

A Thought For Your Monday From J.I. Packer

A Thought For Your Saturday From Charles Spurgeon

Even Though

Due Adoration


Happy Easter to you all!  

May you have a wonderfully blessed day of celebration and remember,

He Lives!!

Lenten Journey Day 33; High Priest

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25-Mar-12:  Hebrews 5:5-10

So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,

“You are my Son,

today I have begotten you”;

6          as he says also in another place,

“You are a priest forever,

according to the order of Melchizedek.”

7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Judge Each Day


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Do not judge each day
in any shape or way

By the harvest you reap
or the time you keep

In service to the Lord
as what deserves reward

But what you should rather
at life’s end to gather

Are all your planted seeds
which grow despite the weeds

In a field of earthly sins
that any lost soul wins!

Teresa Marie   6/13/11

Today’s Devotion – Open Invitation

Open Invitation

“I will call them âmy people’ who are not my people; and I will call her âmy loved one’ who is not my loved one” (Romans 9:25).

Scripture: Romans 9:22-26
Song: “Now I Belong to Jesus

God,” I prayed, “if You really do exist, would You help me? I’m afraid-I don’t want to do this!”

I was definitely an outsider-not one of God’s people-but I had learned about Him from my maternal grandmother. As an abused teen, I had decided my family’s only avenue of escape was for me to shoot my abusive father. What hope did I have of being heard by God, much less helped by Him?

Thankfully, my outsider status didn’t stop Him from hearing my plea. Through Christ, God saved me at a crucial crossroads in my life-and He accepted me into His family. As one of His, I actually began praying for the salvation of the father whom I’d so hated-and had even planned to kill. Even more amazing, I discovered I could begin to forgive my father for serious crimes that sent him to prison.

I believe God will hear every outsider’s prayer and call them “my loved one”(v. 25) just as He did for me-if they will just ask. After all, Paul-the great apostle of grace-assures us that it is not we who first choose God. It is the Lord of all who reaches down to choose us.

Lord, may I never take for granted my place in Your family. Remind me of Your gracious invitation to fellowship. Let Your grace spill from my heart to those still looking for You. May they too someday be called “my loved one.” In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Ever Present Hope

Hope is an ever-present thing
It is alive and far-reaching
Although today it’s hard to find
Hope has not been left behind
It’s right there at your fingertips
That word frozen upon your lips
You need only speak it out
In your heart have no doubt
On one thing you can rely
For us all did He die
In Jesus hope can be found
From His throne does it abound
Hope is tangible and it’s real
It’s more than what you feel
It is what keeps us alive
For without hope we can’t survive
Hope and trust in the Lord
Be with Him of one accord
He is our First and Last
All your burdens on Him cast
That hope may bloom and grow
Until it spreads before you know
Put your hope in the One
By whom all life was begun.

Teresa Marie    2/26/11 ©