Carolyn, (my wife’s mother) passed away from this life last night. For those of us she has left behind, we must endure a world where she no longer walks in our midst. We will certainly miss her, and grieve her absence. Yet for her, the Great Party has begun. Yes, she celebrates. For to be absent of the body is to be present with The Lord. She knows Christ, and He has known her since before she ever existed. True, she has no more suffering, but more than that; she now abides in The Everlasting Joy of The Kingdom of Heaven. When our time comes, may we all join her in The Everlasting Holiday of all who are redeemed.

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Something I never thought of before, from “The River Walk”.

Originally posted on The River Walk:

Different Road Edit

He had to go through Samaria on the way. Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. (John 4:4-6)

61_map_israel_in_jesus_dayDaily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 3:21 – 5:33

Relate: I find it a little eye opening to see John write that Jesus had to go through Samaria on the way. For most Jews the mentality would be that they had to go around Samaria. There is no way they would travel the straight line unless dire necessity forced it on them. But Jesus was compelled by love. He was on a mission and there was no avoiding it.

Normally, when leaving Jerusalem to head back to Galilee every Jew would take the Jericho road from Jerusalem east to Jericho and then…

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Man! I must say I really don’t like fancy websites! No, I don’t mean the aesthetic bells and whistles of webbellishment. I’m talking about websites that have so much fancy coding that even 4G takes over 2 minutes to bring up. Usually, this is due to loading up a whole bunch of hoops that I’ll have to jump through to finally get to the content I’m trying to reach. This is annoying, and totally unneccesary. The only person such things impress are the ceo’s of the companies that pay for such things. By the time I get to the page I want, I am completely unimpressed and already in too sour a mood to have a good attitude for anything presented to me. I wind up in a state of mind set at just wanting to get out of there. WHO EVER THOUGHT COMPLEX WEBSITES ARE A GOOD IDEA?!!!

Well, the page I was waiting for came up while I was writing this… I feel much better now.

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My simple study of 2 Samuel 2.

Originally posted on A Dose of God's Word:

And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.
2 So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal’s wife the Carmelite.
3 And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.
4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.
5 And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness…

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Hey Levi! Hope you don’t mind my reposting this wonderful article! And it would be great if you would post some of Gerald’s stories sometime!

Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

One of my favorite regular places to go is the barbershop. My barber has been in the same building for over 50 years. Gerald is 73 years old, but as able bodied as any 50 year old. His hair, without any added color, is coal black and thick. I’ve told him that I don’t covet much but that I do his hair. I’m pretty sure it is some of his Cherokee Indian blood that helps him in this area. He is from Oolagah, Ok. which is the birth place of Will Rogers. He has lived in the same house for over 40 years which is only a couple of miles from me in the country. Gerald is a very skilled roper, and he still ropes steers in competition almost every week.

Another thing that makes him a great barber is his story telling. He is a master and really should…

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Bible Gateway passage: Galatians 5:22-23 – King James Version.

Words of Wisdom from “Bible Gateway”.

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My simple study of 2 Samuel 1.

Originally posted on A Dose of God's Word:

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;
2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
3 And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
4 And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.
5 And David said unto…

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My simple study of 1 Samuel 31.

Originally posted on A Dose of God's Word:

Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua, Saul’s sons.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day…

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Wondrous how God Revealed Himself in Forshadowing.

Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:

arkofcovenant In the Ark of the Covenant, there were the law tablets, Aaron’s rod, and a jar of manna. These symbolize:
  • law: God’s guidance
  • rod: God’s favor
  • jar: God’s provision

arkWhat else could we want/need from God? The Ark of the Covenant (not Noah’s ark) represented the presence of God with His people. Now, His presence is with His people, especially in His church.

And that’s we go to church for. That’s what we get from God by seeking Him:

  1. guidance
  2. favor
  3. provision.

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A hearty ‘AMEN’ to “The River Walk”!

Originally posted on The River Walk:

FUN

And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. (John 3:19)

Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 4:1 – 5:31

Relate: It is early. It is cold. I am tired. I don’t want to get up and get dressed and out that door. Getting ready for church on Sunday morning is no fun. I will be the first to admit it. I am not a morning person. Waking up any day for any reason is no fun. But by the time we have pulled into the parking lot things have changed. Imagine with me showing up for a Sunday service. As we’re walking through the parking lot you see a few guys smoking off to one side who smile and wave. Before entering the building someone has shaken your hand and told you…

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