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SPECIAL ARTICLE:  EXDOUS 15:26…for I am the Lord that healeth thee.


The day before Christmas Eve my LJG and I went to her doctor’s appointment.  The news was not good. But we know that God is the God that Heals and we are standing on His Word.  For that reason we ask that you respect her in not asking questions, she refuses any negative talk to be spoken about her.  Praise the Lord for that.  
She is resting at home after a week long stay in the hospital just before the holidays.  We are planning a trip to St. Augustine, Florida in a few weeks, and the following month she wants to go to St. Simon Island in Georgia.  These are things that she has been wanting to do, and we feel it is the time to do it.  
They are places that have memories of her children and her last husband.   It is also the reason I asked recently for you to pray for us to have a automobile. 
Her body is tired and it takes a lot out of her to set up the sites as she used to.  I never learned to do that as it was her job.  We will put up post as she is able.  I will continue to write, and we will be posting my articles on our Facebook pages.  You are welcome to join us on those pages:  type in imarodo@aol.com for recj or  Linda J Griffis for LJG, we will welcome you all.  We love and miss you all.
Now may this Wonderful Lord that we serve watch over and keep you all safe, may you seek always the truth, and not hold onto traditions.  Remember that Jesus Christ is the only answer and is the reason all year long. 
LJG says that one way or the other she will be healed, either here on earth or in heaven, but her love for Christ can only grow stronger… we ask that you lift her up in prayer that God’s most perfect will shall be done in her life.
God Bless

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By Dave Veerman

What in the world
happened that day
with full inn and manger,
a babe in the hay?
And skies filled with singing
angels in flight
amazed and blessed shepherds
seeking at night.
Who in the world
could be this boy
swaddled and cradled
welcoming joy?
Messiah, Immanuel,
Savior, the Lord,
Wonderful Counselor,
God�s Son adored.
Where in the world
came this royal birth
certain splendid reception
expressing his worth?
But no Roman palace,
no opulent place,
held mother and child,
just Bethlehem’s grace.
Why in the world
with limits here
fragile, so small
profoundly near?
And growing, teaching,
rejected, forsaken,
tortured, condemned,
nailed, sin taken.
Jesus, your choice
leaving the throne
to seek and save
the lost, your own.
My Lord, my God
by faith I am free,
your love flowing down
in this world for me!
Philippians 2:6�11
Merry Christmas from the Veermans


Copyright 2013 Dave Veerman. Permission is granted to send this to others, with
attribution, but not for commercial purposes.


Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent,
tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To
every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.



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Have you Become an Obstacle?

Romans 14:13

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.

Throughout his writing, Paul has regularly instructed against doing certain things. He has also given clear directions about what to do instead. For example:
Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
Ephesians 4:28: “He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.”
Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
2 Timothy 2:22: “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
In the same way, Paul tells us in our passage today to stop passing judgment on one another. Why? Because when we do, it places a stumbling block in our brother’s path. How so? By making them feel condemned, burdened, unworthy, and hopeless. What does Paul say to do instead of judging? It’s simple — nothing. We are to make sure no part of our behavior (whether words or example) becomes an obstacle to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Are my words of condemnation causing a brother to feel unworthy of God’s grace? Paul tells us we are to judge ourselves, not others. Does that mean we are to beat ourselves up emotionally when we go off course? No, Paul tells us we are judge ourselves for evaluation purposes. So what happens if we don’t make an appropriate course correction? God gives us liberty for awhile, but He loves us too much to let us travel a dangerous road for too long. Are you on the road to destruction? Do you need to get back on the right path? It’s not too late. Begin right now.


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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Phil Ware

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

We all like “do-overs” or second chances. God does much better than that! He allows us to become new again. Being the “God of new things” he can even make us new. Beyond forgiveness, beyond cleansing, he makes us holy through Jesus. Let’s use the opportunity of a New Year as a springboard for living a life fresh and new and alive for God!


O LORD, thank you for a New Year and a fresh start. Please give me wisdom and strength to serve you with integrity and faithfulness in this coming year. I pray that your work be done in my life as I offer myself, my plans, and my future to you. I pray this through Jesus my intercessor and Lord. Amen.

Today’s Verse Illustrated

2 Corinthians 5:17


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Wait don’t get mad.  We use the KJV of the Bible as our main source.  We also get excited when we find that some things we thought were in the Bible, well they are not there.  So it was a shock to find out Hallelujah is not there.  
There are no concordance results for ‘hallelujah’ in the KJV.  
Alleluia is there.  Revelation 19 uses the word alleluia 4 times.  Verses 1, 3 4, 6.  
Shall we look at meanings of these two words.  
Hallelujah a interjection meaning Praise ye the Lord!; noun, an exclamation of ‘Hallelujah’, a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude, a musical composition wholly or principally based upon the word hallelujah.
Origin 1525-35; Hebrew halaluyah praise ye Yahweh; cf. alleluia.
World English Dictionary 
Hallelujah, halleluiah or alleluia 
1. an exclamation of praise to God
2. an expression of relief or a similar emotiion
3. an exclamation of ‘Hallelujah’
4. a muscial composition that uses the word “Hallelujah’ as its text
C16: from Hebrew halleluyah praise the Lord, from hellol to praise + yah the Lord, Yahweh–hallel
alleluia, halleluiah or alleluia
C16: from Hebrew halleluyah praise the Lord, from hellol to praise + yah the Lord, Yahweh
Word Orgin and History


1535, from Heb. hallalu-yah “praise Jehovah,” from hallalu, pl.imper. of hallel “to praise” also “song of praise,” from hillel “he praised,” of imitative origin, with primary sense being “to trill.”Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Replaced variant formation alleluia (12c.)


Bible Dictionary

Hallelujah definition

praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered “Praise ye the LORD,”stands at the beginning of ten of the psalms (106, 111-113, 135,146-150), hence called “hallelujah psalms.” From its frequent occurrence it grew into a formula of praise. The Greek form of the word (alleluia) is found in Rev. 19:1, 3, 4, 6.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Hebrew liturgical expression meaning “praise ye Yah” (“praise the Lord”). It appears in the Hebrew Bible in several Psalms, usually at the beginning or end of the Psalm or in both places. In ancient Judaism it was probably chanted as an antiphon by the Levite choir. In the New Testament it appears only in Revelation 19, where it occurs four times. It was translated in the Septuagint (Jewish Greek version of the Bible made in the pre-Christian period) and became “alleluia” in the Vulgate (4th-century Christian Latin version). The early Christians adopted the expression in their worship services,and it appeared in Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and some Protestant liturgies and in hymns. 
Interesting to us, we thought it might be to you.  Amazing what you find when you study the Bible.

God Bless


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Self-defense instructor: “What steps would you take if someone were coming at
you with a large, sharp knife?”

Student: “BIG ones.”

I’m getting into swing dancing, but not on purpose. Some parts of my body are
just prone to swinging.


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A Clear Conscience Makes a Soft Pillow

Romans 13:5

Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

A young man came to me not long ago and told me he was having trouble sleeping. I asked him, “Why?” Now to some of you that might seem like the most basic of questions, but it follows my belief that we always know what’s wrong with us. Whether it is conscious or subconscious, we really do know. How? Because the Holy Spirit tells us. John 16:13a: “When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” Hebrews 10:16: “First he says: ‘This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.'”
In our passage today, Paul tells us to submit to authorities because of our conscience. Not just to avoid punishment. In other words, regardless of whether we are caught, exposed, and punished, or our wrongdoing remains hidden — our conscience will know. The Holy Spirit will convict us.

The old saying goes, “A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.” Having trouble sleeping. Check out what’s troubling you. Do you have a clear conscience? What do you need to do?


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