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Quick reminder: be content and have faith


Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13)

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment (1 Timothy 6:6)

Quick reminder: Beware of all covetousness


And Jesus said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

Mary’s song about the Lord

And Mary said:“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him,from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel,remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. (Luke 1:46-56)

Forget the Turkey ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

For Get the Turkey ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann

Forget about the turkey,
the dressing and the sides
forget about the pumpkin
pecan or chocolate pies.

Instead lift up your voice,
with shouts of joy and praise
to God your loving Father
let your thanksgiving raise.

Forget about the cleaning,
the flowers and table setting
forget about all the stuff . . .
over which you’re sweating.

Instead show the Lord,
your genuine gratitude
give your thanks to Jesus
for His gracious servitude.

Forget about the dinner,
and cooking that big bird . . .
instead let your song of praise
to God,  be forever heard!


Psalm 95:1-2

O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
 let us make a joyful noise to the
rock of our salvation.

 Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
 noise unto him with psalms.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

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“Once Saved, Always Saved?”

As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith

“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;”  (Col. 1:22-23)

In the previous verses of Scripture, the Bible says that God will present us holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight if we continue in the faith.

As we happen upon the word “if” in this portion of Scripture, it seems that we have come upon the question of an individual’s possible loss of salvation. The question of “eternal life” and whether or not a Christian can lose their salvation involves a doctrine which is called by many the “Once Saved, Always Saved Doctrine” of salvation.

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Karina's Thought

Thousands years have passed

Tirelessly the earth rotates

The sun shines from the east then walks to the west

The wind blows from the south then whirl to the north

Water flows along the river and flocked into the sea

Then fly into the sky and jump down to wet the ground

From age to age all recurring… as if it never ending…

One generation comes… another generation away

The new life comes… another life must go away

Earth indeed rotating millions times

But our life clock rotates only once

And no one knows when it will stop


Later when the life clock is no longer ticking

The dust will fused into the earth where it was taken

The human Spirit comes home to God in the eternity


Nothing efforts that can be grasped

There is no perishable thing that can be sustained


Life under the sun…

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David’s Song | God our Rock | Part 2 /3

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

Definitely recommended


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Magazines or God’s Word?




Like any gardener or farmer, I often grow impatient.   I want to see results within days of my planting. I soon remember that in this blogging world of ours, there are many seeds being planted each day.  The seeds don’t just pop out of the ground and become healthy, thriving, productive plants.  The process is slow and takes nurturing and tender care.

I know that I have a problem being patient.  I also have a problem with my confidence.  The devil likes to take advantage of those weaknesses and often puts weeds in my garden to choke out the seeds before they even have a chance to germinate.  I then realize that I am merely the seed thrower.  I don’t really have anything to do with the process once the seed is sown.  The rest is up to the Creator of all things living – God alone.

Lord, remind me that…

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