Author Archive: ValMay

You do not realize…

“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” How many times have we said that to someone, like a child or family member or friend, who doesn’t understand our motives. How many times has the Lord said that to each one of us when we do not understand what …

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“Do What He Tells You”

Jesus’s first miracle, turning the water into wine, is a quiet miracle. He didn’t do it in the midst of crowds or in the temple. Even the master of the house didn’t realize what was going on. We know that his mother was there and some servants who, because they listened and did what He …

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The Scarlet Thread

I am a ‘word’ guy and I found myself intrigued the other day while reading a devotional from ‘Unveiling Mercy’. I was intrigued because the term ‘homograph’ came up. Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. You are already familiar with them but here are a few examples: Agape … …

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Pursued by God

While in Texas for a convention, I attended a marvelous service at a church my cousin and her husband pastor in McKinney, Texas. It was a Sunday night that was full of the Holy Spirit. Good people praising, worshiping, waiting and listening for a Word from God. … and He responded. He spoke to many …

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The Son Has Come

In the dark of night, the sky gives no hints that the sun will rise again. And yet we look with expectancy for another day to come. We remember the reliable regularity of a sun that rises in the sky every day of our lives. In the earliest moments of dawn, the darkness must give …

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“Then I came by”

The phrase struck my heart. I was reading in Ezekiel where the Lord was going through the birth and life of Israel and how Israel started out as an abandoned newborn baby. The Message translation says, “No one cared a fig for you. … You were thrown out in a vacant lot and left there, …

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A Father For A Little While

The little Hobbit Merry was captivated by the kindness of Theoden, King of Rohan, in whose company he ended up in while the rest of the Fellowship was splintered into different parts of the grand epic story. ‘As a father you shall be to me,’ said Merry. ‘For a little while,’ said Théoden. * In …

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? That question has been asked since the days of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis. Am I? I was troubled this morning by a story on the news of a young 10 year-old who had crossed the border with a group from Mexico into the USA and then …

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Take Heart Children of the King!

I saved a Bluebird. I heard rustling in our wood stove insert. I was not sure what it was for a while – a mouse, snake, or bird?? But, I am not the bravest when it comes to varmints, or any small creature that moves quickly.  It was too dark to see anything through the …

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On The Lookout

“He was one who lived expectantly, on the lookout …” Mark 15:42-45 MSG I love that: “one who lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God.” I think that was difference between Joseph of Arimathea and the other members of the Jewish Council. He was LOOKING for God and expecting that He would …

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