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Why are you angry?

      Reading Genesis 4:6, "And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?  and why is thy countenance fallen?" So many times going through my day, I have an idea or expectation of how it's going to go. And then absolutely nothing turns out as planned.....imagine that! Notice my words "My idea, my expectations",  it is so easy to get discouraged and focused on how things should have gone, and how much better it all would have been if only it was done the way I had planned.  And then, my response shows all over my face, my body language, my attitude, my heart! Cain too, had an idea.  It wasn't the one God had in mind.......and instead of just changing his expectation of what he thought a sacrifice should be,   he eliminated the  competition. He killed his brother.  God noticed......all of it.   The bad attitude, the degusted  look on his face, the dark heart. Listen, I understand our intention isn't usually to kill someone😏, but a bad response can kill
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Is it real or is it cake?

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Thank-fullness with mind-fullness

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loosing heart

  Listen, this world is a tough place. I don't believe there is anyone on planet earth, who doesn't "feel" how tough things are in this world. In many ways. That doesn't mean we get to sit down and stop my sister likes to remind me, our reach and affect go much farther than we know. Everything we do matters. 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14 "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.  Let all your things be done with charity." The battle is now.  Soon our King will come and take us on to His heavenly kingdom, but not yet....... YOU are not to old, or to young, or to busy, or to tired....... YOU are the very one God has chosen to love the people He puts before you. Chin up, Get up, get your love on....πŸ˜‰ ~love Jackie

Apples of gold in frames of silver

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In case you haven't noticed,  there is a labor shortage ............ everywhere.......... If Jesus were here on earth today, what would be His urgent message to us, to our world? I don't think it would change.  The harvest is ready, the laborers are few. Matthew 9:37 Then saith he ( Jesus) unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborer's are few; Maybe you are one who, since covid, decided God doesn't  "need" you to help spread the Gospel......maybe you think, I have done have my part let someone else do it now....I have my own things I need to get done. Or maybe you are just tired and want to stay home away from the problems in our communities, and sit on your couch... Look around you,  time to get busy folks.     No hurt feelings, no distractions.... ~love jackie now is the time to get back in the race. The race for souls.   It is time to get back to work..... Work for the Lord. 

worth your salt

  I remember hearing as a child, "worth your weight in salt".   Salt was always something easy to come by for us.  We went to the store to buy many varieties of salt.  Course, pink, kosher, fine grain, you name it we could buy it. Today as I thought about why God would choose something so plentiful and easy to get as salt to illustrate our value, steadfastness, and impact, it hit me!   Salt has to be mined.   It isn't easy to get.  It's value was comparative to gold.   It isn't easy to be salt for this world.  As a matter of fact it is very hard work......but it is needed more now than ever before. To be salt that has value is to dig into God's word and allow it to change us and make us strong and purified, devoted and a little spicy πŸ˜. Salt.   Yeah , Salt   Matthew 5:13-16