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Galatians 6:17

Galatians 6:17

For I bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus.

After Thought

As a puppy Oogy was used as a bait dog but survived against all odds and now lives a happy life with his forever family. Oogy was found laying in a cage, severely injured. He had no food or water. He was just laying there, dying. Oogy’s owner Larry said, “Oogy had been lying in his cage completely unattended – that is, without food, water, medicine, any care at all – for five to ...

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1 Kings 5:4

1 Kings 5:4

But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.

After Thought

In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest. All He asks is that we come to Him...that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditating on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him - totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence.

~Chuck Swindoll

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Deuteronomy 28:13

Deuteronomy 28:13

If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

After Thought

God has given us a precious promise that we don't always have to be the "under-dog." In His power we can become a "top-cat" and have victories in a world that has tribulations and trials. He will teach us to be over comers.

~Pastor Bob

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James 1:19-20

James 1:19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

After Thought

The scriptures state that there are times when we will become angry over situations or circumstances, but we must not allow the anger to be of long duration. Anger that is not resolved through reconciliation or forgiveness causes bitterness, that like a root, invades and ...

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Genesis 28:12

Genesis 28:12

And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

After Thought

Ok. I realize this is not a picture of an angel. However, many of us have to admit that our pets are able to minister to us in very comforting and wonderful ways.

~Pastor Bob

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Job 10:1

Job 10:1

I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain.

After Thought

When I feel like the expression on this puppy's face I remember the wise words of Charlie Brown, "this is my depressed stance”.

When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being ...

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1 Corinthians 3:19

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness."

After Thought

All too often we are our own worst enemy. God's laws were not designed to rob us of happiness, but to protect us from the truly painful things in life. Unfortunately, like this cat, we have all gotten ourselves into situations where simple obedience to God's wisdom would have prevented. The good news is that God ...

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Psalm 30:5

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.

After Thought

My dogs remind me of the promised shout of joy to come with each new day. They don't fret over yesterday and don't worry about tomorrow. They wake up excited and expectant, rejoicing in their being fed and being with us. They are sad when we must be away for work or errands, but position themselves so they can look out the window ready to rejoice at our return. Though ...

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