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Willa last won the day on March 23 2015

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  1. I understand the need to follow God in the use of your talents. However, Jesus gave the example of being a servant. He just met needs that he saw, whether washing tired dusty feet, or whether it was healing the sick, or especially of preaching God's message of repentance and faith toward God. He showed people their need for a Savior and that He Himself is Who will meet our needs. God opens our eyes to the needs of others according to the gifts given us. I see emotional and spiritual needs. My husband sees practical needs and even anticipates them so that he is there to provide them. Jesus saw every need. I also understand the need to first be healed yourself. It would seem that God is doing that through your writing. But there comes a time that God will ask you to pour out your life to others to meet their needs. We follow the Holy Spirit as He unfolds each day. It is not mapped out as a course of action but is full of surprises and interruptions that prove to be divine appointments: opportunities to minister to others out of the life of Christ within you.
  2. Depending on the story, you might take a look at the "absolutely positive" heading right above it. That is supposed to be a place for encouragement and inspiration. See what you think. Blessings, Willa
  3. If he is an unbeliever you should let him go and you remarry a committed Christian. 1Co 7:13 NKJV And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 1Co 7:15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage (to marriage vows) in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 1Co 7:10 AMP But to the married people I give charge—not I but the Lord—that the wife is not to separate from her husband. 1Co 7:11 But if she does [separate from and divorce him], let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband. And [I charge] the husband [also] that he should not put away or divorce his wife.
  4. People will be judged for their works in the end and unless they repent they will burn in hell. But our job is to forgive. By that I mean to allow Christ in us to forgive the unforgivable, since he hung on a cross and prayed "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do". That same Spirit lives within us when we receive Christ and are born again. What is humanly impossible for us to do, He can do through us and in us.
  5. It is more about being a friend and not expecting anything in return.
  6. Love every one of these. Bless you for posting them and putting such a smile on my face.
  7. Fellowship is a good thing, Alexis, The body of Christ is supposed to build itself up and strengthen one another. It is a mutual blessing. Welcome to Worthy, Willa
  8. Amen! Our God is faithful.
  9. Was it he who taught Saul, who God changed into Paul?
  10. Secular=unbelievers usually believe that they will not be held accountable. The point is that it is the Holy Spirit Who reveals to people that they will suffer eternally for rejecting the Christ and for their sin. They don't need to be taught that.
  11. The fact remains that it is the Holy Spirit Who convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement. It is He Who turns us from sinfulness to Christ's loving provision of eternal bliss and forgiveness. . And many people do this through fear of eternal torment in hell. It is the Holy Spirt Who reveals that to them; the secular belief is that we just cease to exist. That is their wishful thinking, that they don't have to give account for their actions and won't suffer for their rejection of God's eternal Son. True, a few have read Dante's Inferno. But that is mythical.
  12. The one that come to mind was the prediction that a virgin shall give birth. Virgin is the best word that can be used in translation since women who were found not be virgins during their betrothal were to be executed. But the RSV I received in 1960 used "young woman" which is another way it could be translated but for the context, which always should be considered. A liberal or unbelieving translator will choose a word that aligns with his skeptical view. There were many others but it has been a long time since I read it and it is not worth it to me to dig them out right now. It is possible that the revisions and updates have cleaned it up a bit. But I would choose ESV over it because it is used by the more conservative churches.
  13. That's no joke! Usually the roads are closed do to poor visibility in strong dust storms, or they are closed to high profile vehicles like trucks because it is not uncommon for a semi (tractor-trailer rig) to get blown over or blown off the road. But high piled tumbleweeds are very common. Right now they are working on the large irrigation canals, which means they are burning the tumble weeds that have filled them. Tumbleweeds can be 4 or more feet across so it doesn't take many to make a huge pile under an overpass. We have hit many, and they can tear the rubber boots under your car that guard parts of the axel/wheel assembly.
  14. I loved that song till we moved here.
  15. Connery's English was quite good, I thought. But Thomas capitalized on the space between his front teeth, which gave his s an sh sound with a little spittle spray to shower others occasionally, as I remember. I was somewhat of a fan of both. But Terry Thomas did a fine job in Its a Mad Mad World, as did his arch enemy Ethel Merman. She was the epitome of the overbearing mother in law that would tempt most of us to KILL!