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Keep Steady During Times of Worry
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken". "In this verse, the psalmist David encourages people to rely on God to carry their burdens and keep them steady during times of worry." With Father's Day just celebrated, I'd like to tell this little story similar to Dr. David Jeremia...
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Less is More
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday 17, 2024How I love it when summer mornings start out cooler.  One can peacefully enjoy the porch with solitude and a piping hot cup of coffee.This year I have a few less flowers and have replaced several chairs with a small round table and four chairs. Makes it perfect for having lunch on the porch. Also it provides a space to color and...
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Quiet Time
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Ecclesiastes 3:7 NKJV ‬"...A time to keep silence, And a time to speak.." In her later years, my mom lived with my brother; they practiced "quiet time" every day from 2 to 4. They accepted no phone calls, no visitors, watched no television and listened to no radio from 2 to 4 every day. It was "quiet time". I remember hospitals used to implement th...
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My Lord is My Shepherd
Lynn Berna
Devotions
 Monday, June 10, 2024I have been enjoying my cup of coffee while keeping an eye on the chickadee filling up on seed at our birdfeeder. This week marks a two year anniversary of an emergency abdominal surgery which left me feeling weak and challenged.   Recovery has continued and as I hold my granddaughter as she sleeps I speak ...
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It's Beyond Our Thoughts Now...
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
 sample of colored page in our first book Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established." Yes! Thank you, Lord! Lynn and I are working on our second coloring book and devotion.  Unlike our previous book, I am formatting the book myself without help from anyone. This is my firs...
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Keep Tending the Garden
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Acts 14:17 “He did good and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” . Gardening takes time and effort.  Left to themselves my husband says you end up growing an unwanted plant, in other words...a weed. The fruits of your effort though are always great to share. Larry's favorite frui...
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Let's Be Like Pat Boone, Squeaky Clean!
Carolyn Hayes
Life
Romans 3:10-12:  King James Version "10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one" Pat Boone We need more squeaky clean people like ...
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Memorial Day
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, May 27, 2024  Psalm 135:13 “Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever, and Thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.”    In the late 1860’s following the Civil War, Memorial Day also known as Decoration Day, was organized by a group of once enslaved people from Charleston, South Carolina.  On May 5, 1866,...
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Best Meatloaf for Two
Carolyn Hayes
Life
 Ecclesiastes 9:7 "Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works." When putting together my prayer board (pages), I even pray about what Pat and I should eat, meals for two. I realize all the meals I make are not always healthy but I want them to be good. Pat's a...
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Reflections on Celebrating 35 Years of Marriage
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, May 20, 2024  Celebrating being married thirty-five years and find it as satisfying as steamy coffee in a favorite cup.The Bible says in Ephesians 5:22-23 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.” It takes a lot of patience, forgiveness on each ot...
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Life is for the Birds
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Here’s Mr. 83, a racing pigeon. I took this picture several years ago, and I often think of this bird. I don’t know anything about racing pigeons and I don’t want to know. I do know that it’s not good for the birds, too many hazards, and keeps them away from their mates too long. It’s another gambling device for people that they don’t need! With it...
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God Shines His Northern Lights
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, May 13, 2024 Psalm 8:3 from The Bible says, “When I consider Your heavens and the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You, (The Living, True Creator, God) have set in place”    It was very interesting when USA Today reported that a series of strong solar flares from the sun could cause the Northern Li...
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The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful
Carolyn Hayes
Life
Just for fun, the second in a series of iconic LIFE covers, I chose Zsa Zsa Gabor as she sported the LIFE magazine cover on October 15, 1951, one day before my birth. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a Hollywood star. A lot of little girls did. However, many of the Hollywood stars' lives were sad and tragic. I read a quote the other day on t...
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Small Town in the Summer
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, May 6, 2024 If you have had the privilege of growing up in a small town you have been truly blessed. Vacation Bible School at a community church, getting an ice cream cone at the dairy, swimming at the public pool, a Little League baseball game, such are the pleasures of living life in a small town when the season turns to summer. Little Le...
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What's Your One Chicken?
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Hebrews 13:16 (ESV) "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."  The other day I watched a video on Facebook. It was of an older lady with a southern accent telling a story about her family. I love to hear someone talk with a Southern accent, especially saying words like chicken and pie...
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Prayer and Kind Ways
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, April 29, 2024 Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”Nothing like a good cup of coffee in one hand, a pleasant breeze with sunshine, and a life lived to be kind to others. Often we serve God in what seems like the little things. God always has a plan. We must pray ...
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Beginning of LIFE
Carolyn Hayes
Life
Psalm  139-13-15"...you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth." LIFE. This i...
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Coffee by the Ocean
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, April 22, 2024 Enjoying my morning cup of coffee and celebrating a Monday with you.  My husband and I have had some opportunity to visit the ocean during the off season.  Perhaps you have, too. A more lonely beach at that time of the year, it is often accompanied by gray skies and sometimes whitecaps.   Psalm 1...
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Warm Welcome
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, January 22, 2024I Peter 1:9 TLB. “Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay for the night.”Sometimes just a cup of coffee and a listening ear is all the hospitality a person needs. 
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A Woman, A Homemaker
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ESV
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