A Promise FulfilledWritten by Joyce C. Lock
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From day God began revealing Himself, she's had no desire to turn back ... and has had to separate from whomever would hold her to Biblical laws (as both physical and spiritual conditions otherwise begin deteriorating). There's no medical explanation as to how it's possible for her to walk, as surgeries were never done - or bones healed. Today, she is a walking testimony (both spiritually and literally) that you 'can' walk, if you keep your eyes on God. He isn't dead. He'll tell you when and which laws apply to accomplish His purpose. God kept His word ... If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Ch. 7:14 As ability to stay home with her children was thereafter provided for, God even fulfilled a promise that wasn't sought. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to power that worketh in us, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Ep.3:20 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of sea driven with wind and tossed. Ja.1:6 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. I Jn. 3:22 And this is confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have petitions that we desired of him. I Jn.5:15 © by Joyce C. Lock http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ http://www.aspecialplace.net/ChristianityMadeSimple/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations-originalwritings/ http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/heavenlyinspirations-intro.htm This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.
At the Edge of Our FaithWritten by Carol Dee Meeks
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another chapter of recovery: a stroke, a colonoscopy scare, Edge page/2
How imagination can be like a run-away-train.
waiting, listening, and praying for good news-the friendly
kind of cancer, dropped us to our knees. At edge of our
faith, we learned to really lean on our Lord and Savior. We
accepted His grace, more than we deserved, and took His hand
He held out to us. We’ll overcome this obstacle as we’ve
overcome our other health issues.
I am a native New Mexican recently retired, but my writing days are young.
I have three honorable mentions at Bylines Magazine for two short stories and a poem. I also was awarded a SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION for a poem from the same magazine. I feel like the honorable mention kid since I own one at Hodgepodge as well. <>Retirement allows me time to hone my craft of which I so love to do and spend time with my family.