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Pearls of Grace – October 24

October 24 For This I Have Jesus "Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame." Isaiah 50:7(NLT) Is there any force that could assail my soul taking... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 23

October 23 The Gift of Praise "They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening." I Chronicles 23:30 The greatest gift we could ever offer to God is the gift of praise. Every morning as we rise, the hope of Heaven is that we will stand to... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 22

October 22 A Lodging for Grace "But God Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:4-5 Those who have taken refuge in the Lodging of Gods grace,... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 21

October 21 There is One Who Never Abandons "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18 A woman, who had taken care of her daughter for many years, was overcome by grief when her daughter passed away. The loneliness and depression was more than she could bear day in... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 20

October 20 Wide Receivers "So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him." I Kings 19:19 Although Im no sports enthusiast, especially football, I... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 19

October 19 A Love For Gods Word "If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me." Psalm 119:92-93 Every woman or man that God has used mightily upon the earth has been life-long students of... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 18

October 18 Hopeful, Redeemed Pure & Zealous "Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purifyfor Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 17

October 17 He is for You "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?" Romans 8:31-32 It was a... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 16

October 16 The Pathway to Godlessness "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Judges 21:25 The nation of Israel had finally entered into the Land God had promised to Abraham. They encountered giants in the land and won their land battle by battle against... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 15

October 15 Fearless "In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge." Proverbs 14:26 As a little girl, I was terribly afraid of the dark. I would look under my bed several times before getting into bed and anywhere else that I thought someone could hide. I was... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 14

October 14 Memorial Songs "Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations..." Deuteronomy 32:7 Moses, Gods servant, was about to die when he penned a song for Gods people. It was a song that God said they were to take to heart for by it they would prolong their days in the... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 13

October 13 Seasons of Life "Be ready in season and out" II Timothy 4:2 There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 12

October 12 The Gavel is Not Yours "Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door." James 5:9 How patient God has been with us every day of our life. He did not give to us what we deserved but... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 11

October 11 The Fleeting of Time "For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow" Ecclesiastes 6:12 When I received the invitation in the mail to attend my High School Reunion I was immediately taken back twenty... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 10

October 10 Who Do You Belong To? "Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles, 4 youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 9

October 9 The Place Of Keeping "The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways" Deuteronomy 28:9 "The only fear I have it to fear to get out of the will of... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 8

October 8 Deadly Detours "But you have departed out of the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law..." Malachi 2:8 Walk with God long enough and sooner or later your life will converge with another path bringing you face to face with a choice; a decision you must make. Daily we are... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 7

October 7 When We Run from God "The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me. But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD." Jonah 1:1-3... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 6

October 6 Here Comes the Bride "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7 The church was beautiful and the music was captivating as the bridal party made their march down the aisle one... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 5

October 5 The Influence of Others "Do not be deceived brethren, bad company corrupts good morals" I Corinthians 15:33 When my children were approaching their teen years, one of my most repeated speeches would contain this verse! My girls had many friends from school, church, the neighborhood, and other social groups they belonged to and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 4

October 4 God Never Needs A Nap "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creatorof the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable." Isaiah 40:28 As a young mother of two little girls, working a full time job, serving in my... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 3

October 3 The Power of Song "in the night his song shall be with me my prayer unto the God of my life." Psalm 42:8 The Nightingale birds are known for their unique singing because unlike other birds, they sing in the night time. Their songs are loud and have an impressive range. They are... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 2

October 2 Trade Places With God "Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place." I Chronicles 16:27 Have you ever wanted to trade places with someone else; someone you thought had it better than you? What we usually dont know is whats behind the scene of ones life who seems... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 1

October 1 Still Waters "He leads me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:2 Have you ever thought to yourself;"If God would just write it in the sky so I would know what to do things would be so much better", I have and on more than one occasion. One of the greatest challenges facing Gods... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 30

September 30 Our Heavenly Report Card"It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself, if his conduct is pure and right." Proverbs 20:11 Like every other child who had not given their best in school, I dreaded report card day. I knew that my grades in math, reading, science and social studies would be... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 29

September 29 Living Large "I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise, nor wealth t the discerning, nor favor to men of ability, for time and chance overtake them all." Ecclesiastes 9:11 Abraham Lincoln... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 28

September 28 Every Good Work, Every Good Word "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word." II Thessalonians 2:16-17 In every good work and in every good... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 27

September 27 Emptied to Fill "He must increase but I must decrease." John 3:30 From the time the Lord saved me I have had a heart to help people; to give them Jesus. For years I struggled in my feeble to "save" everyone and be some sort of spiritual hero in the lives of others.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 26

September 26 There Are Angels Among Us"For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:11-12 Who can forget the popular TV series, "Touched by An Angel" or "Highway... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 25

September 25 Pearle from Pasadena "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it." Colossians 4:17 Ruth Graham, at Pearle Goodes funeral, spoke these words in honor of her life: "here lie the mortal remains of much of the secret of Bills ministry". Pearle was 90 years... Read more