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It's February 4; Good Morning Union

“The heavens declare the glory of God…”             Psalm 19:1

It's February 3; Good Morning Union

“Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one God.”    Deuteronomy 6:4

One of the famous Hebrew prayers I learned one time (even in Hebrew!! J) from a Rabbi friend of mine that is central to their belief system and I discovered is central to mine as well! Here’s how the whole prayer goes:

שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ יְהוָ֥ה׀ אֶחָֽד:

“Shema Israel Jehova elohenu, Jehova ehad”

It's February 2; Good Morning Union

“If we confess our sins…”             1 John 1:9

The text in the end zones along with John 3:16, attempting to offer hope to everyone. I still like the “deal” God offers me. I do one thing, He response with two things—more than I even ask for! IF I confess my sins—that’s my part. Confessing, as I define it, is admitting, acknowledging, owning my poor choices. Here’s a little picture of my journey with this text over the years.

It's January 30; Good Morning Union

“Count it all joy… when you meet various trials, for the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”    James 1:2

I memorized the whole first chapter of James a long time ago and I was thinking about it on my walk yesterday morning and had an ah-ha moment with the first concept. I decided that if I remembered it this morning I would write about it! My walk comes after GMU or I would have written about it yesterday! Well, I remembered! J

It's January 29; Good Morning Union

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me…”    Galatians 2:20

It's January 28; Good Morning Union

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord….”  Jeremiah 29:11-13

It's January 27; Good Morning Union

“Let him who boasts, boast about this…”              Jeremiah 9: 23-24

I have Biblical “permission” to boast!! As long as I know what to boast about. First of all, what not to boast about:

1.       If I’m wise I should NOT boast about that

2.       If I’m strong I should NOT boast about that

3.       If I’m rich I should NOT boast about that

It's January 26; Good Morning Union

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”             Psalm 119:105

It's January 23; Good Morning Union

“When the Spirit of truth comes He will guide you into all truth.”               John 16:13

In my quest for truth, (so I can be free! J) the Guidebook that I have chosen to believe is true, promises that I will be guided into ALL TRUTH by God’s Spirit. So I now know that truth gives me freedom, truth is found in Jesus, and truth will be understood- fully- by the Spirit. And all that truth is very freeing me!! I have to believe something, why not that?!

It's January 22; Good Morning Union

First of all I need to apologize to anyone whom I have offended over the last two days. I have received responses to recent GMUs suggesting that I thought what happened to Heather was apparently “God’s will.” There is nothing farther from the truth in my life and my theology. My God is NOT the author of evil, sin, or anything else bad in this world, whether it happens to me or to anyone else. I believe that God works with the evil that we cause and the “junk” that happens in this world.


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