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by Tanya Linzey  God  In Focus   At the start of this New Year, my husband and pastor of our church presented a theme for our church entitled, “Applying God’s Word”. He presented it through a message about “Vision” using the verse in Proverbs 29:18 which says, “Where there is no vision , the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. He then went on to explain that vision is beyond just us seeing but it involves hearing also. Back in the Old Testament in the days of the prophets and in 1 Samuel 3;1 it says, ”The Word of God was precious in those days, there was no open vision (meaning no message or direction from God.) Putting the two thoughts together, it basically means that without God’s Word the people perish!    God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. (Psalms 119:105) In the New Testament and in 2 Peter 1:19 God tells us that “We have a more sure word of prophecy; which is the word of God: whereunto, ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light

Reflections on 2021

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Written by Tanya "O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together," Ps. 34:3     A s I have reflected over this past year, I am in awe of God's faithfulness, care, and provisions yet again. Yes, our Lord is always the same yesterday, today, and forever; but, I continue to stand amazed as I see His hand and love in personal ways.    Back in  February, the Lord birthed a long-time vision to begin music recordings for our family. It has been our heart's desire for many years now, and in the Lord's beautiful timing, He saw fit to let the process truly take off this year. It has been a huge project as my precious husband, Ron, has invested and been the mastermind behind engineering it all. Our livingroom has turned into a portable music studio, and we have all grown accustomed to the words being sent throughout the house, "Going hot!" All becomes quiet--even down to the little ones, as those who are recording proceed and others turn to quiet pro

Mountain Tip Experiences

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Some mountains are just breathtakingly beautiful. Other mountains are daunting and scary. Being a very neat and tidy person, I began to get a little overwhelmed as a young mother when my children were multiplying as well as my dishes and laundry at a very rapid rate. Sometimes it seemed that all my days and time consisted of was tackling the overwhelming mountains of dishes and laundry.   Now, a mother of sixteen, I have had a few years of climbing experiences to the top of those mountains as well as God strengthening me to move those mountains by His grace and wisdom. These two areas are ones many moms struggle with, and I would like to share some “tips” that have helped me “top” those mountains and see brighter days.   DISHES: Most of the time we have not had a dishwasher. But even as we do have one now, we choose not to use it most of the time. 1) it takes much more time to wash, and 2) it can take even longer to dry. Drain boards are my best dish friends. 1.      I have

It's Not a Joke! What the Resurrection means for me

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With what is commonly know as “April fool’s day” having just passed, the powerful assurance of the Resurrection strikes my heart even more so as we quickly approach what our family has come to call Resurrection Day. I once heard a preacher comment on April fool’s day saying, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) But, my friend, I’m telling you, there is a God in heaven just as surely as there are rocks outside!   The story of God coming down to earth as a little baby to grow up in the home of a lowly carpenter’s family, whose feet would collect the dust of the streets in his home country of Israel, Whose voice would be heard with carnal ears, Whose garments would be sought after by dirty hands, and Whose miracles would be beheld with unbelieving eyes…is a story that seems too good to be true. God became Man? Yes!   And this same God, who spoke the worlds into existence, has given us enough evidence to make belief in Him a most reasonable thing, but ha

Oh! What a Morning!

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  I watched the sunrise from my bedroom window, an amazing and beautiful lightning storm upon a pink and orange backdrop with billowing, clouds hung in the Sky. While watching the amazing display put on by my   Creator, I rejoiced as I read Luke's account of my Savior’s resurrection! The lightning flashed the thunder roared He’s still in control this Easter morn’! The empty tomb stands there to prove that the power of death couldn't keep my Lord. The gates of hell did not prevail this King of Kings — the Lord Supreme. He it is who's risen indeed, transactions done, the victories won. The temple veil no longer separates but now beckons us unto that holy place for his blood has paid for our redemption. And there he stands, Himself, the Redeemer and High Priest calling out to all who may look to him and you'll be saved; our propitiation and Interceder: Jesus Christ God's own precious Son! now we look for His great return but until then repent from your sin leave your b

Who in the world are you? (Your Identity in Christ)

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 By Christina Right now, take a moment and think of the top three things that you personally think you are identified as. And no reading further until you have come up with these three things! (I had to say that because I know what kind of person I naturally am😉.) Okay...now, list the top three things other people usually tell you that you are. Do you feel like the two brief lists are similar? In what ways? How do you see them differ? Do you feel confident in this identity? Or perhaps, you might honestly feel insecure and rather useless because of the contemplative answers...? As I was doing a little study for a ladies’ fellowship time, I was emphatically struck with something that I hadn’t noticed before in a rather common biblical account. In fact, my Oxford KJV Bible’s study notes helped to greatly highlight it (...you’ve gotta love a wholesome study Bible with the Scofield Study System👍)! Ruth. Who was she? Who did she see herself identified as? Who did others perceive her to be

Resurrection! A Time to Celebrate

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By Mrs. Linzey   Resurrection time is the greatest celebration a Christian can commemorate. Christmas is that beautiful time of recognizing our Savior’s birth. Yet the Christmas season is not complete without looking forward to the victory of our Lord and Savior over sin, death, and the grave, which is celebrated on Resurrection Day (Easter).   Several years ago we recognized that our culture has hardly celebrated Resurrection time in its true sense and we as a family desired to have that time set aside as one of greater importance than we had before. So we set out to change some things in our own family traditions, and added some things as well.   Decoration Since Resurrection often falls either at the end of March or beginning of April nowadays, we take the month of March to intentionally enjoy wonderful music and a choral build-up to a Resurrection Cantata. We usually have a missions focus by placing different missionary cards on display as a reminder to pray for the l