Daily Bible Verse
Deuteronomy 32:4 (peshitta)
For his works are perfect; and all his ways are just; he is a faithful God and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
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Loving the law more than your neighbor

K Reynolds+
published . 3 min read
It was 1837 and many families in Branch County, Michigan were starving. Thousands of New Englanders had poured into the "Michigan-Toledo Strip" but there was a problem they had not foreseen. First harvests are poor in virgin soil and supplies were running out. In addition to that, few people had the resources to make the long journey to obtain flour. In June 1937, it is recorded that a man named Ira Purdy, who had a good team was approached by a man while he was hitching up his team to go look for some flour for his starving neighbors. The man begged him for food as his family was starving and were ill. Mr. Purdy immediately gave the man a bushel of wheat with which he had intended to feed his team on the journey and told him to take it and feed his family. Then he set off on......

A cry for help

K Reynolds+
published . 3 min read
I have been a member of CB for over 10 years and during that time it has truly lived up to it's motto, "A place to be blessed and to bless others!" Four months after I joined CB, I was dianosed with triple negative breast cancer. Triple negative breast cancer is extremely aggressive and therefore is treated with dose-dense chemotherapy. That combined with a reaction I had to one of the chemo drugs as well as Neulasta (a drug that helps protect your vulnerable immune system), rendered me a semi-invalid for most of 2008. CB was one of my lifelines with the outside world. Two years later, after learning I'd had a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured brain aneurysm, members of this community lifted me up in prayer and continued to pray for, support and encourage me when......

Warfare is at hand be prepared today

John Knox+
published . 2 min read
All week as I have been praying the word from the Holy Spirit has been – ‘Bend It.’ This has been repeated into my spirit constantly every time I have entered into the throne room of our Father. I have never had such a persistent word from the Lord. I immediately thought of the need for our spirits to be flexible and willing to bend to the will and wind of the Holy Spirit. But as I pressed into this understanding I began to feel unease that this was not the message I needed to hear. As I continued to meditate and ponder on this word which did not let up – ‘Bend it; Bend it; Bend it.’ I reasoned that maybe this was speaking of the yoke and burden of Christ that is easy and light. Again this did not seem to sit easy with my spirit as there was no settled......

I am rejoicing in the aftermath of irma

John Knox+
published . 2 min read
My thoughts and prayers are with the good folks of Florida. Even though I am one of the furtherest by distance, my heart went out to those who have been traumatised, as if I was there with those devastated families. The images on our local news bulletins caused my spirit to cry out to our heavenly Father. So much so that I was able under the Holy Spirits dictation to pen the last blog. I still stand by word that I released on this site in that last blog and along with other believers, we bent our knees and hearts before the Lord of Hosts, asking for the Lord of the wind to overcome the hurricane. We were not willing to allow the fury and anger of the enemy to destroy and kill Gods plans of revival and reformation alignment across the land. We kept these verse s from James 5:16 and Mark......

Our biggest problem and greatest need

Les B+
published . 3 min read
Gal. 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) Many things have been written about this verse on CB and the Christian world. This translation is chosen for a very specific reason. I and we too often speak and think of Christ and the crucifixion in past tense. Something done two thousand years ago allowing us to now consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to righteousness. The Lord is very specifically making a point of this truth present tense. At this very moment, are we crucified in Christ whatever we are doing or encounter? Is my heart, thoughts, and life given completely to this notion … I am crucified......

The prodigal returns home

Kristen Gray+
published . 1 min read
"But when he came to himself, he said, 'how many of my father's hired servants have more bread, but I perish here with hunger." (Luke 15:17) I have FINALLY submitted. Awkward and embarrassed, I am grateful to find my way back home to CB. This time my absence was a little over a year. In my time away I wasted time. I wasted my gift. My God-given talent with the written word. I lost the love for it too. I can't remember the last time I truly was inspired to pen as a ready writer. My joy to express the treasures that the Holy Spirit prompted was dormant as a frosty winter morning. I reasoned that my "writing block" was seasonal and typical of most writers. However, I could not escape the truth that I lacked the discipline and accountability to my ministry of......

An offering of thanks and praise

Les B+
published . 2 min read
Gal. 5:22, 23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (NASB) Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for today for Your Spirit and Word. I write a simple thanks to You! Though others grow tired of hearing my woes … Thank you there were no anxiety attacks today! Thank you Lord Jesus. Praise Your Name! I sound like those thanking You for a day without drink. There has not been a day like this for two years. Only something, the Lord of all could do. Thanks and praise to Your Name! Giving rest to my soul, what wondrous grace! Speaking now of Your yoke easy and light. You are gracious to all who seek You. Lord, I ask the Spirit helps make this a day of remembrance.......

Written in my heart God is the creator

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 3 min read
Written in My Heart: God IS The Creator In early August of 2001, I was driving south on Highway #169 in the Minnesota River Valley, and, for some reason, I was arguing with myself as to whether or not God really exists. Right then, I came to a curve in the road and was able to view a beautiful scene of a hillside of lush green trees, a partly cloudy sky, a small stream and the prairie stretching far off to the west, all in one long glance. I think God magnified the beauty of this scene at that particular moment. I said out loud, I know God exists. All of this could not have just happened. I believe for God's reason, He wanted me to declare Him to be "The Creator." This was the initial experience God used to launch and draw me into a focus on the literal truth of God's......

Reflections on faith

Barb
published . 2 min read
If you have been a follower of Christ for any length of time, you are familiar with the numerous passages that speak of faith. In fact, without faith it is impossible to please God! Most certainly faith is of utmost importance. Recently in a time away studying and seeking the Lord, the Spirit impressed the words “spiritually apprehend”. The context of what I was reading and reflecting on spoke of the need to spiritually apprehend the meaning behind the scriptures. Apprehend katalambano properly signifies "to lay hold of;" then, "to lay hold of so as to possess as one's own, to appropriate." Hence it has the same twofold meaning as the Eng. "to apprehend;" (a) "to seize upon, take possession of," Perhaps we see faith as believing,......

Thinking about a dear friend

Dwight Alight Davis
published . 1 min read
P They finally bloomed! After planting, watering, Miracle Growed, weeding and running off squirrels and deer my sun flowers have finally bloomed! They are 6 or 7 feet tall with very strong stalks. I am very pleased. I have not grown sun flowers in years but this year I wanted to because a good friend of mine loved sun flowers. So in memory of the best ever blogger here at CB, I dedicate my sun flowers to Kirk. I hope as he looks down on them he remembers me and how much I loved to read his blogs. How much he inspired me to grow as a Christian. How much he taught me to love Jesus and one another. I remember being upset from time to time and Kirk, in his special way would calm me down. He was one special guy! Miss you, alight...

Remain strong in Jesus

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 1 min read
Last evening's devotional time was spent reading chapter 3 of 2nd Timothy. I often think that a large portion of scripture was written for the present time and is leading directly to the soon return of Jesus. This scripture describes the state of a large portion of the human race today. 2 Timothy 3: 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un...thankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (NKJV) Believers and followers of Jesus must......