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Printable Issue 4665  Today is Friday, May 20th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4665
Installment #2 of 7 taken from the 2022 National Day of Prayer held the first of May.

This topic was for the CHURCH with the overall theme of Exalt the Lord:

"We Exalt the Lord Who has Established the Church: 

Jesus, You are the Head and we are Your body; commanded to go show Your love and share Your gospel. You are the Vine and we are the branches; deeply rooted, and by Your Spirit, for Your glory we bear much fruit. (John 15) You have purchased us with Your blood and defeated death. (Acts 20:28) You are worthy of our wonder and worship always. May all we think, say, and do exalt You as our Savior and express the assurance and hope we have in the salvation You have established for us. You have put Your purpose in us to take Your message and magnify and multiply it in all the places where you have established our steps for Your Kingdom and glory.
We Pray for the Church."

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Printable Issue 4664  Today is Thursday, May 19th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4664
"The Lord has made everything for
His own purposes---
even the wicked for punishment."


~ Proverbs 16:4 LAB


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Bible Commentary:  "This verse doesn't mean that God created some people to be wicked, but rather that God uses even the activities of wicked people to fulfill his good purposes. God is infinite and we are finite. No matter how great our intellects, we will never be able to understand Him completely. But we can accept by faith that He is all-powerful, all-loving, and all-good. We can believe that He is not the cause of evil. And we can trust that there are no loose ends in His system of judgment. Evil is a temporary condition in the universe. One day God will destroy it. In the meantime, He uses even evil intentions for His good purpose."

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Printable Issue 4663  Today is Wednesday, May 18th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4663

Ron and Florine, especially in their later years, would read together from Living Faith, a daily Catholic devotional.

Even while Ron spent his last few months in a care facility the tradition continued: Bible verse, several paragraphs of commentary, a handful of supporting Bible selections.

On the day of Ron's death - April 19 - the title for the day was "Letting Go". with the selected verse"  "Jesus said to her, 'Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.' (John 20:17)

While the supporting verses told about sending a child off the college, the day's selection spoke volumes to Florine and her family of 'letting go' of Ron. "It was a Holy Spirit moment," she said.

God loves to speak to His children as believers, if we will but listen.

There was a handful of listed Bible selections at the bottom of the day's entry. One of them was taken from Acts 2:36 - 41:  "And Peter replied, 'Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit. For Christ promised him to each one of you who has been called by the Lord our God, and to your children and even to those in distant lands!' (verses 38 -41)

 

 

"Thank You, God, what You are so knowable!"

Printable Issue 4662  Today is Tuesday, May 17th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4662

Something written by Anne Graham Lotz and sent to people's computers several days ago.


LIKE JESUS!

"Whom He foreknew,
He also predestined to be conformed 
to the image of His Son"

~ Romans 8:29 NKJY


"Do you ever get frustrated with the habits of sin in your life? I do! Even though I have been to the Cross and received forgiveness for all my sin, I still sin. I don’t want to. I try not to. I hate sin! But I still sin. The reality of sin is the single most discouraging, defeating, depressing fact in my life. But I can look forward with hope. Because one day, when I get to my Father’s House, all of my sin .
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my sinful tendencies,
my sinful thoughts,
my sinful actions,
my sinful words
my sinful feelings . . .

"... all my sins are going to fall away like a stinking garment that finally drops off and is discarded. What will be left will be the character of Christ that has been developed in me during my life on earth, and I will be like Jesus!"


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Printable Issue 4661  Today is Monday, May 16th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4661
One of last week's Karen's Korners, I wrote about our dog Rocky and his antics of 'hope'.

Today is #61 of "100 Things God loves About You" by Tama Fortner", also about '

God loves your hope.

"And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good."


~ Psalm 52:9


"Maybe it's been a rough day or week. Maybe even a rough month or year. It may even have been a rough life. But you keep going. You keep clinging to your Savior's hand. You keep hoping. Because you know what is promised, and because you know the One who promised is faithful. And because you know He loves you and your beautiful shining hope."

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Printable Issue 4660  Today is Friday, May 13th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4660
Last week was National Day of Prayer, with people from across the country. There were seven different topics of concern.

The first installment of seven was FAMILY  and with the overall theme of "We Exalt The Lord Who Has Established Us.":


"We Exalt the Lord Who has Established the Family:  We praise You Lord as our Creator; making each of us in Your image, and to be in a relationship with You. You are our Father and we are Your children. You said, 'It is not good for man to be alone' and created woman , to be united to man in marriage. (Genesis 2:22 - 24) It is only by Your wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. (Proverbs 24:3-4) We pray that every parent would train up their children in Your Word and prayer and Your name would be praised in all generations. (Proverbs 22:6 & Psalm 45:17) We pray for the widow and the orphan; that they would know Your everlasting love and presence as You never leave or forsake us.  We pray for the family."

 

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Printable Issue 4659  Today is Friday, May 13th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4659
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Printable Issue 4658  Today is Thursday, May 12th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4658
When I am in the kitchen rattling around, I can count on my dog Rocky, to come running. He looks up at me with pleading eyes. Maybe I might give him a drink of water, some food, or a treat. Whether he needs it or not. 

I would describe his intentions in one word:  HOPE! Hope that I might 'listen' to his silent plea. Sometimes he needs a drink or food. Many times he doesn't. While I don't always give it to Rocky, he always has hope!

I wonder if that compares to our asking our Heavenly Father for something. He wants us to come running to Him. Because of His Love for us, He gives us what we seek. Sometimes He may not because the things we might be asking for aren't the best answer. 

Our job? Always have HOPE!

According to Bible web site (biblegateway.com), there 180 references to 'hope' in the Bible. 

"Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from Him.

Truly He is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress.
I will not be shaken.

~ Psalm 62:5,6 NIV

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God, help us today to have hope for whatever we might be facing! Thank You that You are our Rock and we don't need to be shaken!
Printable Issue 4657  Today is Wednesday, May 11th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4657
Something by Anne Graham Lotz for the day.

LIKE JESUS

"Whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son."

~ Romans 8:29 NKJV


"Do you ever get frustrated with the habits of sin in your life? I do? Even thought I have been to the Cross and received forgiveness for all my sin, I still sin. I don't want to. I try not to. I have sin! But I still sin. The reality of sin is the single most discouraging, defeating, depressing fact in my life. But I can look forward with hope. Because one day, when I get to me Father's House, all of my sin.....

* my sinful tendencies,

* my sinful thoughts,

* my sinful actions,

* my sinful words,

* my sinful feelings.......

all my sins, are going to fall away like a stinking garment that finally drops off and is discarded. What will be left will be the character of Christ that has been developed in me during my life on earth, and I will be like Jesus!

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Printable Issue 4656  Today is Monday, May 9th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4656
A dose of God's Love to begin the week.

Taken from "100 Things God Loves About You"; Simple Reminders for When You Need Them the Most. By Tama Fortner. Number 52.

God Loves Your Hands.

"The Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete."

~ Deuteronomy 16:15


"Holding, lifting, touching, serving. So many things your hands can do. For God, for others, and for you.

"Palms lifted up in praise. Fingers wet with wiped-away tears or sticky with the messes of children, of life, of service. The work of your hands may not always seem important to you or to a world too busy to take notice. But to the one you touch, to the one whose tears you wipe away, and to the One your hands really serve, there are few gifts more precious. God loves the work of your hands."

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