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Jennifer Jo Weiss

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships (Part 2)

From yesterday’s notes, I hope that you are beginning to realize that everyone has an “enemy” to some degree.     No one likes these kinds of topics, but nonetheless, they are important to our Christian walk!    For further insight, read about Job or David - two prime examples of men who h…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships- Part 1

After watching a police mystery being solved on TV, I was intrigued with the typical phrase that was used to describe the victim; “He had no known enemies.” Known or unknown, I believe that everyone has enemies!   Let’s discuss this.   I’ll start with the big, wide v…

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Praying the Word of God

"The Word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong."  - EM Bounds Not only does the Lord want us to read His Word and hide it in our hearts, but He also wishes for the Word to become life in our actions.  As an educator, I can tell you that the true test of l…

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A Different Pot

"I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him." (Jeremiah 18:1) Did you start out thinking you were going to be one kind of p…

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Praying in the Spirit

"But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God's love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!"  Jude 20-21

Wha…

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Memorial Day Weekend

As we observe the Memorial Day weekend, let's reflect on those who have so generously given their lives in service or even unto death for OUR freedoms.   Our prayers are for our nation, our leaders, for those who have lost loved ones, and for those who serve in the Armed Forces.&nb…

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Lean NOT on Our Own Understanding

There are many times in life when I have seen God move in mysterious ways. Prayers aren't answered the way we expected, circumstances work out in ways we thought they should, or even times when God uses something totally outside the box to meet our need(s).  

Proverbs 16:19 tells us, "The mind of …

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Prayer for Graduates

It's that time of year again when kids all over the country don their caps and gowns!  GRADUATION IS HERE! 

When announcements arrive at my house, my first reaction is, "You've got to be kidding!  I remember when he/she was born!"    I start reliving memories of the graduate- thinking about them a…

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New Outlet for Our Ministry

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Refusing to "GO"

We've been attempting to potty train our 20 month old son here in the Big Weiss House.   One thing about potty training - it takes your full attention.   It's a lot of work to accommodate a tiny bladder - and sometimes things slip... or in this case drip. We've set timers in order to guess at when h…

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Thoughts on Christianity and the National Day of Prayer (2)

To  continue our discussion on the National Day of Prayer and questions that have arisen as a result, let's begin by talking about what the National Day of Prayer is.

How did the National Day of Prayer Begin?

The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by the US Congress and signed into law by…

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A Must See Video

I just had to post this today because it's one of the best videos I've seen in a long time.  My aunt forwarded it to me saying that this was supposedly taken at a non-Christian event.  Amazing!Watch as comedian Steve Harvey talks about what it would be like if he had to introduce Jesus!

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Happy Mother's Day!

We're breaking away from our normal blog today in order to wish all moms out there a blessed Mother's Day.  Be sure to do something special and cherish the ones you love!    Don't forget to thank those who have been "spiritual" moms to you over the years.   http…

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Thoughts on Christianity and the National Day of Prayer (1)

By mere coincidence - I walked into my bedroom last night and the television was on a major news network.   The show grabbed my attention and what I saw spanned about ten to twenty minutes. The reporter was talking about the flack that the President was receiving from Conservative Christian groups o…

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Proud as a Peacock!

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14Allow me to strut a little bit and show my tail feathers!  I am happy and proud as a peacock this morning!Why am I so proud and happy? &n…

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Something Worth Sharing

I am finally getting caught up with my work here at the house - if it just wasn't for things that continually get messed up!  Thankfully, my paperwork/ business work is under control and that is what I was most worried about!    Motherhood is a job that never ends, isn't it!?

I don't know if it w…

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Life for Rent

*****Going along with yesterday's topics on "renting",  today- let's talk about when our life is for rent.***The Bible speaks about our hearts and lives being like a house. The house really is the metaphor for life - as experts would tell you.  Going along with this metaphor, …

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A Parable

A Parable:There was once a young man who decided to rent a house.  He scoured the papers until he found the one that he decided would suit his needs.  He knew right where the property was and he immediately picked up the phone and dialed the number to reach the land lord who owned …

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Dream Big Dreams

I went to church on Sunday hoping and expecting to hear from the Lord.  I had some specific prayers this past week that dealt with where my family and I are headed.    There are some certain projects in particular that I needed confirmation giving insight on what to do.  What the speaker said really…

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Save the Date - Prayer Request for 5/7/09

Many of you know that my dad was having a surgical consult today for doing the bypass on his left leg.  His surgery is scheduled for May 7th at 7am.   Later this week, he'll have to go in for some pre-op tests (lab work, chest x-ray, etc)   Even though it's still a wait, at least we have a definite …

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