Posts in Category: Mary’s Blog

July 13

A Thought: Mountains. Why are we so drawn to them? Why are they mentioned so often in the Bible? Why is it best we not stay on the mountaintop too long? These questions will be answered at 8:30 and 10:45 in worship at Asbury UMC in LR this morning, or you can catch it online tomorrow at asbury-lr. org.  Happy Sabbath, […]

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July 12

A Thought: Our “Toys.” On Saturdays we often look forward to playing with our ‘toys.’ Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little recreation—it’s a healthy thing to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. It’s been said, however, sometimes the worst thing is to get your idol because then the pressure is on to keep it. Enjoy, but be mindful […]

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July 11

A Thought: On Being Challenged By Change. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. So, if you don’t like something and cannot effect change, change the way you think about it. Ephes. 2:8 “For by grace you are saved by faith.”

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July 10

A Thought: Being Choosy. Proverbs 12:26 says,”A righteous person is cautious in friendship.” It’s not only ok, but appropriate to be careful as you choose your friends. They should share, not challenge your values. They should increase your joy, not drain you of it. So be choosy! Choose friends who will encourage and participate with you in glorifying God!

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July 9

A Thought: Our Work. It has been said, “If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts.” Keep the love and integrity of Christ in your heart, and your work will be qualified. Prov.16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

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July 8

A Thought: Acceptance. It occurs to me we we spend a lot of energy struggling to discern what we should and should not accept. So I share with you today this familiar and wonderful prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; The courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the […]

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