Little Christmas, Cardone and New Beginnings

Even though there was never a shortage of family and friends coming and going at our house and my sweet momma admonishing everyone to, “mangia!”

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A Division of One Christian Voice, LLC

 

Hello Friends!

I recently became the editor of NorCal Christian Voice and this is a call for submissions!

We are an on-line Christian news network with divisions in multiple states, connecting the Body of Christ by sharing local, state, national and world news, information, inspirational stories, devotions, book and movie reviews, and local events to name a few! Our goal is to write and publish stories that are relevant in any locale for the benefit of all our readers.

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Shalom!

The Broom Tree

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Have you ever experienced a mountaintop high and suddenly out of nowhere you are crashing to the valley floor and you ARE done?

That was the prophet Elijah’s experience (you can read his story in 1 Kings). Elijah experienced a victory at Mt. Carmel and then he finds himself running for his life from the queen of Israel who has vowed to kill him.

All along the way God provided for Elijah. He gave him food, water, supernatural strength for a forty day journey. He even provided a broom tree which is actually a desert shrub for Elijah to sleep under.

Elijah comes to the end of himself. He is experiencing deep sorrow over his fellow countrymen, who have turned away from God when God does something spectacular. He gives Elijah even more of Himself. He reveals Himself to Elijah in a gentle whisper. On the mountaintop.

Elijah was physically on the mountaintop but it is possible to walk along the ‘valley floor’ and experience mountaintop highs. Perhaps that is why we sometimes miss those mountaintop highs because we are so focused on walking the valley floor but the goodness of God and His provision can be found wherever we roam.

Are you listening for a loud, booming voice, or, are your ears tuned for that gentle whisper?

Shalom!

He Calms the Storms

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I am thankful for the storms of life because they cause my wayward heart to turn toward Jesus with an opportunity to trust Him more. Storms whip up my faith and remind me of God’s promises. Jesus rebukes the wind and tells the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Are you telling God how big the storms are in your life or are you telling the storms how big, mighty and powerful your God is?
#peacebestill #omnipotentGod #tetheredtoJesus #seekHimfirst
Shalom!

Living in Hopefulness

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In June I attended the SoCal Christian Writers Conference. I had planned three full days of mostly non-fiction writing workshops. During one workshop, which was actually on website building etiquette, I overheard another instructor mention her workshop was next and that it was on magazine writing. I felt God nudge me to change my plans and attend this particular workshop, so I did.

As soon as the instructor started speaking God began showing me an article He wanted me to write. The information was coming so quickly I had to ask Him to slow down! I ended up pitching God’s idea, quite informally, to the instructor who happens to be the editor for SoCal Christian Voice. She loved the idea and encouraged me to write the article.

Then the doubt set in. “You’ve never written a magazine article before” “You don’t even know how to write a magazine article.” “What does writing a magazine article have to do with writing Bible studies?” Lies, lies, lies, because my God knows all about writing magazine articles.

Throughout the remainder of the conference God kept creating opportunities for me to talk with this editor, to the point it was becoming a bit awkward for me. One of the last conversations I had with her was when I noticed one of her latest books (it was hot off the press!) she had written with three other authors, one of the authors was there with her. I exclaimed that this was my passion and her colleague handed me her business card and told me if I ever needed help to contact her.

And that is what magazine writing has to do with Bible study writing. You see, their latest book was a Bible study.

Here is my third published piece (first of many with SoCal Christian Voice) and I am as giddy as if it were my first and I hope I ALWAYS feel that way! I encourage you to subscribe to SoCal Christian Voice (its free) as well as their national site One Christian Voice.

All praise, glory and honor to my Savior Jesus and you know, BUT GOD!!!

Here is the link to the article Shepherd’s Gate|Living in a House of Hope.

 

He Sings Over You

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For as much as the Old Testament is filled with violence, rules and regulations, it is also filled with the sweetness of His love. He is with you, He saves you, He takes delight in you and He rejoices over you with singing. Imagine that, God sings!

Shalom!

©Terese JM Belme 2018