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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 🎼🎧🙏

🎶There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today

I don’t know what it is

Something’s wrong with our eyes. We’re seein’ things in a different way

And God knows it ain’t his

It shore ain’t no surprise Livin’ on the edge🎶

“Livin’ on the Edge” is great song by the rock band Aerosmith. The song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Mark Hudson. It was released in 1993 as the first single from the band’s commercially successful album “Get a Grip” This song talks about how the world is a crazy place, but people remain stuck in their routines and refuse to change. I feel “Living on the Edge” by Aerosmith is a song about risk taking. It’s a song that encourages us all to step out from where you are and to take a risk. The song has undertones of deep disatisfaction within it. Today I am reading Hebrews 11:8-10.

(By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God)

This morning, I am exploring the theme of “Risktaking” and one of the the greatest risk takers was Abraham. As Believers we like nothing better than playing it safe. We are those who when we are confronted by the risks of life first gather as many facts as possible, view the options, and make choices so that we are in control and reasonably certain of the outcome. Abraham did not gather the facts, view the options, was not in control and could not forsee the outcome. He took a risk. YeHoVaH/God’s perspective is that there are times for the followers of Yeshua/Jesus to take risks! There are times that we are encouraged to say yes despite what we can see in front of us. When YeHoVaH/God is the one asking us to step out of our comfort zone we can consider ourselves safe in His hands and safe under His direction just like Abraham in the passage. From YeHoVaH/God’s viewpoint, there is no uncertainty, because He has control over all things and He will never fail to accomplish His good purposes (Eph. 1:11). Facebook friends, I am dealing with this situation as you read this, spiritual growth is stunted when we refuse to obey YeHoVaH/God. Sometimes that involves leaving what is safe or familiar and like Abraham taking a journey into the unknown. But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave, he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. Amen?

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 10.22.18 ❤️

**URGENT**

Facebook friends, I came out of closet this morning. I looked around at this world and scurried back in.

🎶 Weave the rainbow in your eyes,

Quiet evening lullaby,

Cross your heart to never die,

Broken on the wood.

Hey.

Silenced by the deafening roar,

Driven from the nether shore,

Violent tremors, wars, and more,

No, not one is good🎶

In Matthew, Yeshua/Jesus was speaks about going into your prayer closet. Have you ever thought about how strange it is to talk about praying in a closet? Your closet might have vacuum cleaners, umbrellas, winter coats, and mothballs in it. The word closet actually refers to a storage room. A storage room wasn’t made for prayer, it was made for junk. In order to make it a place of prayer, you have to push other things outside and make space. It takes work to have a prayer for me closet. It takes work to take the junk and clutter out of your schedule. There are a lot of things that push their way into our lives, and we have to push them out. If you are going to have time with YeHoVaH/God every day, it takes work. Clear your schedule, because it’s more important to be with Him. Remove the clutter and simplify your life. Then that junk room of time, that cluttered closet of your week, will turn into a tabernacle of prayer. It all begins when you press into the presence of YeHoVaH/God through the mothballs.

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 10.18.18 ❤️

🎶Leaves are falling all around

It’s time I was on my way

Thanks to you I’m much obliged

For such a pleasant stay

But now it’s time for me to go

The autumn moon lights my way

For now I smell the rain

And with it pain

And it’s headed my way

Ah, sometimes I grow so tired

But I know I’ve got one thing I got to do

Ramble on🎶

This week I have been listening to Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. The golden rock god burrows deeper into gothic American roots music. Trading in T-Bone Burnett and Alison Krauss for Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, thereby finding the only sound that matters. My favorite track is Angel Dance and a new rendition of Ramble On. This album has brought me much Joy this week. Who doesn’t want Joy in their life? Isaiah 55:12 says, “You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.” The word “led forth” in Hebrew, is “yabal.” Yabal also means to “flow”, like a river flows. YeHoVaH/God’s Spirit is likened to water that flows. So, when you’re living in His Spirit and being led by Him, you’re going to flow. Is your life characterized by flowing or is it being driven, pressed, and compelled by all the things that are happening around you? Are you rushing and running but not being led? If you’re not being led, then you’re not going to flow. Anger, jealousy, fear, and depression have no flow. A life that’s driven, forced, and pushed has no flow because it’s not led. But if you’re led by YeHoVaH/God, you have the quality of flowing. Love, faith, mercy, kindness, Joy, and peace flow. That’s how you are to go through life, flowing in His Spirit. Don’t be driven, but instead be led and be Joyful. For when you are led by His Spirit, your life will flow like a river. Then you shall go out with Joy and be led forth with peace. Amen?

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For The GLORY of GOD! Having Fun On A Monday Night :P

Psalm 30:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;


PRAISE GOD!!! The GOD of Abraham, Issac, and JACOB! Ahhhh! hehe ♥♥♥

2018 has been the best year of my life thanks to Yeshua!
#herestoLIFE❤️ #lifemoreabundantly
#foriknowwhomihavebelieved

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Random things tonight…

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Praise The Lord! I sure loved me some tractor rides back in the day lol ❤️ Rest In Peace daddy! 🙏

Some R & R tonight… Throwback hits of years past take on new meaning in my life now!

I am so blessed.

I am SO ALIVE!!!

 

JESUS/Yeshua is the only answer! My life is so radically different because of what The LORD has done! He saved my life many times and my soul!

I am NO longer cursed because of what YESHUA did on The CROSS for ALL of us!

In the past year I’ve lost over 60 pounds! Praise THE LORD all the earth!

Oh my goodness! I was so blessed for 32 years that even when I was cursed it was just phenomenal! ♥

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

I pray this encourages someone tonight!

God will set you free too! It’s only in His Son!!!

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ❤️

🎶Move on, that’s what she told me

Move on, keep on movin’

Move on, oh oh, oh

Move on, I’m leavin’ on my way🎶

Of course I owned all the Kiss solo albums, Ace Frehley’s being my favorite followed by Paul, Peter and Gene. In reading the Book of Hebrews today it reminded me of one of Paul’s songs from 1978. We as believers are told that we’re partakers of a heavenly calling. Yet, we often forget that a calling has two parts. In order to get “to” our calling we must MOVE ON “from” something else. We can’t always see where we’re going to end up in our calling, but we can see what we need to MOVE ON away from. What is it that your calling is moving you away from? Start right now by MOVING ON from that which is hindering you, and you’ll move towards the goal. If you’re to become pure, you must MOVE ON away from impurity in your life. If you’re to become a loving person, you must MOVE ON from unlovingness in your life. If you want to become a holy vessel for YeHoVaH/God, start right now by MOVING ON away from that which is unholy. You are called to glory- that’s the “to” of your call. The glory doesn’t start when you get “to” where you’re going, but when you come away “from” the old life. So, start with the “from” of your calling and YeHoVaH/God will take care of the “to.” Amen?

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Rest For My SOUL.

As human beings we weren’t created to be alone. We were created to Fellowship with God and with other people.

This morning I listened to a song that stirred up emotions and pain of heartaches in the past. I thought I’d write about it this morning…

I was a very lonely teenager. I was a very brokenhearted girl.

All I ever wanted was to be accepted and loved.

That’s all I ever wanted as an infant and a small child.

The LORD has revealed so much to me this year that answers so many questions.

The pain I’ve been dealing with for years is now being dealt with by The Holy Spirit.

I was cursed and as a result of it I experienced rejection over and over for 32 years.

I am 33 now and so very blessed.

I’m dealing with the pain today.

I feel it everyday in my body and in my soul during this season of inner healing.

I wound up trapped in an abusive marriage that God never intended for me to be in.

I tried to leave my ex-husband many times but I could never get away. It wasn’t until this year when God Himself intervened that I was able to break free from that unholy marriage and so much more.

Who hasn’t ever been lonely or felt rejected?

Throughout the years, my break-up style was to throw away everything that had anything to do with the boyfriend that had dumped me (usually they broke up with me) the night of the break up so I could wake up and not feel as bad the next day.

Here I am in high school. The chained woman in my artwork is actually part of my soul. I had no idea that I was in such bondage in the very depths of my being.

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Thanks be unto GOD for His Unspeakable Gift! Yeshua saved me. I didn’t know all of this was even real and I never would have known it applied to me had He not revealed it by The Holy Spirit.

My whole life I’d try extra hard to make the boy/man love me in every relationship and EVERY time, even in the abusive marriage I was in for 9 years, they’d let me down.

I would be THE ONE buying THEM gifts. It’s like I was selling myself.

Every woman wants to be adored! Every woman wants a man to BUY HER gifts!

Who doesn’t wanna feel special? I never did.

Yep. I have been burning bridges for years… and it’s tiresome.

Yeshua said He’d carry all of this…

Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light

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Yeshua/Jesus died on the Cross for ALL of us for ALL sins.

He offers His PERFECT REST for ALL of mankind!

No matter who you are or what you’re dealing with, you too can find REST for YOUR SOUL today!

The same Cross that covers lying and adultery covers homosexuality as well.

We are all loved by God. He is NO respecter of persons.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fugitive or a Freemason.

 

The LORD is ministering to my very soul everyday. He’s showing me that He ALONE is God! He is ALL I need! Anybody else in my life can only compliment what He is doing. Nobody ELSE and NOTHING else can COMPLETE me. ONLY GOD can complete any of us.

Brother Marcus Rogers does an amazing job of explaining this concept in his book Through The Fire to Be On Fire.

I have just begun reading Brother Marcus’ Testimony in his book from Amazon and I, like many others, am being so blessed by it! Check it out here and get your own copy. Support Brother Marcus as he’s doing amazing things for The LORD!

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ALL women must know that their worth is ONLY in The CROSS.

It doesn’t matter how many people have broken your heart.

Our identity can only be rooted in THE CROSS and what GOD did for us!

Our worth as women or as human beings is ONLY determined by The CROSS!

No matter how many may have broken up with you and no matter how many times you have been rejected… God LOVES you and has a plan for YOUR life!  ♥

As you read this, I pray The Lord God Almighty blesses you one hundredfold.

Have an awesome day!  God bless 🙂

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ❤️

Boston sang “Don’t look back” on WLS in Chicago late in the summer of 1978. (I was glued to my AM radio back then) WLS was about all I listened too. How can you beat Larry Lujack? Long before Boston sang “Don’t look back” there was the Apostle Paul was telling Believers, in so many words, ”Don’t look back!” Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians, ”Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the upward call of YeHoVaH/God in Yeshua/Jesus.” His word to us is, ”Don’t look back!” Like the Apostle Paul we must forget ”what lies behind and strain forward to what lies ahead.” There is a natural, human tendency for us to look back. And there can be great value in looking back. We look back to learn. We look back to affirm the places and faces and circumstances from whence we have come. Facebook friends, ”It’s mainly for some clue to where I am going that I search through where I’ve been, for some hint as to whom I am becoming or failing to become that I delve into what used to be.” So there is, indeed, a time for us to look back, if that looking back carries with it a positive purpose. At the same time Paul tells us to ”forget what lies behind.” But Paul is saying don’t look back in a way that will keep us from going forward. Don’t look back in a way that makes us prisoners of our past, because looking back in the wrong way enslaves us or enslaves others to past mistakes and sins. Looking back in the wrong way does not allow the healing of old hurts and painful memories. Even looking back at past accomplishments and successes can keep us from discovering what lies ahead. So the advice that’s given to us is, ”Don’t look back!” Imagine how miserable the Apostle Paul would have been if he had not put behind the sins and mistakes of his past. Think back on Paul’s earlier years.

Before his conversion Paul was named Saul, and he was the number one enemy of the church. He was responsible for the gruesome persecution and even the murder of people who professed faith in Yeshua/Jesus. When Stephen, the great witness for Yeshua/Jesus, was stoned to death, Luke tells us that ”Saul was consenting to his death.” In Acts, Luke goes on to say ”that a great persecution arose against the church” and ”Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.” Paul’s past was cluttered with atrocious acts of evil. And he wasn’t perfect after he became a Believer. He, like us, continually struggled with his sinfulness. Yet he was forgiven. Through the grace of YeHoVaH/God Paul was forgiven. He affirmed in his letter to the Colossians, ”He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Paul was able to forget the awfulness of his past because YeHoVaH/God had forgotten and forgiven Paul’s past. In Hebrews Yeshua/Jesus tells us that He will ”remember our sins and misdeeds no more.” There’s no reason for us to remain enslaved to the mistakes and sins and shortcomings of our past. We don’t have to continually feel guilty and ”second rate” because of something we did years ago or even yesterday. YeHoVaH/God in Yeshua/Jesus has forgiven us, and all we do is accept His forgiveness and say ”thank you.” It’s as simple as that. Don’t look back at past mistakes! Amen?

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 3.11.18 ♥

“Dr. Feelgood” is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1989 as the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name. “Dr. Feelgood” is Mötley Crüe’s only Gold single in the U.S. In 2009, it was ranked the 15th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

“Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
Some people call him an evil man
Let him introduce himself real good
He’s the only one they call “Feelgood”

Here is a song about a drug dealer peddling his wares to all who will seek him out. It’s a song about a person who peddles in other peoples misery. Jimmy in the song could be anyone. He may be someone in particular, but he may just be generic to all drug dealers, as they all work to the same ends. The line “Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand” What exactly is soul soothing? For the weary and burdened, soul soothing is when you get rest, not just from work but a shelter from life. Soothed in heart as well as body. For many this is what is achieved on a spa weekend where they get pampered up to the nines. We are all looking for it in one way or another. For the man or woman suffering from depression “Soul Soothing” is but a dream that has not been realised. For the man or woman that needs companionship and some one to listen “Soul Soothing” will be just that. For the overworked mother or father bringing up a family “Soul Soothing” may be time to themselves so that they can chill and unwind. Yeshua/Jesus in his day recognised the stresses and strains upon the people He lived amongst. He recognised the oppression that the people of Israel were under and He offered something precious in Matthew 11. One of the my favorite passages in the New Testament is Matthew 11:28-30. In it the Yeshua/Jesus summarizes the invitation to discipleship that characterised His earthly ministry. In this passage He was addressing the people of Israel who were burdened and weighed down with the externalism and the legal do’s and donts of the Pharisees, and with the consequences, the guilt, frustration, and dissatisfaction that always goes along with takkanot . It is in the midst of this setting that the He makes a very gracious invitation to all who would want to experience the relief, joy, and the blessings of His life through a relationship with Him. This is an invitation aimed at all, at the curious and at the convinced to bring them to a place of a deeper level of commitment in which they are to take His yoke and learn from Him as committed disciples! Amen? “Soul Soothing” is offered in this wonderful passage from Matthew 11. Yeshua/Jesus offers a rest and a “soul soothing” that means us being partners with him in life. We may still face much of what would have faced alone but we now face it in relationship with Him. “Rest for your Souls” might at time be so far away from your grasp but it is a offer that many including myself have found the value in it. Mötley Crüe sang about drugs in the 1980’s and even Nikki Sixx in time would see that they were not to be trusted for “Soul Soothing”. Facebook friends, my prayer for you this week would be that if you are weighed down with the burdens of life, you may encounter the invitation of Yeshua/Jesus, not in a dry and dusty book but, that those WORDS in that dusty Bible on your shelf would come alive to you in a wonderful way and that you would experience all that He has to offer in them. Amen? https://youtu.be/izjvvUrknRY

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 9.24.18 ❤️

🎶Jimmy grew up so fast and he met me at the pass one day

Said, “You’re a wanted man. Take your brother’s hand – I’ll be running with you, anyway.”

So we rode late in the night like fires on the desert sand

’til one day the posse caught us ’cause the sheriff always gets his man……

Give me some water🎶

With Sukkot starting at sundown tomorrow, I heard an old Eddie Money song on my way to work this morning. During Sukkot- the Feast of Tabernacles, the Jewish people performed the Water Pouring Ceremony. As the waters were flowing, Isaiah 12 was read, “Therefore with joy, you shall draw water from the wells of salvation.” The Hebrew word for salvation and Messiah’s real hebrew name is YESHUA. YeHoVaH/God promised that one day His people would joyously draw the blessings of Yeshua as freely as one draws water from a well. Waters that come from wells are hidden waters, deep waters, waters that must be drawn out; they flow from inside out. So, be filled by the inner things of the Spirit, for the abundant life also flows from inside out. Even in dry times, the wells of Yeshua will always flow with water if you draw deep enough and in joy. For it’s believed to be at this moment in the Feast of Tabernacles, when the waters were pouring out, and Isaiah was being read that Messiah uttered these words: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water” Amen?

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“Bring Me To Life” Is Your SOUL crying out?

In His Great Mercy, The Lord is filling in me the desire and need to create tonight. It’s very therapeutic on a night of very heavy inner healing. The Lord is healing my soul. This supernatural phenomenon is a luxury that I am beyond blessed to share with the world and I literally will someday just as prophesied.

Glory to God!

I saw a creative opportunity in the midst of personal pain and suffering tonight.

This video as of September 27, 2018 has 544,692,689 views.

The world is hurting as anyone can see. Only Yeshua/Jesus can heal us all.

Parts of my soul cry out just like Amy Lee in the hit song by Evanescence called “Bring Me to Life.” I’m not endorsing this band. I am making a faith application tonight using secular music.

Many people are hurting just like the words in this song. Parts of me still are daily. Jesus is setting me free 24/7 as He sews my soul back together…

This song is pretty dark and heavy. The emotion is raw and real. I love the graphic design of this video. I’ve been afraid of heights most of my life, and now I know why thanks to God.

I love how Amy Lee reaches out for the lead singer of 12 Stones, Paul McCoy in the video. It’s like they have a deep soul tie that draws her into him.

Soul ties is a very interesting topic. So intriguing. Many Christians and people in general are unfamiliar with the term and what it means. Most have heard the term soul mate before though. Much can be talked about concerning soul ties as well. The most obvious and talked about soul tie is created in the marriage bed or when 2 persons are sexually intimate.

There’s a warning in The Word Of God against ungodly sexual soul ties.

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 King James Version (KJV)

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Much to learn and be said about the matter.

Anyways…

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Unfortunately (if you watch the whole video) you will see that Paul fails to save Amy. In the end the man lets her down. She falls…many stories down. Splat!

There are different views and interpretations of the song and its video. All this proves a point.

The man dropped Amy!

Only The Son Of God Yeshua/Jesus can give a person rest for their soul…

Matthew 11:28-29 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Only Yeshua can save anybody!

Haven’t we all been there though? Wandering around helpless like Amy Lee in her nightgown, climbing a high rise building… So much could be said for all this.

I believe there’s a higher intelligence involved though of course. Lucifer owns Hollywood/fame. I believe demons/fallen angels are at work a lot in the production of music videos like this one along with major motion pictures as well. Man… I’m uber inspired tonight. So much could be discussed here.

Back to the song.

The lyrics to this song are SO deep!

Look at the talk about the soul.

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Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

(Lyrics via Google)

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?

Leading you down, into my core

Where I’ve become so numb, without a soul

My spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold

Until you find it there, and lead it, back, home

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Now that I know what I’m without

You can’t just leave me

Breathe into me and make me real

Bring me to life

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life

Bring me to life

Frozen inside, without your touch

Without your love, darling

Only you are my life

Among the dead

I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems

Got to open my eyes to everything

Don’t let me die here

Bring, me, to, life

Wake me up inside

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark

Bid my blood to run

Before I come undone

Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life

Bring me to life

Bring me to life

Songwriters: David Hodges / Ben Moody / Amy Lee

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Praise God!

I’m getting sleepy now… I pray that my Father is Glorified in this post and that it helps you tonight.

If you’re hurting deeply-to the very core of your being-your soul…. know that there is help and hope for you in The Son Of God.

Jesus came to take your pain.

Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

He’s The ONLY way to God.

John 14:6. Check it out for yourself.

You don’t have to carry this Cross alone anymore. Help is just a prayer away.

ONLY Jesus can bring us all to life! ❤️

God bless your soul tonight, Beloved readers.