Author - Johnny Jones

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THE ROCK
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KEEP IT STRAIGHT
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JUST LISTEN
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WHAT SHE SAW
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YOUR BEST FRIEND
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GOD’S PLATFORM
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THE SPOT
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SHOUT TO THE LORD
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GOD’S PRIZE PATROL
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SANDWICHED BY GRACE

THE ROCK

“God warned them of this in the Scriptures when he said, ‘I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. But anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced’.”Romans 9:33  According to Wikipedia, “The Rock of Gibraltar, also known as the Rock, is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar,near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m (1,398 ft) high. Most of the Rock’s upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary macaquesmonkeys. These macaques, as well as a labyrinthine network of tunnels, attract a large number of tourists each[…]

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KEEP IT STRAIGHT

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.”Proverbs 4:25 Riding mowers changed the game when it comes to mowing the lawn. If your yard is big enough to justify a riding mower, then you probably enjoy the experience. I guess it’s a guy thing, but for me I find being outdoors on a riding mower relaxing and enjoyable, especially when there’s a decent amount of yard to be mowed. A church I pastored years ago had some 10 acres of land, and even with a second mower going, it took quite a while to get it[…]

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JUST LISTEN

“But all who listen to me will live in peace,untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33 At the time of writing this post, one of my daughters will soon be starting cosmetology school. Like her older sister who’s in the industry and has done really well, Courtney has also had a knack for hair and makeup for a good while and seemed to have no hesitation at all in knowing that this was the career path she wanted to pursue.  Although she’s looking forward to the training, in a recent conversation she expressed some dread and apprehension in taking the[…]

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WHAT SHE SAW

“When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house (palace) which he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his servants (court officials), the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, his stairway by which he went up to the house (temple) of the Lord, she was breathless and awed [by the wonder of it all].” 1 Kings 10:4-5 AMP Some years ago, I was tasked with remodeling an area in the church I was pastoring, so I set out to get ideas that would help me create the perfect look. Walls had been torn[…]

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YOUR BEST FRIEND

“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”  Romans 5:11  Do you have a best friend? Someone you love hanging out with and who’s there for you anytime, night or day? Someone that you can come to and just simply be yourself with, with absolutely no need for pretense? Someone who loves you unconditionally and whose love is something in which you feel secure and never doubt? If you have a person like that in your life, then without a doubt you have a tremendous blessing![…]

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GOD’S PLATFORM

“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.” Romans 4:7-8 During election season, political candidates begin to pop out of the wood work. In a recent presidential primary, there were well over twenty candidates all vying for their party’s nomination for President. Most often these candidates come with their own specific platform. Whether it’s health care, raising the minimum wage, border security, foreign affairs, or any other plethora of ideas, most candidates will have a primary platform on which they choose[…]

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THE SPOT

“The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.”   2 Chronicles 5:14 Most everyone enjoys traveling, visiting and enjoying different places and locals. My wife and I were just recently talking about one of our favorite trips together and how we would love to experience that again. Traveling can be fun and relaxing, depending on the destination, but Dorothy was right when she said, “There’s no place like home.”  After a trip, getaway, or excursion, it’s always nice to get back home. There’s something about the “getting away”[…]

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SHOUT TO THE LORD

“Shout to the Lord, all the earth;break out in praise and sing for joy!” Psalm 98:4 Darlene Zschech, in her book “Shout to the Lord”writes, “I think God just means some songs to be written. It’s very embarrassing when people expect some big, dramatic story about a song God gave me in a time when I just needed to hear from Him. I was simply in the right place at the right time. It just happened to come out of my personal worship time with the Lord. Desperate for His peace, I opened to the Psalms. I sat at our old out-of-tune piano[…]

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GOD’S PRIZE PATROL

“Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.”  Romans 1:5  I love seeing those Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes commercials! Maybe it’s because I get lost for just a moment in the thought of what it would like to get that knock at my door and a fellow holding one of those big checks that say’s something like, “$5,000 A Week for Life.” Second to the recipient, the other thing that is really cool about that[…]

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SANDWICHED BY GRACE

“May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.”  2 Thessalonians 3:18 Here in the South there’s nothing like a good sandwich. And here, a really good sandwich doesn’t have to be complicated, only a few basic components are necessary. Particularly in the spring and summer, you can choose pretty much any kind of filler or meat you like, but for me Dukes Mayonnaise is a must, a brand not widely seen around all parts of the country. And along with that Dukes Mayonnaise, fresh garden tomatoes this time of year are pretty awesome, with just a[…]

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