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...Blessings -Johnny Jones

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THE PURPLE BEAR
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THE ULTIMATE CURE-ALL
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OUR HIGHEST HONOR
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JUST A REMINDER
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NEVER UNLUCKY IN LOVE
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MORE THAN A SONG
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RECALL
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TASTE AND SEE
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SIMPLY ASK
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FOREVER LOYAL

THE PURPLE BEAR

Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me. Psalm 40:11 As news became public about little 3-year-old Casey Hathaway, folks throughout Eastern North Carolina and beyond began to pray. He had wandered away from the backyard and headed into the deeply wooded area of Ernul, a rural/farming community in northwestern Craven County. A massive search party formed, and as nighttime temperatures plunged into the twenties, everyone was worried that Casey may not survive the night. By day two and after a torrential rainfall and wind, most people were thinking that[…]

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THE ULTIMATE CURE-ALL

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.” 1 Corinthians 16:23  In the days before modern medicine, “cure-alls” were the rage. In particular, during the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s there were all kinds of brands of “cure-alls.” From “Drakes Universal Pill” to “Doctor Thackery’s Miraculous Cure-All,” these potions promised results for healing from every ailment imaginable. To this day, despite the horrible taste, Castor Oil is still used by many as a cure-all for various health issues. I still remember hearing old-timers talk about getting a dose of Castor Oil on a regular basis, and especially[…]

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OUR HIGHEST HONOR

“Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function].”            1 Corinthians 12:27 There was an interesting concept I learned as a young Marine that has stuck with me through the years. It was the idea that just to earn the title of Marine was your greatest accomplishment as a Marine. Yes, just like in every branch of the military, there are various jobs and specifications of duty. One may serve as a cook while another serves as military police, aircraft mechanic, or admin[…]

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JUST A REMINDER

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.” 1 Corinthians 15:1 If you’re like most folks, you need a lot of reminders. In fact, as I’ve been sitting here reading and writing this post, I’ve received two reminders from my phone about an upcoming appointment. My “catchall reminder” is my wife. I’ll often end a text sharing some info with her and saying to her “don’t let me forget…”. Just recently she responded to me with, “I don’t know that[…]

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NEVER UNLUCKY IN LOVE

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 The online dating site, eHarmony, has a set of ten rules for those feeling “unlucky in love.” One of these rules states the following: “If men aren’t interested in you, it probably isn’t because you aren’t a supermodel, it is probably because they can see how you feel about yourself.” Think about how people are drawn to someone with confidence. A person with confidence seems to love life. … If you don’t feel confident, fake it until you do.” I’m not so sure about the[…]

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MORE THAN A SONG

“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,     your faithfulness to the skies.” Psalm 36:5  It was just a regular afternoon at the Powell home when, suddenly, Aimee began to complain about a severe headache that continued to worsen. As the excruciating pain became more than she could bear, her husband, Mac, dialed 911 for help. Aimee was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered she was having a brain aneurysm and they began to take immediate steps to stop the bleeding by putting two coils in her brain. All Mac knew to do was to cry out to the Lord in prayer[…]

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RECALL

“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” Psalm 35:5 My wife and I were having dinner with her parents some time and my mother-in law asked me a question, which I really can’t even remember, and 45 minutes later I wrapped up the answer. LOL! Somewhat apologetically, and feeling a little embarrassed, I told them I was sorry for going into such a long story, to which they were very kind and said they really enjoyed hearing every detail. It all left me feeling unsure of who may have gotten more out[…]

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TASTE AND SEE

“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8  In 1 Samuel 19 through 24, all doubt had been removed from David’s mind, and there was no denying the fact that Saul wanted to kill him. If David ever wondered if just maybe it was King Saul’s bad mood that led him to throw a javelin at David twice, or send guards to his house to arrest him, now all doubt had been removed. Jonathan confirmed David’s worst fears that, yes indeed, Saul wanted him dead. David’s heart must[…]

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SIMPLY ASK

“But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created,     and for whom we live, And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live”. 1 Corinthians 8:6 In Joshua chapter fifteen, Acsah asked her father, Caleb, for land that included springs of water. Caleb responded by giving her the land that included upper and lower springs. We also see that in Joshua 17:3-4, Zelophehad had no sons, so all five of his daughters approached Joshua and asked for land for themselves. Land had only been allotted[…]

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FOREVER LOYAL

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8  In the age of “selfies,” true loyalty has become harder and harder to find. The Apostle Paul defined it as “perilous times” when he wrote to his young protégée Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:1-4, which says; “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult (perilous) times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money (own interest.) They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful.[…]

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