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  • Let Freedom Ring!

    04 July 2013

    "If you love wealth rather than liberty, the tranquility of servitude rather than the animated contest of freedom - go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon...

  • Utter Devotion

    02 July 2013

    The devotions to day were built around those difficult words in Luke 14, wherein Yeshua is describing the level of acceptable loyalty to His disciples. This Scripture used to discourage me, because, like the "Rich young ruler" who went away discouraged,...

  • Motive Matters

    24 July 2013

    Again - it is not merely what we do - but why we do it that impresses God - or not. And it is the same with the people in our lives. Motive always matters. This one Truth covers so many realities of life, influences so much of what we do and who we become....

  • The Latest "Greatest" Sexual Revolution

    30 June 2013

    (A Response/ Exhortation to the Religious Community) It is difficult to find a place to begin what I have to say in this writing. This is not going to be one of those comforting messages - intended to bring a healing balm - though if received and acted...

  • Holding On, When Turning Loose Makes Much More Sense...

    13 November 2013

    "Holding on". It is phrase that has come to define a fight for life. It can apply to many things - everything from saving a struggling marriage to beating cancer - keeping a fledgling business from tanking to keeping ones soul in tact - it can be gracefully...

  • Nobody Loves Me, Everybody Hates Me, I'm Gonna Eat Some Worms!

    14 August 2013

    That is the old jingle that came to mind when I read today's excellent devotional entry on discipline (My Utmost for His Highest). I think because it is usually the first response to discipline for most of us - at least it is in the beginning of our walk...

  • Was it The Grinch who Stole Christmas!?

    06 December 2011

    The struggle I am having is complicated. All my life I have lived by the ideal that, "you shall know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free...". But now I know "the truth" or at least some truths concerning the origins of our "Holiday" called "Christmas",...

  • THE “SUPERIOR DANCE”

    12 November 2011

    (borrowed from a Jewish teaching site I frequent) A visibly identifiable Jew, decked out in full traditional garb – long coat, dark hat, bushy beard, and swinging payos – sees a clean-shaven man walking on the sidewalk. Although the latter has no signs...

  • Peace On Earth? Goodwill Toward Men?

    07 December 2011

    I find a great irony exists in that this Seasonal Celebration, called Christmas, seems to produce more strife between those who celebrate it, seems to divide more people and seems to provoke more ire from all sides, than any other, and yet its theme has...

  • The Ironic Holiday Dilemma Between, "Tis the Season to be Jolly" and "Bah! Humbug!"

    18 December 2009

    I feel as though I am caught in a Holiday standoff! I usually enjoy the holidays tremendously. Oh, there is always a bit of unwanted drama concerning shortage of funds or family weirdness to contend with. But usually everything "in house" is okay, so...

  • A Fool, for Your Sake, Oh Lord?

    14 November 2011

    Let me look a fool for You, a stumbling, bumbling soul, if I can only follow You! If I can hear You, and be whole! Let me look the idiot, as far as the world can see, if I can just obey Your will, and live Your liberty! For I can not look to myself, hope...

  • Is Our Sacrifice Acceptable to G-d?

    10 December 2011

    ”And They that are Messiah’s have Crucified the Flesh with the affections and lusts.” ~ Galatians 5:24 Wow. Now that is a statement! Have we? Have we crucified the flesh? Where is that evident in our lives? Apparently he must be talking about that reborn...

  • "A Walk in the Clouds"

    03 January 2011

    This morning's devotional began with one of those Scriptures that presents somewhat of an enigma, an uncomfortable interruption of typical the thought processes, both religious and intellectual. It was one of those passages which seem to defy logic, or...

  • New Year's Resolutions (Be Careful What You Vow!)

    28 December 2009

    (Since God expects you to pay up!) The Word is emphatic about how God feels about our promises we make, even to ourselves, since we are bought with a price. I think that means that He has a lien on us that we can never pay off! I am not sure how sound...

  • An Essay on the Deteriorating Effects of Lust on Married Love & Sexual Intimacy

    04 February 2010

    Dear Christian Brother, I know that we are not the closest of friends, since I do not pursue close friendships with men other than my own husband. However, being brother & sister in Christ, and out of His love for you and your wife, I felt constrained...

  • Hope for the Darker Seasons of "The Walk"

    15 March 2010

    Today's Pondering ~ “And as they followed Him, they were afraid.” Mark 10:32 (For March the 15th 2010) As in the winter doldrums, when the atmosphere tends to take on a gloomy quality, so it is in our times of following the LORD as we come across times...

  • The Requirements of Liberty:Love, Unity, Brotherhood.

    19 January 2010

    Last night, since it was the day we celebrate his life and contributions, I reread two of Dr. Martin Luther King's more well known writings. The first, a sincere, stirring and profoundly honest & Truthful letter to southern clergy, and then his anointed...

  • ...And the Greatest of these is Love...

    17 November 2011

    By what is our belief system defined? The Word of G-d is clear that those who are of G-d are to be identified by His Love! It is the only characteristic that truly proves our affiliation with Him! The Word states that He is Love! His first commandment...

  • Praising the G-d Who Gives and Takes Away?

    12 December 2011

    Typically this is always a hard one to grasp. We are down with the giving, as long as it doesn't include any "strings attached", but we can not seem to reconcile the "taking away" parts as having any possible good! But, we should be able to grasp it!...

  • A Personal Revision of White Christmas....

    26 December 2010

    White Christmas – Revised Sandra Carlton Duncan I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas! One that the world has never known. Where the nations gather, not striving, rather, to worship the Lamb upon His throne! I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, Where all the...

  • 'Twas the Week Before Christmas...

    18 December 2009

    'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, there were pretty loud discussions between me & the spouse! The money is short, and the stockings not filled, but the mail box is - with lots of fat bills! The children are running our cars in...

  • More Holiday Musings

    19 December 2009

    Being that my body is being sleep resistant at the moment, I take solace in writing. Writing is one of the gifts God has given me for survival. He designed in the wonderful organ called the brain, many strategies and creative ways of coping with the fallen...

  • Choosing to Enter His Rest

    26 December 2009

    (Especially Concerning Our Parenting/Stewardship Of Children) This is sort of a part two of the encouragement to parents of growing up children. I have given my own observations, buy they are only worth so much if you do not have any frame of reference....

  • Redeemed – Do We Dare To Proclaim It?!

    27 February 2011

    There is no one whom Christ has not championed, no soul that He has not paid all to redeem, no captive for which the ransom price has not been paid! That is an astounding statement, and I can hear the questions which it generates! “Then why are so many...

  • Solving a Crisis of Faith

    12 January 2010

    My “Crisis of Faith” in a nut-shell: (SCD 1/11/10) I am increasingly aware that “we”, who consider ourselves to represent “Christendom”, have never yet got it right, for all our striving, learning, and frantic activity! I have come to this realization...

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  • Sandra Carlton Duncan
  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37  years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog  (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.
  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37 years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.

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