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Prideful to the Core. Hope in the Distance, Part 12

January 21st 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "I'm going to hit Pharaoh and Egypt one final time, and then he'll let you go. When he releases you, that will be the end of Egypt for you; he won't be able to get rid of you fast enough." (Ex 11:1, MSG)* By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us Prideful to the Core. Hope in the Distance, Part 12 The Pharaoh wanted to be in control, because he thought he was a god, he saw absolutely no need of God. Nine disasters had happe ...Continue Reading

The Manna

January 20th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.'" (Exodus 16:4 NIV) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us The Manna The other night as I lay in bed contemplating the days finished work and what needed to be done on the morrow, once again I felt somewhat overwhelmed: So much to do, so little time to do it in. It was then that the ...Continue Reading

I am in control. Is that really True? Hope in the Distance, Part 11

January 18th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "I am GOD. I will bring you out from under the cruel hard labor of Egypt. I will rescue you from slavery. I will redeem you." (Ex 6:7)* By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us I am in control. Is that really True? Hope in the Distance, Part 11 Too many people don't rely on God. They prefer to be in control themselves rather than relinquish control to God. Are they happy? Not at all. I know several people, friends of mine, ...Continue Reading

Lighting up the Darkness

January 16th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness." (Psalm 18:28 NLT) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us Lighting up the Darkness As soon as the time changed, the darkness crept in. Although I love the fall and winter months, changing from Daylight Savings Time to normal time brings a little gloom. For some, it leads to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I'm not sure I've ever contracted SAD, but I te ...Continue Reading

By Faith Hope Comes. Hope in the Distance, Part 10

January 14th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "Jesus replied, 'Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, "Go, throw yourself into the sea," and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.'" (Matt. 21:21-22 NIV) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us By Faith Hope Comes. Hope in the Distance, Part 10 "Then Pharaoh g ...Continue Reading

The Realignment

January 13th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." (Philippians 4:8 NIV)* By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us The Realignment Agnes, my goat, was limping along over the icy path. I decided this called for investigation. After a thorough look I opted to cal ...Continue Reading

Evergreens

January 12th 2019

Welcome to the Nugget January 12, 2018 Evergreens By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe Devotionals Contact us    The many types of trees in the world can be simplistically placed into two categories: evergreens, which keep their leaves or needles all year long; and deciduous, which lose their leaves in the fall and do not put on new leaves again until the spring. What does this mean for visual pleasure? It means that in the summer, when all the trees are green, both categories of trees are ...Continue Reading

The Real Test. Hope in the Distance, Part 9

January 11th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." (Eph. 4:32 ESV) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us The Real Test. Hope in the Distance, Part 9 This devotional is based on Genesis 42-45 As foreseen in the dreams of the Pharaoh, famine came upon Egypt with a vengeance. Thanks to God, however, who sent such a timely warning, Egypt had enough food for themselves, and they ev ...Continue Reading

Puddled by Puddles

January 9th 2019

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me." (Psalm 18:16-17 NKJV) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us Puddled by Puddles Spring showers caused them to pop up everywhere. My maternal grandmother called them mud puddles, and she knew all about them. Living in the flatlands of South Carolina, I saw them after spring and summer rains. Wat ...Continue Reading

Condemned: Hope in the Distance, Part 4

December 10th 2018

Welcome to the Illustrator Today's Bible Verse: "So Isaac stayed in Gerar. When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, 'She is my sister,' because he was afraid to say, 'She is my wife.' He thought, 'The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.'" (Gen 26:6-7,NIV) By Answers2Prayer Subscribe Unsubscribe More Illustrations Contact us Condemned: Hope in the Distance, Part 4 I wonder how we might have reacted in Isaac shoes. Would we deny our ow ...Continue Reading

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