Category Archives: thoughts by Idelette McVicker

Blessings from the Lord

Reflect: Knowing that God loves you unconditionally, take a few moments and ask God to show you how you bless Him. How can I bless the heart of my Father today? Prayer: Dear Father, help me be a blessing to You and Your Kingdom. Help me love others and treat everyone with kindness and respect. Help me live a life that makes Your heart sing. Continue reading

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In Preparation and Waiting

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 Continue reading

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When Life Isn’t Easy

Take Heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Too often I’m enchanted into thinking that life should be easy. I want it to hum ahead. I want the days to flow beautifully without sticking and clunking and crashing. Continue reading

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Under Authority

Heavenly Father, Thank You that submission to You is a safe, beautiful and even powerful place. I submit my life to You today. May I live my life in such a way that I am consistently pointing back to You. Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”. Continue reading

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Who Stands With You

Sometimes, living in our fearlessly independent society, we forget that we don’t have to rely on self. We don’t need the perfect credentials to walk in the call God has for us. Continue reading

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Commitment

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also..” 2 Timothy 2:2 Continue reading

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This is My Body

“This is my body, given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 (NIV) I remember waking up in a narrow twin bed. I was at a women’s retreat: two nights away from home, with time to spend … Continue reading

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Contentment by Idelette McVicker

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are, no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” Matthew 5:5 (MSG) Contentment. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, to be contented is … Continue reading

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Inviting God into the Chaos

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Whenever I get to a place where life seems more than I can handle, there’s that still, small voice that nudges me: “Remember, Idelette, be still and know that I … Continue reading

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When Children Come

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 (NIV) My children often show me the very basics of our humanness. The not-yet-redeemed … Continue reading

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Born into the World

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town … Continue reading

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The Story of Your Heart

Read: Matthew 1 I was reading the genealogy of Jesus again when it struck me how there are only three women mentioned by name in the whole genealogy: Tamar, Rahab and Mary. Tamar was a widow who pretended to be … Continue reading

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Urgency

“Do not say, “Four months more and then the harvest.”  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 (NIV) I have felt a rising urgency in my heart. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Extravagant Love

“When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume” Luke 7:37 (NIV) Imagine bringing something worth as much as one whole … Continue reading

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