Category Archives: thoughts by Marilyn Ehle

Letting Go and Pressing On

How do we move on when our spirits have been wounded, or our families disrupted? “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, … Continue reading

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God with us Now Residing . . .

Shepherds in the field abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night God with us is now residing . . . (James Montgomery) Where do you most often think of God “residing”? Quick answers might include “he’s in my heart“, or … Continue reading

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“Eye” Problems

Father God, too often I allow the contaminants of the world and my own nature to blur my vision. Help me be willing to see as You see and then to act on what You reveal. Continue reading

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Name Your Fear

“I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 Fear. Darkness, unfamiliar sounds, safety concerns combine to make us uneasy at the least, immobilized at the extreme. And yet it is rarely such physical, identifiable circumstances that cause most of our fears. Continue reading

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“Have You Ever Been Alone With God?”

Being alone with God takes practice and discipline. We should daily practice being alone with Jesus, allowing the words of God to “dwell in us richly. Continue reading

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What’s Under the Snow?

“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet,? I will make them as white as snow…”  Isaiah 1:18 The parking area for the condominium in which we live has space for owners’ cars. Some … Continue reading

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Spiritual Cataracts

“When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.”  Matthew 9:36 (Amplified Bible)  “Once I was blind, but now … Continue reading

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The Wise Foolishness of Faith

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 What an unbelievable statement! Continue reading

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Seeing Like Jesus

#Devotional – Seeing Like Jesus. Jesus saw two brothers…Jesus saw the crowds…Jesus saw their faith…Jesus saw the woman… Continue reading

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Afraid but Following

Prayer:Jesus, I’m often afraid on this path of following you, but I’m grateful that you gently lead & insistently love me in the midst of both faith & fear. Continue reading

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Barely Free or Abundantly Free?

“Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties. Abundantly free!” Continue reading

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Perfume to God

Father God, I want to be perfume to you but often, I admit, what you smell in my good works is the stench of self-reliance and self-satisfaction. Continue reading

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Well Defined Christians

Look for ways to be well defined, developing the characteristics of Christ in whatever world he has placed you. Continue reading

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Apple of His Eye

Devotional: Apple of His Eye: “Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.” Zechariah 2:8 Thank you, Father, for your extraordinary and very personal love. Continue reading

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On a Mountain with God

Do you ever get jealous of those who claim to have an “experience” with God? Continue reading

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