Short Takes…

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Dear Prayer Warriors,

For those of you who are not on certain Social Media sites, I publish “Short Takes” every day.   Below are the takes for last week.  Also are included links to short posts “From the Archives of Esther’s Warriors Ministry.”   I pray they bless you  and keep you striving toward a full Kingdom walk ‘for such a time as this!’

God Bless,

 Michele

~If you cannot say anything nice say nothing at all.  ~Be the positive in a world so much in need!

~”This is the day the Lord has made. ~ Let us rejoice and be glad

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Daily Inspiration-The Journey of the Magi Toward the Epiphany

The Journey of the Magi

Toward the Epiphany

In reading Daily Guideposts, 2017, I came across a devotional written by Rick Hamlin.  He was sharing about his family tradition of putting up a crèche.  His son, who “…was always a stickler for detail,” set the family tradition so that the wise men did not get put in the manger until January 6, the Epiphany, when they actually visited the Christ child.  Until that time the wise men were placed on a distant table facing the crèche to represent their journey.  In addition, the baby was not placed in the manger

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A Word for 2018

 During the first of each year I like to seek the Lord for direction for the coming year.  What follows is a word in season for all raised up ‘for such a time as this!’

Stay totally focused on Kingdom.  Do not look to the left or to the right.   Do not look at any situation in the natural with natural eyes.  Arise!  Rise above all that is worldly…eyes on Me and Me alone.  Do not try to figure out what you may see with natural eyes right in front of you.  I go before you.  I am your rear

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Merry Christmas!

The Greatest Love

Today we celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus’s birth was foretold by the Prophet Isaiah and fulfilled in a stable in Bethlehem.  The light from His star led wise men to His manger so long ago.

Today His light continues to shine bright in a darkened world.  Wise men still seek Him.  Once found, His light shines through each of them attracting others to His saving grace.  The immeasurable sanctity of a true relationship with the Son of God forever transforms an earthly life to a Kingdom walk.  

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Short Takes…

Pray

Dear Prayer Warriors,

For those of you who are not on certain Social Media sites, I publish “Short Takes” every day.   Below are the takes for last week.  Also are included links to short posts “From the Archives of Esther’s Warriors Ministry.”   I pray they bless you  and keep you striving toward a full Kingdom walk ‘for such a time as this!’

God Bless,

 Michele

~Jesus is the greatest gift.   ~Share Him liberally with others!

~It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  ~Remember the reason for the season.  ~Jesus!

~Speak your truth with grace and compassion.  ~Never diminish your

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Daily Inspiration-“For God So Loved the World…”

Can you sense the frenzy in the air as Christmas gets closer?  Frantic shoppers,  last minute attempts to do a week’s worth of things in a day, inattentive drivers…it seems as if an atmosphere of crazy has enveloped the city.

Sadly, in America especially, we seem to have lost the true meaning of Christmas.  It is not about the latest electronic gadget.  It is not about showering people with material things that they may not need or even want and will forget an hour after opening.

Step back, exhale, savor a cup of tea and regroup. Think about the real

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Daily Inspiration-We Know Not the Time! A Tribute

Life is precious.  Life is so very sacred.  How do you spend your life minutes?  Are you thankful?  Are you joyful?  Or, do you incessantly complain about your job, coworkers, family members and friends?

A very special person in my life, who I have known since he was a little boy, just passed from this world.  He was like a son to me.  Throughout his life, but especially in the months preceding his death, we were blessed to have some deep conversations.  He said he was not angry with God at all about his situation or whatever the outcome.   He

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The Hope of Advent

 

Hold Onto the Prince of Peace Evermore

I wish you a most blessed second week of Advent!  Last week’s theme was peace.  I pray you are successful in ‘being the peace’ in your world.  It is not always easy but with intention you can live in the peace Jesus died to give you.  Live with purpose seeking first the Kingdom of God and all will be added unto you.  Keep His peace in your heart (for it is always a heart issue) throughout the year and it will emanate to those around you.

What is Your Hope?

This week

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Daily Inspiration-How Is Your Connection?

People watching at restaurants is one of my favorite pastimes.  What I know is that no one eats alone.  Whether with others at the table or not, cell phones or computers are always present and in use.  I have seen entire meals spent on the phone while a person is sitting with someone.

WOW-when did we as a culture become so disrespectful of one another?  99.9% of what I hear (for some reason folks talk extra loud on their cells) is just chatter.  Turn off the electronics!  Really engage with those around you.

It is no wonder that so many

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Daily Inspiration-A Cup of Christmas Tea…

One Christmas tradition I shared with my family was Christmas tea.  It was a special time to share tea and conversation.  When my Dad passed, my Mom and I carried on the tradition until she moved to another state.  I then looked forward to our telephone conversation as we shared our Christmas tea across the miles, until she joined my Dad.

Without her there, my Christmas gatherings with my cousins became all the more special to me as that was my family connection.  They were a large family so it would always fun to see them and catch up on

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