God’s Daily Renewal Program: 2 Corinthians 4 16

April 8th, 2015

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That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4 16

The birds wake us up in the morning. The plants are turning green. The weather is warming. Spring is officially here and with it a sense of renewal. Yet God’s renewal plan doesn’t just happen in a single season. There is a cyclical process.

Winter

We have just finished winter, a time of hibernation, of going within to seek a deeper understanding and relationship with God. It’s a time for meditation and a season of joy as we celebrate the coming birth of Jesus.

In winter we wait for God to pick us up with our arms wide and our little feet kicking with anticipation. As we draw closer to our renewing God, He lifts us in joy like a baby being lifted high in her Father’s arms.

Spring

As we approach spring, we begin to lift our eyes outward toward the world. It’s a time for contemplation of things outside of ourselves, a time to think on the Savior’s sacrifice for us.

In spring we are the toddler seeing God’s creation for the first time, noticing that there are other people with wants and needs like ours.

Summer

In summer, we move boldly forward as we seek to live God’s plan for us. There are times of great joy and times of deep sorrow, but we stride onward through our lives, knowing God is always near.

During the summer of our lives we are teenagers and young adults. We often charge ahead of God in our enthusiasm and, just as often, fall on our faces because we didn’t wait to see where God was leading. Yet God remains steadfast and encouraging, correcting our paths until we are once again walking beside Him.

Fall

As the leaves change and the air turns chill, we begin to see the fruit of our labors in the fall. This is a season of harvest, a time to bring in the blessings we’ve worked so hard for.

We’ve matured into adults as we enter fall. No longer are we ignorance of God’s grace and mercy and our need for both. We understand there is a deeper relationship to be had with our Lord and Savior and we turn our efforts toward cultivating that relationship.

A Return to Winter

Once again, the cold snow blankets the ground and things that were once vibrant have lost their color as they turn inward to grow downward into the earth. We have reached the time of rest and inward growth again.

In our final winter, we look forward to a new spring, a new re-birth. It is a time of expectation as we wait to shed our old human forms in exchange for a vibrant new spiritual body.

Cycles Great and Small

While the seasons are a great backdrop for seeing God’s cycle of renewal, it is not the only place to look for them. Each moment of each day in our entire lives are microcosms of God’s cycle of renewal. God is constantly making all things new. We need only remember that we need not be discouraged because, “though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day.”
 

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Individuals and groups alike will find themselves
discovering that every day is a new opportunity to see God’s touch on their lives as they journey through scripture to uncover that:

  • No Matter Who You Are…
  • No Matter How You Feel…
  • No Matter What People Do…
  • No Matter What Happens..
  • No Matter Where You Are…
  • No Matter How Little You Have…
  • No Matter What You’ve Done…
  • No Matter How Old You Are…

Trust God!
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Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

Messages include:

  • Called to Forgive Called to Serve
  • New Beginnings
  • No Fear In Love
  • The Boneyard
  • The Dirty Little Penny
  • The Hardest Commandment

Pay What You Want for the audiobook.

 

Simply Prayer ebook

When we find ourselves stymied by what we think prayer should look like, it’s time to step back and think like a child. God loves each of us and wants to hear from us.

Prayer can be as complex as we want or as simple as we need, but sometimes we need a little help getting started. In this book you’ll discover the basics of:

  • What prayer is
  • Why we pray
  • How to pray
  • How to know your prayers are answered

From repetitions to labyrinths to dancing to journals, it is all Simply Prayer.

Ebook version available for NookKindleKobo, and Scribd or…

buy the .pdf version here

You can purchase this book at Amazon.com or in my CreateSpace store front.

Or Pay What You Want for the audiobook.

 

Fear NotWhen life seems impossible to cope with, God reaches out to remind us of his promises for our lives. Journey through scripture to meet God in new and unexpected ways as you discover what it means to “Fear Not!”

Anyone can use Fear Not to meet God in new and unexpected ways.  Each of the eight sessions begins with an introduction, then moves on to a scripture reading (included), questions to ponder, a meditation picture and lastly a list of possible hands-on projects you can do.

The eight sessions are:

  • Session 1 … God is always with us
  • Session 2 … God is in control
  • Session 3 … God keeps his promises
  • Session 4 … God keeps us safe
  • Session 5 … God provides for us
  • Session 6 … God reveals himself to us
  • Session 7 … God gives us new life
  • Session 8 … God sends a Helper to us

Ebook version available for NookKindleKobo, and Scribd or …

 buy the .pdf version here

Paperback edition also available on Amazon.com or in my Lulu.com store front at: Virginia’s Store Front.

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The Burdens We Bear: Matthew 7 1-2

February 25th, 2015

Matthew 7 1-2

In Matthew 7 1-2, Jesus tells us that how we judge others will be used as the measurement of judgement for ourselves.

We know the fear of being seen as a bad parent, but what can we do about it? In this message we look at that fear and how to use Jesus’s admonition against casting judgement to escape it.

Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to read it in its entirety.

You can also purchase your copy of Messages from One Servant’s Heart – Vol 1 today. Scroll down for more information.

 

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Vol1Cover25percentOr Pay What You Want for the audiobook. Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

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Called to Forgive Called to Serve
New Beginnings
No Fear In Love
The Boneyard
The Dirty Little Penny
The Hardest Commandment

 

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The Lenten Tradition: Prayer and Bible Studies To Help You Prepare For Easter

February 18th, 2015

Easter is quickly approaching and I believe the time leading up to that exciting Sunday is important to every Christian. Because of this, I’m offering a great deal on my ebooks and Bible studies that can help you prepare during this season of prayer. But first…

A brief history of Lent…

Lent is known as a time for prayerful preparation for the remembrance of Jesus’s death and resurrection. Christians often give up something during Lent like a bad habit, junk food or, more traditionally, red meat.

The season begins with Fat Tuesday (also commemorated by Mardi Gras) in which one consumes all the stuff one plans to get rid of over Lent.

Then on Ash Wednesday, we enter a time of repenting and prayer. Some attend church services in which they are prayed over and anointed with an ash cross on their forheads, a symbol of penitence.

The culmination of Lent is called Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday,  then proceeds through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to Easter. Each of these days is important in the Christian calendar with Palm Sunday being the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem, Maundy Thursday being the night of the disciples last supper with Jesus, Good Friday the day of the crucifixion and, of course, Easter is the glorious resurrection of Christ.

If you want more in-depth information on Lent and its history, you might enjoy reading this wiki.

History is great, but what can I do to prepare?

As I mentioned earlier, people often give up bad habits and junk food during Lent as a way to understand in a very limited way the sacrifice Jesus made for us. However, there’s also another trend in which you begin a new, better habit as a way to celebrate the new life His sacrifice gave us.

Two great habits you can choose from are a consistent prayer life and regular Bible study.

Limited Time offer…

To help you get started, I’ve reduced the prices on my ebooks Simply Prayer and both my ebook Bible studies, Fear Not! Discovering God’s Promises For Our Lives and Trust God! No Matter What…, to $.99 on Amazon from Feb. 18 through Feb. 23, 2015.

You can also “Pay What You Want” for the Simply Prayer audiobook and One Servant’s Heart — Vol. 1, a compilation of six inspirational messages.

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God promises to be with us through everything,
encouraging us to trust him through every situation we encounter.

Individuals and groups alike will find themselves
discovering that every day is a new opportunity to see God’s touch on their lives as they journey through scripture to uncover that:

    • No Matter Who You Are…
    • No Matter How You Feel…
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    • No Matter What Happens..
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    • No Matter How Little You Have…
    • No Matter What You’ve Done…
    • No Matter How Old You Are…

    Trust God!

    Ebook version available for $.99 on Kindle Feb. 18 through Feb. 23, 2015.

     

    Vol1Cover25percent

    Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

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      • Called to Forgive Called to Serve
      • New Beginnings
      • No Fear In Love
      • The Boneyard
      • The Dirty Little Penny
      • The Hardest Commandment

      Pay What You Want for the audiobook.

       

      Simply Prayer ebook

      When we find ourselves stymied by what we think prayer should look like, it’s time to step back and think like a child. God loves each of us and wants to hear from us.

      Prayer can be as complex as we want or as simple as we need, but sometimes we need a little help getting started. In this book you’ll discover the basics of:

        • What prayer is
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        • How to pray
        • How to know your prayers are answered

        From repetitions to labyrinths to dancing to journals, it is all Simply Prayer.

        Ebook version available for $.99 on Kindle Feb. 18 through Feb. 23, 2015.
        Or Pay What You Want for the audiobook.

         

        Fear Not
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          • Session 6 … God reveals himself to us
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          Being Strong When You’re Terrified: Joshua 1 9

          January 28th, 2015

          Joshua 1 9

          In Joshua 1 9, God commands us to have courage, but we know that’s not always easy.

          We’ve heard the stories of brave men and women of all ages who face terrifying situations and demonstrate a faith most of us can only wonder at. We hold them up as heroes, and rightly so. And yet, most of us will never face a situation like that, so we are left feeling somehow weaker, not knowing if we could ever be that brave, have that much faith. What do we know of fear and being strong in the face of terror?

          The truth is, we all face overwhelming fear at some point in our lives. In this message, learn how to quiet your heart and mind to hear how God is taking care of you.

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          In Galations 6 1-10, Paul tells us we must be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions lest we reap sour grapes rather than sweet apples.

          In this month’s message we take a look at Galations 6 1-10 and consider how sowing seeds of love and kindness will bring the harvest of happier people and a better future.

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          God and the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich: Matthew 6 26-34

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          Matthew 6 26-34

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          August 6th, 2014

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          Psalm 47, Mark 4 35-41

          In Psalm 47, God tells us to let go of our worries, yet, like the disciples in Mark 4 35-41, we fear the storms in our lives are bigger than the power of Jesus.

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            Wonder how God really sees you? Think your life doesn't count for anything? In this month's message we take a look at Luke 15: 11-32 to get a glimpse at how important God thinks we are as we dig into the story of the prodigal son as it relates to…
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          • 43
            Love without strings. How many of us have yearned for that at one time or another? In this month's message we take a look at 1 John 4:18 to discover how perfect love casts out fear. Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to…
            Tags: servant's, messages, love, heart, itunes, fear, download, click, scroll, called
          • 42
            Through Ezekial 37 1-14, and with the help of Randy Travis's "Diggin Up Bones", we gain hope that God can resurrect our lives no matter how dry and scattered it may seem to us. In this month's message we take a look at Ezekial 37 1-14 to discover how God can…
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          Chinese Checkers, God and Me: Matthew 16 21-23

          June 30th, 2014

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          Matthew 16 21-23

          Through Matthew 16 21-23, we find reaching our personal goals, our dreams, maybe even our destinies becomes a real possibility when we begin acting more like Jesus and doing what is best for us rather than facing off with opponents.

          In this month’s message we take a look at Matthew 16 21-23 to discover how “playing our own game” rather than doing what we think others expect from us can help us reach our potential.

          Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to read it in its entirety.

          You can also purchase your copy of Messages from One Servant’s Heart – Vol 1 today. Scroll down for more information.

           

           

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          My One Servant’s Heart monthly messages are on iTunes and Podomatic! Add the One Servant’s Heart podcast to your iTunes player, or, if you don’t use iTunes, you can subscribe to the feed directly.

           

          Vol1Cover25percentOr Pay What You Want for the audiobook. Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

          Messages include:

          Called to Forgive Called to Serve
          New Beginnings
          No Fear In Love
          The Boneyard
          The Dirty Little Penny
          The Hardest Commandment

           

          New-Subscriber-thumbnailIf you haven’t already, sign up for my monthly newsletter to get sneak peeks (such as first chapters before they’re published) and special prices just for fans. Just enter your email address in the sidebar and click subscribe. Sign up today and download my thank you gift Behind the Scenes: The Malkin Stories.

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          • 50
            “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16 16 Whether it is in the face of a delighted child or the crash of thunder during a storm, God reveals himself to us. Sometimes he catches our attention in a way we cannot ignore, like when he…
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          • 49
            In our lives, we can’t just look at a calendar and realize that a new beginning is just four days away. How do we cope in the meantime? In this month's message we take a look at Isaiah 61:10-62:3 to discover what it means to be in between new beginnings and…
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          • 49
            In Psalm 47, God tells us to let go of our worries, yet, like the disciples in Mark 4 35-41, we fear the storms in our lives are bigger than the power of Jesus. In this month's message we take a look at Psalm 47 and Mark 4 35-41 to better understand…
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          • 46
            Love without strings. How many of us have yearned for that at one time or another? In this month's message we take a look at 1 John 4:18 to discover how perfect love casts out fear. Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to…
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          The Boneyard: Ezekial 37 1-14

          June 4th, 2014

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          Ezekial 37 1-14

          Through Ezekial 37 1-14, and with the help of Randy Travis’s “Diggin Up Bones“, we gain hope that God can resurrect our lives no matter how dry and scattered it may seem to us.

          In this month’s message we take a look at Ezekial 37 1-14 to discover how God can transform our lives.

          Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to read it in its entirety. Also, enjoy the YouTube video of Randy Travis performing Diggin Up Bones.

          You can also purchase your copy of Messages from One Servant’s Heart – Vol 1 today. Scroll down for more information.

           

           

           

           

          ***

          My One Servant’s Heart monthly messages are on iTunes and Podomatic! Add the One Servant’s Heart podcast to your iTunes player, or, if you don’t use iTunes, you can subscribe to the feed directly.

           

          Vol1Cover25percentOr Pay What You Want for the audiobook. Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

          Messages include:

          Called to Forgive Called to Serve
          New Beginnings
          No Fear In Love
          The Boneyard
          The Dirty Little Penny
          The Hardest Commandment

           

          New-Subscriber-thumbnailIf you haven’t already, sign up for my monthly newsletter to get sneak peeks (such as first chapters before they’re published) and special prices just for fans. Just enter your email address in the sidebar and click subscribe. Sign up today and download my thank you gift Behind the Scenes: The Malkin Stories.

           

           

           

           

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          • 51
            Love without strings. How many of us have yearned for that at one time or another? In this month's message we take a look at 1 John 4:18 to discover how perfect love casts out fear. Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to…
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          • 48
            In our lives, we can’t just look at a calendar and realize that a new beginning is just four days away. How do we cope in the meantime? In this month's message we take a look at Isaiah 61:10-62:3 to discover what it means to be in between new beginnings and…
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          • 46
            Easter is quickly approaching and I believe the time leading up to that exciting Sunday is important to every Christian. Because of this, I'm offering a great deal on my ebooks and Bible studies that can help you prepare during this season of prayer. But first... A brief history of…
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          • 45
            “He is not here, for he has risen.” Matthew 28 6 As the winter snows melt away, new life begins to rise from the earth. Babies are born and plants sprout new leaves. Each spring life is resurrected from something that looked dead. In a similar way, each day brings new…
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          No Fear In Love: 1 John 4 18

          May 7th, 2014

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          1 John 4 18

          Love without strings. How many of us have yearned for that at one time or another?

          In this month’s message we take a look at 1 John 4:18 to discover how perfect love casts out fear.

          Scroll down to listen to the message or click on the pdf download link to read it in its entirety.

          You can also purchase your copy of Messages from One Servant’s Heart – Vol 1 today. Scroll down for more information.

           

           

           

           

          ***

          My One Servant’s Heart monthly messages are on iTunes and Podomatic! Add the One Servant’s Heart podcast to your iTunes player, or, if you don’t use iTunes, you can subscribe to the feed directly.

           

          Vol1Cover25percentOr Pay What You Want for the audiobook. Get six Bible based, inspirational messages by Virginia Ripple from the blog One Servant’s Heart all in one .zip file.

          Messages include:

          Called to Forgive Called to Serve
          New Beginnings
          No Fear In Love
          The Boneyard
          The Dirty Little Penny
          The Hardest Commandment

           

          New-Subscriber-thumbnailIf you haven’t already, sign up for my monthly newsletter to get sneak peeks (such as first chapters before they’re published) and special prices just for fans. Just enter your email address in the sidebar and click subscribe. Sign up today and download my thank you gift Behind the Scenes: The Malkin Stories.

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            Wonder how God really sees you? Think your life doesn't count for anything? In this month's message we take a look at Luke 15: 11-32 to get a glimpse at how important God thinks we are as we dig into the story of the prodigal son as it relates to…
            Tags: servant's, heart, penny, messages, itunes, sign, message, today, monthly, subscribe
          • 51
            Through Ezekial 37 1-14, and with the help of Randy Travis's "Diggin Up Bones", we gain hope that God can resurrect our lives no matter how dry and scattered it may seem to us. In this month's message we take a look at Ezekial 37 1-14 to discover how God can…
            Tags: servant's, messages, heart, itunes, download, click, message, scroll, today, called
          • 51
            "Jesus answered him, “You don’t know what I am doing now, but you will understand later." John 13 7 (World English Bible)   *** God promises to be with us through everything, encouraging us to trust him through every situation we encounter. Individuals and groups alike will find themselves discovering that…
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          • 50
            In our lives, we can’t just look at a calendar and realize that a new beginning is just four days away. How do we cope in the meantime? In this month's message we take a look at Isaiah 61:10-62:3 to discover what it means to be in between new beginnings and…
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          • 48
            In Galations 6 1-10, Paul tells us we must be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions lest we reap sour grapes rather than sweet apples. In this month's message we take a look at Galations 6 1-10 and consider how sowing seeds of love and kindness will bring the harvest of…
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