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"O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates and thy gates of rubies, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD, and great shall be the peace of thy children." --- Isaiah 54:11-13

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A Favorite Time of Mine--pearl007
You should enjoy this too.

Dinner Brings Courage--hematite007
A bird gives a reminder of the security one has if they make the Lord their portion.

Freud in the Trash--sardonyx002
At least one student made a wise move.

The Greatest Price of Freedom--lapislazuli005
No one but God and the soldier himself knows what the soldier has gone through.

Fishing Spot Missing--carnelian002
Well the old Colgate plant in Jersey City was taken away a few years. But there are some things that cannot be taken away.

Job, the Priestly Father--bluequartz002
Learn eight things about Job every dad, and mom, should emulate.

Technology and Our Brains--jasper005
Don't neglect the mind that God has given you.

Faithful Pill Takers--emerald004
People would be better off to faithfully do what God tells them to do.

Lighting the Word-- indicolite001
Don't understand the Holy Bible? Get the Light.

Ascension Hope in Each Cloud--sapphire002
Nature itself can tells us a lot about God!

The Drought Is Over--aquamarine003
It was good news when we heard that the drought was over on Maryland's Eastern Shore, but there is even better news that Christ is able to give us living water that can satisfy us forever.

Hannah's Motherhood--From Trouble to Triumph--rosequartz003
Learn about the great qualities that Hannah had for motherhood. This link may take some time to fully load, so please be patient.

Spared from Death!--ruby004
We can consider this "part 2" of God Said Lay Down!

God Said Lay Down!--jade002
It is important we hear from God.

It Would Be Easier For God To Do It Himself--ametrine002
Yes, it would be easier if He would do a lot of things Himself but, He has even a better way.

What A Life!--chrysoberyl004
The resurrection life of Christ has much more to offer than life in this world.

A Multitude of Colors--chrysoberyl003
Spring is a good reminder of the abundant life available in Christ.

Nehemiah Faces Ridicule-- hematite006
We can learn how to handler ridicule from Nehemiah.

The First Date -- ruby003
Someone does not want to just date you.

Snow Shoveling Lesson - 1 -- citrine002
Just as the sun cleared things up, so can God's Son clear things up in our lives.

Dodge! -- jasper004
The game of dodge ball can bring two spiritual truths to mind.

Right Into the Net!-- jasper003
What happened to me was funny, but what is about to happen is not.

Natural Prayer -- turquoise003
Sincere prayer makes an impression upon a young Christian.

A Fruitful Couple -- chrysoberyl002.html
True Christians develop abundant fruit.

Cloud Nine-- citrine001
One of the great blessings of salvation is the awesome peace that God can give.

A Happy Birthday To Me -- chalcedony002
I'm not even 40! ...in the spirit.

They'd Rather Be With Family -- pyrope001
Christ has had an affect on our grandchildren.

Hope: It's All Around You--chrysoprase003
Future look gloomy? Look again.

Child of Destiny-- onyx009
Simeon prophesied that some would rise and others would fall over the Christ.

Where is the King?--amethyst004
The Magi who sought Christ were driven by a most important question. When you click on this link, another window will open and you will be reading the article on a site owned by Triond. Please also see the other articles that I have written that may be mentioned at this site.

Great Joy from Good Tidings -- topaz004
Joyous blessings await hose who commit to Christ as their Savior.

That Special Gift-- pearl005
Often when we give a gift from our hearts we feel that gift is a special one to a special person. The most special Gift of course is Christ Himself.

The Blessing of His Warmth -- diamond003
The world can be cold both physically and spiritually, but there is warmth in God if we let Him have His way in our lives.

Give Thanks In Difficult Times-- opal004
While it is hard to do, we will find a blessing when we offer unto God the sacrifices of thanksgiving and praise in difficult times.

Two Reasons To Be Thankful-- opal003
While things around us might not be going too well, here are two things about God be can be thankful for.

The Book of Foresight and Power-- onyx008
All nations are edging toward the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in this age and the ages to come. While this is occurring, the same Word of God offers salvation and strength for the times ahead.

Whoever Wins, God is in Charge--amethyst003
Whether McCain or Obama wins, God rules.

It's That Time of the Year Again -- bloodstone002
The hundreds of thousands who have suffered, and have even met death, for Christ will not be forgotten by God, nor should they be forgotten by us.

Blind, But Not To Ability--spinel001
Despite our limitations, God can enable us if we trust Him.

Great! I Can't Remember!--topaz003
In Christ, God can change our troubles into treasures.

The Majority Does Not Always Win--ametrine001
The side that has the most in number is not the winning side. Find out why.

We Need The Blessing, not a Bailout-- amethyst002
It's time to stop making government God, and to make God our King.

Brainwashing -- sardonyx001
There are times that our minds need a good scrubbing. Find out what to do about it.

The King is in Charge-- amethyst001
Despite the shaky world around us, God is in charge. Learn to enjoy His kingdom!

Lesson from a Leaf
There is no reason to have fear grip you if you are part of God's flock.

Hitler Led Me To Christ -- tourmaline002
He never got what he deserved before he died. Find out how this helped to turn me to Christ.

Back to School Time -- agate001
It's good to learn, but it is important we choose the right source of knowledge.

Fear or Faith? -- hematite004
Instead of fearing the things that are around, let us cling to the Blessed Controller of all things.

What a Kiss! -- ruby002
God gives the answer to our problem.

The Wonderful Walters -- aquamarine002
We should strive to be a positive godly encouragement to all.

Powerful Joy -- topaz002
When we are weak, if we trust God and praise Him, we will find strength in His joy.

The Saving Word of God: Simple and Open -- pearl004
God's plan of salvation is so simple and clear, even a child can understand it.

Radio is not Everywhere -- jade001
Take time to stop and listen to God.

Five Biblical Principles for Economically Tough Times -- smokeyquartz002
Bible-based principles and living will get you through tough times.

The Economy, You, and God -- smokeyquartz001
Despite the rough economy, let God be in control.

Free Indeed -- lapislazuli004
True freedom can only be found in Christ.

Thank Him that He is Immutable -- rhodochrosite006
Rest in the fact that despite the changing world around us, God does not change.

Zechariah: Dynamic Fatherhood -- bluequartz001
Though he was not perfect, we can learn a lot from the father of John the Baptist, Zechariah.

Israel: From Burden to Blessing -- onyx007
One day Israel will be a blessing in the earth, and we can be a part of it.

It Happened on May 28 -- onyx006
The power of Bible prophecy is seen in a historical event.

Thank Him that He is Eternal -- rhodochrosite005
God is in today, yesterday and tomorrow.

Thank God He Is All Powerful - rhodochrosite004
We can take great comfort in the fact that God is the most powerful being.

Motherood That Presses on -- rosequartz002
Happy Mothers Day

Thank God He is Everywhere --rhodochrosite003
The fact that God is everywhere is one great reason to praise Him for Who He is.

The Reality and Blessing of Christ's Ascension -- sapphire001
Deep in your heart, is the ascension of Christ fact or fable?

Thank God He Knows All -onyx005
It is certainly a blessing that God knows everything about us and around us.

The Choice of Being Damned or not to be Damned -- obsidian002
Did you know you have choice as to whether you shall be damned or not?

Stressed? Go Fly a Kite!--hematite003
God spoke to me while my boys and I were flying a kite. Find out what He said.

God Wants Everyone to Flourish in Christ--amonzonite002
Never mind what the world has to offer! There is something far better in the Kingdom of God.

It's Great to Really Know He Lives-- emerald003
There are powerful blessings in personally knowing that Christ is alive.

It Was In His Blood -- ruby001
What we all need in our blood!

The Jewel of Joy--topaz001
The joy that Christ gives is an enduring joy, and enables us to endure what comes our way.

Have Walls?-- jasper002
There is a good spiritul lesson to learn from walls.

Known And Unknown Are Known By God--tourmaline001
God knows every person ever created and will bring them to judgment at the proper. Discover how you can find mercy.

The Call To Love God -- rhodochrosite002
John 14:21: "... he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

Agape --rhodochrosite001
Learn a little about the highest form of love.

The Boy That Was Freed - Part 2 -- lapis lazuli 003
Being a servant of God means to be freed to do the right thing.

The Boy That Was Freed - Part 1 -- lapis lazuli 002
A young man is freed from guilt and failure.

Is There No Mercy? -- rosequartz001
While there are times that life can seem to be cruel at best, there is plenty of mercy in God.

Sure Prophecy --- onyx4
Those who are truly save have no reason to fear the prophetic events that will soon come to earth.

Fulfilled! -- onyx003
There is power behind the prophecies concerning the Christ Child that can affect true believers today.

Jehovah Is Salvation -- pearl003
Christ was, as the Christmas carol states, the "Second Adam" which provides our reconcilliation with God.

To Hold the Salvation of God -- pearl002
Simeon had the wonderful honor of holding God's salvation for the world in his hands.

Do Not Avoid The Word --pearl001
Some times whole churches ignore the Word of God, but make up your mind that you won't.

Ancient Prophecies - 1 -- onyx002
As the prophecies of Christ's first coming have come to pass, so will those of His return.

Do Not Neglect Yourself -- emerald002
Many people neglect something far more important than their body.

Thank God For All Things--opal002
There is always something to thank God for.

There's Goodness In Giving Thanks--opal001
God desires our praises and enjoys them.

Conquering Sadness and Gloom--chrysoprase002
Sadness and gloom do not have to pester you.

Picking Priorities -- diamond002
That which is eternal should come first.

The Buried Event --bloodstone001
Do you know what happened on October 31, almost 500 years ago?

The Other Side of Prayer -turquoise002
When it comes to prayer, we should not be doing all of the talking.

The Privilege Of Prayer -- turquoise001
Have you spoken with God lately?

Fortress of Solitude -- hematite002
You can have it better than the man of steel.


The Fresh Start--chalcedony001
God has made a way so each person can have a fresh start.

Vital Life - chrysoberyl001
Christ offers us the goodness of His life as seen in John 15:3-7

You, Too, Can Be Brilliant - chrysoprase001
God can really make you wise!

The Need To Be Alert-- jasper001
Just as much of the United States has hightened its alertness since September 11, 2001, so we need to heighten our spiritual alertness.

What a mess!- obsidian001
How I learned a spiritual lesson from painting.

Webo or Velvet? - hematite001.html
Are you strong? You can be, in the Lord Jesus.

Eternal Choices- diamond001
Do not let material things rob you of eternal life.

Some Vitamin B From Psalm 32- emerald001
Find some needed spiritual nourishment from this Psalm.

The Providential Release of Knowledge - onyx001
The innocent discovery of the relationship between mass and energy might set the stage for the literal fulfillment of God's Word.

We Need The Unchangeable In Changing Times- carnelian001
Christ and His blessings remain unchangeable in the midst of a changing world.

The Best Way To Encourage Yourself- rhodonite001
David knew when to find real encouragement in the darkest times.

Webo, The Thirsty Dog - amazonite001
He really wanted to drink! So should we.

The Servant Who Really Became Free - Lapis Lazuli1
Are you really free? Consider what the Word of God says.

A Refreshing Eyeopener - aquamarine1
Find relief from this cruel world!

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