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Closed Road Ahead

By Jo Ann Alo / March 16, 2011 /

Num 22:30-33So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.” Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the…

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Little Big Words

By Jo Ann Alo / February 21, 2011 /

Some of my favorite words in the Bible? In, through, from, and by. These words are so often over-looked by prideful eyes. As the Lord teaches us in every good purpose of His, He is sure to remind us how is it fulfilled. In Christ, through Christ Jesus, from God, and by the Holy Spirit.…

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No Longer Orphans

By Jo Ann Alo / February 18, 2011 /

Rom 8:15-16For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out,”Abba, Father.” When you were born in the flesh you cried. It was the only way you knew how to express your great need. Your parents then responded, and met those…

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Souls Saved

By Jo Ann Alo / February 4, 2011 /

Today, there will be no more souls lost that are not already lost. But there will be souls saved. Acts 26:15-18“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things…

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Coming Out

By Jo Ann Alo / January 7, 2011 /

“There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.” Mark 7:15 You don’t have evil thoughts about others because they frustrate you. You do not avoid leisure time with your spouse because they don’t understand…

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Missing the Miracle

By Jo Ann Alo / January 6, 2011 /

For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.Mark 6:52 The disciples often struggled to understand the works of Jesus because their hearts were hard. I wonder how many miracles I have missed for the same reason.

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Saved by the Blood

By Jo Ann Alo / January 3, 2011 /

Been asking the Lord about the meaning of His blood. I see that physical entities possess a spiritual counterpart. So what is the meaning of such passages as “justified by His blood”(Rom 5:9), “Christ’s blood cleanses our conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (Heb 9:14), “Purchased by His blood” (Acts 20:28) In…

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Headlines

By Jo Ann Alo / December 2, 2010 /

Michael Jackson has fizzled. One of the most popular figures of the day is but a fleeting thought at the sound of one of his musical accomplishments. Yea…there are a few worshipers…but for the most part, we simply smile at the thought of a few fancy steps. Pondering all that he had been given by…

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Our Mountain

By Jo Ann Alo / November 22, 2010 /

I struggle with prayer. I’ve said this before. I talk to God all day. I ask Him for everything I need. I praise Him, and believe Him, and I trust Him implicitly. (Thank you Jesus) The prayer I want, and do not have, is the prayer Jesus demonstrates and teaches me about. I’m talkin the…

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The Million Dollar Question

By Jo Ann Alo / November 1, 2010 /

No matter how hard I try I can not escape from my sin. I role truth through my head over and over. I set up boundries and new habits. I make new pledges of honor to myself…but when the satisfying thoughts of what I gain from my sin return…I go right back. “How long will…

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