Forsaking All Others

By Jo Ann Alo / February 11, 2012 /

Romans 2:25For circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. Circumcison/Baptism, like matrimony, profits the family, only if one remains faithful to the head(Jesus Christ). Then the children follow, and the family(the body of Christ) increases. If I walk down…

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Bigger Fish

By Jo Ann Alo / December 1, 2011 /

You cast me into the deep. Jonah 2:3 God’s plan included Nineveh. Sometimes I have to meet with God in very dark places in order to understand His faithfulness, and yield to His eternal plan.

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Silk or Denim

By Jo Ann Alo / October 30, 2011 /

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, “He has a demon.” The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, “Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!” But wisdom is justified by all her children.” Luke 7:33-35 Do you…

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I Was Once An Ostrich

By Jo Ann Alo / June 13, 2011 /

In the book of Job God states His grand design upon the world. He tells about its foundations, its creatures, and how He made it all to operate. He left nothing to chance. Everything was made a certain way for a certain purpose. The bear, lion, the hawk, raven, the goat, donkey, the ox. They…

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The Needy

By Jo Ann Alo / May 24, 2011 /

2 Kings 5:13“My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” Naaman was a mighty commander of Syria, but he was also a leper. When he received the news that the prophet Elisha…

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A Shield

By Jo Ann Alo / May 2, 2011 /

Yesterday I had a lot of discomfort. Pain in my toes, ankles, and knees. I had hot flashes regularly. These fleshly troubles made me cry and feel helpless. Satan whispered, “God is punishing you for your sins.” Smoke went up from the Lord’s nostrils. “Is that what I have promised you?” 2 Samuel 22:29-31“For You…

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Always the Savior

By Jo Ann Alo / April 14, 2011 /

And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.” 1 Sam 11:2 Nahash threatened the men of Jabesh. And Jabesh became afraid. In Jabesh’s fear his enemy offers him a compromise…”We won’t kill…

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By Jo Ann Alo / March 22, 2011 /

Nevertheless the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you. Deut 23:5 Balak(king of the Moab) was sick with dread that the children of Israel moved in next door. He knew that they had the…

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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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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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