Monthly Archives: October 2011

GLEANINGS from Claudia: The Master’s Voice

I love scripture. Spending time alone reading and pondering passages in the Bible delights me as much as sitting and having coffee fueled talks with a dear friend. Anytime that I’m focused on the Word and listening I hear from the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: God’s Pruning Shears

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Heaven Works Backwards

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4 As I mentioned in an earlier post, the book group I participate … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Who IS This Cry Baby?

“On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Mourning and Comfort

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Grief is the strangest place to live. One moment I am happily moving through my day, possibly even thoroughly enjoying the elements of that day, and the next … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Refining

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 At age 58 I have to confess that … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Worry

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds … Continue reading

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