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Carol is a substitute teacher, and writes blogs for Scent of Water Ministries. She lives with her two children, Deborah and Sarah.
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Excerpts taken from Sermon “We are not Saved” (1/5/2014) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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John 2:18-21 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six uears was this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdo of God cometh not withobservation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Deep insid the spirit of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken - that is, created things - so that what cannot be shaken... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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For God has not g iven us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 One morning I was meditating on this scripture and the Lord showed me something profound! It's like a treasure hidden right out in the open,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bathsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him. 1 John 2:11 Nobody wants to admit that they have hatred in their hearts. That's like admitting that you have athlete's foot.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude... 1 Cor 13:4 In the last blog I wrote about how love is not self seeking. Love does not push its own agenda. Love is not aggressively attempting to manipulate others. Love has no expectation of a favor in return.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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1 John 4:7 ...love is of God.. 1 cor 13:5 [love] seeketh not her own... 1 cor 13:8 love never fails... Lately I've been meditating on the topic of love. Love is the heritage of the children of God. 1 John 4:8 says "God is love." To love is to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upn the face of the deep... From this canvas of blackness God created the heaven and the earth. He spoke, and oceans flee from the land. He spoke,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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The Bible is full of stories of bad things happening to God's children. Naomi went to Moab to escape a famine in Israel but lost her husband and two sons there. She came back to her own country with nothing but a Moabite daughter-in-law. The prodigal son took his inheritance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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I was talking to a friend of mine when the subject of kindness came up. Kindness is one of the most beautiful traits to be found in a person. There are many unkind people in this world. Unfortunately, the majority of them get married and have children. Their lack of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Be angry, but sin not. God expresses his anger everyday. Dig deep into your psyche. Isn't it true that something in you tells you that anger is a negative emotion? I know it's true for me. We think, anger is the opposite of love and tenderness. Love is positive; tenderness... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Although He was a son, he learned obedience thru the things he suffered. (Hebrews 5:8) This is one of the coolest scriptures in the Bible. This scripture was brought to my attention three years ago when my husband abandoned me while I was pregnant with our second child. It was... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; (Proverbs 7:4 NIV) Love wisdom like a sister, make insight a beloved member of your family. (Proverbs 7:4 NLT) In the last blog, we talked about the two reasons why we can't find God's will for our lives:... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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This blog came out of a morning of prayer that literally set me on course for change. There were many issues in my life where I could not see God's will. "God, what is your will? What do you want me to do about this?" Week after week I asked... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Ps 30:5) If you look at the life and psalms of David, they reveal a man who was brilliant but also depressed. He was beloved and esteemed in the eyes of multitudes, but he fought inner demons of... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed...(Gen2:25) The words "naked and not ashamed" conjures up images of two naked people walking in the midst of lush green foliage in the Garden of Eden. Countless paintings have depicted that image of Adam and Eve,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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Yet to make conscience into God is a highly dangerous thing to do. - J.B. Phillips, Your God is Too Small Are you a Christian? There are many gods that Christians serve which compete with the one true God. The gods of the Old Testament were physical idols, but today’s... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us, he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then has spewed us out. Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadnezzar was one of the most confused kings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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This blog is inspired by my recent writer's block. I was bogged down by too many details in my ife! I felt like a circus clown trying to juggle too many bowling pins while riding a bicycle around and round the ring. I know God's mandate for me - to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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One evening I attended a job interview to a Christian school. I didn't really want the job, but I wanted to experience the interview. Sitting in a small conference room arund a large oval table with the principal, head teachers, and the board, I tried to make a good impression... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog
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John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. There is no greater freedom than the freedom from deception. When you walk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Scent of Water Ministries Blog