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Mary Dawson
Los Angeles
Living the small town life in big Los Angeles.
Interests: bible, church, christian fellowship, women's ministries, food, cooking, restaurants, travel, chatsworth, montrose, los angeles
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I keep coming back to this verse: "One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth." Proverbs 13:7 The word that keeps throwing me is "pretend". Why would you pretend to be rich? You either are or you are not. What... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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A common theme throughout the book of Proverbs is contrasting the difference between the wicked, those who do not honor God, and the wise, those who do. In studying chapter 12 a clear contrast is given: THE WICKED These are described as continually plotting. They spend their time thinking of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Once a year every August we stay late in Montrose to watch a movie under the stars. We met at our store Revelation TOPS which is all ready for Fall, Cali style. That means a new transitional color palette in lightweight fabrics because it can be rather warm here. Check... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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"From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced." The lips of the righteous knows what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse." Proverbs 10:31-32 Have you ever been in a situation where one person is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever." Proverbs 10:26 Oh the gems that are found in Proverbs! God's wisdom and how things work. Those who follow the Lord will encounter storms in this life. They come about because we have an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Yesterday my friend Lynette and I checked out the new model homes down the street. In LA land is at a premium and they are building homes VERY CLOSE TOGETHER. It gives new meaning to the phrase "reach out and touch someone"! To fit in the max number of homes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Shopping for our store Mountain Rose Gifts is one of our favorite things! Here's why... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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It was fun " ladies who lunch" kind of day! Our store Revelation TOPS was invited to do a fashion show at the Pasadena Women's City Club! Dale joined me with goodies from our other store Mountain Rose Gifts and we arrived at this historic club in Pasadena, of Rose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Proverbs is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Nestled in the middle of the Old Testament it is full of godly wisdom, instruction, insight, and how things really work. There are two types of wisdom: worldly wisdom which God hates and is unprofitable now and in eternity, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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It pays to sign up for emails from The Village, the new gourmet shopping center down the street. It's how I found out about their new Summer event "LET'S COOK" with demos and tastings. Last night we checked in with our free tickets and found a great seat at one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 19-20 And this is how riots start: * Somebody gets disgruntled. In this case it was a fellow named Demetrius who made silver shrines of false gods, namely Artemis. He was worried HIS INCOME WOULD BE HURT because Paul was leading so many people to the Lord.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Through the winding Santa Susanna Pass... headed for Simi Valley. See it between the mountains? I'm sure that lone bird does. Tonight we are meeting up with our sisters in the Lord to enjoy a new foodie & shopping experience. Welcome to Family Mongolian BBQ! We had a peaceful table... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 17:16 Paul was in Athens and distressed that the city was FULL of idols. He began reasoning with people preaching the good news of Jesus and THE RESURRECTION. They wanted to hear more so he shared that God does not live in buildings and things made by... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 16 A female slave with a demonic spirit which gave her fortune telling abilities began following Paul around. She kept shouting these are servants of the most high God. Paul found this very annoying so he spoke directly to the evil spirit and commanded it in the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 16 Paul meets Timothy who's mother is a Jewish believer as was his grandmother. He had a good reputation among the believers there. God led them to go to Macedonia by giving them a vision. It is interesting that the Holy Spirit prevented them from going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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The excitement can be felt throughout the van! We have arrived! Something I have been looking forward to for weeks! Here's the story...Back at Chatsworth Lake Church, Dale has been preaching through the Revelation, chapter and verse, for over a year! We just finished a week ago. Around 3/4 of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 15 Certain people (without authorization and causing a disturbance) came to Antioch and started teaching the new Gentile believers they must be circumcised to be saved. Right or wrong? A sharp debate ensued. The solution? Paul & Barnabus met with the apostles and elders. Much discussion took... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 14 Paul & Barnabus preaching was confirmed with signs & wonders. They came upon a lame man. Paul looked directly at him and saw that he had faith to be healed. (I wonder what he saw? Surely the Holy Spirit was leading and gave him that faith).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible study Acts 13 And the Holy Spirit SAID...yes! the Holy Spirit talks to us, not audably but to our mind. The enemy talks to us also so it is important to measure our thoughts according to the Word. Elymas was a false prophet who opposed the apostles. Paul, full... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Yesterday I saw something I have never seen in my life. I was in my store, Revelation TOPS, and had just finished selling a bunch of cute tops to a special customer. I had that satisfied feeling you get when someone looks great in your clothes and is happy you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 11:19- The Lord's hand was with them and many came to the Lord. Barnabas, which means encourager, went to Antioch. He was a good man full of the Holy Spirit and faith. He got Saul to join him. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. Agabus... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 10 Cornelius was a Roman Centurian who was devout, feared God, generous, and prayed regularly. He didn't know Jesus yet. An angel appeared to him and told him who Peter was (a Jew) and where to find him. Jews thought Gentiles were unclean and didn't have anything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 9 Saul was breathing out MURDEROUS THREATS against the disciples and seeking to imprison those of THE WAY. It was so simple, no denominations, just followers of Jesus, THE WAY, the truth, and the life. Saul was after the believers when SUDDENLY a LIGHT shown around him... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 8 We covered a lot tonight! A great persecution broke out against the church. The Lord allowed this to happen. The believers were scattered and preached the word wherever they went. The Lord uses evil for His purposes and works all things together for good. SAUL...began to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Several weeks ago Dale referred to something in Hosea that caught my attention. I've been dwelling in the book ever since. It's most intriguing as it's one of the books where God does a lot of direct, first person talking. It's heart wrenching as the main theme is His love... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.