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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, skincare
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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.
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Last Bible Study of the year...Acts 6 Stephen was FULL of faith and the Holy Spirit. He performed great signs and wonders among the people. OPPOSITION arose FROM THE "RELIGIOUS" FOLK (as often happens when you are being used of the Lord) They could not stand up to the wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
Bible Study Acts 5 - 6 vs 33 They were filled with FURY after being told the truth about Jesus. Fury seems to be the reaction of ungodly people when the Lord has His way. vs 39 If something is of God you WILL NOT be able to stop it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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There's nothing like taking a back roads scenic drive to Ojai on a Sunday afternoon. This epitomizes the California country life. First stop an organic farm stand where the just picked offerings are waiting for you. The arugula and sage I purchased was cut from the garden patch as I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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My big birthday year continues as my husband treated me to 3rd row BOX SEATS! at the sold out Danny Elfman performance at the one and only HOLLYWOOD BOWL! It is quite the tradition to bring a gourmet picnic dinner when you attend the bowl. Here is the menu I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 5 The apostles are arrested and put in jail for preaching Jesus and healing people. They were arrested by the religious leaders because they were JEALOUS. An ANGEL OF THE LORD opened the doors and released them during the night without the jailers knowing. The angel instructed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Acts 4 - 5 Bible Study "And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” vs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 3 Peter and John heal a man lame from birth. It was done in the name of Jesus. Everyone was astonished as if it was Peter that did it. He instructed them to REPENT and turn to the Lord so their sins may be blotted out and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Acts 2 Pentecost They were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound LIKE a mighty wind filled the place. They saw WHAT SEEMED LIKE tongues of fire that rested on each one of them. The people around heard them speaking in their own language. It was understandable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study: Acts 1 Theophilus means friend of God. The beginning of the book deals with Jesus acts and teaching before His ascension. You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you...see John 20:22 receive the Holy Spirit. At the mount of olives they were looking He was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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It's been a tradition for us. When September rolls around it's time to go to the L.A. County Fair. My husband Dale and I just L-O-V-E the fair!!! Here are just a few reasons why... The beauty, sounds, and coolness of the Flower Pavilion. Live animals like Stanley the giraffe.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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We all have a bucket list, things we have always wanted to do. Well last Saturday I got to check off one of those items,taking a cooking class with a great chef. The class was held at one of my favorite restaurants, IL FORNAIO Woodland Hills, in the new Village,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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Bible Study Luke 24:13- end Sharing insights from tonight's study: On the road to Emmaus after the resurrection...Jesus appeared to two men but they were kept from recognizing Him... Unless the Lord opens your eyes you will not know Him. Beginning with Moses (Genesis) through the prophets He took them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.
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This is Geoffrey's. One of our favorite restaurants! Located in Malibu and overlooking the Pacific, you can see why it is a famous celebrity hangout and featured in many films. This happens to be one of the most sought after tables, all the way out on the rail. We're here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Small Town Life In Big L.A.