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By Martha Bush I am continuing our series on Grace - - God’s unmerited favor. We can’t earn it; it’s a free gift. Last week, we started down a Trail of Grace with Jacob, known as the master of deception. He had just deceived his aging father and stolen The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush I began a series last week on GRACE - - God’s unmerited favor. We can’t earn it; it’s a free gift. Several of you shared your salvation experience, and we were blessed. Today, we start down a Trail of Grace with Jacob, an Old Testament character, to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Hello Friends: I am back from a short vacation, and ready to roll again. I have missed you. Let’s get started today with our pretend choir, The Lynn Donovan’s Hallelujah Choir, from all over the world singing the old familiar song, Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace, how sweet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Hello my Friends: I have a confession to make. Each Monday, I am scheduled to write a post on Lynn Donovan's Ministries. But, I decided not to post on Monday, May 31st. Why? It is Memorial Day, and I had come to the conclusion that people would... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For the past few weeks, I have been writing a series on our family of origin to determine its effects on us, both positively and negatively. We discussed Types of Parents, Blocked Emotional Development, and Forgiveness. Today, we are going to conclude this series with Honoring Our... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush We are studying a series on our family of origin. We first identified The Types of Parents we had growing up. We discovered that The Types of Parents could result in Blocked Emotional Development. One of the steps of becoming unblocked is forgiveness. Unfortunately, we allow misconceptions... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush “Mama, you are the Christian in your marriage, but you are not showing respect to Daddy,” my two grown daughters said to me. And with that, they shoved a book in my hands, called Love and Respect, and said, “You need to read this, and get your act together!” In that moment, I silently whispered, “Girls, I brought you into this world, and I am a-fixing to take you out!” After they completed their discipline, I picked up my halo, and walked out of the room and pouted with them for two months. During my two months of pouting, I walked my neighborhood crying, pouring out years and years of complaints about raising two girls in church alone. When I had coughed up all my complaints about my husband, I then poured out how angry I now was with “Daddy’s precious little girls” for confronting me about... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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By Martha Bush Last week, I began a series on our family of origin to determine its effects, both positively and negatively. We started the process by determining the type of parents we had growing up, labeled as: (1) Supportive, Accepting (2) Emotionally Distant, Inactive (3) Abusive (4) Absent-Father Syndrome... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For the next couple of weeks, I am writing a series of posts on our family of origin, which can be one of the most complex relationships we have to navigate through in our lifetime. For the most part, we don't start putting the pieces together of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For a peek into one of the most, shall we say, romantic books of the Bible, follow along with me today to Song of Solomon, and let’s go on a love adventure with our Lord. I particularly like Chapter 2 because it resonated with me during a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush After my last week’s post on Throwing a Hissy Fit, one of my long-time friends called and said, “You know, Martha, The Silent Treatment can be just as damaging as throwing a fit. I once went for several days not speaking to my husband. But, when Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Picture this scene: My husband and I were on our way to the bank to take care of some business. A disagreement broke out in the car. And just like that, I threw a hissy fit! If you want to know what a hissy fit looks like,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Let’s talk about Peace today, starting with its definition: freedom from disturbance; tranquility. How many times have you heard someone say, “I just want peace”! I once saw an illustration by Pastor Charles Stanley that compared peace to a tripod. He pointed out that, in order for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Last week, in Part 1 of Four Reasons for The Cross, I concentrated on Transgressions and Iniquities as listed in Isaiah 53:5. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace was upon Him, And by His strips we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Resurrection Sunday is coming! Let's begin the celebration by focusing on The Reasons for the Cross, so that we can make them applicable in our lives. (Isaiah 53:5.) He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For the last four weeks, I have been writing a series on The Kingdom of God. Today, I conclude this series with The Violent Take it by Force. We have been building on this final step in our partnership with Jesus to bring about The Rule of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Thank you for joining me for another post on The Kingdom of God. Today, we are taking another look at The Mustard Seed we discussed last week in Matthew 13, and the role it plays in our partnership with Jesus. Last week, we discovered the type of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Thank you for joining me in this series highlighting The Kingdom of God. I've told parts of my personal story in this teaching; perhaps you can apply the concepts to your own story. Review: 1. “The Kingdom of God is Here,” “The Kingdom of God is in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush “There's three people here tonight who need Jesus,” the minister had said at the close of his sermon. After two people raised their hands and a long eerie silence prevailed over the congregation, I raised my hand and proclaimed, “I am that other person.” With that confession,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush “There are three people here tonight who need Jesus,” the minister had said at the close of his sermon. Immediately, two people raised their hands, and what followed next was an eerie silence that swept over the congregation that seemed as long as eternity. Tightly clutching the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For the past three weeks, we have traveled together on a journey that spanned a thirty-year- period between the 1960’s through the 1990’s, as we caught a glimpse of the effects Society and The Church had on one another, both positive and negative. Last week, we talked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush For the past two weeks, we have been on a journey to find out the effects Society and The Church had on one another during a thirty year period between the 1960’s and 1990’s. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Last week, we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush Last week, I started writing a series of posts on a research project I did a few years ago to find out the effects of Society on The Church in America, as well as the effects The Church had on Society. You can read Part 1 here.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush It was June, 1993, and Melba Berkehimer, Assistant Pastor of Community Church, Orange, Texas, approached me and said: “It has been brought to our attention by certain members of our church that they believe God is speaking specific directions for the church through David in his sermons... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at Lynn Donovan
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By Martha Bush 'Twas the week before Christmas at my house and------ I have been busy Christmas shopping for my grandkids and making cookies and treats to take with us on our traditional family get-away for Christmas. There have been so many family outings canceled this year because of that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Lynn Donovan