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Ryan Roberts
Boise, Idaho
Interests: watching movies, traveling, playing music, playing various sports, we all love reading books, and being together.
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Silence is prerequisite to hearing. — Eugene Peterson — *** Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ryan's Ramblings
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Anywhere the person who is devoted to Jesus Christ goes, Jesus Christ is there with them. — Oswald Chambers Last night it was a privilege for Dina and I to observe and be a part of (via Zoom and Youtube... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Are you in the midst of trouble, struggle, desperation, disappointment, hopelessness, the Covid 19 pandemic, . . . FEAR? Please read Psalm 34. Read it again and again. Let God’s Word fill, strengthen, nourish, soothe, keep, protect, assure, comfort, help... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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From my journal this morning . . . This morning I awoke to worry—about our world, my children, my friends and the future. I know I shouldn’t start the day this way, so Lord I look to You. Thank you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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How’s your faith today? Faith is hard, even on the best days. I just read my daily dose of the news and I don’t know about you, but I need a faith boost. Faith doesn’t come through gritted teeth or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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But Now . . . by Ryan M. Roberts Where Jesus walked, the disciples followed; But not all the way. “Where I go now, you can’t. But later . . . ” Was all that He would say. After midday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us. ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan These are difficult days. Life as we have known it has changed. Plans, dreams, financial portfolios, and aspirations have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I have no idea what kind of man he is. All I know is that I was blind and now I can see for the first time in my life! (John 9:25, TPT) This morning in my Bible study and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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How’s your faith these days? Mine needs some work. But what does that look like in these days of “shelter in place?” I don’t know about you, but my faith isn’t growing much in the midst of my questions, grieving,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding . . . (Prov. 3:5, NIV) These days are unprecedented. There is no personal or experiential understanding to lean on. So, where do I turn?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise . . . Hebrews 13:15, NIV Praise? At a time like this? A sacrifice of praise is a choice; it is not automatic, it does not come... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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“. . . be sure of this: I am with you always” (The words of the fourth man in Matthew 28:20, NLT) I just came across a cool song by the 3 Heath Brothers called, "Smell of Smoke." It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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There is no greater blunder than that of ignoring or despising little things. —Philip S. Moxom The little things—inches, minutes, moments and decisions—matter. This is evident in Proverbs 6:6-11, where King Solomon contrasts the life of an ant with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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You and I are anything but irrelevant. Don't let the Enemy tell you any different. We holy fools all bear God's image. We're walking temples of the Spirit, the bashful bride of Christ, living stones in what is going to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8, NKJV) This morning I rushed out the door to meet a friend for coffee, but was stopped because I couldn’t get into my car. I put the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Tears hollow out places in the heart where joy can grow.—Khalil Gibran In his book, Living Prayer, Robert Benson, talks about confession and repentance as a key to accessing the place of worship—wholly praising and adoring God. We can’t come... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I am a public school teacher and recently I was away (on sick leave) from my class of fifth grade students for two weeks. I sure missed them. It was my delight to return to my classroom last Monday to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I recently journeyed through a time of serious physical illness. The malady had plagued me for years and had worsened over time. Once the illness was medically diagnosed, it took six months of appointments, poking, prodding, failed procedures and ultimately... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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A dear friend recently reminded me of the wonderful song, "Praise the Lord" sung by Russ Taff. It is a song and message that I love. Back in the day, I had the privilege of singing this song in scores... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning singing this song. God is good! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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All of my help comes from the Lord. Wow, I love this one from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Don’t listen to them; just trust me. (Mark 5:36, MSG) Are you desperate? I am. I am scheduled for an upcoming surgery that is very complex and critical to my health, and I recently “googled” the procedure and read the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Here is a picture of our Christmas tree, and it may be, that it means nothing to you, but to me . . . It was adorned by hands that I love, love, love, and is topped by a star... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Dina, They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but I say ten thousand is too few. As I struggle, slip and slide through life, I’m glad that it’s with you. Your smile, your love, your constant care, steady me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:23, NLT) “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved .... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings