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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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Here it is, graduation season once again. It is a time for celebration and reflection. Here is a piece I wrote a few years ago about how precious and fleeting our lives are. I pray it is a blessing to... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT) For now we see... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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[Jesus] understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Dear Friends, I prayed for you today. The days fly by and the tyranny of the urgent robs us of the greatest privilege and responsibility that we have as followers of Jesus —to pray for one another. So, I prayed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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There isn’t much written in the Bible or in the history books about Holy Saturday—the day between Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. It is a backwards day, a hopeless day—an evil day. Its silence screams things like: hate, loss, war crimes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30, NIV) The last words that Jesus spoke upon the cross said so much. Here is a song/video that helps me remember. Be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Go, tell his disciples and Peter, . . . (Mark 16:7, NIV) But Now . . . Follow Me by Ryan M. Roberts Where Jesus walked, the disciples followed; But not all the way. “Where I go now, you can’t.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and loving toward all he has made. The LORD is near to all who call on him. (Psalm 145:17-18, NIV) I will never forget the day that Becca broke her arm. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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For the joy set before him [Jesus] endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2, NIV) The joy set before Jesus was you and me! He went through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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This isn’t a fortune I pulled out of a cookie at a restaurant, it is a picture of Proverbs 20:7 in my NLT Bible. (Yes, I write in my Bible.) Life is challenging and I need wisdom, so each day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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In these days of trouble is your faith fuzzy and your hope blurred? Look to Love. The Apostles Paul, Peter and John all make it crystal clear that love is the first and last word—it is to be the supreme... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Jesus said, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” (Luke 9:62, MSG) I have a standing meeting at 5:00 a.m. every day. It is with the Almighty God and sometimes a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Normally it takes only eleven days to travel from Mount Sinai to Kadesh-barnea, going by way of Mount Seir. But forty years after the Israelites left Egypt, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses addressed the people of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God. (Psalm 31:5, NIV) When I was a kid, silver dollars were a big deal. They were large, shiny coins that were cool to look at—and they were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage [to God]. (Psalm 84:5, NLT) All of life for the Christian is a pilgrimage. It is a journey with Jesus whose destination... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” (John 20:17, NLT)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Have you noticed all the “don’ts” in Ephesians 4? Don't be rebellious, don't lie, don't pretend to be something you're not, don't seek revenge, don't stay angry, don't drive angry, (sorry, that's not from Eph. 4, it's from the movie,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. (Acts. 2:2, NIV) 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 . . . Jesus, give me your holiness. I open up to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God. I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense. I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One. (Proverbs 30:1-3,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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As you come to [Jesus], the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house. (1 Peter 2:3-5, NIV) As I read today about being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Though he was God, [Jesus] did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Have you ever been left speechless after seeing something of great beauty? I have. I can’t even begin to describe that golden sunset at the Oregon Coast, the kaleidoscope of life and color housed in the coral reef of Thailand,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The other day I unexpectedly ran into a friend I hadn’t seen for a long time and we only had about five minutes to chat. We talked briefly about work and family and then the topic of faith came up.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings