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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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Looking to Jesus Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV) The other day, I was trying to find some information for a friend and had to look back at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2024 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Why? For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, NLT) I will never forget the advice I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The Light The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined. (Matthew 4:16, NLT) I was only five years old, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I’m Thankful Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God. (Psalm 50:14, NLT) The other day at work, I passed a colleague in the hall who greeted me with, “How are you?” and I replied, “I’m thankful.” He paused and asked, “What... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Forget it My grandparents had a small farm in Southern Idaho and it was my privilege to spend my summers working alongside my grandad on that farm. It was a great adventure that included tractors, milk cows, irrigation boots, barn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Not Alone Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20, NLT) Do you feel alone sometimes? Me too. Most major news outlets, many health care providers, the Surgeon General and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Who are you? The evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” (Acts 19:15, NLT) I’ve taken my fair share of “selfies,” some with important and popular people, some in exotic places, and scores... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Engagement Ring When you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Whatever Happens As I sat in church on Sunday and listened to the sermon, my heart and mind were going in another direction. I saw a guy in church that looked like Rex, the auto shop service advisor that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Are you living by default or design? I am a school teacher and the other day one of my fifth graders showed up in class with a set of three juggling balls. She said that she won them at a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I went to the dermatologist the other day for a full-body check up and the doctor pointed at the five scars on my stomach and said, “I bet there’s a story there.” I could have shared with him a long,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Our Prayers Break On God by Luci Shaw Our prayers break on God like waves, and he an endless shore, and when the seas evaporate and oceans are no more and cries are carried in the wind God hears and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2023 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. (Luke 2:10-11, NIV)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Dina, God’s gifts are good and perfect, His promises are true. It is a precious gift for me, to celebrate 35 years with you. As we care together, share together, live our lives as one; Looking to the light of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Listen as Wisdom calls out Hear as understanding raises her voice! On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads. By the gates at the entrance to the town, on the road leading in, she cries... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. (Psalm 63:8, NLT) The other day I spent over two hours watching a power company worker climb and trim a huge tree. Wow. I can’t speak for the climber,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Whether you like it or not, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days . . . Do justice to your own soul; give it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Ryan's Ramblings
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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