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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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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
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. . . one shoe always missing the other. —John Blase Dina, When I think of legendary duos, my mind immediately goes to Mickey and Minnie (yes, I’ll be your Mickey) and good ol’ Snoopy and Charlie. To me these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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A life well-lived casts a huge shadow that's sure to impact coming generations for Christ. —R.T. Kendall I thank God for my dad, Robin Roberts. Today is his 75th birthday!! What a joy it is to celebrate him and his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Like grass we rise with the morning, yet wither so soon; long days of summer, too few. As wildflowers—unexpected, resplendent, yet fading—we bloom, beautify, blaze and then “poof,” so good, so brief, so gone. Nothing lasts. But wait . .... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The one who sings prays twice. —Augustine The song, "Goodness of God," has been the constant soundtrack of my heart these past few days. I sing it in the shower and I sing it on my way to work. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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On Saturday of Labor Day weekend Dina and I went to Twin Falls, Idaho and visited one of my heroes—my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Vira Amende. Mrs. Amende is 98 years old and resides independently in a beautiful continuum of care... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Here is an unedited sunset picture that I took at the Oregon Coast. I didn’t make this view, God did. God shared it with me out of his abundance, I recorded it, and now I share it with you. His... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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These lines are from a song that I recently came across by the group, We The Kingdom, called “Dancing On the Waves.” The song is one that God is singing to us. It tells of God’s extravagant love for people.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
Here is video recording of the message I preached on Psalm 121 on June 23, 2019 at Eagle Nazarene Church: Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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In the hush of Holy Saturday, here is a remembering of Jesus' last words from the cross. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This man truly was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:39, NLT) SELF PORTRAIT It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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So many books, so little time. I recently read a chapter titled, “Character”in The Aim of Life, by Philip Moxom, (p. 41). The book was published in 1894. It is an old book. According to the Smithsonian, all “true” diamonds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I am currently making my way through the book of Leviticus. The rules, the details, the ornamentation, the sacrifices, the blood, the altar, the hyper focus on purity, and the seemingly meticulous minutiae, . . . wow. I don't begin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 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 Mar 22, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The Bravest Thing by John Blase maybe the bravest thing is opening your eyes in the morning and placing your two feet on the cold floor and rising up against the gravity of the night. maybe that’s the brave thing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Ryan's Ramblings