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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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Much of Scripture is intended to help us become the kind of people God wants us to be. As much as God seeks our obedience—and as important as it is to follow God’s laws and guidelines—God’s deeper desire is that... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Ryan's Ramblings
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The sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ryan's Ramblings
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So how do we walk with God in the moment? We go with it. Now. As it is unfolding. That is the only way to have any real relationship with Jesus Christ. Now is the time, dear friend. — John... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ryan's Ramblings
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Here I am with Rio, my "grand-dog." She is a sweet one—so smart, so fun, so affectionate, so entertaining. She is a "good and perfect gift" from God (James 1:17). I love her, and that is dangerous and good, for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ryan's Ramblings
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Suffering bring us to an awareness of spiritual status. It is heavy but it produces a sensitive life. It is a “de-clutterer” of the throne room of the heart. Suffering is the last, best instructor of things eternal. — Calvin... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ryan's Ramblings
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My Savior, wilt Thou teach me the power of the smallest ministries? May I not despise the things that are least! May I pay heed to all the courtesies of life! Help me to be kindly in speech, and tender... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ryan's Ramblings
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O Lord my God, I pray that I may not toil for naught. Let me not pile up money and starve my soul. Let me not seek after pleasures which provide no enduring joy. Let me so live toward Thee... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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A single eye correctly filters the light. An unhealthy eye creates an unreal world. —Calvin Miller Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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My Father, all my springs are in Thee. It is when I forget the fountain that my soul becomes hard and dry. Keep me in remembrance of the springs. May I drink unceasingly of the river of water of life!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Give me chastity and continency, only not yet. —Augustine Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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It is only in Him that the soul has room. In knowing Him is life and its gladness. The secret of your own heart you can never know; but you can know Him who knows its secret. — George MacDonald... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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God’s mighty acts tend to follow prayer. — R.T. Kendall While Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him. (Acts 12:5, NLT) Prayer has no substitute; it is the Christian’s vital spring of life. It is powerful,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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The big view is the reward of the precipitous climb. —J.H. Jowett If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Beauty is your most immediate experience of the eternal. Think of what it’s like to behold a gorgeous sunset or the ocean at dawn. You yearn to linger. Sometimes the beauty is so deep it pierces you with longing for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. (James 5:13, NIV) Is anyone among you in trouble? . . . I was. Last month I had my yearly physical and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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In Matthew 21:13 Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer.” But what if, due to Covid19 concerns or other things, we haven’t been in church for awhile? Can we still pray?…connect with Jesus?…draw near to God?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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There are so many words flying around these days! The 24-hour news cycle, social media, YouTube, radio, podcasts, TV . . . words, words, words. My life is full of words too—from my mouth and pen—to my family, friends, neighbors,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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When all you are trying to do is the right thing, it isn't hard to act, for you have no distractions. -William Stafford - God’s business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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I Fear a Man of Frugal Speech by Emily Dickinson I fear a Man of frugal Speech— I fear a Silent Man— Haranguer—I can overtake— Or Babbler—entertain— But He who weigheth—While the Rest— Expend their furthest pound— Of this Man—I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Ryan's Ramblings
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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 Jun 1, 2020 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