Tag Archives: Strength

Depressing Times ~

Depressing times,
takes a lot of hope
a true faith in God
to be able to cope.

For without faith,
hope there can’t be
to keep us believing
in what we can’t see.

Discouraging seasons,
takes a lot of trust
it takes the believer
inside all of us.

For without trust,
there can’t be belief
for the hope of having
everlasting relief.

Time’s depressing,
season’s discouraging
takes faith, trust and hope
constantly nourishing!

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Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Cup Is Brimming ~

God’s cup is brimming,
with His mercies and grace . .
He desires nothing more
than to see us finish the race.

So He gives us strength,
whenever ours is weak
keeping us humble
so we may remain meek.

He renews our faith,
so like eagles we’ll soar
in storms He helps us
to rise over the roar.

His anger is slow,
as we stumble along
His love is steadfast
to keep our trust strong.

He forgives and forgets,
our sins and our shame
He provides salvation
to all who call on His name.

God’s cup is brimming,
with compassion and favor
so He sent His own Son . . .
to be our personal Savior!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassion’s fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Brother’s Keeper ~

I am my brother’s keeper,
I help him to understand
I encourage him to put
his life into God’s hand.

I am my sister’s keeper,
I help her to see the light
I encourage her to grow
to keep Jesus in her sight.

I am my mother’s keeper,
in her old age I help her out
I hold her hand when lonely
to calm her fears and doubt.

I am my father’s keeper,
I lift to God, his very soul
I pray each day and night
Jesus will make him whole.

I am my children’s keeper,
I listen to their concerns
I pray for God to give them
the wisdom to discern.

I am my neighbor’s keeper,
I pray for their daily needs
I tell them to always heed
to follow where God leads.

The Lord is my keeper,
He is with me every day
He watches over me . . .
as I travel the narrow way!

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Genesis 4:9

“And the Lord said unto Cain,
Where is Abel thy brother?
And he said, I know not:
Am I my brother’s keeper?”

1 John 2:10

He that loveth his brother
abideth in the light, and
there is none occasion
of stumbling in him.

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Our Stronghold ~

When God is our stronghold,
we will not faint
when He is our refuge
we’ll trust and wait.

When God is our rock,
we will be strong
when He is our fortress
we’ll sing a new song.

When God is our hedge,
we will be protected
when He is our salvation
we’ll never be rejected.

When God is our deliverer,
we will never fall back
when He is our shield
we’ll win satan’s attack.

When God is our strength,
we will not be shaken
When He is our shelter . . .
we’ll not be forsaken!

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Psalm 18:2

“The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my buckler, and the horn
of my salvation,
and my high tower.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note To God ~06.13.22~

Ephesians 6:10


Good Morning Quote ~06.08.22~


A Love Letter From God ~

Today I received,
from God a love letter
I opened up my Bible
here is what I read . . .

I am your Creator,
I formed and molded you
before you were born . . .
I knitted you together too.

I’m the remedy to your needs,
I am your soothing balm
I’m the peace in your storm
I am that voice in the calm.

I’m all the grace you need,
in Me there’s eternal life
I came so that I could bear
the burden of your strife.

I am your staff of comfort,
I will shield and protect you
through life’s complexities
together we’ll get through.

I am the anchor of your soul,
a safe place to run and hide
for I will never forsake you . . .
I’ll always be at your side.

I’m the lamp unto your way,
with my Word I will guide
I am the One who you feel
stirring up deep inside.

I am your Creator,
I knew you from the start
that is why I gave to you . . .
for Me a loving heart!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and
believed the love that God
hath to us. God is love; and
he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~05.23.22~

Psalm 18:1-2


Keep Me Safe Lord ~

Keep me safe Lord,
keep me secure . . .
until the end Lord
help me to endure.

For You are to me,
my strong lofty tower
into which I run
when I need more power.

Keep me safe Lord,
from the evil one
give my faith legs
so him I can out run.

For You are to me,
my strength’s source
helping me to keep . . .
on the faithful course.

Keep me safe Lord,
secure in my running
for the evil one . . .
for me is always gunning!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is
a strong tower: the righteous
runneth into it, and is safe.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful,
who shall stablish you,
and keep you from evil.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Time To Let God ~

A time for patience,
and for some rest
a time to let God do . . .
what He knows is best.

A time for His Spirit,
to lead from above
a time to linger . . .
and abide in His love.

A time for endurance,
to run the good race
a time to stop running
and abound in His grace.

A time for calmness,
when composure is gone
a time to discover
how to be closer drawn.

A time to be quiet,
to sit and be still
a time to actively seek
what is God’s perfect will.

A time for silence,
of both mind and heart
a time for God only . . .
nothing keeping us apart.

A time to lie down,
in pastures green
a time to be protected
under His almighty wing.

A time to know and believe,
He’ll never leave or forsake
a time for God . . .
we all need to make!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Be Still My Heart ~

Be Still ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be still, my soul, be at peace,
let not thy worries overcome
be still, and know He is your God
and will  your heart-strings strum.

Be still, my heart and let go,
let surrender be thy sweet release
be still, and know God’s saving power
to eternity, can never fail or cease.

Be still, my mind and surrender all,
let thy weakness take you to your knees
be still, and know of God’s sufficiency
will and can surpass all thy needs.

Be still, my spirit admit thy defeat,
let thyself dwell on things from above
be still, and know He is in control
and be strengthened by and in His love.

Be still, my soul be at peace,
let Him complete in thee His perfect will
be still, and know He is your God
and will our heart-strings still!

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Psalm 46:10

 “Be still,and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

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Deborah Ann Belka


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Stepping Out In Faith ~

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m walking with my Lord
I found Him faithful yesterday
He’ll be true again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m seeking to find His peace
I found His calm yesterday
He’ll quiet me again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him with my heart
I found Him reliable yesterday
He’ll be trustworthy again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today
I’m asking Him to heed my prayer
I found Him listening yesterday
He’ll hear my pleas again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him for what I can’t see
I found His guidance yesterday . . .
I know He’ll lead me again today!

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2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith,
not by sight:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lamp Of Faith ~

Lamp of faith,
guide our day
lead us to
the narrow Way.

Word of Truth,
be our Light
help us to win
the faithful fight.

Life of peace,
hope unending
keep us in You
always depending.

Shield of strength,
lifter of head
may we always be
Holy Spirit led.

Lamp of faith,
Truth and peace
may Your power . . .
never in us cease!

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Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,

and a light
unto my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Unto Eternity ~

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will never cease.

I have empowered you,
with My sufficient grace
but it is up to you
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I will not let you fall
and unto eternity . . .
I’ll hear your every call.

I have given you freedom,
to fly off anywhere
but it’s up to you to take . . .
Me with you everywhere.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity . . .
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must learn to fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you are not My puppet . . .
I hold not onto your strings!

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Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground
without your Father.

But the very hairs of your head
are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of
more value than many sparrows.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to God be the Glory ~


To Win The Faithful Race ~

The faithful race,
isn’t an easy course
it’s rough and bumpy
and at times coarse.

For us to stay on track,
takes a lot of grit . . .
and we need the power
of the Holy Spirit.

The faithful race,
isn’t an simple route
it’s trying and difficult
full of fear and doubt.

For we know there’ll be,
plenty of resistance
and without His strength
we can’t go the distance.

To win the faithful race,
we need to have endurance
and holding fast to Jesus
is our only assurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they which
run in a race run all, but one
receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t Worry Trust God Instead~

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what’s ahead
for, Jesus wants you to trust Him . . .
not to live in fear and dread.

Don’t lament about what’s next,
think not about what may come
for, Jesus doesn’t want your mind . . .
in fretfulness to succumb.

Don’t agonize about the future,
think not of where it will lead
for, Jesus wants you to know . . .
faith in Him is all you need.

Don’t stress about the unknown,
give no thought with what will be
for, Jesus wants you to believe . . .
in Him for what you cannot see.

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what you hear
for, Jesus doesn’t want your thoughts . . .
to be controlled by dread or fear!

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Matthew 6:25-26

“Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat,
or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on.

Is not the life more than meat,
and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not,

neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns;

yet your heavenly
Father feedeth them.

Are ye not much
better than they?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.04.22~


A Quite Confidence ~

When on the outside,
there is but turbulence
on the inside . . .
I’ve a quiet confidence.

For I do not trust,
all the things I hear
I only trust the things
God whispers in my ear.

When on the outside,
there is but stress
on the inside
I have perfect rest.

For I do not believe,
everything I see
I only believe in what
Jesus reveals to me.

When on the outside,
there is but confusion
I’m so thankful to have . . .
the Holy Spirit’s infusion!

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Proverbs 3:26

For the Lord shall be
thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel; In returning
and rest shall ye be saved;
in quietness and in confidence
shall be your strength:
and ye would not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Put On the New Man ~

Lord, You offered me this new man,
and asked me to put him on . . .
You challenged me to grow in him
and be willing to be Spirit drawn.

You told me my life was worthless,
and my heart was as dry as dust
how my mind was full of darkness
overflowing with greed and lust.

You asked me to give to You,
the worldly joys in my possession
You told me in return for them
You’d forgive me my transgression.

You made me open up my eyes,
to the useless things I do
showing me they are fruitless
when not being done for You.

You revealed to me my pain,
was from the emptiness inside
and why this old and new man . . .
can’t live happily side by side.

Lord, You asked me to make a choice,
a heart dark for one full of light . . .
so I chose to put on the new man
and to give the old one a holy fight!

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Ephesians 4:24

“And that ye
put on the new man,

which after God
is created in righteousness

and true holiness.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Fresh Clean Start ~

A fresh clean start,
new beginnings too
not just for today . . .
but, all year through.

Putting behind the past,
pressing into the goal
loving God with all . . .
your heart, mind and soul.

New beginnings,
a fresh new clean start
when Jesus becomes
the beat in your heart.

Letting Him change you,
from the inside out
pushing back your fears
giving Him your doubt.

A fresh clean start,
is waiting for you . . .
oh, the mighty things
in you God can do!

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Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew
a right spirit within me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Thankful Everyday ~

We don’t need a special day,
to show how we’re thankful
for every day to God . . .
we need to be grateful.

We can come together,
any time of the year
and share the real cause
for our heart’s good cheer.

We can give our thanks,
no matter the season
a special holiday
needn’t be the only reason.

We can enter into,
the gates of thanksgiving
anytime, anywhere
without a single misgiving.

For, God doesn’t care,
when or how we show . . .
our thankfulness to Him
He just wants to know!

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Psalm 100:4

“Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving,
and into his courts
with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~10.17.21~


Lord Of My Strength ~

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Lord, my strength isn’t in my bones,
for they’re too weak and frail . . .
my strength is in the knowledge
Your Spirit in me will never fail.

My strength does not come,
from anything that I can do
for, I have very little power
if it does not come from You.

Lord, my strength can’t be found,
by going to the gym or spa . . .
it shows up when I exercise
to You, my holy awe.

My strength is thin and feeble,
and sometimes I cannot stand
but, when I draw close to You
I feel the power of Your hand.

Lord, my strength doesn’t measure up,
when compared to Your own . . .
my burdens would be too heavy
if I had to carry them alone!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled ~

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not worry start your day
for Jesus came to give you
a new and peaceful way.

Let not concern unsettle you,
let not stress take its toll
for Jesus will bring you calm
and quietness to your soul.

Let not your mind be burdened,
let not anguish weigh you down
for on Jesus you can depend
His tranquility will be around.

Let not your spirit fail you,
let not despair be what you feel
for Jesus wants your whole heart
to restore so He can heal.

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not it be afraid today . . .
for Jesus will bring you peace
and your anxiety will fade away!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY


Fearfully, Wonderfully Made ~

Look at me,
I am wonderfully made
I am so delighted to be
skillfully, splendidly formed
into marvelous, wonderful me.

Look at me,
I am fearfully made
I am so thrilled to be
brilliantly, amazingly formed
Lord, into the likeness of Thee.

Look at yourself,
look at what God has made
I am so excited for you
magnificently, superbly formed
into fearfully, wonderful you.

Look at us,
look who we’ve become
since Jesus our lives transformed
we’re so very blessed to be . . .
fearfully, wonderfully made and formed!

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Psalm 139:14

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul
knoweth right well.

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Jesus Is All You Have ~

When all you have is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you. 

When trials turn into desperation,
when they start to overburden you
and the pressure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When Jesus is all you have,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He will meet all your needs.

For Jesus is your burden bearer,
and He will never disappoint . . .
so cast your cares upon Him
before you reach your breaking point!

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1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


No Wonder We Need ~

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With all the uncertainty,
each day we must face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient dose of grace.

Our fears can be many,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy measureless.

With all the challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God our hearts to renew.

Life is full of storms,
with winds so unexpected
no wonder we need . . .
to run until perfected!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Je
sus

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Unwavering ~

Lord, Give me faith unwavering,
so I may stand steadfast . . .
give me strength unfaltering
so temptation I may outlast.

Give me faith unshakable,
so I may walk faithfully
give me hope unmistakable
so I may tread gracefully.

Give me faith unquestionable,
so I may remain true
give me trust unflinching
so I’ll stay close to You.

Give me faith unending,
so I may see eternity
give me faith undoubting
so I may live with certainty.

Lord, give me faith unequivocal,
give me strength, give me power
give me trust unconditional
give me faith till my final hour!

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Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness
of God is revealed
from faith to faith; as it is written,
“The just shall live by faith.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me peace and calm
to my soul He is just like . . .
a healing, soothing balm.

Whenever I am fearful,
with feelings of dismayed
He whispers in my ear
Child be ye not afraid.

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me tranquility
into my life He brings
everlasting stability.

When I am fainthearted,
when feeling overwhelmed
He whispers in my ear
Child I’m still at the helm.

Jesus is my everything,
He is my one true hope
I pray to Him each day . . .
give me the strength to cope!

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1 Corinthians 15:28

And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall
the Son also himself be subject
unto him that put all things under
him, that God may be all in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~