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Happy Endings

  • The LORD blessed the latter part of Jobs life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters Job 42:1213 NIV

    Job was a very wealthy man who went through a terrible trial, but when it was over, all that he had lost was returned double. In chapter one of the book of Job, he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys. In chapter forty, he had exactly twice this. Though his first group of children were now with the Lord, he was blessed with seven more sons, and three more beautiful daughters, which doubled the number of his children as well.

    You cannot judge a book by reading a single page in the middle of it. During one year of my life, my business burned to the ground during an insurance lapse, my Dad passed away, I went through a divorce, and I had to start my life over with nothing. Now the Lord has restored what I lost, with better. I thank God for getting me through the dark times.

    No matter what you are going through, God still has the same good plan for you that He had the moment that you were born. When you are restored, it will be better than before. The later part of your life can be better than the beginning. God has seen every tear and He knows the pain that you have been through. Be encouraged because this storm will pass and the Son will shine once again on your life.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you for the beautiful message!
March 22, 2015
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins Thank you for sharing, I needed to be reminded about God's love and that He's there even in the tough times, love you all ,Keep up the great job.
March 22, 2015
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Anna Eriksdotter
Anna Eriksdotter I could not coupe/have strength to go thrue this life, this world without God... I need him in my heart, my veins, my lungs. in my hole existans... I love my father.. I dont want to sound foolish but this is my truth, my feeling and I take the risk to share it... Thank you for your devotionals!!! They are awsome!!
March 22, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen I really need to hear this causes am in the process of looking for a new part time job and to know avail  but I know that God is on is throne working on my behalf. I know that he is going to place me in the right job thank you God bless you all
March 22, 2015
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Brian Sharpe
Brian Sharpe this is so true!!!! I was going throught a lot of heartaches when my third wife went to work and never came home. she had been talking to someone online. when I questioned her about a number on the phone bill ( only because it was everyday same time before she got home from work) she said I ain't comming back. just like that it was over for me after almost eight years . point being I found Jesus again at that point . prayed all the time , started changing my life and living for him instead of me . well all I can say is God hears you !!!! after several months of crying and beating myself up over things . God brought  someone in my life . at that time I did not want it !! ooooh no I was done . but as it turns out I trusted God and went with it . three years later I have a beautiful woman with a heart of gold who loves God a business of my own . I have all my step children back in my life  from the third marriage. all thier children . God does reward you if you believe and have faith . stay faithful no matter what storm you are going through !! you will be rewarded 
March 22, 2015
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Camille Grayson
Camille Grayson This is such a powerful lesson for us all. It reminds us there's always hope.
March 22, 2015
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen.
March 22, 2015
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Shawntel Guillory
Shawntel Guillory This was a much needed word for me right now. I'm in the darkest place struggling. I've been so hard on myself for mistakes & poor choices I've made that helped put me in such a place. I'm far from who Job was, far from deserving of God's grace & mercy making it all the more difficult to be encouraged. I pray for restoration, a happy ending, a season of long-overdue peace. Thanks for reminding me God is able. 
March 22, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Oh boy. can I relate! I suffered from an addiction of one form or another for 40 years--while I cannot say my life is BETTER, in many ways, I am more blessed than I was previously. And I do believe that God has great things prepared for me. So, I'll keep plugging along, writing, dreaming--but most of all, praying! Thank you, Pastor Todd, for reminding me about poor Job's plight.Either the Bible is factual or it isn't; there is no middle ground. And so, I believe God will do the same for me.
March 22, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome God has done anew thing in me ,I am blessed for God has give me grace and mercy for this Hallelujah
March 22, 2015
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Susan Helms
Susan Helms God has brought me thru so many things.  Some things I brought on myself and others were not but yet He was faithful.  I am grateful that he never gave up on me and saw me thru each trial.  I love Him and His mercies endure forever.
March 22, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey Amen! I to am divorced...my kids live with their dad....I live with my grandmother and have no money....yet I'm being Blessed...and I hope my later years are richer and more Blessed than my early years :-)
March 22, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen....I am believing God will restore all that was lost in my life...thank you for this word.
March 22, 2015
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you Jesus! That word was for me, I lost my youngest son who was special needs, he was a beautiful soul, his was 29 yo. He died in his sleep. I am still trying to find my way. Sometimes I wonder will things return to normal, will the pain cease.
March 22, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Gm,  Pastor Todd, your message was right on Time for me, I'm always telling people that right now I feel like Job, But I know this too shall pass and like Job I'll be Restored Double and I believe it is on the way in Jesus Name.  I Thank  God for you Blessing us Daily
March 22, 2015
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Sheri Stewart
Sheri Stewart What i love about this is the message -God's light always is shinning-even through the cracks between our fingers as they cover our face, as we weep in sadness....He is with me through it all and that is such pure unconditional love...
March 22, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Diane,  it will cease,  I lost my  Baby sister to MS and that was the hardest thing for my family. But God's Grace gave us the Strength to carry on and get through. .. and He will do the same for you,  Stay Encouraged
March 22, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah!!!!  Goooood morning, All.  Praise God for Better!!!!  Bless you, Pastor DION and First Lady Sylvia. 
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Yes He is!
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Yes, if you feel like Job, remember that he ended very blessed. He did not die in the storm.
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd I pray that the Lord will bring peace and comfort to you both in the name of Jesus. 
March 22, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love this story of how God blessed Job in the end. It is Gods final blessings that count. I thank Him now for what He is going to do in my future.
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd The ending can be happier than the beginning. :)
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd There is restoration, and it is encompasses every area of your life. :)
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd God is faithful and can make lemonade out of mud... :)
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you for reading Anna, may the Lord give you peace and strength in the name of Jesus. :)
March 22, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers them all. Thanks Pastor, and may God bless you for His word.
March 22, 2015
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Joda Hisle
Joda Hisle Great post. I've been going through a terrible trial. I am keeping my eyes on the prize and am Looking forward to crying in victory instead of sorrow.
March 22, 2015
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Karen Fletcher
Karen Fletcher  love this , God shines through the cracks between our fingers as we cove our face.  Thank you I will have this picture in my mind when times are difficult.
March 22, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor I *really* needed this today!! Thank you, Pastor Dion! 
March 22, 2015
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Lori Burke
Lori Burke This has really blessed me today. We are nearing 60 and since selling our house, now live in an RV on my daughter's land. I am on disability after working over 40 years and my husband just lost his job. That means our insurance will be gone too (I am dealing with the aftermath of West Nile Virus). My sister has left my life and my other siblings have nothing to do with me. My husband has lost his brother, mother and brother-in-law all in the last year.  BUT, God has a plan for our lives. We came to visit my daughter and her family last year and have stayed. What a blessing! More things are to come I am sure. God's strength and mercy have always seen us through and will continue to do so.  Thank you so much for this reminder. Blessings
March 22, 2015
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Elizabeth  Edward
Elizabeth Edward This is so true and such an encouragement,thankyou x
March 22, 2015
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Janet Christiansen
Janet Christiansen I have come to realize that I am thankful to the Lord for even the hard times in try life. For during those times He is refining me. To God be the glory! 
March 22, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Yes!! He can do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Trust in him and alway pray. He's going to wipe all of our tears away.  God is good amen.
March 22, 2015
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Mary Rivera
Mary Rivera Thank You Jesus, I know that You are always with me. Amen!  
March 22, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I needed this now I feel so much better.  I had to divorce my first husband even though I loved him.  He had a alcohol problem and I couldn't watch him kill himself anymore and I was tired of arguing all the time because of it. He remarried before me and passed away on his 60th birthday :(.  I remarried before he passed to a man who doesn't have an alcohol problem and who treats me awesome.  We never argue and I feel at peace.  This is a short version of the story :). 
March 22, 2015
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Job has always been an inspiring story for me. Well said!
March 22, 2015
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons Hallelujah! I needed this Pastor Todd. God brought me through so much in my life and has increased what was lost. All praise to God!
March 22, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! Amen! Amen. Very uplifting to me this day. 
March 22, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!  God will never leave you or forsake you!!  I am loving proof!!
March 22, 2015
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Janice Phillips
Janice Phillips In 10 years I lost my parents my grandmother and my husband. Found out my daughter has MS and now my little sister has brain cancer. I'm coming up on the 1 yr anniversary of my husband's passing. During that time I spent 4 yrs of it taking care of my husband with a head injury and then 2 1/2 yrs with the cancer. It's still not over but God has been with me and I have never lost my faith in Him or stopped praying. I now have a very good job, attend college and have been blessed with a wonderful man in my life. I believe that every step I have taken for all these years have led me to where I am supposed to be. God's plan. I'm finding his joy in my heart everyday. I do love God and Jesus and give thanks for the blessings He is giving me so late in my life. Never give up, ever. It's called FAITH! :)
March 22, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese " Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth" --Luke 3:5 Amen and amen.
March 22, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I had my interview for being a counsellor a few days ago and it was really disappointing. I thought God was calling me to this but the interviewer did not even have my resume when she told me that no school principal wants a counsellor who does not have experience as a teacher. When I told her I had experience, she only looked at the fact that I am only an educsfonal assistant. I have tried to get teaching jobs for 21 years and have had only 2 short terms as a teacher. I know how to teach but I felt I had to prove my skills to her without her even having my resume. I feel like I misunderstood God's calling. I am so unsure of what God wants me to do. I need to listen for his still small voice to stop all the many judgemental voices out there. I need to rethink everything and figure out what to do next. Whether to keep training or just try to find happiness in a job I don't like. So much to think about. 
March 22, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams I THANK GOD FOR NOT BEING LIKE MAN FOR HE NEVER CHANGES AND HE IS A REWARDER TO THOSE WHO SEEK HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEART.......
March 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Often a blessing comes after the disappointment.  :)
March 22, 2015
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson I believe my latter days will be better than my former days; Thank you Lord for bringing me this far........
March 22, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey Rejection is divine protection...don't give up...obviously this wasn't the job for you. The interviewer didn't sound nice..imagine her as a boss!
March 22, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Sorry to hear this.But,don't over think what happened. Pray about it and trust God and His timing. He does know what is best for you.
March 22, 2015
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Randall Benson
Randall Benson The first book of the Bible that I read was Job.
March 22, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Every time I think I've had it bad in this life,the Lord shows me there are others who've experienced the same or worse.My heart goes out to you.You are a good example of how God is a God of restoration and I pray that He will  heal your daughter and sister in Jesus name,Amen!
March 22, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Thank you father God for reassuring me through your servant Pastor Dion with this message. I know You know me and what I've been going through since my beloved Doniell went home to be with you. I was weighted down again with sadness this morning missing her. But, you have encouraged me with the hope of a brighter future ahead.I will continue to trust You Lord and I will not give up! Thank You Lord for helping me ride out this storm and I know you shining on my life even now.
March 22, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Happy Endings:  I believe I am in my final journey with the Lord to my destination here on earth today and in the future and in Heaven at the blink of an eye.  For the first time in my life:  On Easter Sunday, I will have fasted for 40 days...2 more weeks go to!  So, I can say the later part of my life is and will be better than the beginning.  God knows!!!  I am encouraged and the Son is and will shine in my life.  :-)
March 22, 2015
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Lori Burke
Lori Burke Never let what is going on in the physical relm make you question what you know God has called you to. Keep plugging away. God will open the door if it is truly what He has for you. He could just be allowing your determination to follow Him to be tested. Stay in prayer and continue to read God's word. He will open the right door and will let you know when He does it. 
March 22, 2015
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Lori Burke
Lori Burke Amen my friend! You could be telling my story.
March 22, 2015
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Lori Burke
Lori Burke This is not foolish. This is how we are supposed to feel about God. He love us so deeply that no matter how deep our love (and need for Him) is, He always loves us more fo our dependance on Him. Go girl!! Love and need Him with all you aree and have!
March 22, 2015
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Janice Phillips
Janice Phillips My heart is heavy for you Richard. I know too well that feeling of sadness. Sometimes it just comes out of no where. Roger's shoes are still sitting under his chair at the counter. I bent over to pick up something and there they were. Your word weighted describes it well. It doesn't happen too often anymore. Dion seems to have a knack for writing the right things on the right days. These storms will end one day, there is hope with the Lord. I thank Him everyday for lightening up my heart day by day. He is my strength! :) By the way, I was able to put his shoes away with only a single tear. You're in my prayers...God bless!
March 22, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey Keep going Richard and Janice...God adores you both...nothing really can be said to ease both your pain :-( But keep your eyes on Jesus...and don't let go of His hand. God bless you both.
March 22, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  He will do a new thing!
March 23, 2015
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BECKY SULLIVAN
BECKY SULLIVAN This post hit home for me.  It has been a rough 6 weeks and I have been asking God why a lot and what is going on.  And I have shed more tears and feel like everything hurts.  I am struggling to see the good in all of it.  I needed this to help me know that God is there and I haven't fallen through his hands.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese thank you. I will try.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese ok. thank you.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese yes I didn't think she was nice either. I have lots to think about. I will take my time and think things through to see what God wants me to do next.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I really hope you are right Pastor Dion. He did provide a newer safe car for me to drive recently with the help of my ex-husband on the phone. Imagine an ex-husband helping you. how weird was that? He was the 6th man I asked for help. I have to remember that God provided for this car for me and my kids. I will be starting a 2nd job to work on weekends when I don't have my kids so I can provide for my kids and pay for this car in this way. I just need a break to stop and think on what God wants me to do next. Thank you Pastor.
March 23, 2015
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Marschell QuartermanErves
Marschell QuartermanErves This word has blessed my soul, it is very hard and stressful to be in the middle of two forces, one pulling one way and one pulling the other way.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Praying for you Becky. "God I ask that you bring the Holy Spirit in close to her and give her comfort. Let her feel that embrace and peace that comes from having you come be with her close up."
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Praying for you Marschell. "Lord, I am asking that you take the force, that is causing the wrong things/stress to happen, away from Marschell. You know what I am talking about Lord. Away Lord, in your name. Bring Marschell peace that comes from knowing You."
March 23, 2015
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins Becky, God promises us that He will never leave us nor for sake us, And that He will be our comforter in time of need. I'm praying for you, I feel like I'm in the same boat. I hope this helps you. love your sister in The Lord 
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese The story of Naomi is also about blessing after so many losses. Naomi has always been an inspiration to me as a strong woman who has faced losses. Her husband and sons died. She had no grandchildren. She went with Ruth (her daughter-in-law) to where she grew up and Ruth eventually married Naomi's cousin and they had a child. Now finally Naomi had a grandchild to hold through Ruth. 
March 23, 2015
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Mayra Prado
Mayra Prado Your last paragraph is a reassurance and inspiration to keep going in hard times.  Thank you for this and other equally great messages.  
March 23, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Wow Pastor that was quite a year!  Had some years like that.  God is good!  The dog I put a photo on named Pumpkin.  We are taking her on a trip to a neurologist.  Her right shoulder a few weeks ago isn't better even though seen by a vet.  It is swollen out & her neck is on a bend to left.  Such a good & friendly dog she has been & tomorrow she will again be overly friendly even though she looks awful.  Was hoping it was a muscle pull.  Appreciate prayers...for her for us.  Thank you
March 23, 2015
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Rachel Bueno
Rachel Bueno I love the story of Job. When first readying it I couldn't understand why all these things happened to him. The amazing story is at the end. This helps me remember and understanding, when life just doesn't seem fair. I pray I can go the distance as Job did with his patients. Awesome reminder thank you Dion.
March 24, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd That is a great story...
March 24, 2015
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BECKY SULLIVAN
BECKY SULLIVAN Thank you I needed that.
March 24, 2015
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BECKY SULLIVAN
BECKY SULLIVAN thank you I really needed to hear that.  Some times I feel so alone
March 24, 2015
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Linda Martin
Linda Martin There have been many times your devotions have been as if God was speaking directly to me. Thank you!
March 24, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler May you feel His presence.  I believe He hasa a Pickle Barrel of my tears for sure over the years maybe like that old song that says"cry me a river".:)
March 24, 2015