Category Archives: thoughts by Vonette Bright

Biblical Jesus

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Author Linda Harvey received an email. It began, “I’m a bisexual pagan … Continue reading

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In God’s Hands

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (NIV) Jean was struck with kidney failure, and as a result, received … Continue reading

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Rescued

“The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for … Continue reading

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Why Am I Here?

Be assured, dear one…God is committed to your development. Pray for God’s direction and guidance.  Think about your spiritual gifts and skills. Observe God at work in your life, and allow him to shape you through good and difficult times. Continue reading

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Peace

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;” Philippians 4:6 Debora could be very stressed: she’s a wife, mother, occupational therapist, writing instructor, piano teacher, speaker, author … Continue reading

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Seeing Others Needs

“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8 Continue reading

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Break Out of Loneliness

Are you waiting for others to reach out to you? How about reaching out to them? Maybe you should take the first step. You are not the only one who is Lonely. Continue reading

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Sincere Smile

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels.” Proverbs 15:1 Carol was a defiant woman.  Pride was her armor.  And anger was her companion.  She was a political activist.  She actually enjoyed wielding her fury. People cowered … Continue reading

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One More Rock

Jesus said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 As Dawn read that, she thought back to her grueling hike up a mountain during a spiritual retreat. Oh how she … Continue reading

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Pierced for Our Rebellion

“But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) The Bible says, referring to Christ’s death on the cross: Jesus “was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.” Continue reading

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Encouragement Goes a Long Way

“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 She was nineteen years old with a tattoo or piercing on just about every inch of her … Continue reading

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6th Commandment

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” Ephesians 2:8 Imagine a judge declaring Lauren “not guilty!” She fell back into her chair, relieved that, miraculously, she avoided … Continue reading

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Changed

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” Mark 16:15 Continue reading

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Heart Change

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) God brought Alyssa through one of the darkest … Continue reading

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A Take-Home God

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)” Ephesians 2:4-5 Rebecca liked … Continue reading

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