Category Archives: thoughts by Vonette Bright

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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God is Bigger

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) “God is so much bigger than whatever … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Deceived

“Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we … Continue reading

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Home Battle Front

Friend, pray daily for your family. Seek God’s guidance in His Word. God will be with you in this battle and He, through you, will win! “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.” John 3:16-17 Continue reading

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Showered in God’s Love

“For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:12 Continue reading

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Lonely Holiday

“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”  Luke 5:16 All too often, holidays don’t meet expectations.  Especially Christmas. For some, it’s filled with family times, parties, church activities, and gift exchanges. But you may be spending this year … Continue reading

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Saved!

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 The Hudson River churned furiously as Marlinda stared at the white water below her.  Like the rapid water, Marlinda’s heart swirled with … Continue reading

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Absolute Rock

“He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:6 Friend, it’s a harsh world some, maybe you, might be facing. Lean on Jesus the Rock to get you through. Continue reading

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