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January 7 2011 Bible Basics Newsletter


Thoughts & Intents

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:16

Welcome to Thoughts & Intents, the newsletter of the Bible Basics site at BellaOnline.com.

My Latest article on Bible Basics

Abide in Me, and I in You

I never use the word abide in everyday conversation. If I was imagining a dialogue with a vaguely rural and old-fashioned gentleman, I could think of him saying, ďI canít abide those newfangled cell-a-phones.Ē Indeed, the first definition for abide when I check my word processorís dictionary is to tolerate something. But if I scroll on down I find the meaning I was looking for: dwell. Abiding (in the sense of dwelling, remaining, continuing) is a critically important concept in Jesusí last conversation with His disciples.

From my heart to yours

A week into the brand new year, and Iím trying to slow down a little. I just started a part-time job, and havenít yet got a handle on making everything fit in my fewer hours at home. But it will come, and each day works out its own challenges by the time my head hits the pillow. Iím grateful to be allowed to do work that matters, both at BellaOnline and in my new job. God is good indeed, and so graciously patient with me. Have a blessed week.

Serving our sweet Savior,

LeeAnn Bonds, Bible Basics Editor

Read my blog, Katalambano!. (Katalambano is a Greek word meaning ďto lay hold of so as to make oneís own, to take into oneís self, to lay hold of with the mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend.Ē)

Please visit biblebasics.bellaonline.com for a growing collection of articles exploring Bible Basics. To participate in online discussions, sign up at the Bible Basics Forum . Pick a username and password, and you can ask questions or share your opinions on my articles, and also explore the many other subject areas at BellaOnline.

You can also reply to this email to talk with me directly. Iíd be glad to know your thoughts about what Iím writing, and whether or not you find it helpful in your walk with (or toward) Christ. And please pass this newsletter along to any family and friends you think might be interested in the subject.

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January 7, 2011



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