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05Sep 2018

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:1-2 A 95-year-old woman decided to go on a date with a 98-year-old man. She lived with her daughter and when she got back from her date her daughter said, “Mother, how was your […]

04Sep 2018

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!” Psalm 95:6 If you have children or grandchildren, you may have discovered a wonderful gadget to take a person’s temperature that does not require holding a thermometer under the tongue or even under the arm. This digital thermometer must […]

03Sep 2018

“And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.” Genesis 2:2 Today is the holiday known in the United States as Labor Day. It is celebrated the first Monday in September each year. The Labor Day […]

31Aug 2018

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life…” Matthew 6:25 If you’ve ever been on a cruise ship, then you know that all cruises begin in much the same way. Once all the passengers board, the ship’s horn sounds, and most of those on board rush up onto the deck. Further below […]

30Aug 2018

 “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 In our present culture, mental illness is reaching epic proportions. One in five, or about 45 million Americans suffer from a mental […]

29Aug 2018

“But I call out to God, and the Lord will save me.” Psalm 55:16 Rarely can an enemy deeply hurt us. Sure, they can inflict pain and insult us, but we usually have our guard up with an enemy. The deepest wounds come not from enemies, but from friends and family. We have opened the […]

28Aug 2018

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28 How should we deal with someone who has wronged us…hurt us deeply…but isn’t repenting and isn’t asking for forgiveness? What about the person who doesn’t even recognize he has done anything wrong…or […]

27Aug 2018

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3 The wounds inflicted by a friend can hurt much worse than those from an enemy. Because the pain is unexpected, it seems to cut much deeper – to hurt much worse. It festers, and often takes much longer […]

24Aug 2018

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”  Psalm 51:10 When we ask God to, “create in us a new heart and renew a steadfast spirit,” what we are really asking for is, “I want to be changed from the inside out, not just on the outside.” It […]

23Aug 2018

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 There are three different words for wrongdoing. The word transgression means, “to cross a forbidden boundary,” and, “to rebel against God’s law.” […]