Archive for April, 2014


Unchanging Hope

“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.: Ps 112:7 No one knows for sure when ships were first used for transportation. The earliest evidence of sailing vessels dates from Egypt about the third millennium B.C. Since then, ships have changed considerably. Today’s passenger and cargo ships have no oars, […]

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A Kite’s Tail

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function. Ro 12:4 During the Sunday “children’s sermon,” a pastor gathered the little ones around him and told this story: On a breezy March day, the town mayor happened through the park where a small […]

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Take Cover

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Ps 91:4 Bouncing back from disappointment, loss, or an irritating situation can take time. When you’re hurting, the thing you need to do is nurse your wounds for a little while, regroup, then go back […]

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A Quiet Moment

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength” Isa 30:15 Between the great issues of life there is quiet. Silence characterizes the highest in art and the deepest in nature. It’s the silence between the notes that give them rhythm, interest, and […]

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Knowing God’s Will

“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you” Ex 33:13 Knowing the will of God, both the big picture and the daily details, concerns every Christian. We all need to ask often, “What is it God wants me to do? How is […]

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On Call

“Oh, that I had the wings of a dove, I would fly away and be at rest.” Ps 55:6 Porch swings, picnic tables, and handwritten letters almost seem like relics of a bygone age. Symbols of today’s fast paced culture are fast food drive through’s, computer games, and email. In spite of the changes in our […]

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Who’s Watching

“Encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory” 1 Thes 2:12 Even though we are Christians, we have to live our lives and conduct our business like everyone else, right? After all, we are only human! Wrong! Once we have accepted Jesus into our lives, we […]

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What Nature

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing…Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life” Ps 23:1,6   How do you picture God? Many people see Him as a stern judge, just waiting to pounce on those who break his law. Others see him as the Supreme Power of the universe, distant and remote, not […]

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Whose Strength?

“…For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Cor 12:10 In the springtime it’s fun to watch tiny baby birds with downy crowns begin to find their way around. They make their way to the edge of the nest and take a peek over to view the very large, unexplored world around them. […]

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Accepting Substitutes

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Eph 3:20 A recently married woman moved to a small town in Wyoming. Clothing stores were in short supply and her busy ranch life left little time for the […]

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