He Is Near To Us

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:  I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’” (Mark 14:27) Jesus was all too well acquainted with broken hearts.  After all, In Heaven, He watched along with His Heavenly Father […]

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Softly and Tenderly

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  (John 10:27)  Children don’t usually react well to a loud, harsh and unsettling appeal from parents to stop doing whatever it is that they are doing that is wrong.  It is very easy to ramp up our tone of voice only to […]

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Ring The Message Out

“… For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.” (1 Thessalonian 1:8, ESV)) Everyone likes to hear good news!  Whether it’s about upcoming weather forecasts, personal business, relationships, sports, work […]

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Some Much Needed Encouragement

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory […]

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Bravery Starts At Home

“… When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord.  When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.  So these […]

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“He knows the way I take…”

“But He knows the way I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10) Sometimes life can be a real bummer!  No … this is not a sellout or some sort of pity party!  Very simply, life can serve up a curve ball when we were looking for another […]

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Can We Adequately Thank God?

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:” (Psalm 103:1, 2) When a baby is born our emotions run high.  There are huge smiles … giggles that are contagious … tears that express the wonderfulness […]

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We Don’t Make Truth

“The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.”  (Psalm 119:160) Without a doubt mankind continues to make great advancements in technology … building better houses … discovering better methods of treatment in the medical community … designing and creating beautiful clothing, furniture, etc..  It is a really […]

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Walking Through Our Every Days With Purpose

“Joseph said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?  But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” (Genesis 50:19, 20) Jigsaw puzzles are not my […]

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React in an Appropriate Way

“I returned and saw under the sun that … the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11) Every life is different, but no one […]

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