The Company of the Faithful

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,     nor stands in the path of sinners,     Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,     And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree     Planted by the rivers of water,     That […]

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Time for a Trim …

“You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of a neighbor:  I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:16) The story is told a woman who complained to a Puritan minister about the clerical bands he wore with his pulpit gown. Saying that they annoyed […]

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Going It Alone Doesn’t Work …

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9) From an early age we try to do things our own way without any […]

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Gardening and the Heart … A Living Legacy

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”  James 3:18 It is said that confession is good for the soul, so I confess upfront that gardening has never been one of my greatest assets.  So-so lawn … so-so flowerbeds …vegetable garden not so much! Long after we are done, […]

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When The Sails Are Torn

“For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and shade from the heat …” (Isaiah 25:4) Looking out the back window, the lake was so calm with little to no movement.  It had the reflective appearance of a mirror as the sun […]

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“Tempus Fugit”

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) “Time flies!”  So wrote the Latin poet Virgil way back in 20 BC.  We surely realize that time does not really fly … or does it?  Actually the origin of this phrase referred to the action of birds […]

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“…full of works and charitable deeds…”

“At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas.  This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.” (Acts 9:36) The longer God grants us to live, the wiser we should become.  Whether it is about life and living or death and dying, the Lord being mindful […]

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Cluttered Minds Leave Little Room for God …

“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” (1 Peter 1:13) Nothing seems to be found easily … boxes upon boxes with black marker labels … closets bursting at the seams … pantries […]

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Thankful for Turkey Sandwiches …

“Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanks-giving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”  (Psalm 100:3-4) Yes, you read the title […]

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It’s Really Very Simple …

With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh let me not wander from your commandments!  Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”  (Psalm 119:10-11) Every day of our lives decisions must be made … some are very easy to make while others may require more thought […]

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