When Shame Takes Us Hostage …

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.”  (Isaiah 55:6-7, NKJV) To look back […]

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“I Knew You’d Come … I Knew You’d Come!”

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  (Proverbs 17:17, NKJV) It is amazing … the mind God has given to us who have been “created in His image.”    Much is being written, witnessed, and experienced in our culture today about the mind of man and how sad it is […]

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can’t Make It Drink!

“… but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  (John 4:14, ESV) As a teenager, I was given the opportunity to be around horses. Riding them was […]

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“He Collects Our Tears …”

“Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep.  And he entered his chamber and wept there.  Then he washed his face and came out.  And controlling himself he said, ‘Serve the food.” (Genesis 43:30-31, ESV) God’s providence is a biblical truth highlighted through the […]

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Finding Your Garden

“… I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16b, ESV) As a teenager, when I would be able to go and spend a Sunday afternoon, or even for a stayover at my aunt and uncle’s house across […]

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“I Am So Afraid … “

We were sitting together listening to the latest Presidential News Conference.  Whether we like/approve/vote for whoever is the President … he is in fact who he is.  And it was when he finished his opening remarks followed by statements from each of his major support staff that my daughter started crying without warning.  With tears […]

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When We Hear Of Others’ Needs … We Go To His Throne!

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16, NKJV) God’s Book contains so many examples of His people talking to and appealing to Him to meet their needs and the needs of others in a […]

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In The Shelter Of His Arms

“And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” (Mark 10:16, NKJV)) It was a scene that doesn’t usually happen this way.  On my last flight a number of weeks ago, while waiting at the gate, I noticed the young family a couple of rows over with a […]

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This Is My Task …

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) The times and the culture we are living in are truly “perilous times” when considered from the perspective of all that is […]

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To Be A Friend Like This

“And Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel.” (2 Kings 2:2) In every aspect of our lives, we are engaged in friendships […]

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