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Good News In Bad Times …

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:  Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.” (Jeremiah 29:4-5, ESV) There are times in our lives when we feel ‘stuck’ and can’t seem to picture any […]

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We Can Only Imagine …

“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2, ESV) There are places in this world that I have always wanted to see in person … historical in nature … entertaining … and aesthetically beautiful! The truth is we […]

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Most Want It … But Not Right Now!

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29, ESV) I’ve read the newspaper with interest since I was a young boy growing up in Oklahoma City. And in […]

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A High Hurdle For Anyone

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) There are passages of Scripture that seem to endear themselves to us for any number of reasons … just as there are […]

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“To Be Or Not To Be … That Is The Question!”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”        (Matthew 5:3, NKJV) It’s always interesting and even entertaining to watch the ‘little ones’ trying to exercise their independence!  And I might add that it takes patience in helping them learn how to do things on their own the right way! When […]

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They Will Always Be Around …

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-4, NKJV) Things happen in life … some anticipated while others are totally unexpected.  Regardless, when these […]

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A Day Without …

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17, NKJV) What would our lives be without God?  Where would we be without God? Have you ever just considered, even briefly, or tried to imagine what […]

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One Day Closer …

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.  For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, NKJV) He’s not going to call ahead … text us in advance …. send a […]

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Our Lord Will “Bend Down” To Listen

“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2, ESV) The imagery of the words found in this passage of Scripture is profound! Whatever the writer of this particular […]

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It Is God I Want To Hear First In The Morning

“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” (Psalm 143:8, NKJV) I hear them early in the morning … every morning!  The chirping … the singing … the sounds […]

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