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Grace

God of Grace and God of Glory

"God of grace and God of glory, on Your people pour Your pow'r; Crown Your ancient Church's story; bring its bud to glorious flow'r. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, For the facing of this hour."Save us from weak resignation to the evils...

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Have Mercy

"To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! ... Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt." (Psalms 123:1, 3-4 ESV)Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the...

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The Broken Goblet

"[He has sent me to] provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of...

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Amazing Grace

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does...

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No Private Beaches

A natural thing when you travel is to compare things with how they are at home. When dealing with foreign currency, for example, we often find ourselves converting it to our own money. Those from the US will likely find themselves converting the metric distances and...

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God’s Grace

"He has saved us and called us to a holy life, not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time." (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV) "But to each one of us grace has been given as...

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Guilty!

I have a bit of a heavy foot when I drive. Oh, I pay some respect to speed limits, but I'm not opposed to going 5-10 mph (10-20 kph) over the limit. Especially since I haven't had a speeding ticket since I was young...I found myself on a minor road in Texas in January...

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Bigger Is Not Always Better

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." (Philippians 4:12 NIV)"But I want the big doll!" declared...

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