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Looking for Something

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." (Matthew 21:22 ESV) "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who...

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Never Too Soon

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)It is closing in on my 54th birthday as I write this and I am reminded of a wonderful quote by the writer, Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had.  I...

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Thankful in ALL Circumstances!

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)Recently, I came across the story of Martin Rinkart, a Lutheran minister, who came to the German city of Eilenburg...

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Peace? You Mean… Right Now?

(Written in August 2020)Peace.It seems such an elusive concept in today’s world. What with explosions, hurricanes, flooding, drought, earthquakes and locust; blatant racism and violent demonstrations; civil wars; drowning migrants, unprecedented political unrest;...

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Invisible Barriers

“For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go.  They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail.” (Psalms 91:11-12 NIV)We are living in unprecedented times when all around us, people are being infected and...

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The Messy Packaging

"But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." (1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV)Although this verse applies to worship, I even apply it to my kitchen cupboards! They must look orderly! That's why I remove certain food products from their bulky, messy packaging...

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Whining

"Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, 'Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now...

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When Promises Appear Delayed…

“Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and...

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Out of the Frying Pan…

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)We’ve all been there: The urgent circumstances are completely out of our control. We are definitely “in the frying pan”...

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