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Storms in Our Lives

"He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, so he guided them to their desired haven" (Psalm 107:29-30 ESV)"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." (Proverbs 15:1...

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The Eye of the Hurricane

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6 ESV)The weather in Mexico during the winter months is beautiful. However, storms can come in quickly from the...

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He Will Take It

"And Samuel said [to King Saul], 'Has the LORD as great delight in ... sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption...

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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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