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July 2014 Archives

“There are many ways to say I love you.” That’s a line from a song written by one of my favorite song-writer/philosophers:  Mister Rogers. Jesus seemed to echo that song today as I was meditating on this Scripture: “Mary sat […]

“…If your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?  Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your […]

A religious expert came up to Jesus and asked him a question. It was a loaded one. “How does one inherit eternal life?” He was quizing Jesus and hoping to humiliate Him in public. It didn’t work. Jesus didn’t need to hear […]

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic… For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. ~Deuteronomy 31:6 Do not be afraid or discouraged, […]

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9,10 With the convenience of instantaneous news from all around the world […]

The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain… The words of the godly encourage many… The lips of the godly speak helpful words…  The words of the wise bring healing… Proverbs 10:11,21,32; 12:18 Words from our mouths can be […]

Don’t get comfortable. Don’t let your guard down. Don’t coast. Don’t go on vacation. Don’t retire. While we’re in this world, we live in enemy occupied territory, in a constant war zone. We need to remember that while we don’t […]

A Prayer for Dependence on God. Lord, On this day when we remember the gift of our freedom as American people, as Your people, we choose to use that freedom to make a declaration of dependence on You and Your […]

“Suppose a nation…should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity […]

“Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.” Proverbs 2:2-4 Everyone needs wisdom for the riddles and conundrums […]