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August 2017 Archives

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  […]

Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. (Mark 3:13) …Jesus…led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. (Mark 9:2) Following […]

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.      (Psalm 19:1) Witnessing a total eclipse of the sun is a once in a lifetime experience, but once you’ve observed it, you’ll hope to […]

“O, storm-battered city, troubled and desolate, I will build you with precious jewels.” Isaiah 54:11 If you’ve been hit with a storm in your finances, relationships, marriage, or health God has some encouraging words for you. His words are not […]

You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies. (Psalm 18:48) Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. (Isaiah 59:11) How long is God’s reach? It is […]

We often complicate prayer so much that we avoid praying altogether. Sometimes we need a reminder to keep it plain and keep it simple. There are beautiful prayers in the Bible that we can borrow when we need some coaching in […]

I will…continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. (Philippians 1:25) Restore to me the joy of my salvation. (Psalm 51:8) Faith and joy are practically synonymous. Still, we find those who walk the […]

Are you a morning person? Being in high demand as a leader, Jesus took advantage of the quiet before His followers were awake to be with His Abba Father. Perhaps Jesus prayed Psalm 5. It was written as a morning prayer. Today […]

I am calling on you constantly. (Psalm 86:3) Pray continually. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Names and faces, possibilities, worries, thoughts, fears and duties fly in and out of our minds all day. Turning that stream of consciousness into prayer is THE […]