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“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” (Luke 5:32) Jesus hung around folks that weren’t church-goers. He associated with broken people, people who were […]

“You have stayed at this mountain long enough! It is time to break camp and move on.” (Deuteronomy 1:6 NLT) The Israelites had just been delivered from slavery, they had received and agreed to the terms of God’s covenant, and […]

Father, Teach our children to learn how to love. You’ve spelled it out, defined it, drawn the boundaries around it, and painted a picture of what it looks like with every step Jesus took on this earth. I speak Your […]

Come out to see King Solomon, young women of Jerusalem. He wears the crown his mother gave him on his wedding day, his most joyous day. (Song of Songs 3:11) Our son is getting married this week. We will set […]

You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said. (Luke 1:45) Father, I believe. Help me in my unbelief. I not only desire but desperately need the blessings that accompany the faithful of heart, those […]

“May everything you have said about me come true.” (Luke 1:38) For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Yes” ascends to God for his glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20) Our […]

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:34) Father, You have given me one job to do in life – to love You […]

“He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) The Lord will perfect that which concerns me… (Psalm 138:8a) A Prayer for a son…. ( also see prayer for […]

“Of all my house, [Moses] is the one I trust. I speak to him face to face, clearly and not in riddles! He sees the LORD as he is.” Number 12:7,8 NLT Through Moses’ example, God gives us the key […]

“Each day He carries us in his arms.” Psalm 68:19 The sight of a child lifting her arms to her father, entreating him to pick her up, is a blessed and lovely one. We carry many responsibilities as adults; we’ve […]

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