23 Jun 2019

Sunrise from on High

When Zacharias’ speech was restored to him on the eighth day following the birth of his son, John, he prophesied about another Child that would soon be born.
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us . . . (Luke 1:78).
Jesus Christ would shine upon those [...]

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16 May 2019

Look Up!

I like to take my daily walk through a secluded new neighborhood that is under construction. I was recently moving swiftly up one of the empty streets as I was looking down and typing into my phone. All of a sudden the massive metal arm of a parked excavator was inches from the right side [...]

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9 Apr 2019

Time to Climb

Sometimes I feel like I’m standing in front of a mountain. I know I have to climb it but I’m only wearing flip flops! I am utterly underprepared and totally inadequate!
There is nothing I accomplish aside from God’s will, His strength, or His power in me. And yet, I still feel the need to [...]

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25 Mar 2019

Praying the Proverbs

Today I woke up with a new spiritual vim and vigor. Don’t be too impressed. It has happened before and always seems to fade. But I am hopeful to make this one last, at least for this next season of spiritual growth.
I’ve decided not to start my day until I have prayed through a [...]

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21 Feb 2019

We Remember the Cross

This worship song isn’t one I’ve sung very often, but maybe I should. The cross stands before us as the ultimate symbol of hope and grace. We can rest in its shadow through every trial, knowing they are producing endurance and steadfastness. When the storm begins to blow, may we count it joy as we [...]

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22 Jan 2019

The Hatter

“What’s the matter?” said the Hatter. “I think I hear somber chatter.” His customer looked forlorn. She then revealed her hat was torn. “Oh, you’ve come to the right place, my dear. I have all that you need right here.”
The Hatter was known around the world for His gentle ways and skillful hands. The hats [...]

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24 Dec 2018

Christmas Goodies

For some reason, people have been overly generous to us this year with gifts of Christmas goodies. We have fudge and fine chocolates and sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies and chocolate-covered pretzels and candies, and all kinds of various sweet concoctions that people have created with toffee and chocolate and peppermint. There’s currently an almond [...]

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17 Nov 2018

More Thanksgiving

Because of Thanksgiving, November is the designated month in which we express our gratitude. We tell people we are thankful for them. We cook rich foods and celebrate loved ones while preparing our hearts for the next fast-approaching holiday. Despite the cold weather, I do enjoy all of these things. Yet I find myself wishing [...]

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29 Oct 2018

Six Crucial Steps

Do you remember the first time you were aware of your sin?
Around age four, I remember stealing a penny I found on the living room floor of my neighbor’s house. I thought about it for weeks. Should I return it and be honest about it? Or should I just casually drop it out of [...]

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26 Sep 2018

The Lord Provides

I penned these words seven years ago and they are even more precious to me today. Our God is abundantly good and gracious, ever providing for His people in ways we could never hope or imagine.
The Lord Provides
© 2011 Portion Music (ASCAP)
If you are thirsty, come to the waters
His fountain never runs dry
If you are [...]

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