Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

Twenty-Seventh Time

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Surrounded by a dreary haze, I falter. But what is that to you who emanates incandescent light, luminous and lasting? Black mists...

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Twenty-Seventh Time

Twenty-Seventh Time

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)...

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Hide Out

Hide Out

Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters they shall not...

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Withstood

Withstood

“And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in...

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Twenty-Seventh Time

Twenty-Seventh Time

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)...

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Hide Out

Hide Out

Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters they shall not...

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Courage

Faultless

Faultless

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!” (I Samuel 25:32) How would you respond if an army was charging toward...

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Ends of the Earth

Ends of the Earth

“A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.” (Acts 10:2) Prayer is a...

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Hope Surge

Hope Surge

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we...

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Faultless

Faultless

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!” (I Samuel 25:32) How would you respond if an army was charging toward...

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Ends of the Earth

Ends of the Earth

“A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.” (Acts 10:2) Prayer is a...

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Gratitude

Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned...

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Doorways

Doorways

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!” (Psalm 68:4)...

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Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

‘“Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” (2...

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Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned...

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Doorways

Doorways

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!” (Psalm 68:4)...

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Purpose

Beyond Bountiful

Beyond Bountiful

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6) In all...

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Gallery

Gallery

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”  Jeremiah 32:27 Weaving through the Art Institute of Chicago we gawk at...

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Heard That Before

Heard That Before

“And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’” (Luke 1:38) Christmas approaches with its delightful...

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Beyond Bountiful

Beyond Bountiful

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6) In all...

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Gallery

Gallery

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”  Jeremiah 32:27 Weaving through the Art Institute of Chicago we gawk at...

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Wisdom

More Desirable

More Desirable

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1) As a young man, my father attended a funeral...

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Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that...

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Capes and All

Capes and All

“Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand.” (I Samuel 25:33) My...

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More Desirable

More Desirable

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1) As a young man, my father attended a funeral...

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Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that...

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