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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 might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) We hear reports from...

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Helper

Helper

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:8) Heavy-hearted and under siege, we hunker down and hide, fearful of the onslaught from the enemy intent on our destruction....

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Intimidation

Intimidation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5–6) As a little girl I presumed...

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Fingerprints

Fingerprints

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.” (Psalm 67:1-2) At a time when travel was arduous and...

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Flawless

Flawless

“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 your home to destroy everyone you held dear? What would...

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Prayer for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone; and especially to those who are of the...

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Inexplicable

Inexplicable

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:15) My friend Joan is a remarkable lady. She wakes up each morning to find herself...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke 1:13) “I don’t believe you.” “This can’t possibly be...

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Apart

Apart

“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” (Mark 14:6)  The woman has no name. The man’s name is infamous for all the worst reasons. Their stories appear side-by-side; their actions couldn’t be further...

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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” (Psalm 69:13) I pause at the ocean’s edge of...

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The Beggar’s Gift

The Beggar’s Gift

“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) He wasn’t asking for much. The beggar was used to being ignored, stepped over, marginalized. But if, somehow, he could get the...

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Outsider

Outsider

“Then Jesus answered her, ‘O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.’” (Matthew 15:28) Barging In She set the bar high, this obscure foreigner with the audacity to insist on a...

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