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Courage

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

“O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress. My God in his steadfast love will meet me…” (Psalm 59:9-10) My friend Laurie looked like a fashionable Chico’s model with her...

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Hold

Hold

“But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and showed him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison…because the LORD was with him. And whatever he did, the LORD made it succeed.”...

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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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Constant

Constant

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still...

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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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Christmas Time

Christmas Time

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest.” (Luke 2:13-14) It’s Christmas time, and your heart should be cheerful and...

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Improbable

Improbable

“Before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18) Christmas is the outlandish pronouncement that God majors in the miraculous! The details of the Christmas...

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As We Go

As We Go

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!” (Psalm 80:3) Show us your face Lord, as we fly across the world to stand before your children in another land, children whom you love...

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What is Good

What is Good

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 At a time in history when it seemed that...

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What is Good3

What is Good3

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 At a time in history when it seemed that...

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Gladness

Gladness

“But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!” (Psalm 68:3) Possibly this might not be the time for gladness. Fear has sunk its fangs deep; malaise has...

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Giving Out

Giving Out

“And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty according to the Word of the LORD that he spoke...

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