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Courage

A Year In

A Year In

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) What startles you at 3 am,...

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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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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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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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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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Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty

“Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27 Christ arrived on planet earth with...

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Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

“Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” (Mark 10:49) How long did you know, Bartimaeus, of darkness your closest ally?Dressed as you were in mean poverty, limitations restricting all...

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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 mystery, deep and wide and way beyond us all. We attempt...

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Right By Our Side

Right By Our Side

“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Mark 4:38 Do Something Quick We sound just like that boatload of wet, weary disciples whenever self-pity takes up residence, and fear moves in as our...

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Distinctive Sound Heard

Distinctive Sound Heard

“For what thanksgiving can we return to God, for all the joy we feel for your sake before our God.” (I Thessalonians 3:9)           “For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you…” (I...

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Magdalene

Magdalene

“There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and...

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Anticipation

Anticipation

“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” (John...

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