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Gratitude

Noticing The Ordinary

Noticing The Ordinary

“And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.” (Luke 18:43) Applause Please Let’s give God a round of applause for...

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Expressions

Expressions

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”            (Psalm 105:1) “Oh give thanks to the Lord...” First and foremost, before we attempt to ask or seek or...

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One Friday

One Friday

One Friday Soldiers scourgingTwisting thornsPiercing crownPurple gownRidicule SlappingBashingShoving deityMeanestMockery GuiltlessFaultlessSinlessLambCondemned Man’s...

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For Our Sake

For Our Sake

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”      (1 Peter 2:24)             “So Jesus came out, wearing the...

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Living Nativity

Living Nativity

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.”  (Luke 2:14) This very morning, we celebrate the wonder and beauty of everything Christmas! Rather than going through...

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Oblivious

Oblivious

“Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”     (Ephesians 1:4) Ungratefulness wears an ugly dress in every culture. When a gift is offered, regardless of the...

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Yours

Yours

Your joy for my strength Your Word for my hope Your forgiveness for my freedom Your plans for my good Your paths for my future Your thoughts for my mind Your strength for my weakness Your peace for my...

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Stellar

Stellar

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house the saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him.”  (Matthew 2:10–11) The wise men...

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Front and Center

Front and Center

“And they were all amazed and said to one another, ‘What is this word?’” (Luke 4:36) In the weeks leading up to the birthday of the King who holds dominion above all, we may pay him homage by re-reading...

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Giving Thanks and All That

Giving Thanks and All That

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.” (Psalm 92:1–2) Some people might venture...

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First Call

First Call

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8) At the outset, before I enter into conversation with...

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Every Day

Every Day

“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” (Psalm 145:2) Every day means even today—perhaps especially today—when the toilet is clogged, the roof is leaking, the traffic is...

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