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Storing Up

Storing Up

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is...

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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 likelihood, nothing fits in a fist closed tight....

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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 masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, and Seurat, their appeal...

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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 merriment, and we extend our arms like eager children...

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Interrupters

Interrupters

“On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was...

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Familiar Disregard

Familiar Disregard

“And David had success in all his undertakings for the Lord was with him.”  (1 Samuel. 18:14) Power to Succeed What difference does it make, anyway? We know the story of David the shepherd boy who would...

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Over Land Over Sea

Over Land Over Sea

“Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he...

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In the Very Place You Find Yourself

In the Very Place You Find Yourself

“If there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Worrisome Scenarios Charging like a thoroughbred ‘round a racetrack, our thoughts hurl...

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Poised to Ascend

Poised to Ascend

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…when I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in...

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Lessons from His Land

Lessons from His Land

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you.” (Genesis 26:3) The brief announcement promised that the trip to Israel would be an exciting adventure where we would experience the...

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Feast

Feast

“And he kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.” (Luke 9:16 NAS) Such a familiar narrative, this feeding of five thousand hungry men and their needy families perched on a mountainside...

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Unthinkable

Unthinkable

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) When Jesus approached John with this appeal, John didn’t think this was entirely a good idea. Feeling...

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