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Preserve

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving reinforcement. Though “preserve” seems like an...

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Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our natural instinct is to sprint ahead to fix our...

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Hush

Hush

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the...

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Appointment

Appointment

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.”  (1 Timothy 1:12)...

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Five More

Five More

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a...

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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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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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