All posts tagged Lord

God’s Mathematics

By June Foster When I was an elementary teacher, I used the Venn diagram to teach the set theory showing the relationship between two groups of objects, numbers, concepts, etc. The other day when I read “Jesus Calling” about our relationship with God, I thought of a small circle with me in the […]

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Tale of a Harpist

By Lynn Mosher “Take a harp…play skillfully and make sweet melody…that you may be remembered.” (Is. 23:16 AMP) Suddenly taken ill, a renowned harpist was rushed to the hospital. While tests were being run to find the cause of his illness, he lay in his hospital bed, reminiscing over his life. Seeing himself […]

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Professional Mourner or Professional Joy Generator?

By Mary Anne Benedetto I recently learned that in some ancient cultures, it was common to hire professional mourners to wail at funerals. Also known as moirologists, their duties could possibly include delivering a eulogy or simply weeping, moaning and crying loudly. Upon further investigation, I discovered that even in current times, there […]

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An Author’s Prayer

by June Foster Dear Lord, Give me the strength today to pen the words you want written on the page, the knowledge and wisdom to convey the message You desire for the reader to grasp. I am weak, but You are strong. Lord, I am helpless and can do nothing without Your mighty […]

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Chains that don’t chafe…

by Carol G. Stratton           Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because […]

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Trusting in God Despite Our Circumstance

By June Foster Habakkuk 3:17-19 are a couple of my favorite scriptures. The verses depict the prophet’s faith in the Lord despite his material circumstances. I think it would be interesting to put this into modern day language. Here’s the original. Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes […]

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My darkest days

By Jen Gentry When I was asked to write this devotional I started to panic. You see I love the Lord with all my heart and I remind the Lord every day “I have never not believed.” I can’t remember a time in my life when I did not know the Lord Jesus […]

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Heretofore…

By Lynn Mosher “Heretofore the Lord has helped us.” 1 Sam. 7:12 Amp What did the year closing bring into your life? Joys? Sorrows? Trials? Triumphs? Look back over the year now closing. With what was it filled? Which side of the scale tipped over with the most weight…the positive side or the […]

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Unstoppable

By Dana Patrola Start of conversation with hubby: “I have an idea for a really great story. I mean, fantastic. The kind that’ll make me – and by extension you – boatloads of money.” His Reply: “Mm. Where are my glasses? They were here a second ago. And what’s the deal with the […]

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Draw Near

Draw nigh to God… …in holiness Draw nigh in repentance, for the forgiveness of sins Draw near… …in silent adoration Draw near in unrestrained awe and praise Draw close to the Lord… …to that Intimate Friend Draw close to the Beloved of your soul Draw alongside… …kneeling as a petitioner Draw alongside as […]

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