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genesis 24: what matters

As he neared the end of his life, there were two things that Abraham knew for sure:  First, Isaac could not go back. The faithfulness of God would move Isaac forward to the promised land, not back to a former homeland. {The faithfulness of God will move you forward, toward promised land, not back to… Continue reading genesis 24: what matters

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i need Jesus (my prayer for deeper)

"I need 2018 to be different." That's what I said to God in the last hours of 2017. I said it to Him because I know it's pointless to say it to myself. With age comes experience and I have experienced enough broken promises to myself, so I've stopped making them. Promises. Resolutions. Whatever. They… Continue reading i need Jesus (my prayer for deeper)

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to the mom of the man who killed the police officers

I hear a mournful sound rising from the earth. The cries of grief and confusion coming from this nation are joining with those around the world suffering their own losses. Yesterday, we felt another wave of grief when we heard the news from Baton Rouge. Hatred is on a rampage. As I read of the deaths of… Continue reading to the mom of the man who killed the police officers

Devotions, Summer

encountering God

"Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.  A woman of Samaria came to draw water." John 4:6-7 "Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the… Continue reading encountering God

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battle strong

"First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and… Continue reading battle strong

Devotions, Summer

don’t be lazy

"Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope, so that you won’t become lazy but will be imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance." Hebrews 6:11-12 We go to church every week, spend our quiet time with Jesus almost every day,… Continue reading don’t be lazy