Glory, Lifter of My Head

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.   Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.   But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine...

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Staying Power

"He that sits down in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand." (Psalm 91:1, combined translation)

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Three Big Little Words

“And God said …” These are three big words that come to us again and again throughout Genesis 1, the chapter that opens our Bibles. The Lord spoke at that first Creation moment to announce Light. And Light came to an earth without form. All was void, empty, and covered...

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Jesus Listened to His Mother

A wedding, and a small town wedding at that. Something really big happened in Cana of Galilee, a village on a hill outside of Capernaum. That’s the scene where Jesus, seemingly reluctantly, chose to demonstrate His miracle power for the first time. Simply, Jesus rescued a party. He did it...

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Be Strong and Courageous

A test was once conducted where 10 high school students were placed in one room and shown three lines of varying lengths. The students were told to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the longest line. In reality, only one student was being tested. Nine of the students...

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Courage in Our Strange World

Proverbs 7 is a chapter about an unwise guy who wanders into trouble. It’s a scene that takes place in the twilight. A foolish young man has allowed himself to be led into temptation. And the results are not good. He falls into the trap set for him. It is...

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The Captain and Our Holy Ground

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho. And the walls came a tumbling down. That song composed long ago by Southern slaves became a rallying cry for freedom. The walls of bondage would fall – that’s what the singers of it believed. In another time and place, Jericho walls did fall...

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Sweet Smell

We have received grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Ephesians 4:7). By faith we have access into this “gift of Christ” wherein we stand (Romans 5:2(. This “gift of Christ,” in us,  equals the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). The life that we now live in...

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Making Do with Donkeys

There are a couple stories about donkeys in the Bible. One of them was given a voice; another one gave Jesus a lift into Jerusalem. In the book of Numbers, we read of the talking donkey. There, we are told the story of the king of Moab who sought out...

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