Our Daily God

Every day we: Have a new day to rejoice in, Have new mercies, Are loaded with benefits, Have daily bread Take up a daily cross (in identification with His cross). Are renewed in the Spirit of our minds. Every day we are counted as sheep for the slaughter as spoken...

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A Thin Thread of Hope

Her door was always open – for the wrong reasons. Rahab was a whore in Jericho, a significant and wild city in Canaan. It was no surprise to Rahab that two men had come to her place. This happened all the time in her line of work. These men, however,...

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Memories

Memory Lane? I remember childhood fantasies; summer days, exploration and discovery. Naivete, longevity, and levity accompanied almost every day. Ducks, dogs and dandelions littered the landscape; sea-cows, blue frogs and giant turtles stayed large in the memory — we visited the zoo! — then ice cream and better yet, lime...

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The Holy House of God

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”  (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) God’s true home is in us. These verses written by the...

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Hear the Beloved Son

They went to the mountain with Jesus to pray. They got so much more. Peter, James, and John were there – sleeping, surprisingly. Then came the Light, and these Apostles became “fully awake” to the Presence they were experiencing. Jesus stood before them in dazzling white garments. With Him, there...

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Creator, Creature and Creation

Beginnings are important. The first impression we get when we open our Bibles is that God is Creator. It was He who made the heavens and the earth, declares the first verse of Genesis. He didn’t need to do this. In making these things, God did not seek to add...

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Seat of the Trousers

  I flew the small way this week — 8 seater. Not bad, a beautiful day, winds were at a minimum. Three seats actually carried travelers — two others and me. A pilot and co-pilot manned the front seats. We flew not by the “seat of our pants,” but for...

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Our God, How Great

Toward the end of the Old Testament, we read of Ezra, a scribe dedicated to the Word of the Lord. He’s a man among the captives in Babylon. These were people taken from the land of Israel during the empires that ruled the Middle East region in those days. The...

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Ambassadors to a World in Death

David sent several of his men on a mission of comfort. The king of Ammon died and his son was now on the throne, and the king of Israel wanted the son to know that he and his people cared. This act revealed the heart of David, a man trained...

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The God of Last Laughs

Isaac got found out. He told the Philistines that Rebekah was his sister. He wanted to hide the fact that she was his wife. He knew her beauty would make her desirable. He feared for his life; he thought King Abimilech would kill him and take her for himself. This...

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