Monthly Archives: March 2017

Friday March 31, 2017 – Lord, make this me

Psalm 130:6  My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. About eighteen years ago, in our Sunday service, a song based on this verse was being sung.  The … Continue reading

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Thursday March 30, 2017 – New every morning

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. These verses make me think of a pastoral picture.  Think of a large flower … Continue reading

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Wednesday March 29, 2017 – How do you recognize….

Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. This verse really underscores the importance of the Scriptures and the critical role they play in our lives.  Their absence is debilitating while their presence is empowering.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday March 28, 2017 – How wonderful it is…

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. This morning I woke up with a thought running through my mind and it was … Continue reading

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Monday March 27, 2017 – Opportunities with the unkind and nasty

Romans 12:20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” There are probably people in our lives that … Continue reading

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Sunday March 26, 2017 – The priceless key of forgiveness

Romans 12:19  Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Have you ever noted the perverse delight we experience when … Continue reading

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Saturday March 25, 2017 – Righteousness and peace kiss each other

Romans 12:18  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. When I read this verse I think of the many wonderful things the Bible has to say about peace, and peacemakers.  I … Continue reading

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Friday March 24, 2017 – God’s help in learning what is right

Romans 12:17  Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Back during the depression my father worked in a bank. One of his memories was that the tellers at … Continue reading

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“Cheap grace” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote and link to powerful article that uses it

I read an article this morning that speaks to this troubling phenomenon going on around us.  Below I have the link to that article In his book The Cost of Discipleship Bonhoeffer wrote: “Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring … Continue reading

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Thursday March 23, 2017 – “I just helped him cry”

Romans 12:15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. The Amplified Bible adds a bit of understanding to this verse, ”Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief].”  … Continue reading

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