Monthly Archives: July 2019

Sunday July 21, 2019 – An outrigger for those in need around you

Psalm 34:18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. In church we sang a song that had a verse that really touched me.  It spoke of the tired and weary, the lost … Continue reading

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Saturday July 20, 2019 – His impact on the unexpected

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing. The unexpected is a fact of life.  Think how often in our daily routine that we encounter the unexpected.  Simple things: running out of paper, ink, dish detergent, the shirt … Continue reading

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Friday July 19, 2019 – The difference of we ‘have to’ and we ‘get to’…

Joshua 23:11  So be very diligent to love the LORD your God for your own well-being.  (Holman) One of the things so precious to me is what I typically experience during the worship portion of our Sunday service.  It is … Continue reading

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Thursday July 18, 2019 – Focusing on Him turns darkness into light

Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are the things I … Continue reading

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 – A great Grad School experience

Proverbs 22:6  Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. On June 22 I used the illustration of training our children when they were little in the principle … Continue reading

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 – Life is filled with ‘soufflés’

Psalm 119:105  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. This morning I would like us to consider a cooking illustration.  Do we view God’s word like recipe cards?  They sit on a shelf … Continue reading

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Monday July 15, 2019 – Not just the absence of the negative

Who are our companions? Yesterday we talked about the idea of companions – not being people but instead referring to the attributes that characterize our lives.  We were looking at affliction and used the example of Frodo and the Company … Continue reading

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Sunday July 14, 2019 – Thank God for these special companions

Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Isn’t it fascinating that of the six items identified in the above verse, only the one we generally perceive as negative is a given in our lives?  All … Continue reading

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Saturday July 13, 2019 – Inspiration of artist painting during worship

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. For many years we lived in NE Ohio and attended a wonderful church named St. … Continue reading

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Friday July 12, 2019 – Becoming wise builders

Matthew 7:24  “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” In my NIV Bible, the heading for this portion of scripture is “The … Continue reading

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