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Tuesday April 6, 2021 – Missing the Lord in the midst of pain and difficulties

Ruth 1:20 “Don’t call me Naomi, “she told them.” Call me Mara, (bitter) because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The … Continue reading

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Monday April 5, 2021 – A life-giving gem!

Ephesians 5:10  and find out what pleases the Lord. There are 7 words in this verse and they present a thought and a command that is important beyond measure.  I’m embarrassed by the number of times I’ve read the book … Continue reading

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Sunday April 4, 2021 – Resurrection Sunday – He is risen!!

Luke 24:30-32  30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32They … Continue reading

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Saturday April 3, 2021 – Holy Saturday – Imagine their pain and sense of loss

Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’” Any understanding of the … Continue reading

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Friday April 2, 2021 – Good Friday – Peter’s pain and God’s encouragement

Luke 22:61-62  The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.  Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.”  62And he went outside and wept bitterly. I … Continue reading

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Thursday April 1, 2021 – Brown, black and gray…

Proverbs 20:12  Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both. Opportunities – they surround us each and every day.  How many righteous opportunities do we miss because we don’t perceive them?  How many unrighteous ones … Continue reading

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Wednesday March 31, 2021 – 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 22 years ago, in our Sunday service, a song based on this verse was being sung.  The … Continue reading

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Tuesday March 30, 2021 – The coronavirus and a “not so dumb” illustration

Psalm 42:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and 6 my God. Have you noticed that difficult situations can have a strong … Continue reading

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Monday March 29, 2021 – They are 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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Sunday March 28, 2021 – How do you recognize good and evil?

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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