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Daily Devotions

Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!” vs. 9 Psalm 27:6-9 People of faith find it hard to remain steadfast through tough times. Even the psalmist’s fine words turned accusatory when the light of the Lord seemed to dim. When there was no response to his prayers for help, he immediately assumed…

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May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!” vs. 11         Psalm 29 Technologically speaking, we are the most advanced civilization ever! Many people could never have dreamed of the devices and tools that they have at their daily disposal, and it’s hard for them to even imagine that life could get any better. Yet given the recent history of our country and the deep divisions in the world, even those who live…

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Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.” vs. 3  Habakkuk 1:1-4 Twenty-four-hour news channels have made it possible for people to know everything that goes on in the world at any given moment, and many are overwhelmed by the stories of destruction and violence that they hear and see. Some have reacted by turning off the news and starting to watch the Hallmark Channel. The strife…

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” vss. 16-18 Some of us wonder about the will of God in our lives, just what it is that God wants us to do or be, and in those moments our minds go wild with various possibilities. Perhaps we should change jobs or careers, or volunteer for a mission service project, something more in line…

Daily Devotions: March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020 Romans 8:5-9 … “To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” vs. 6 It’s easy to lose focus during troubled times. We can’t even check our social media without being reminded of the latest rumor or report from the CDC. Everyone is talking about the pandemic, and no one knows how long it will last or what its effects will be. The one blessing…

Daily Devotions: October 19, 2019

October 19, 2019 For full passage click: Luke 18:1-5 … “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.” vs. 1 Far too often we run into intractable situations where we have little idea about what to say or do. Solutions are elusive and we can’t even give or get good advice or direction. These are prime moments for prayer, and Jesus would have agreed! In fact, he told a parable to…