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July 13, 2019

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines procrastination as “belonging to the morrow, to put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; to postpone (such actions) habitually.”

Years ago I memorized a little poem:

“On the plains of hesitation,

bleach…

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July 06, 2019

David did not become king of Israel without difficulty. He had a group of men that stood by him, encouraged and protected him, and helped him succeed. In 1 Chronicles 11 and 2 Samuel 23 they are called “David’s mighty men.”

Our great nation, too, was born due to “mighty men,…

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June 29, 2019

”Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. … Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” — Psalm 32:1 & 11 (The Bible, New International Version)

Do you remember Edgar Allan Poe’s…

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June 22, 2019

”In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; …. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” — Psalm 31:1a & 24 (The Bible, New International Version)

Life is not fair. It can be cruel and overwhelming. So how do you deal with the pressure? How do you keep moving…

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June 15, 2019

”… Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning … you turned my wailing into dancing … that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever. — Psalm 30:5b, 11a, 12 (The Bible, New International…

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June 08, 2019

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. … The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” — Psalm 29:2 & 11 (The Bible, New International Version)

We are a people who are born to…

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June 01, 2019

“Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.” — Psalm 28:9 (The Bible, New International Version)

God is kind of special. He does what is believed to be impossible. Abraham and Sarah were well beyond their years to have children, yet…

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May 25, 2019

“The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? … Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” — Psalm 27:1 & 14 (The Bible, New International…

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May 18, 2019

“Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life: I have trusted the Lord and have not faltered. … My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.” — Psalm 26:1 & 12 (The Bible, New International Version)

We all have been…

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May 11, 2019

“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. … Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!” — Psalm 25:1 & 22 (The Bible, New International Version)

Crisis is always unnerving. It tends to break up the status quo. We find out that our foundations in life are not…

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