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Psalm 100  Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.  Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter His gates withthanksgiving And His […]

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If you’re feeling a little worn down, a bit distracted, stretched thin over the needs of daily life… take a break. Get away, even if it’s just for a few minutes… even if it’s just to your bedroom or the front porch… and talk to Jesus. Trust that He is concerned with the things of […]

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candles

This scenario may seem a bit exaggerated, but that is exactly what Hannah endured.  Eli allowed his sons to run wild, without rebuke.   They were having sex with women when they brought sacrifices to the temple.  Eli did accuse Hanna of being drunk, but when she explained why she was praying, Eli blessed her.  […]

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Beach

Today I read John 21 again and saw something else I have never seen.  Don’t you just love it when the Spirit opens the eyes of your heart?  It’s after Jesus’ resurrection and the disciples went fishing and caught nothing.  They spotted Jesus on land; He told them to cast their nets out on the […]

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“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48 KJV) When I was a young believer this verse in Matthew was often quoted to indicate what my goals should be, and I naively assumed that now that I was saved, I must also be perfect. “Perfect” seemed to […]

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Hungry. Tired. Lonely. Maybe these aren’t words we usually associate with the King of Kings, but His divinity was wrapped in the same flesh we wear… So imagine yourself there, alone in the desert for forty days. Worn out by the weather.  Desperate for comfortable rest.  Aching for sustenance. This is where the Spirit of […]

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