Inescapable

Catastrophes can cause us to take stock, to look inward and examine what is really important in life. If you give it careful thought and reflection, such situations are occurring everyday. From our neighborhoods, in our cities, state, and country, we are never at a loss of experiencing unexpected disaster. […]

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Heed the Signs

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” Matthew 24:42 Tornadoes arise suddenly accommodated by strong persistent rotation in the cloud base, whirling dust and debris, with occasional heavy rain or hail followed by dead calm or fast wind. In such cases we’re […]

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Hope in Trouble

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:9-10 In light of the recent tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma, Ohio, and Indiana, it bears the question, “Where is God in the […]

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Remembering the Faithfulness of God

“Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those […]

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Great Expectations

“One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.  Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.  When he saw Peter […]

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Blessed

Have you been told that you are blessed? Did you really understand what that meant? Often, when someone is considered blessed it is because of the things they have or the success that they have achieved but that would minimize the full understanding of “being blessed” if it were relegated […]

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Have It His Way

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with […]

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In Sickness and in Health

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:8-9 No […]

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Cry Babies

“The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat!  We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.  But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything […]

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Hunger Satisfied

“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You […]

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