Category Archives: Reflections

Choices

Joshua 24:14-15 (NIV)  Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then … Continue reading

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Laying a Defense Before God

Job 31:35-40 (NIV)  (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense– let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.  Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put … Continue reading

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Surviving in the Wilderness

Luke 4:1-13 (NRS) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and … Continue reading

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The importance of place

Psalm 126:1-6 (NIV) When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.  Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has … Continue reading

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Where does you help come from?

Psalm 121:1-8 (NIV) I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over … Continue reading

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Praising when times are tough

Psalm 124:1 – 8 (NIV) If the LORD had not been on our side– let Israel say–  if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,  when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us … Continue reading

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Israel Bound

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”  Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.  That is where … Continue reading

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Remembering Your First Love

Revelation 2:1-7 (NIV) “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands: I know your deeds, your hard … Continue reading

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