Faith, God

Our Majestic God

Read Psalm 8 When I first moved to Arizona, I was struck by how clear I could see the stars in a lucent nighttime sky. The constellations were easy to find. At certain times of the year, planets such as Venus and Mars could be seen. It gave me a sense of both wonderment and reverence thinking how wonderfully creative…

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Sportin’ a Tude of Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                  1 Thessalonians 5:18 When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, some of them were experiencing terrible persecution. This may have been one of the reasons he included this verse at the end of his letter. Life wasn’t easy, and Paul wanted to remind them of having…

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Verse of the Week

Verse of the Week

You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 Making plans is a good and wise thing to do. However, we must realize that God is sovereign over everything, even our plans. In the end, it’s his decisions that stand.

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Do You Have the Joy, Joy, Joy?

There’s a song that goes something like, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart … “It was sung usually in Sunday school or at hymn sings (now I’ve dated myself). I remember singing it many times throughout my “younger years”. Today’s devotion is about joy. What is joy? Here’s the biblical definition. Joy comes from the…

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Verse of the Week

Verse of the Week

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 (NLT) In what specific way have you seen God’s compassion towards you recently? Leave a comment below.

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Oh…One More Thing

As a kid, do you remember your mom or dad giving you last minute instructions? Something they didn’t want you to forget. It usually wasn’t just one, but a few things shouted to you as you opened the door to leave. I can recall many times my mom saying to me, “don’t forget to say thank you”, or “be good”,…

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