ARCHIVE September, 2018

Strong and Courageous (Deuteronomy 31:6)

How can we possibly be strong and courageous?  Haven’t you looked at what’s going on in today’s world: resist, oppose, mean-spirited, lying, accusation, assault, evil’s rise, and its impending darkness?  Yes, I am seeing the same world that you are, but I know what God has told me…and what God tells me is the truth. […]

September 30, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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To Know This Love Absolutely (Ephesians 3:14-21)

The Apostle Paul—man, that guy knew how to pray.  I like the Apostle Paul.  He was a word guy who wrote long sentences, deep in meaning, precise in exposition, and with his passion evident in every word.  His ministry was launched with Jesus’ saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4) and the […]

September 29, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Do Not Fear, I AM With You (Isaiah 41:10)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) . Absolutely no fear.  Absolutely with His people.  Absolutely no dismay.  Absolutely no other God.  There is no qualification […]

September 27, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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How to Pray for Judge Kavanaugh

I’ve been asked “How do you pray for what’s going on with the Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?”  My reply, “Early and often” maybe isn’t what people actually want to know.  What they’re really asking is how you even begin to pray for such a situation.  Scripture, my friends, Scripture. Brett Kavanaugh […]

September 24, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:3-14)

Why is it so hard oftentimes to move forward…to feel like we’re making progress?”  Well, that’s something I ask myself frequently.  One day when I was reading this passage, a thought occurred to me.  Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in […]

September 22, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Meet Mary Ethel Eckard, Making of a Dragonfly

Today I’d like to introduce another friend—also an author—whose friendship has been formative in my Christian walk.  Her name is Mary Ethel Eckard of Dragonfly Ministries.  Her new book, “The Making of a Dragonfly: Following Christ Through the Winds of Change” was recently nominated for the Henri award in the motivational category of the 2018 […]

September 19, 2018 in Chapel Worship/News, Inspiration by

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He Who Promised is Faithful (Hebrews 10:23)

We can be encouraged by seeing that God deals in absolutes, all the time.  Today, let’s look at the further encouragement that we can have because our God does nothing half-way, half-rate, or half-baked. Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by […]

September 16, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Heaven is My Throne, He Says (Isaiah 66:1-2)

Isaiah 66:1 This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? 2 Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one […]

September 9, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Encouraging Verses to Lift Your Eyes and Touch Your Spirit

World angst over the large and small, the first-world problems and the very real ones, stresses over life-as-we-know-it and life-as-we-thankfully-don’t … it can weigh a person down.  The prophet Jeremiah in his book of sorrow, Lamentations, describes that downcast feeling…that time when you feel like you’ve had enough and just can’t take it anymore.  Lamentations […]

September 8, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Representation: God’s Wisdom for Salvation from Sin

You know, it doesn’t really matter how many times people say it, it’s still not true, when they say that a man cannot represent a woman’s interests.  And how thankful I am that two men did! Scripture is clear about such representation:   For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made […]

September 1, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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