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[The Lord’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. - 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV) As I dropped off my … more
[Simeon] was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. - Luke 2:25 (NRSV) I find I often lack perseverance and patience in my faith, but … more
The word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. - Psalm 33:4 (NIV) Most of his life, my 85-year-old husband had been an accomplished musician. He had played the organ, piano, … more
The Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. - Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) On our trips to the beach, my wife, daughter, and I like to watch the sun set. One evening while … more
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 (NIV) I think often about the meaning of Micah 6:8. I love justice, but if justice … more
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 (NIV) As a dance major at my arts school, I was at the peak of … more
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. - Psalm 77:11 (NIV) Ever since he was young, my son has exhibited a strong sense of curiosity. He regularly … more
[The Lord] tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. - Isaiah 40:11 (NIV) While chatting with my … more
The disciples woke [Jesus] and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” - Mark 4:38 (NIV) At first, when Jesus and his disciples were at sea during a terrible storm, Jesus was sound … more
If we walk in the light, as [God] is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. - 1 John 1:7 (NIV) Even though the memory is over 50 years old, I can recall one particular youth retreat at … more
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. - Psalm 90:1 (NIV) While researching county records, I found a memoir by a family of pioneers who homesteaded in the same region … more
Speak to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; sing and make music to the Lord in your hearts. - Ephesians 5:19 (CEB) One of my earliest memories from church was singing hymns while … more
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. - Mark 1:35 (NIV) When we push our bodies to work without adequate … more
Praise be to . . . the Father of compassion . . . who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. - 2 Corinthians … more
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) During a particularly dark … more
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. - Colossians 3:2 (NIV) The old birch tree that used to grow in front of my bedroom window had a huge crown of branches and leaves. I loved … more
Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. - Matthew 18:20 (NRSV) I remember playing church as a child. Neighborhood children, school friends, family members, dolls, stuffed … more
People plan their path, but the Lord secures their steps. - Proverbs 16:9 (CEB) Recently, my wife and I set out on a trip to visit one of our daughters for parents’ weekend at her university. … more
God said, “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures.” - Genesis 9:16 (NIV) Last summer, my younger … more
[The Lord] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in … more
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