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A Wide Enough World

A Wide Enough World

“What I find so interesting about David and Jonathon’s friendship is that Jonathon didn’t hold it against David that David would be the next king…Jonathon valued their friendship more than what he could have gained for himself….” (See 1 Samuel 18.) Such words of wisdom I overheard this morning, spoken by my daughter.  That idea - valuing the people in our lives, esteeming others, supporting our...

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Our Daily God

Our Daily God

"The problem with life is that it's just so......" Did you finish the sentence with "daily?!" We all know that saying, and even more so, we all know from experience what that saying is getting at: it's the daily burdens, the daily troubles, the daily anxieties that can make life just so difficult at times! Yet, the Bible points us to a God who is not only acquainted with our days but involved in...

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July 2021 ~ One Another

July 2021 ~ One Another

This printable provides one verse per day, throughout the month of July, for you (or you and your family) to read, contemplate, and pray. From the compilation of these verses, we are reminded that how we treat one another - and what our attitude is towards one another - is a big deal to our Heavently Father! Therefore, it should be a big deal to us, His children, as well. Whether these verses...

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Nothing Wasted

Nothing Wasted

“He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze” (2 Samuel 22:35). In this exuberant psalm of praise and thanksgiving, David sang of the Lord’s mighty deeds in delivering him from all of his enemies (verse 1). While verse 35 is just one of the many recountings of the Lord’s faithfulness, two little words stuck out to me: “so that.”  Clearly David was praising God,...

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Looking for His Love

Looking for His Love

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.”  (Psalm 92:1-2) I wonder what would happen if we put these two verses into practice: if we regularly gave Him thanks, sang praises unto Him, and declared His love every morning and His faithfulness every evening? ...

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Imitating Our Father

Imitating Our Father

While most of my family love to fish and be on the boat, my oldest son follows most closely in my husband’s footsteps - give them a fishing pole and a day on the water, and they are happy!  Much of my son’s ability has come from the years spent watching my husband and imitating him, resulting in a young man who is capable, knowledgable, and able to explain and teach the rest of us...

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The Right Road

The Right Road

“Then Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had blessed his people in Judah by giving them good crops again.  So Naomi and her daughters-in-law got ready to leave Moab to return to her homeland.  With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place where she had been living, and they took the road that would lead them back to Judah.”  (Ruth 1:6-7) How important it is to consider...

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Patience of God

Patience of God

Patience is something we probably don't think much about until it's lost - until WE "lose" our patience - or until others "lose" theirs. Otherwise, we probably don't go around admiring or thinking about this quality all that much. But as we will see with this lesson, it is a quality that each and every one of us must be so very grateful for and something that we must desire to grow in. Why?...

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Sojourning or Settling?

Sojourning or Settling?

“In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land.  So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for awhile in the country of Moab.”  (Ruth 1:1) “To live for awhile.”  The word really is “to sojourn,” which has at its core the idea of a temporary stay with the intention of returning. As we read the account in Ruth 1, however,...

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