Category Archives: Prayer

Today Lord

  Today Lord, as I go into this new day, as I pick up the brushes on an entirely new canvas, I believe and declare what the Bible says about me, and not how I feel about myself. First Lord, … Continue reading

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The hill-country of my heart

  There it is, up there in the distance. It’s not the easiest place, but it’s the place God has put on my heart. It’s been there for as long as I can remember and the joy of it has … Continue reading

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Stuckness

“Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I’d better go back.” “Oh, bother!” said Pooh. “I shall have to go on.” “I can’t do either!” said Pooh. “Oh, help and bother!” Stuckness is a fact of life. From time to time we all … Continue reading

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“Gossip travels at the speed of boredom”

Socrates is credited with the old saying: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” Gossip. How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak … Continue reading

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What if it isn’t working?

“The disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’ He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to … Continue reading

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Mark us with Grace! (Psalm 67)

“God, mark us with grace and blessing! Smile! … God! Let people thank and enjoy you.“ This is Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of Psalm 67:1. It captures that essential happiness with which the psalm glows.  We have a painting on our wall by the large … Continue reading

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It’s time to put your foot down

“I will give you every place where you set your foot.”  (Joshua 1:3) My mother used to stand at the bedroom door, arms akimbo, surveying my teenage mess and say. “Don’t make me put my foot down.” It was the … Continue reading

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