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THIS BIBLE VERSE always reminds me of a beautiful quote from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick: “And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spa
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A Prayer for October
Generous Father,Things are shaping up …Bushel basketsOf garnet apples,Pumpkin pyramids,Cornstalk tepees,Row upon row ofJewel-colored fruitsAnd vegetablesIn gleaming glassPreserving jars …Lord, as I store upThese provisions, let meAlso make room forTh
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A Prayer for November
For each new morningwith its light,Father, we thank Thee.For rest and shelterof the night,Father, we thank Thee.For health and food,for love and friends,For everythingThy goodness sends,Father, in heaven,we thank Thee. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-18
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Direct My Steps
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God. PSALM 86:2 (NIV) IT CAN BE challenging to rely on God’s wisdom when you don’t fully understand His ways. But when you recognize that your human insight is
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Born of Water
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. JOHN 3:5 (NIV) THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE water is used as a symbol for new life and rebirth. Water washes away our mistakes and sins
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Are You Happy?
Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord! PSALM 144:15 (NKJV) DR. NORMAN VINCENT PEALE said, “Give thanks daily for your blessings. Get in the habit of thinking happy thoughts. Go out of your way to ma
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The Power of Patience
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ROMANS 12:12 (NIV) PATIENCE IS A fruit of the Spirit, yet periods of waiting have a way of testing your faith. In stressful times, when nothing seems to be going right, it’s important to
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Build Sandcastles
On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days so that we won’t take anything for granted. ECCLESIASTES 7:14 (MSG) BUILDING SANDCASTLES IS sometimes used as a metaphor for wasting your time
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Live from Your Heart
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” JOHN 21:17 (NIV) THE APOSTLE PETER lived a remarkable and full life—he walked beside and followed Jesus, sometim
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The Hardest Part
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. PSALM 27:14 (NIV) SOMETIMES GOD CALLS us to wait and not act. Our job is to continue to trust Him along the way. To surrender our will for His, to exchange our timing for His, knowin
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The Pearl of Great Price
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” MATTHEW 13:45-46 (NIV) JESUS USED A precious pearl to symbolize the value of God’s Ki
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Be Strong
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of... the Lor
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Second Chances
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 PETER 3:9 (ESV) HAVE YOU DONE something that you can’t forgive? Perhaps it’s s
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God Doesn’t Make Mistakes
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. PSALM 18:30 (ESV) IF A MISTAKE or the unexpected happens—a misdialed number, a wrong turn, a missed meeting—instead of worrying or wi
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Change of Seasons
Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. 1 CHRONICLES 16:33 (NIV) GOD PLACED CLUES in nature to help us turn to Him and find meaning and purpose. Autumn, with its bursting colors of fo
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No Need to Fear
... So the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid .... The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven. NEHEMIAH 2:2,4 (NI
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Release What You Do Not Need
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 (NIV) SUMMER IS STARTING to come to an end. Often when we enter into the end of something, we reflect on our own mortality. When you
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Immeasurably More
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” EPHESIANS 3:20-21 (
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Life’s Curves
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. PSALM 27:11 (KJV) HAVE YOU EVER reflected on your life journey and felt like you’ve backtracked? Perhaps an unexpected detour, in hindsight, feels like wasted time, or a
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Be His Instrument
...God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him. 1 PETER 2:9 (MSG) IT IS A divine gift to act as God’s instrument for the healing and betterment of the world. When you believe that God has a plan and you ask Him to help you dedicate your l
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God’s Whispers
I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me. PSALM 81:5 (MSG) WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE a nudge from above to help someone, to do a good deed, listen! Being able to hear God’s whispers is a gift. If you are being guided to m
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The Spirit Prays for Us
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. ROMANS 8:26 (NIV) NINETEEN YEARS AGO we experienced the heart-wrenching tragedy of September 11th. How comforting to know that God was with u
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Sing God’s Goodness
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines... HABAKKUK 3:17 (NIV) ARE YOU LOOKING to boost your mood? When you lift your mind with words of praise for God, your spirits will lift and you will realize that no matter what yo
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Have Fun
... A time to laugh. ECCLESIASTES 3:4 (NLT) WHEN WAS THE last time you had fun? When life gets you down, lighten up and do something that brings you joy. Nurture your childlike spirit by picking fresh flowers or going out for ice cream. Do something
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All Things for Your Good
And 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) WHEN YOU FEEL upset about a situation, put your faith in knowing that God is working silently to help you.
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Beyond Our Understanding
How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. JOB 36:26 (NIV) JOB TRIED DESPERATELY to understand God’s actions. And although God responded to Job with a flurry of questions, He never directly answered him.
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Be Bold for Others
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. ACTS 4:31 (NIV) IF YOU FEEL overwhelmed by the problems that others face— in your own family, your neigh
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Heal Your Wounded Spirit
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. PSALM 147:3 (NIV) DOES DISAGREEMENT OR resentment weigh on your heart? Jesus tells us to forgive our debtors, to love our enemies and to pray for those who harm us. Follow His way with this praye
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An Extra Hour a Day
Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. EPHESIANS 5:16 (ESV) IF YOU FEEL that there is never enough time, ask yourself if you had one extra hour today what would you have spent it doing? Tomorrow, make that the first thing that y
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