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Singing Flowers

Psalm 30:4 (NLT2)  Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. A silent love is acceptable only from the lower animals. God has given us speech that we should call upon his name. Worship is to religion what fragrance is to the flower. —Henry Van Dyke … Continue reading

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Christian Integrity

Psalm 51:6 (NET1) Look, you desire integrity in the inner man; you want me to possess wisdom. I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must … Continue reading

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The Dance

Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance to it. —Rubem Alves 1 Peter 1:21 (NLT2)  Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great … Continue reading

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Power of the Holy Spirit

The power of the Holy Spirit is not optional but necessary. Without it the children of God simply cannot live the life of heaven on earth. The hindrances are too many and too effective. — A. W. Tozer Galatians 5:17 (NLT2)   The sinful nature wants to do evil, which … Continue reading

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A perspective on discouragement

“The major cause of discouragement is a temporary loss of perspective.” —J. Francis Peak Exodus 6:9 (NLT2) So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery. Today’s Best Illustrations – … Continue reading

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Persistence

If you’re ever tempted to give up, think of Brahms who took seven long years to compose his famous Lullaby. He kept falling asleep at the piano. — Robert Orben Proverbs 24:16 (NLT2)  The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to … Continue reading

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It depends on how you look at it.

Philippians 4:11 (NLT2) Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitude toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what … Continue reading

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The Media Grinder

Of all the inventions of our time, TV [and the Internet?] is likely to prove the most destructive. [It] grinds us down to spiritual dust so fine that a puff of wind scatters us, leaving nothing behind. —Malcolm Muggeridge, late British journalist. Psalm 101:2-4 (NLT2)  I will be careful to … Continue reading

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Modern Progress

Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NLT2) Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. I challenge the idea that we are advanced. I know the majority of modern educators, newspaper writers, TV personalities, radio reporters, politicians and all the rest do not agree with me. Nevertheless, I challenge the idea that … Continue reading

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Shade Trees

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. —D. Elton Trueblood 1 Corinthians 10:24 (NLT2) Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. … Continue reading

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