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New beginnings

As we begin the new year, we have the pleasure of leaving behind us previous hurts and mistakes (hopefully learning from them) and looking ahead to what sort of new life God has in store for us. “Do not call … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

Judah’s King Josiah ordered the Temple, long neglected and run-down, to be repaired.  In the process, the High Priest Hilkiah found the Book of the Law, also badly neglected and ignored.  Scribe Shaphan read from the book aloud to the … Continue reading

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Burn your bridges to sin.

[Jotham] did what was right in the sight of the Lord; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done. Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high … Continue reading

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The Quiet Time

The Quiet Time is the term often applied to the efforts a Christ-follower makes to experience closeness with God, usually one or more times a day.  It often includes getting alone, silence, prayer, Bible study, meditation, and often the recording … Continue reading

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Try me and know my anxious thoughts

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”                 … Continue reading

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To be heard by God

As Solomon led the people of Israel to dedicate the new Temple for the worship of God, the Lord said to him in a night vision, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek … Continue reading

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Live for what lasts

Nearly every day I pray God would give me recognition of my own sin, that I might confess it to Him, turn from that destructive way, and find His healthy course for my life. “Search me, O God, and know … Continue reading

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