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How Not To Pray

This, then, is how you should pray, … Matthew 6:9 Many of us have memorized the Lord’s Prayer, the model that Jesus gives His disciples to emulate. But how many of us know the words that precede it? While usually overlooked, I was struck by their practical instruction. And when you pray, you must not…
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Yard Candy: The Sweet Goodness of God

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 My backyard has flourished into a living pantry this year. Besides tomatoes, squash, radishes and an assortment of herbs, I have a variety of sugary fruit. Strawberries, blackberries, grapes, raspberries and citrus galore are there for my picking. Much of the sweet produce never makes it…
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Four Thoughts for Trips, Travel and Vacation – part 2

Whether at home or away, God is at work all around us. He is also at work in and through us. Here are some thoughts on staying engaged in that process while traveling. See Traveling gives us a chance to see things with a new perspective. We can see things that otherwise might get overlooked.…
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Four Thoughts for Trips, Travel and Vacation – part 1

Suppose I had wings like the dawning day and flew across the ocean. Even then your powerful arm would guide and protect me. Psalm 139:9-10 Many of us will be engaged in travel of some kind over the summer. Here are some thoughts for the road (or air!). Pray For Protection Acknowledging God’s sovereignty and…
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