Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Lord’s Compassion is Over All He Has Made

“The Lord is good to all,  and his compassion is over all that he has made.”  (Psalm 145:9 NRSV) What a tender picture these words convey.   The Creator extends his arms of  compassion over all: men, women, children, pets, … Continue reading

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God is Praised to the Ends of the Earth

As I read the verse below I was struck by the idea that God is known and praised all over the earth. “Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth.”  (Psalm 48:10 NRSV) That … Continue reading

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God’s Plan Will Carry On After Us

As I read the words which follow, I had an interesting thought: Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear or be dismayed; take all the fighting men with you, and go up now to Ai.  (Joshua 8:1a NRSV) … Continue reading

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Deeply Grieved…Even Unto Death

According to the account, the man told his companions exactly what he was feeling:  “Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death”  (Matt 26:38 NRSV) It is hard to imagine that Jesus of Nazareth, whom we … Continue reading

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Surrounded By Faithfulness

“O LORD God of hosts, who is as mighty as you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.”  (Psalm 89:8 NRSV) Think of it.  God is surrounded by His faithfulness.  What is faithfulness?  Faithfulness is the quality of loyalty or steadfastness.  … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Got Talent

NBC has a provided a show for gifted people.  It’s called “America’s Got Talent.”  According to Wikipedia this show is part of the British “Got Talent” Franchise.  “It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other … Continue reading

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Lead Me Lord

As I get older, I have noticed it is harder to hear what people are saying.  Sometimes it takes me longer to understand what is happening around me. This is not unlike the feeling I have experienced when walking around … Continue reading

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