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Oh, Mercy

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us…. Psalm 123:3a (NIV) Mercy (mur-see) n. 1. compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence. 2. the discretionary power … Continue reading

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Putting Our Gifts to Work

  Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 1 Timothy 4:15 (NLT) It has be an interesting week of reading deprivation which was part of the assignment for … Continue reading

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Just Do It

And do everything with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NLT) Some mornings I read through the chapter, a verse leaps off the page and imprints itself on my heart. I realize that there’s nothing worthwhile I can add except for the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Colossians 3

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Colossians 3:5a (NLT) This morning I woke in my own bed. I’m happy to be home but tired and worn out from a long week of business travel. It … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day John 5

When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” John 5:6 (NLT) It seems like such a silly question to ask a paralytic sitting by a pool that, … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 21

The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable,        especially when it is offered with wrong motives. Proverbs 21:27 (NLT) When we hear the question “What’s my motivation?!” we tend to think of some cheesy character in a television show obsessing … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 14

But they went anyway; recklessly and arrogantly they climbed to the high hill country. But the Chest of the Covenant and Moses didn’t budge from the camp. The Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in the hill country came out … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Matthew 9

When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. Matthew 9:36 (MSG) The prophet Ezekiel said that God would take away our heart of stone and give us a … Continue reading

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