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Be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV) Despite living a tumultuous life, King David did not waver when it came to his hope in the righteousness of God. He … more
Paul wrote, “My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19 (CEB) I once received some luxurious skin products … more
All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees. — Psalm 25:10 (NRSV) I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided to … more
The psalmist wrote, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings … more
The psalmist wrote, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” — Psalm 73:26 (NIV) I watched my mother’s independence fade … more
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. — Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Recently, I used the guidance system in my car to travel to an unfamiliar location. As … more
Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. — James 2:17 (NIV) While riding through a large city in a developing country, I saw a mother and three children standing knee-deep … more
Tell the older women . . . they are to teach what is good, so that they may encourage the young women. — Titus 2:3-4 (NRSV) When my husband and I were in our twenties, we had each started a … more
When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” — Luke 7:13 (NRSV) “A Mother’s Love” was the caption above a calendar photo of a … more
Paul wrote, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14 (NIV) One Sunday my pastor preached a sermon … more
[God] has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. — Colossians 1:22 (NIV) “I want a … more
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) One Sunday as I … more
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. — Psalm 145:18 (NRSV) The caption read, “Even your eggs are happy when you start your day with prayer.” … more
The psalmist wrote, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” — Psalm 23:5 (NIV) Who of us is willing to invite total strangers to a meal? Usually, we surround … more
[Abraham] grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised. — Romans 4:20-21 (CEB) As I entered high school, I decided that I wanted … more
The Lord said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NRSV) Although I’ve never been formally diagnosed, I … more
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