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“Truly I tell you,” [Jesus] said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.” - Luke 21:3 (NIV) Forty years ago, when I lived in the United States, I learned about … more
We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered. - Hebrews 6:19-20 (NRSV) … more
The Lord says, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” - Isaiah 43:1 (NRSV) One Sunday the cashier at a local store was smiling at me broadly as … more
You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest. - Isaiah 62:6-7 (NIV) “Oh please, Mommy! Please! Oh please!” I said. When I was a child and wanted my mother to … more
Jesus said, “Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” - Matthew 28:20 (CEB) While walking along the lakeside of our local county park, taking photos … more
All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God. - Deuteronomy 28:2 (NIV) Recently, I saw a student rocking his chair in class. I reminded him that another … more
I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD. - Psalm 121:1-2 (NRSV) During our son Paul’s training as a cadet in the U.S. Air Force … more
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. - Romans 8:26 (NIV) For years, I had trouble praying. … more
Prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. - 1 Peter 1:13 (NRSV) Sunshine and warm temperatures were … more
Love is patient; love is kind. - 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NRSV) First Corinthians 13 is a favorite scripture of mine, and I wanted to read it at my son’s wedding. Uncomfortable with public speaking … more
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