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Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. . . . But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. . . . For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) … more
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. - Psalm 34:14 (NIV) Frustrating days and sleepless nights prompted me to share my troubling situation with my friend Jerry when we met for our … more
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” - John 10:14 (NRSV) Once when I was out walking after a heavy thunderstorm, I saw some sheep desperate to get away … more
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. . . . give thanks to him and praise his name. - Psalm 100:1-2, 4 (NIV) The 88-year-old … more
[Joshua] said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry … more
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. - Psalm 34:6 (NIV) After we were given computers to enhance learning for our junior high school students, we were … more
Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women. - Ephesians 6:7 (NRSV) In my late twenties, a few years after I had committed my life to Christ, I was working as a computer … more
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. - Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NIV) Over two years ago, I bought a small fig tree and planted it in the garden. It … more
The psalmist wrote, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” - Psalm 23:1 (NRSV) I received an unexpected phone call telling me that my dad had passed away after suffering with … more
Jesus said, “[The Spirit of truth] will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” - John 16:14 (NRSV) When I was 21, my best friend, Tim, and I got summer … more
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. - Psalm 71:8 (NIV) Recently, the leader of my Christian youth group asked each of us why we enjoyed attending church. One … more
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. - James 3:13 (NIV) A few days a week I volunteer in our church … more
May your unfailing love be my comfort. - Psalm 119:76 (NIV) My two cats, Samantha and Chloe, both love to lie in my lap. Chloe is quite personable and affectionate. Samantha, on the other hand, … more
[Jesus] saw James and John . . . in their boat repairing the fishing nets. At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers. - … more
Whoever is not against us is for us. - Mark 9:40 (NIV) A fellow musician and I had just started a contemporary worship service with only two instruments: drums and an acoustic guitar. We did the … more
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. - Psalm 32:8 (NIV) I received a degree in education in 2014. After graduation, I packed my … more
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. - 2 Timothy 1:5 (NRSV) When my son began eating solid … more
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. - Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV) At age 16, when I joined a six-week bicycle trip through … more
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) A friend once gave me an outdoor house ornament made of faceted glass balls that rotate in the wind. I hung it … more
The LORD says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; . . . I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the … more
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