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O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. - 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NRSV) As a public-utility worker for many years, I went out on service calls — often … more
Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you. - Matthew 5:42 (CEB) One day as I was leaving the grocery store, a man recognized me from my teaching days. He … more
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. - Mark 9:43 (NIV) There are over 60 languages spoken in my neighborhood, making it one of the most diverse communities in the world. But the beauty of … more
Carry each other’s burdens. - Galatians 6:2 (CEB) I have never understood why people suffer or prayers seem to go unanswered, and I probably never will. I do, however, find comfort in knowing … more
I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. - Job 42:2 (NIV) When Moses told the Hebrew leaders all that God had promised to accomplish, “They believed. And when … more
Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” - Acts 10:34-35 (NIV) … more
The psalmist wrote, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” - Psalm 51:10 (NRSV) I conducted the Christmas morning service at a country church in … more
My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. - Isaiah 55:8 (NRSV) I tend to be a slow learner, and I also tend to think that I know what’s best. As a teenager, … more
Jesus replied [to Andrew and Philip], “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many … more
In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. - Ephesians 1:7-8 (NIV) “It’s not … more
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