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Teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. - Colossians 3:16 (NRSV) When my wife and I moved into an … more
In humility value others above yourselves, not 
looking to your own interests but each of 
you to the interests of the others. - Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV) Seventeen years ago, my son was sentenced … more
The psalmist wrote, “I’m for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.” - Psalm 120:7 (CEB) In Psalm 120, it seems that the psalmist was getting frustrated at not finding any peace at all in … more
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, 
bearing with one another in love. - Ephesians 4:2 (NIV) Walking down the sidewalk toward the old, two-story school building, I heard the happy voices … more
Jesus told [Thomas], “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” - John 20:29 (NIV) Our new apartment in a different part of the … more
O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. - Psalm 34:8 (NRSV) The pungent smell of the durian often brings back fond childhood memories for me. My late father … more
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) When I was in college, I worked at a … more
As [a woman who lived a sinful life] stood behind [Jesus] at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. - … more
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who 
have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 (NIV) I was going … more
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: 
everything old has passed away; see, 
everything has become new! - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV) I was born in Ryazan, Russia, in 1999. My parents … more
The Lord says, “I will go before thee, and 
make the crooked places straight.” - Isaiah 45:2 (KJV) When I was a young girl, my mother gave me a small box of cards containing God’s promises … more
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken 
pieces that were left over. - Matthew 14:20 (NIV) I retired a long time ago but have not been able to … more
Come near to God and he will come near to you. - James 4:8 (NIV) I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished … more
Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the 
Lord’s people. - Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) Late one … more
The Lord make his face shine on you 
and be gracious to you. - Numbers 6:25 (NIV) From 4:00 to 6:00 each morning I spend time in prayer and devotion. I find it the best time to engage in … more
Jesus said, “If you forgive the sins of any, they 
are forgiven them; if you retain the 
sins of any, they are retained.” - John 20:23 (NRSV) Years ago, I taught a ninth-grade Sunday school … more
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 (NIV) One day while cooking yet another big meal in our family kitchen, I sighed and … more
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. - Proverbs 3:5 (NRSV) One night when my younger brother and I were kids, he had a nightmare. I gave him a hug and asked him to go back to sleep. But he said … more
Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me 
something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger 
and you invited me in.” - Matthew 25:35 (NIV) Our senior … more
The Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) Most of my religious friends seem to think that religious people should fit … more
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