Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful for new mercies every day

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.Lamentations 3: 21-26, King James Version

This morning I awoke to one of those glorious autumn mornings that I love so much. I went outside to temperatures in the mid-50s, a bright blue sky with a scattering of interesting clouds and a hint of someone burning logs in their fireplace on the air. South Mississippi had its best fall attitude in place, promising a beautiful Thanksgiving.

His mercies are new every morning...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Holding to hope in the face of tragedy

"Today we grieve another horror, another atrocity. The shootings in a suburban Denver theater strike another blow at our faith, seeking to discourage us and turn us away from the hope we have in God. There are no words that can take away the pain of the loss of a loved one. Only the comfort of knowing that we shall see them again can help us get through the sorrow."

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter's Epic - Three Days that Changed the World

"Only three days at the end of a young man's earthly life, but those three days changed everything for everyone."

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Musing on Easter - the Price and the Prize

"This time of year always finds me in an emotional turmoil. Getting through the week before Easter is like taking a roller coaster ride through the landscape of some other world. I go up, I come down, I go up again.

My biggest hurdle is getting through to Easter Sunday without crying my eyes out. Thinking about what Christ went through on my behalf is alternately humiliating and exhilarating. I am ashamed to have caused Him such suffering. I am so lifted by the knowledge that He loved me that much. I grieve for what He suffered, all the while celebrating what He did. Talk about giving yourself a schizophrenic dilemma!"

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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Return of Ben-Hur - Devotions from the Road of Life

"Buying the DVD of 'Ben-Hur' was a guilty pleasure. Watching it was a reminder of the power of God's love and the cost of hate."

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lessons Learned from Whitney Houston - Devotions from the Road of Life

"The late Whitney Houston had a powerful voice, great family lineage and some very human problems. Like all of us, she was imperfect. Like all of us, she made mistakes. And all of us can learn something from her. Here are some of the lessons I've learned."

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love One Another - Devotions from the Road of Life

"Ah, Valentine’s Day. Candy and greeting cards and disappointment…
For every person thrilled by the gift chosen for them, someone else is grieving the hardheartedness of their spouse/significant other in just coming up with candy and a card. Sad, isn’t it?"

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Rein in Your Tongue - Devotions from the Road of Life

"The New Testament book of James offers a lot of teaching in a small volume. In only five chapters, James discusses how to achieve the goal of leading a Christian lifestyle. For example, he urges us to 'be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.' (James 1:19-20)

Much of the third chapter deals with the importance of Christians controlling their tongues and speaking in an appropriate manner. For a piece of tissue that weighs only a couple of ounces, the tongue wields great power."
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Blinded by the Past - Devotions from the Road of Life

"When I worked as a home-health care provider many years ago, I would sometimes be astounded by how impatient family members could be with an elderly parent or grandparent. How could they be so short-tempered with that sweet little old person? Recently, I think I gained some insight into their behavior."

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