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The Fear of the Lord

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Scripture: “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and […]

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Living Wisely, Living Well

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Does This Book Have a Main Character?   “Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech….” Proverbs 1: 20-21   EXCERPT FROM AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE:  “Pithy Proverbs sharpens […]

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Unity in the Church

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Scripture:  “I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one […]

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My Solid Rock

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Scripture: “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. […]

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Composure Amid the Hurt

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Scripture:  “For many gave false testimony against Him, and their testimony did not agree. Some stood up and gave false testimony against Him, ‘We heard Him say, “I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made in the hands.’” But even on this point […]

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The Wrong Way to be Right

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Scripture:  “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.” – James 4:10   I like to be right. Who doesn’t? But I’d also like to think that I’m able to admit when I’m wrong. It’s pretty simple to admit little mistakes, apologize, and ask forgiveness. Maybe I accidentally tossed my husband’s hang-up shirt […]

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Loving God With All My Strength

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“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25   On Friday afternoon, the end of a particularly busy week, my husband and I sat on the couch after work to figure out what to do for dinner. I’m not sure […]

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A Prayer for Wisdom

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“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you….” Proverbs 4:5-7   I desire to live a life of faith in God, but I get stuck in the everyday challenges in front of me.  […]

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Listen for Wisdom

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Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.”  Proverbs 8:34   EXCERPT FROM EUGENE PETERSON’S AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE:  “The Holy Spirit is God moving in us to live God’s life.  In Proverbs this Holy Spirit is given a name: ‘Lady Wisdom.’” (p. 196) Chapter 8 […]

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Life is Good

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“Wisdom said, ‘Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.’” Proverbs 8:30-31   EXCERPT FROM EUGENE PETERSON’S AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE:  “Some people have the idea that the church and Scriptures are first of […]

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