Springs of Joy

“The statutes of the Lord are just and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes… By them also is your servant enlightened, * and in keeping them there is great reward.” Palm 19:8,11 Read Psalm 19 Many people walk through life with heavy hearts. Some are …

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Out of the Mouth of Babes

"I have considered my ways and turned my feet toward your decrees.  I hasten and do not tarry to keep your commandments." Palm 119:59-60 Read Psalm 119:49-72 The taste of Life Boy soap in my mouth still lingers when I remember that day. I was sitting on the back steps of our friends’ house in …

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It’s Not About You

“Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land’; whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you.” Deuteronomy 9:4 Read Deut. 9:4-12 When I was …

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How’s Your Memory?

  “Take heed lest you forget the Lord your God, by not keeping his commandments and his ordinances and his statutes, which I command you this day: Deuteronomy 8:11 Read Deut. 8:11-20 Leon, an elderly man in our church of blessed memory, used to go around handing out $2 bills to people, always with a big smile …

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RENEWING the HEART-Ash Wednesday

“Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.” Matt: 6:1 RSV The season of Lent is one of my favorite times of the Christian calendar. Trust me, it’s not because I love to fast. I’m …

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