Scripture: The wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous, considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubt, wavering, and insincerity) (James 3:17 AMP). Soon after marrying my husband, I realized […]

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Scripture: Job 38:7—God’s question to Job: Where were you “when the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” My Prayer: Father, even as You asked Job these humbling questions, You are asking me the same. You are the Creator, the Sustainer, the Rule-maker, the God over All. As I look to […]

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Scripture: The path of the righteous is as the dawning light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18 ASV). The Amplified Bible adds this wonderful note on Ecclesiastes 4:13. “Christianity calls upon us to make our old age an aspect of youth. There is to be no old age in the […]

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 Scripture: “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing” (John 15:5 MSG).\  My mother could raise tomatoes by the acre. As a child, I helped plant, weed, pick, […]

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Scripture: “Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8) NIV. I always read this as meaning, “Love will always eventually produce results.” This week, however, I saw a different interpretation. Like the metal girders that make a bridge hold strong under many millions of automobiles traveling at varied speeds, in all kinds of weather, love must be […]

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Philemon is a “postcard” sent by St. Paul to a wealthy Christian friend whose slave has run away. The letter indicates that Onesimus had probably stole money and supplies from his master, so he was both a thief and a runaway—crimes deserving of death. Sermons based on this short Bible book usually dwell on the […]

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