Category Archives: Draw close to God

Jesus Comforts and Confronts Us

Each week I get to lead a Bible study with some young children.  Generally, we take turns reading some scriptures, reading a reflection on those scriptures and then sharing our thoughts on what we have read.  The theme of the … Continue reading

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Christian Meditation

Someone asked me the other day about meditation and what that might look like for a Christian.  I know that for some people, the concept of meditation brings up images of Eastern mysticism or perhaps chanting over and over while … Continue reading

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Get Recharged

I had planned on mowing the yard the other evening but when I went to get the mower out of the garage, I noticed that the battery was not charged.  I have an electric mower and I had forgotten to … Continue reading

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Build Upon the Rock

In chapel this week, we looked at a passage from Matthew.  In Matthew 7:24 – 27, Jesus tells a story about two kinds of people.  He speaks of one person who built their house on the sand and another who … Continue reading

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Lord Bless My Family

Lord bless my family, Be with them today; Walk close beside them, Lead them on their way. Hold their hand in every valley, Help them climb each hill; Guide them and protect them, Help them do Your will. And while … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Today, as I write, it is Good Friday.  It is the day we commemorate the fact that Christ was crucified and would rise on the third day, just as He had promised.  One of my favorite Good Friday scriptures is … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Timing

Last Saturday morning, I took advantage of the good weather to do a chore on my “to do” list.  The flower garden in the back yard had produced a pretty good crop of clover and other small weeds in recent … Continue reading

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Wait on the Lord

At the end of the year, I will be retiring from the insurance claims job I have been working at for over 30 years.  Our company has offered some of us old-timers the opportunity to take advantage of an early … Continue reading

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He Will Direct Your Path

Anytime you face a change of plans or a fork in the road on life’s journey, here is a great Bible verse to keep in mind: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on … Continue reading

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A Refuge During the Storm

One day last week, a severe thunderstorm passed through our area.  Our little dogs usually handle those things okay but this time the lightning was really loud and really close and the thunder was booming.  I was busy working and … Continue reading

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