Tagged: “hope”

Easter Power

One Easter weekend, our church sent out hundreds of plastic eggs to help our neighbors consider their own existence. Inside, a simple message: “Is your life as empty as this egg?  Ever feel like you’ve got a shiny coat outside – but empty and void on the inside?  Come Sunday & learn why the Empty Tomb […]

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How Are You Defined?

This devotion, by Regi Campbell, is from one of my favorite blogs: RadicalMentoring.com. Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin. Proverbs 24:16 A young dad pours out his heart over his teenaged son. The kids’ been taught to do the right thing . . . loved […]

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A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

This devotion was written by C.H. Spurgeon and may be found in his “Morning & Evening Devotions” (Sept. 22). “When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” –Psalm 61:2 Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed, to be an empty dish turned upside down, to […]

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Waiting Faithfully

Read or Listen: Hebrews 12:2 Before my wife and I got married we had a favorite CD:  Eric & Leslie Ludy.  The album was called “faithfully” and there was a song by that title.  It spoke about waiting for your prince (or princess).  You don’t do anything to hurt the future relationship, but cherish it right […]

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Hope Amidst Lamentations

Read or Listen: Lament. 3:1-24 When reading verses 1-20, you realize the depths of this lament. A lament is a crying out (an expression of grief). Lamenting before the Lord is not a bad thing. Most people think of the book of Psalms as a book of worship songs for God, while majority of the psalms […]

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Read or Listen: Lament. 3:22-24 Having grown up in the church, I look back over my life and I am thankful for the old hymns. I am so very thankful that I was taught to appreciate and soak in the richness of those songs. One of my favorite hymns would have to be Great is Thy […]

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Hope, Patience, & Prayer

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” There are three clauses stated here, but there is one backbone…patience. Without patience (the middle statement), the first and third phrases would be impossible to attain.

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