THROUGH THE HARD TIMES

I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all — oh, how well I remember — the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: God’s...

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WHAT’S THE COUNT?

(Jesus) “Five sparrows are sold for just two pennies, but God doesn’t forget  one of them.  Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.”   — Luke 12:6-7 Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of...

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THE TAPE RECORDER

Call to me and I will answer you…  — Jeremiah 33:3   As Christians, we always feel happy when we can do something that is pleasing to God. And it was in this frame of mind that one day I prayed, “Lord, what can I give you? What can I do for you? I want to please...

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TRUST FOR TODAY

“Today is all the time I have.  Nobody can keep me from using it well.  If I make this a good day, tomorrow can be even better.”   This is a day which God has given into my hands.  If I could only realize what a tremendous gift this is, I would use every moment...

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THE BEDROOM SET

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8    When I was out in the world trying to make it on my own with my daughter, I was busy learning how God...

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THIRTEEN YEARS A WIDOW

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for thou art with me.  — Psalm 23:4   Earlier this month I remembered the thirteenth anniversary of my husband's death.  He was a good man, a loving husband, and my best friend.  We had...

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TRUST IN GOD’S PROMISE

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. — James 4:7   Many years ago, when I was a brand new Christian, I was in a church service one Sunday morning, when all of a sudden, beginning with my feet, I felt the sensation of...

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THIS IS NATURE BREATHING

But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?                                --  Isaiah 43:18-19   Winter seems to be never-ending for many of us, but no one...

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A FATHER’S TRUST

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor...

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A MYSTIC’S TRUST

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways… — Psalm 91:11   If He let go of my hand, I would weep so loudly, I would petition with all my might, I would cause so much trouble that I bet God would come to His senses and never do...

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To nurture the spiritual growth of each person at First Lutheran Church; empowering our faith community to know Christ more fully and to take bold steps to make Christ known.

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