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Wonderful Words

Wonderful Words

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O God, my rock and my redeemer.” –Psalm 19:14 One of our hymns in The United Methodist Hymnal is titled, Wonderful Words of Life. The first line begins by saying, “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of […]

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  February 12, 2018   No comments
Praise God

Praise God

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord.” –Psalm 113:1 Above is the first verse of Psalm 113. The Psalm continues with the words, “Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name […]

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  January 22, 2018   No comments
Hope is the Future

Hope is the Future

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” –Psalm 126 Last week, one of the daily devotionals in our church Advent devotional book was written by our Middle School LOGOS youth in their worship […]

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  December 11, 2017   No comments
Thankfulness Leads to Hope

Thankfulness Leads to Hope

“O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever!” –Psalm 118:1   Advent, the season of preparing and waiting for the coming of the Christ Child, begins this next weekend and always comes shortly after Thanksgiving Day in our part of the world. The weekly themes of Advent are, […]

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  November 27, 2017   No comments
Courage to Hope

Courage to Hope

“I wait for God, my soul waits, and in God’s word I hope; my soul waits for God more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.” –Psalm 130:5-6 During my time away in August I was reading some of the writings of St. Augustine, who is considered […]

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  September 5, 2017   No comments
Turn! Turn! Turn!

Turn! Turn! Turn!

“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for God will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to God in their hearts.” –Psalm 85:8 The song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” was written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s and became an international hit and number one song in […]

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  July 3, 2017   No comments
Never Alone

Never Alone

“May God be gracious to us and bless us; may God’s face shine upon us.” –Psalm 67:1 Many of Psalms speak of God’s gracious presence shining upon us in all of life. Psalm 67 declares that God is not distant but rather is with us, going before us, walking beside us and providing for us […]

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  June 26, 2017   No comments
Agents of Blessing

Agents of Blessing

“Give ear to my words, O God; give heed to my sighing.” –Psalm 5:1 It is always a privilege and a gift to be in prayer with and for others. Our prayers of intercession surround and strengthen others with God’s presence. How God works in answer to prayer is a mystery, but that God does […]

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  June 22, 2017   No comments
The Gift of Remembering

The Gift of Remembering

“These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng, and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.” –Psalm 42:4 Sometimes remembering is joyful and sometimes it can be hard and even painful. We are in […]

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  May 30, 2017   No comments
May Day

May Day

“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song…Let them praise God’s name with dancing, making melody to God with tambourine and lyre.” –Psalm 149:1a, 3 Today is May 1st and often called May Day. In history and tradition, this day has taken many forms and had many different meanings throughout cultures of the […]

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  May 1, 2017   No comments