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  • Devotionals

    The Lord Has Sustained Me

    “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.” – Psalm 3:5 I awoke at 1 am this morning, frustrated that I couldn’t sleep – yet again.  I got up and went to get a glass of water, and went back to bed to lay down; feeling hopeless.  I prayed a quick, almost demanding prayer, “Jesus, I can’t sleep, please help!” With that, my dog hopped aboard almost as if to say, “Stay put.” Then a saying came to me, and kept running through my mind like it was on repeat. “The Lord has sustained me.” I felt to say it…

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    Stay in the life boat

    I awoke around three am Sunday morning, not able to sleep a wink.  I was already tired from the night before; it’s not often I get weekends off, so I made the best of it.  I continued to wake up until it was time to go to church, I really really didn’t want to go.  My spiritual fervor was depleted as was my physical energy.  I kept having this run on sentence going through my head – it said, “Stay in the lifeboat.”  I started dreaming about Noah and the ark, and my mind kept running on further.  Thoughts of how the ark was like a church, a place of…

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    Verse Of The Day – August 12th, 2015 – Tough as Nails

    “My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26  Jesus was strong enough to endure the cross; maybe not in flesh, but His inner strength came from God.  He knew what He had to do in order to save mankind.  His holy spirit was left behind to live in us, and help us through our battles on this journey of life.  If we have Jesus living in us, there’s nothing we can’t get through or accomplish.  He is our portion, given by God.  Much like in communion we all take a portion of bread, and remember what He…

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    Temporary Home

     “For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.” – Psalm 144:4 We are not promised forever, our days are numbered.  It’s hard to contend with that idea; that this home is not ours forever.  These bodies aren’t even our own, our lives belong to the one that created it.  (1 Corinthians 6:19) We do not know the time nor the hour, (Matthew 25:13) but we know that it is such a short time we have here on earth.  We must live each day for what it is, live it wisely, and cherish every moment. “A man’s days are numbered. You know the number…

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    Ouch

    The other day I noticed a small splinter in my finger.  It hurt so bad, that it affected me the whole day because that’s all I could concentrate on .  To be honest it’s still there!  It’s amazing how the smallest of things can hold our attention.  The smallest of afflictions can become strongholds, and affect everything we do. An affliction is something that causes pain or unhappiness.  Sometimes we fight it and other times we simply learn to live with it.  We ask it to move in with us.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t do well with roommates.  And the old saying, “Misery loves company,” is…