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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Year of the Lord’s favor

      “They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”- Isaiah 61:4 September 11 is a day no one will soon forget.  On that tragic day in 2001, we watched a city, and a world torn to pieces.  A tragedy of the twin towers being destroyed, taking many lives along with it by the hand of evil.  Many hearts were broken, and lives shattered.  It would seem in times of such tragedy that nothing can ever rebuild from such devastation; that nothing beautiful can come out of the ashes. A great memorial was built after September 11th, showing that…

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    Play it forward

    “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts I was sitting around one day pondering life, and a thought crossed my mind.  I thought about how miraculous it is that babies can live in a womb, without even being able to breath.  For me I was thinking on the surface – If a person stops breathing or cannot breathe, then certainly they can’t live.  The miracle of life, and how God facilitated it is so amazing.   How God infused the human spirit into…

  • Devotionals

    Well Laid Plans

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 As human beings we are planners for the most part, at least I am. I’ve never been one to fly by the seat of my pants, but even if we are not the most organized of persons, we all have some idea of plans for our lives. We like to plan what we are going to eat, what we will be when we grow up, who we will marry, where we will live.  God most certainly had a…