Rough Packages

Rough Packages

God’s most beautiful jewels are often delivered in rough packages by very difficult people, but within the package, we will find the very treasures of the King’s palace and the bridegroom’s love.  A.B. Simpson

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Run with patience

Run with patience

My memory of a long distance race I ran in Jr. High School years ago was triggered recently while reading Hebrews 12:1. I distinctly remember Sam, the fastest runner in the class, exploding out of the starting line with unmatched speed. However, the problem was that his energetic and extremely fast start was short-lived. I…

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The Gift of Today

The Gift of Today

At the dawning of each day is a certain temptation that we must emphatically resist – it is to willfully add the burden of two eternities together – named yesterday and tomorrow. We all have things in our past that we regret including the guilt that we carry because of yesterday’s mistakes.

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Let Go Of the Past

Let Go of the Past

An old peanuts cartoon has Lucy standing in the outfield of Charlie Brown’s baseball diamond. As a fly ball sails toward her, she remembers all the other times she’s dropped the ball and she drops this one too. Lucy calls out to Charlie Brown, who’s standing on the pitchers mound. “I almost had it, but…

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Nevertheless

Nevertheless

Vocabulary.com states that it is a funny looking adverb that appears to be made up of three words squished together. It’s defined as “even so”, “all the same”, or “in spite of that”.  In the King James Bible, nevertheless is written in numerous verses. Yet, in our modern English, it is a word that we don’t recite or…

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In The Morning

In the morning

I wholeheartedly believe that there is no better way to start a day than early morning prayer. Many are disciplined to exercise early, finish chores, and to begin their work very early, but there is nothing more impacting and beneficial than an early morning appointment of prayer unto God.

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So, Are You In My Hand

Are you in my hand

After the prophet Jeremiah was instructed to go to the potter’s house, these words came from God – “So are you in my hand.” As lifeless cold clay that is marred and without purpose, I hold you and form you into a vessel of great potential and value.

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Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord

Have you noticed lately how difficult it is to be patient in this fast-paced busy life? To be asked to wait is quite a challenge for most people, for we have become accustomed to quick answers and speedy service.

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Why This Waste

Why this wasted testimony

A woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment had broken it and poured it on the head of Jesus. There were eyewitnesses who were instantly upset and asked the question…

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The Mystery of God

The Mystery of God

I would have to say that the creation of a seed is one of the most incredible things made by God. The massive oak and redwood trees that grow and flourish for hundreds of years begin with a small acorn and seed. It’s a lengthy and challenging process, but it all begins with a very…

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