CONFIDENCE

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000008319 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000008302 Confidence: it's a good word, a positive word; a reassuring word. It would be infinitely reassuring to be certain we could have complete confidence in ourselves to...

TIMELESS ADVICE

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000007258 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000007241 It wasn't looking good for the people of Judah. The northern kingdom of Israel was trying to overpower Jerusalem and defeat the southern kingdom of Judah. So far, Judah...

HEART MONITOR

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000005816 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000005799 This is what the Lord says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. "That person will be like...

BLESSED

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000002453 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000002436 Reflections on Luke 6:20-26 Looking at those who were committed to following Him, Jesus said: "Blessed are you who realize your spiritual poverty and have chosen to...

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000005485 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000005468 The first day of a new year seems a good time to reflect on my priorities, on how to make positive changes in my life -- on just plain getting my act together. But as I...

RSVP

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000008513 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000008496          "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come,...

A MARY CHRISTMAS

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. (Luke 1:38) She was young, since the word used to describe her as a virgin referred to a girl of 14 or under. She was already betrothed, which in those days meant a commitment as binding as marriage. She was from a small,...

THE MASTER’S CARD — PRICELESS!

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in...

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000005345 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000005328 Read Matthew 25:1-30 In these parables, Jesus is laying out the benefits -- and consequences -- of how well we manage the resources God has given us. We learn that our...

GLORY!

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004252 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000004235 Reflections on Psalm 34 I will extol the lord at all times; good, bad or indifferent, His praise will always be on my lips. No matter what is happening around me or to...