Sharing Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as […]

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You Shall Not Hide Yourself From Your Neighbor’s Trouble

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17 KJV – I have a print that I love with this verse on it next to a woman praying on her knees with her open Bible before her. When I saw it the other day […]

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John’s Epistles

When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem; and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. When His disciples James and […]

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Journey to Bethlehem

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son…. Galatians 4:4a – God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son… Hebrews 1:1-2 – God spoke through the prophet Malachi […]

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“Joy to the World!”

“Joy to the World” with its exuberant music and words of celebration is one of my favorite Christmas carols. The words are based on Psalm 98, and it is one of the more than 600 hymns written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).1 He wrote the hymn, however, not of the First Advent of Christ, but of […]

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“In The Bleak Midwinter”

“In The Bleak Midwinter” is a lovely Christmas carol written by Christina Rossetti. “Our God, heaven cannot hold him, Nor earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away When he comes to reign; In the bleak midwinter A stable place sufficed The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.” In these two videos the words are sung […]

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Grateful Hearts

Two years ago, several days after Thanksgiving I wrote the post, Gratitude. Last year after editing, I reposted it as Giving Thanks. I have revised it yet again for this Thanksgiving. November 28, 2010 ◊ Gratitude Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy […]

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Reading the Bible in 2011 and beyond…

Visualizing the Bible® Chris Harrison Click the image to enlarge “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 This beautiful image gives you a visual overview of the Bible: the number of books in the Bible, the length of each book and the thousands of cross reference […]

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Acts 27–28: Preaching & Teaching

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Saturday “And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.” Acts 28:30–31 Saturday’s Bible reading is Acts 27–28. Although yesterday’s reading […]

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Revelation 18–22: The Alpha & The Omega

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Friday And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their […]

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Song of Solomon 7–8

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Thursday “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD. “Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will […]

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“Coventry Carol”

The Coventry Carol  is a song that was unfamiliar to me until I read a novel by Helen MacInnes in which she used it at a critical moment in her story. I have yet to hear it sung in a church or in concert here in the United States. The carol is both lullaby and […]

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