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See this image largerLaura and Sadie 8-5-15(8 comments)See this image largerWhy are we so slow to trust an infinite God? William S. PlumerSee this image largerSeven hundred years before Christ, Micah pinpointed the very town of His birth—Bethlehem. David JeremiahSee this image largerAnd [Mary] brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7See this image largerIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2See this image largerPsalm 23 is a wonderful Christmas meditation—the image of the Lord as Shepherd of His sheep. If you belong to His flock, then He is leading and caring for you.See this image largerFrom the greatest o fall gifts, salvation in Christ, to the material blessings of any ordinary day, every good gift comes down from the Father of Lights. EESee this image largerIn addition, then, to giving the Lord their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the Magi also gave Him the gift of their time.See this image largerChristmas gift-giving didn’t start with the Wise Men, did it? No, its origin is even older. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son….See this image largerBehold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14See this image largerWe can endure difficulties in life because God is with us. Immanuel! David JeremiahSee this image largerAnd [Mary] will bring forth a Son, and you [Joseph] shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21(1 comments)See this image largerThank God this Christmas that He sent a Savior to pardon and save us from all our sins. See this image largerThank God this Christmas that He sent a Savior to pardon and save us from all our sins. See this image largerThen the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” Luke 2:10See this image largerthe Magi when they entered the place where the Christ-Child lay: “They . . . fell down and worshiped Him” before presenting their gifts to Him. Matt 2:11See this image largerThe mystery revealed in the birth of that Baby and consummated on the Cross: my life for yours. EESee this image largerOh come, let us adore Him!See this image largerIt’s easy to become discouraged in the daily rise and fall of situations and relationships and to forget we have a solid and secure Anchor and a Hope. DJ(1 comments)See this image largerThere are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21See this image largerNo harm in making resolutions, of course. But some may be more important than others—like the resolution to be faithful daily in reading God’s Word. See this image largerNow the year is over, let us braver stand, / Seeking to discover His—our Father’s--hand. Emily ElliottSee this image largerBut seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33See this image largerWe see life dimly now, like looking through a dark glass. Therefore, we need wisdom to see more clearly. Ask God for wisdom today and every day of this year. David JeremiahSee this image largerForsake foolishness and live, and go in the way of understanding. Proverbs 9:6See this image largerLet every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20See this image larger“Dear Lord, give us leaders who have true wisdom.” Those who govern best fear God and reverence His Word. DJSee this image largerPsalm 119:37: Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.See this image largerHoliness is not freedom from temptation, but power to overcome temptation. G. Campbell MorganSee this image largerPsalm 34:10 says, Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.See this image largerMarriage is honorable. Hebrews 13:4See this image largerAnd you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4See this image largerTrain up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6See this image largerThere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24See this image largerLet your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6See this image largerBy all means save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22 Turn your social media into social ministry, and let’s use “all means” to save some.See this image largerGod is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 KIVSee this image largerRejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18See this image largerWhat a caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Creator calls a butterfly. What we see as imperfection on the underside is God's tapestry of our lives.See this image largerWhat a caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Creator calls a butterfly. What we see as imperfection on the underside is God's tapestry of our lives.See this image largerPleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24See this image largerHonor the Lord with your possessions. Proverbs 3:9See this image largerThey learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. 1 Timothy 5:13See this image largerThe blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22See this image largerDo not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7See this image largerWe have to train our thoughts to focus on the Lord. This year is bound to be distracting and distressing, but instead of obsessing about people or politics, let’s keep our thoughts fixed on Jesus.See this image largerThis world is full of distractions, distresses, and disasters. But there is a place of peace—it is in Him, and it is Him!See this image largerCome to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28See this image largerThere are many grand ways to demonstrate love. But none is more powerful than the humility of a willing servant.See this image largerIt costs to follow Jesus Christ, but costs more not to. AnonymousSee this image largerHe hangs the earth on nothing. Job 26:7See this image largerIs not My word like a fire? Jeremiah 23:29 Make sure your heart is always blazing with fresh truths from God’s Word. See this image largerThe steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23See this image largerImitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12See this image largerGreater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13(2 comments)See this image largerBut the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Jeremiah 18:4See this image largerRejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18See this image largerJesus’ words in Philippians 4:6-7: Don’t worry about anything (life, money). Tell God in thankful prayer what you need. Then let the peace of God replace your worry.(1 comments)See this image largerWhen anger enters the mind, wisdom departs. Thomas à KempisSee this image largerChrist in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27See this image largerIn returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15(1 comments)See this image largerBut when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Matthew 9:36See this image largerBut we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves. Nehemiah 4:9See this image largerWait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14See this image largerWhen we receive Christ, His Spirit comes within. As we let Him reign on the throne of our inner sanctums, His indwelling strength helps us live conquering lives. Leslie B. FlynnSee this image largerBasic chemicals in our body, can be found in the “dust of the ground.” Yet, these chemicals can't arrange themselves into cell tissues, organs & systems. This can only happen w/input of intelligenceSee this image largerIn necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. Richard BaxterSee this image larger“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within” (Romans 12:2, PHILLIPS).See this image largerForgiveness is to be set loose from sins. G. Campbell MorganSee this image largerThe Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by. N. T. WrightSee this image largerNo temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful who will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able. 1 Cor 10:13See this image largerDoes today’s breaking news frustrate you? Probably. The world’s headlines are enough to make our heads spin and our spirits sag. But lay aside the newspaper or turn off the cable news and read Psalm 4See this image largerDoes today’s breaking news frustrate you? Probably. The world’s headlines are enough to make our heads spin and our spirits sag. But lay aside the newspaper or turn off the cable news. Psalm 47.8See this image largerBut the righteous shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV)See this image largerTribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4See this image largerDo not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9See this image largerFor His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps. Job 34:21See this image largerThe Lord your God cares. Deuteronomy 11:12See this image largerMonumental changes often occur in simple, quiet moments, and it’s in those few seconds that a person makes a clean break with an old way of living and never looks back. Jason CruiseSee this image largerIf Jesus, the Son of God, needed to go to His Father in prayer for strengthening and guidance, how much more do we (Psalm 32:6)?See this image largerGod is to be praised and thanked in all things, as Paul wrote—but especially when He answers our prayers. DJSee this image largerA soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1See this image largerI am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning. Isaiah 46:9-10See this image largerDo not be discouraged at man’s failed attempts to govern himself. Instead look for the coming of the One whose government will know no end (Isaiah 9:6-7).See this image largerThe cornerstone was the most important stone in the building.See this image largerIt's amazing how clear things become when we are still before Him, not complaining not insisting on quick answers only seeking to hear. EESee this image largerIn all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility. Titus 2:7See this image largerAnger is one letter short of danger. AnonymousSee this image largerYou shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse. Ezekiel 2:7See this image largerHow do we gain strength of mind, heart, and soul? How do we become a person of courage? By feeding on, and standing on, God’s Word in every circumstance. DjSee this image largerThe more terrible the storm, the more necessary the anchor. William S. PlumerSee this image largerTherefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6See this image largerI pray for a clear eye to see through the fog of popular opinion, and a wall strong enough to withstand the currents. EESee this image largerI don’t know the source of your betrayal, hurt or disappointment. But I do know that there is a way to get rid of those seeds of anger, and that it all relates to forgiveness. Gary SmalleySee this image largerOr do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19See this image largerOne of the greatest challenges of the Christian life is to learn that God says what He says for a reason. Better to take Him at His word.See this image largerFaithfulness in little things is a big thing. John ChrysostomSee this image largerThe state of your heart dictates whether you harbor a grudge or give grace, seek self-pity or seek Christ, drink human misery or taste God’s mercy. Max LucadoSee this image largerTherefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58See this image largerWithout mercy, all of us are without hope. Charles L. AllenSee this image largerHe is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim ElliotSee this image largerThis is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him! Matthew 17:5See this image largerWhen we live according to God’s plan, nothing can distract us. Every day provides a fresh opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the Lord and live with single-minded devotion to HimSee this image largerThe gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23See this image largerWhen Jesus heard [about Lazarus’ illness], He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4See this image largerYou will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11See this image largerThe redemption of the human race demanded an innocent sacrifice, the shedding of blood, and the power of the Resurrection. DJSee this image largerThe Bible says Satan is like a prowling wild animal, seeking to ransack our lives (see 1 Peter 5:8). See this image largerIf you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. John 8:31See this image largerAll that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37See this image largerThen those who went before [Jesus] and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’” Mark 11:9See this image largerThis hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him... EESee this image largerBy this [love] all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35See this image largerHe has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. Colossians 1:13See this image largerBut to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4:7See this image largerWhere there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present. John MaxwellSee this image largerThe greatest encouragement we will ever know is the encouragement of knowing the Christ who rose on Easter Sunday.See this image largerThe Lord, the I AM, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and forever is with us. This is what matters. This is our reason for confidence. EESee this image largerWhat sort of peace has God to give us? A peace which is constant in the midst of ceaseless work, frequent interruptions, impatient demands. A peace which is not destroyed. EESee this image largerI rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure. Psalm 119:162See this image largerIf you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32See this image largerAnd he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke 15:20(1 comments)See this image largerFor He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5See this image largerThe Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9See this image largerWhile the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22See this image largerMy eyes flow and do not cease, without interruption, till the Lord from heaven looks down and sees. Lamentations 3:49-50See this image largerHis divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life. 2 Peter 1:3, NIVSee this image largerLook! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God! Acts 7:56See this image largerLet us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16See this image largerBut thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57See this image largerNone of us want to endure seasons of anxious stress or tense uncertainty. But after we’ve passed through the test, our sense of release and relief is like opening the windows to fresh air.See this image largerHappy mother's day.See this image largerMy defense is of God, who saves the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10See this image largerAs the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. John 15:9See this image largerThere is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers. J. Vernon McGeeSee this image largerThe highest honor in the Church is not government but service. John CalvinSee this image largerGod promises to keep His people, and He will keep His promises. C. H. SpurgeonSee this image largerWho can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him? Matthew 8:27See this image largerReason is one of God's great gifts. Faithfulness to Christ, who is Truth, does not negate reason, but purifies it, raises it to a higher level. EESee this image largerAnd this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3See this image largerHello Heaven! I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside. 2 Peter 1:13-14, NIVSee this image largerWhen you see opportunities to care for creation—nature or your own body—do so as a way of glorifying the Creator. David JeremiahSee this image largerNow I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Revelation 21:1See this image largerFor those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5See this image largerTo go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Jonathan EdwardsSee this image largerAnd if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3See this image largerTherefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1See this image largerYou know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:2-3See this image largerA new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34See this image larger Friendship is the marriage of affections. Thomas WatsonSee this image largerAnd the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. Romans 16:20See this image largerThe whole Christian life, from the moment we are born again until we come into His presence, is a walk by faith—a faith that rests upon the indwelling Holy Spirit. J. Vernon McGeeSee this image largerDespite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. Ezra 3:3, NIVSee this image largerThe Bible is God’s book, not man’s book. J. Gresham MachenSee this image largerSo David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” 2 Samuel 12:13See this image largerGod will never allow any action against you that is not in accord with His will for you. Jerry BridgesSee this image largerWe have access by faith into this grace…. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations. Romans 5:2-3See this image largerFor You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3See this image largerBlessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Psalm 40:4See this image largerA father’s holy life is a rich legacy for his sons. Charles H. SpurgeonSee this image largerAnd [the prodigal son] arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke 15:20See this image largerThis is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15See this image largerWhat grace has God given you? Step out in faith to prove what is His good and perfect will for you (Romans 12:1-2).See this image largerKeep your eyes on culture and on Christ at the same time. As the one deteriorates, the nearness of the Other increases. Prepare to stand firm and faithful until the end. DJSee this image largerNow the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” Jonah 3:1-2See this image largerDelight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4(1 comments)See this image largerWhen Satan deplores us and the world ignores us, God restores us. AnonymousSee this image largerIn the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.…the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52See this image largerFor you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2See this image largerAnd whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23See this image largerNow he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:8See this image largerHuman fatherhood should be molded and modeled on the pattern of the fatherhood of God. William BarclaySee this image largerIf you find yourself experiencing jealousy, ask yourself, Who is the object of my feelings? Do I want the best for the other person or the “best” for myself?See this image largerDo not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles. Love does not envy. Proverbs 24:17; 1 Corinthians 13:4See this image largerThey were all with one accord. Acts 2:1See this image largerFor as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12See this image largerFor I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:19See this image largerGod meant it for good. Genesis 50:20See this image largerPersecution is like the goldsmith’s hallmark on real silver and gold; it is one of the marks of a converted man. J. C. RyleSee this image largerA 70s TV commercial for an auto oil filter made this line famous:“You can pay me now or you can pay me later.” The same principle-now or later-also applies to rewards promised to followers of Christ. See this image largerIn necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. Richard BaxterSee this image largerBelievers are never told to become one; we already are one and are expected to act like it. Joni Eareckson Tada See this image largerWhoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13(1 comments)See this image largerMany of our distractions may be fathered by the devil. Thomas WatsonSee this image largerEndeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3See this image largerTo obey God’s will is to find the fulfillment of our lives. David WatsonSee this image largerOur true heart is revealed when we put concern for others ahead of ourselves (Philippians 2:4)See this image largerAll of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5, NIVSee this image largerWhen from a joyful heart we sing or play or send forth the music of the Lord, we never know who is listening—even if we do nothing more than whistle our faith.See this image largerCommit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3, NIVSee this image largerThe best is yet to be and we can’t lose for winning! Vance HavnerSee this image largerI will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. John 16:22See this image largerWhatever God calls you to do in ministry, family, or vocation, you are not alone. Jesus, by His Spirit, is with you to conform you to His image (Romans 8:29).See this image largerA continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. C. S. LewisSee this image largerGod wants to use you to bring other people to Himself. Greg Laurie(1 comments)See this image largerWhen we’re in tune with God, we’ll be in harmony with each other. AnonymousSee this image largerA merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22See this image largerA life spent in the service of God and in communion with Him is the most comfortable and pleasant life that anyone can live in this present world. Last words of commentator Matthew HenrySee this image largerIf you have anxious thoughts today, commit them to God in prayer so that you can enjoy His joy and peace.See this image largerTrue contentment is knowing what God’s will is and living by faith in it.See this image largerAll of God’s children are “heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17), destined to be clothed with His righteousness for eternity. No earthly garment can compare with the heavenly one.See this image largerThough I have not outward comforts and worldly conveniences to supply my necessities, yet I have a sufficient portion between Christ and my soul abundantly to satisfy me in every condition. JBSee this image largerYet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14See this image largerGrumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Billy GrahamSee this image largerTeach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me. Psalm 143:10See this image largerWhen love is unconditional, it can have no favorites. Thanks be to God that we are loved equally in His sight!See this image largerTherefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering. Colossians 3:12See this image largerNo wickedness on earth is more common than the various forms of deceit. William S. PlumerSee this image largerReal true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength. Dwight L. MoodySee this image largerNo child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness. John BunyanSee this image largerDo not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.See this image largerHe doles out mercy with individual kindness. He bestows grace upon grace upon grace, not just for everybody, but for each and every one. Andrew Greer and Ginny OwensSee this image largerEvery tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl. Matthew HenrySee this image largerWhether rich or poor—or somewhere in the blessed in-between—let Christ be Lord of all.See this image largerNo temptation is more frequently before us than that of easing up. Sinclair FergusonSee this image largerSince Jesus is the “author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2), let us clothe ourselves with faith in Him, whatever our need.See this image largerHow can I alone bear your problems and your burdens and your complaints? Deuteronomy 1:12See this image largerTrust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6See this image largerWe never know what a humble word will mean to others.See this image largerOur guilty spirits dread to meet the wrath of Heaven; but, in his righteousness arrayed, we see our sins forgiven. Isaac WattsSee this image largerHe dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:17See this image largerWhen everything around us is falling apart, when everything we thought of as dependable, when all that we once held dear is turned upside down, we can absolutely count on God. Hollis McGeheeSee this image largerBrains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort. Samuel ChadwickSee this image largerWe also have frequent opportunities to be both merciful and gracious toward others. Let us take every opportunity to be like God: merciful and gracious (Ephesians 4:32).See this image largerEven the wicked actions of men serve God’s purposes and it is by His works of providence that He permits those wicked actions to be done. J. Gresham MachenSee this image largerReverence and boasting cannot be found on the same platform. A. W. TozerSee this image largerThe same God who created the intricate interiors of earth also designed the mysterious blueprint of our life.See this image largerHe who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6See this image largerHonour ought to seek thee, not thou seek it. AugustineSee this image largerDo not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13, NIVSee this image largerAnd Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” Genesis 41:38See this image largerHe that fears not the future may enjoy the present. Thomas FullerSee this image largerEvery thought, word, and deed sown today will bear fruit tomorrow—for good or for ill.See this image largerO God, You know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from You. Psalm 69:5See this image largerThro’ many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come. ‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. John Newton, “Amazing Grace”See this image largerHis divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. 2 Peter 1:3See this image largerHis divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3, NIVSee this image largerSelf-control is the exercise of inner strength under the direction of sound judgment that enables us to do, think, and say the things that are pleasing to God. Jerry BridgesSee this image largerDiligence makes the rough places plain, the difficult easy, and the unsavory tasty. Richard GreenhamSee this image largerLet the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14See this image largerEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17See this image largerTherefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9See this image largerHow precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17See this image largerFor as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14See this image largerYou meant evil against me, but God meant it for good. Genesis 50:20See this image largerBeginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing. Ravi ZachariasSee this image largerAll my theology is reduced to this narrow compass—Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Archibald AlexanderSee this image largerFriendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness. William A. WardSee this image largerBut whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 1 John 3:17See this image largerAnd this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more. Philippians 1:9See this image largerFaith makes the uplook good, the outlook bright, the inlook favorable, and the future glorious. V. Raymond EdmanSee this image largerBe strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6See this image largerKnowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter 3:3-4See this image largerDo not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone. Psalm 71:9, NIVSee this image largerThe circumstances surrounding our lives are no accident: They may be the work of evil, but that evil is held firmly within the mighty hand of our sovereign God. Margaret ClarksonSee this image largerLook at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26See this image largerThink about your day so far: What help has God given you for which you can thank Him (1 Thessalonians 5:18)?See this image largerTeach us, O Lord, the discipline of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. Peter MarshallSee this image largerThe same grace and long-suffering, the same wisdom and power, that have brought me so far, will bring me on. Henry MartynSee this image largerYou do not know what will happen tomorrow. James 4:14See this image largerTo everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1See this image largerWorry and worship are mutually exclusive. John BlanchardSee this image largerBecause You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:7-8See this image largerYou have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. Psalm 30:11See this image largerConfession and repentance reveal the access to restoration.Hiding sin does not remove it from God’s sight; but when we seek God’s forgiveness, the refreshing living water from the Father is poured outSee this image largerGod… comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4See this image largerHave faith in God. Mark 11:22See this image largerTake His example to those around you. Be Christlike in your interactions with others today—show His heart of compassion by forgiving those who may have wronged you. DJSee this image largerWe have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access. We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access. Romans 5:1-2See this image largerThe Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25See this image largerThanksgiving takes us out of the stuffiness of ourselves into the fresh breeze and sunlight of the will of God. The simple act of thanking Him as a break from work and worry, a move toward re-creation.See this image largerAre you in the practice of asking God daily to keep you safe? Make it a habit. Commit your ways to Him and He will establish your thoughts (Proverbs 16:3).See this image largerYou will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11See this image largerIn everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18See this image largerFor God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7See this image largerGod is not finished with us yet, whatever the loss we suffer, for as we lose our hold on visible things, invisible become more precious – where our treasure is, there will our hearts be. EESee this image largerDo you have challenging situations in your life for which wisdom is needed? Ask God—He has promised to provide (James 1:5). True wisdom is the skill of living successfully from God’s point of view. DJSee this image largerFill your mind daily with the Word of God in order that your life might become an imitation of His. See this image largerDon’t let the “loudness” of the Christmas season overwhelm your quiet times with God. Live and sleep during this season in “heavenly peace.”See this image largerFinally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8See this image largerNow godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6See this image largerKeep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23See this image largerBut Martha was distracted. Luke 10:40See this image largerWe live in a day when the future is more uncertain than ever. But if you are in Christ, you are protected and provided for in Him. (1 comments)See this image largerNow after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?” Matthew 2:1-2See this image largerJesus told us to meditate on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. That can only mean one thing—meditating on the Word.(1 comments)See this image largerAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. See this image larger“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23See this image largerAnd suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” Luke 2:13-14See this image larger“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23See this image largerPeace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:17See this image largerThis day is not about you or your food or your gifts Today we celebrate the day God entered humanity through Jesus Christ, the Son of Mary, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Son of David. DJSee this image largerIn our walk with Him, we need to be enthusiastic about the life God has given us, the future He has promised us, and the help He has offered us. DJSee this image largerJoy is the serious business of heaven. C. S. LewisSee this image largerThe Lord lifts up the humble. Psalm 147:6See this image largerPsalm 1 is the gateway to all the Psalms. In six verses, it gives us all we need to move into the new year. The first word is Blessed. God wants to bless you in the coming year. DJSee this image largerNo man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5See this image largerImitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1See this image largerA quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough. All is grace. All is under my Father's control. My heart can be at peace. My Father is in charge. How simple! EESee this image largerHe…sets me on my high places. 2 Samuel 22:34See this image largerI, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:10See this image largerHonor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10, NIVSee this image largerIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9See this image largerWe can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture. Elisabeth ElliotSee this image largerOur task is simply to trust and obey. This is what it means to love and worship Jesus. EESee this image largerAnd whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23See this image largerThe best kind of beginning, when we are wanting to know the will of God, is to concentrate first on God Himself. EESee this image largerDo not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit…for they are nothing. 1 Samuel 12See this image largerNothing whatever surprises God; all things that happen are absolutely certain from all eternity because they are all embraced in God’s eternal plan. J. Gresham MachenSee this image largerBut above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. James 5:12See this image largerThe thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10See this image largerBut why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and not do the things which I say? Luke 6:46See this image largerWe often need fresh starts after enduring bitter disappointments. See this image largerThe highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. Proverbs 16:17, NIVSee this image largerBut God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?” So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward GodSee this image largerSo then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17See this image largerOne of the disciplines of godliness is giving. Whether we are wealthy, poor, or somewhere in the middle, we’re responsible to be methodical, steady, cheerful givers to the Lord’s work.See this image largerYou shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18See this image largerThe hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel. Colossians 1:5See this image largerI thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might. Daniel 2:23See this image largerFor we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10, NIVSee this image largerHe who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends. Proverbs 17:9See this image largerWe cannot remain firm in a belief if it’s based on the shifting sands of daily life. We must stand firm upon the Rock!See this image largerPride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18See this image larger“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).See this image largerNever be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie ten BoomSee this image largerWhen you grow discouraged at the world, look into the Word and look forward to the time when Christ will rule in righteousness and truth.(1 comments)See this image largerThe Lord watches over you. Psalm 121:5, NIVSee this image largerTherefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5See this image largerLittle children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. 1 John 3:7-8See this image largerWhatever begins in anger, ends in shame. Ben FranklinSee this image largerMan’s greatest sin is not hatred, but indifference to one’s brothers. Mother TeresaSee this image largeriGod teaches us to ask so that He may answer our prayers. This reminds us of the source of our blessings. EESee this image largerIf you go about doing good, speaking love and truth, radiant with His Spirit, they will be reading in you the Gospel after all. Vance HavnerSee this image largerDo not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7See this image largerDo not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.See this image largerAt your job, in your home, in your personal life, in your church—faithfulness is what God seeks in every situation.See this image largerEverything in life is a test of character. John BlanchardSee this image largerHold fast. 2 Timothy 1:13See this image largerThe Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:10-11See this image largerFaith cannot stand, unless it be founded on the promises of God. John CalvinSee this image largerNothing touched Him without His Father's permission. Nothing touches me without my Father's Permission. EESee this image largerTears are the diamonds of heaven; sighs are a part of the music of Jehovah’s court and are numbered with “the most sublime strains that reach the majesty on high.” Charles H. SpurgeonSee this image largerIn a day when it seems kings and nations do whatever they desire, remember: God sets up kings and removes kings (Daniel 2:21). He rules over all.See this image largerWhen you don’t know what the future holds, remember Who holds the future. God’s fulfilled prophetic Word gives assurance from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future.See this image largerWhat or whom we worship determines our behavior. John MurraySee this image largerOur fellowship with Him is enriched, not interrupted, at the moment of our earthly departure. JJSee this image largerLet not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. John 14:1–3See this image largerGenuine faith overcomes the world because it trusts and obeys, no matter what the circumstances. EESee this image larger Integrity, truth, purity, and respect are carelessly replaced with tepid tolerance. You do not have to fall victim to the downward cycle.See this image larger God wants us to grow and know Him more. Don’t stop the good things you’re doing, but work even harder. DJSee this image largerOur Christian relationships enable us to develop confidence to face whatever life may throw at us. God’s family provokes one another to do good works, provides encouragement, and promotes love. DJSee this image largerHe is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim ElliottSee this image largerHe who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:6See this image larger[The crowd] took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!” John 12:13See this image largerGod’s timing can mean more than one thing. In any case, His timing is always perfect. Let God be God when it comes to the times of your life. DJSee this image largerAnxious? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”See this image largerChristianity is in its very essence a resurrection religion. John R. W. StottSee this image largerNever doubt God’s timing for events in your life. Your days have been ordered by Him (Psalm 139:16).See this image largerGod has plans for this world, not problems. W. Ian ThomasSee this image largerGod knows what’s wrong with you, and He loves you anyway. He patiently works with us as we grow in Christ. He helps us become wiser, better, stronger. He is longsuffering. Exodus 34:6See this image largerIn Acts 16, Paul gathered his young converts during a very dark time and encouraged them.See this image largerBut as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13See this image largerTherefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1See this image largerIt is always best to go first for answers to Jesus Himself. Do not be afraid to tell Him exactly how you feel; He's already read your thoughts anyway. Listen for His answer. EESee this image largerPraying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ. Colossians 4:3See this image largerIf you are walking through your own wilderness, ask God to lift you up on His shoulders, to carry you as if on “wings like eagles” (Isaiah 40:31). See this image largerTherefore we do not lose heart…. the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16See this image largertwo natures beat within our chest; one is evil one is blessed; one is love, the other hate; the one we feed will dominate!See this image largerIf God has allowed a disruptive moment in your life, walk through it by faith rather than by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)—and be prepared to say, “Now I understand.” See this image largerJuly 21, 2015(5 comments)See this image largerMe and Rufus (he's 18 lbs of solid cat) taken 2/20/15(10 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus as kittens ...how many teeth do I have?(7 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus 2/24/13(6 comments)See this image largerChristmas 2014 at a friend's home(4 comments)See this image largerChristmas 2014(5 comments)See this image largerRufus(3 comments)See this image largerRufus 8-14-14(2 comments)See this image largerNurse Sadie giving me TLC after my foot surgery on 8/5/14(2 comments)See this image largerDecember 2014(8 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger2012(4 comments)See this image larger2006 Our 25th Anniversary(4 comments)See this image largerRufus 4/3/14(2 comments)See this image larger5-16-14 bought a wig(1 comments)See this image largerApril 3, 2014(3 comments)See this image largerRufus reflecting on the table taken February 2014(5 comments)See this image largerYoda, a Westie we got from the HSUS when she was 3 months old. She lived 16 years. A real sweetie!(2 comments)See this image largerMe and Sadie 1/8/14(10 comments)See this image largerSadie's World 4/13/13(4 comments)See this image largerMe and Sadie 6/18/13(7 comments)See this image largerSelf-Portrait of Me and Rufus Taken 3/5/13(3 comments)See this image largerMe with Sadie 3/7/13 (giving equal time to Rufus' sister) She's half his size.(2 comments)See this image largerSweet Sadie(7 comments)See this image largerGot my hair cut off yesterday (9/26/12). Will take some getting used to...(5 comments)See this image largerRufus, just hanging out(1 comments)See this image largerSadie(1 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus at 4 months; tuckered out after playing hard(5 comments)See this image largerSadie fascinated with mechanical Mrs. Clause ... maybe giving her list to Santa?(3 comments)See this image largerWhy buy an expensive cat bed when a box from bottle water is more comfortable(6 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus with Shadow before he died(3 comments)See this image largerShadow watching the intruders at the food stationSee this image largerSadie and Rufus ... that tickles(9 comments)See this image largerMe in 2011(7 comments)See this image largerRufus as a kitten investigating a hat boxSee this image largerMe in 2006 on our 25th anniversarySee this image largerFeeding a baby tiger at a local sanctuary(2 comments)See this image largerRufus guarding my computer chairSee this image largerMe with Jim Cantori of the Weather Channel day after Thanksgiving 2012(2 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus(2 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus as kittens(1 comments)See this image largerRufus carrying his toy(3 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus on the bed, poor Shadow couldn't jump up anymore(1 comments)See this image largerTaco kitty(1 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus(13 comments)See this image largerSadie sleeping in tree(7 comments)See this image largerMy favorite photo of all three cats before Shadow died. He really tolerated the newcomers(4 comments)See this image largerSadie and Rufus in bathroom window (looking for frogs on glass)(4 comments)See this image largerSly our 20 year old cat (in her younger days). She has since passed away.(4 comments)See this image largerMy best bud, now passed at age 16. He grieved Sly's loss a long time before Sadie & Rufus arrived.(11 comments)

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