Monday – October 16, 2023

Lamentations; Psalm 137; 1 Peter 4 “Then I remember something that fills me with hope. The Lord’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. The Lord can always be trusted to show mercy each morning. Deep in my heart I say, “The Lord is all I need; I […]

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Friday – October 13,2023

2 Kin 24-25; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 126; 1 Peter 3 “He must turn away from wickedness and do what is right. He must search for peace [with God, with self, with others] and pursue it eagerly [actively—not merely desiring it]. For the eyes of the Lord are [looking favorably] upon the righteous (the upright), […]

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Monday – October 9, 2023

Jeremiah 27, 28, 29, 24; James 4 “You adulteresses [disloyal sinners—flirting with the world and breaking your vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend [that is, loving the things of the world] is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy […]

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Friday – October 6, 2023

Jeremiah 25, 35, 36, 45; Psalm 133; James 3 The taming of the tongue, and harmonious relationships. Our tongues carry a lot of weight.  We can build up someone, or destroy those around us, causing more damage than a Cat 5 hurricane, or a wild fire in the heat of the summer. In our small […]

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Monday – October 2, 2023

Jeremiah 11-13; 2 Corinthians 12 “the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭11‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Some versions say, “ Listen to my […]

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Friday – September 29, 2023

Jeremiah 8-10; 2 Corinthians 11 “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭11‬:‭30‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Boast of my weakness?  Tell of my fears? Share my sins?  Really!?! Because in this “dog eat dog” world we live in, we are constantly reminded that only the strongest survive, so […]

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Monday – September 25, 2023

Habakkuk; 2 Corinthians 7 The book of Habakkuk is a very familiar one to most of us.  Frustration when it seems that evil is winning is not a new concept, as we can see. The prophet wonders how long God will continue to let evil run rampant. Taking his concern to God didn’t seem to […]

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Friday – September 22, 2023

2 Chronicles 34-35; 2 Corinthians 6 “Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.” ‭‭ What you do matters! Paul wrote to the church in […]

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Monday – September 18, 2023

Isaiah 64-66; 2 Corinthians 2 “But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ I’m a planner.  I like to know things ahead of time.  I don’t like to take last minute […]

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Friday – September 15, 2023

Isaiah 60-63; 2 Corinthians 1 22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.” Somedays it can feel like we as Christians are losing the fight.  We can feel alone as we face day to day challenges.  It’s […]

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