Tag Archives: Joy

Occupied with Gladness

“Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work–this is a gift of God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because … Continue reading

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My Strength and My Song

“The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:2-3 “Trust me and don’t be afraid, for I am your Strength and … Continue reading

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Sing to Him a New Song!

During the Christmas season, our congregation was blessed with many gifts of music. One week stood out above all the others.  A young college student returned for vacation and offered to play his marimba while his friend joined him on … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

   The 7th season of American Idol has begun!  Once again we get to listen to the good, the bad and the ugly as they audition before Simon, Paula and Randy. This year the judges are trying to relax the … Continue reading

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Do you Sense His Love?

This morning I was revisiting a favorite book by A.W. Tozer The Pursuit of Man. He used a wonderful illustration to make the important distinction between knowing about Christ and His love andknowing it experientially. Tozer asked, “What good would … Continue reading

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Time of Testing

“So, as the Holy Spirit says:     ‘Today, if you hear his voice,     do not harden your hearts     as you did in the rebellion,     during the time of testing in the desert,     where your fathers tested … Continue reading

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Living Hope

Yesterday, I heard a sermon from 1 Peter entitled “A Living Hope”.  Last night, I talked with a friend who shared her excitement that she may be able to adopt a little 1 year old boy after the first of … Continue reading

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