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Labor Pains
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We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now, and not only the creation, but we ourselves, … For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with...

The Faith of Our Forbearers
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“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen is not made out of what is visible.” Hebrews 11: 1-3...

Clothe Yourselves
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“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”   Colossians 3:12 This is the first verse of several verses of scripture that I often read at weddings. The whole section includes verses 12-17...

Turn! Turn! Turn!
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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: . ..”   Ecclesiastes 3:1  The Byrds made the third chapter of Ecclesiastes famous in 1965 when Peter Seeger wrote the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!”. I added a link to the bottom of...

Joy Comes With the Morning
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"Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning."   -- Psalm 30:4 & 5  Have you ever noticed that even in...

Perfect Love
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“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because God first loved us. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters...

Pentecost
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“And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit . . .&rdquo...

A New Normal
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“So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy...

God’s Eternity and Human Frailty
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“Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days!”   Psalm 90: 13 & 14  I encourage you to read all of Psalm 90 today. The title of it is...

Keep Alert
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Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.   I Corinthians 16:13 Paul is wrapping up his first letter to the church at Corinth. He sums up his directives in these words from verse 13. It seems to me that this would be a good...