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    Rock of Ages

    I woke up this morning with an old hymn going through my head. You may or may not be familiar with it – Rock of Ages. Just the familiar tune reminded me of when I was young and my siblings and I would crowd on the couch with my mother and we would sing a few hymns, pray, and read the Bible together. Those were the simple days, (at least they were for me,) where the greatest concerns were who got the blue dum-dum when we went through the bank drive-through, or whose turn it was to have a sleep over at Nana and Pap’s house. These days my concerns are greater (in my eyes) than the ones I had as a child. It seems that I have a long to-do list with a short amount of time. And that may be true, but even more-so, His grace is sufficient and the
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    Losing to Gain: Through the Prison to the Promise

    “22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed Because His compassions fail not, 23 They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV) I’ve heard it said that, “There are a thousand things that God is doing  every time something painful happens to you. Most of these you do not know or understand, just as Job, Joseph, and Esther did not know what God was doing in their losses.” What would have happened if they didn’t recognize the brand new mercies of God in the midst of their pain and in the things that they didn’t understand as to why they were happening in their lives. What if Job in losing everything didn’t trust in the mercies of God? Would he have been blessed? What if Joseph, in the hurt of being sold by his brothers into slavery, falsely accused by his master’s wife, and thrown into prison, held onto
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    “She Smiles At the Future…”

    “Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come.” (NKJV)  Proverbs 31:25 Proverbs 31 is a passage that many of us are familiar with. When I read it, I feel like I can almost picture this woman in my head. And at times, I have somebody in mind when I read these verses. When I read verse 25, I could see in front of me a woman sitting tall with a quiet strength and confidence. She has the posture of one who is very well-respected and you can tell she carries wisdom before she even speaks a word. Perhaps you have someone in mind as well. It has come to my attention that this verse does not mean what we think it does. It may seem very forthright, however, when you look deeper, you see that there is so much more to it. Reading that single verse
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