Tag Archives: god

Excuses, Excuses!

“So the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God! Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.’” (Luke 1:30-31 NET) “So Mary said, ‘Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.’ Then the ...

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Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.  To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even ...

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Curtain Call Resolution

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19 NIV) I check my microphone one last time, listening through the double doors for my queue lines. I clench the bag in my hands that will be used during the scene, making sure I’ve got everything, sending up a silent prayer to ...

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A New Vision

They may not actually have mouths that speak, but we can still hear their voice. They may not say audible words, but they shout a message loud and clear. Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by advertisements, televisions, billboards, songs, and magazines that announce their message, saying, “You have to look a certain way, dress a certain way, act a ...

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Beauty and the Beast Theology

“Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become as young children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.” (Matthew 18:3 NWT) None of us, when we were five years old watching the opening of Beauty and the Beast as Belle danced through the town, stopped to ask what on earth ‘provincial’ meant. ...

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Poured Out

I watched my hometown below me shrink as the plane took flight. A tear rolled down my face as I thought, nine weeks is a really long time to be this far away from home all by myself. I knew God had led me to this summer internship in Nicaragua, but I was still a little nervous. The following weeks ...

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The Dirty Dishes Deluge

“O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” (Psalm 30:2 NIV) “Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” (Psalm 40:17 NIV) Sarah ran into the kitchen of her parents’ cabin, shrieking. We were staying there for ...

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