Archive for July 2022


Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah. ~ Psalm 68:19 “Whoa! You’re talking way too fast. You must stop long enough to breathe. Pauses are also important in a speech.” How well I remember some of my early training as a public speaker. My instructor was…

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Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! ~ Habakkuk 3:18 The news…

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Jesus replied, “Weren’t ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? No one returned to praise God except this foreigner?” ~ Luke 17:17-18 Leprosy is a horrific disease. It’s easy to recognize lepers. They’re the ones missing noses, fingers, and toes. Because they can’t feel pain, injuries aren’t treated. Not only does this infection spread to…

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“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit.” ~ John 15:16 I was usually the last one chosen for sports teams during elementary school recess. Back in the day, the captain of each team would take turns choosing players. Raised hands and shouts of “Me!” echoed until…

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