Our Refuge, Our Fortress

“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” These sentences speak of the Lord and His care for us. The first one comes from 2 Kings 6....

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Memories

Memory Lane? I remember childhood fantasies; summer days, exploration and discovery. Naivete, longevity, and levity accompanied almost every day. Ducks, dogs and dandelions littered the landscape; sea-cows, blue frogs and giant turtles stayed large in the memory — we visited the zoo! — then ice cream and better yet, lime...

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Father and Contest

The Father and the Contest –what does one concept have to do with the other? Actually, both are significant to the believer in Christ.  When I become a Christian, I enter into a relationship and regiment. I am part of the family of God and I am also a soldier...

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Happy Now Year

We tend to think in terms of past and future, of what we did, and of what we are going to do. Such thinking leaves us ignoring the moment. But our God is the God of Now. He revealed His Name — “I AM THAT I AM” — to Moses...

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Angels We Have Heard

She was a woman on the run. Feeling unwelcome and mistreated as a maid in the home of Abraham and Sarah, Hagar made her escape. She was pregnant and all alone as she sat by a stream in the wilderness of Canaan. At least, she had found a place of...

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The Weapons of the Shepherd

A staff, a sling and a bag – these were the things that David brought to the field of battle. These tools of the shepherd represented his only weapons. Bellowing out threats and curses across the valley was the Philistine giant, Goliath of Gath. For forty days, this beast stomped...

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