Broad Place

“I call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:3) Amazing concept, this mysterious gift of an invitation to call on God whenever we desire. We have no access to presidents or kings, queens do not lend us their ear, executives would hardly recognize our number. […]

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Good Morning Lord

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2) Good morning Lord. I greet you before I tackle the rest of the day, otherwise it will surely tackle me with its strong arm of schedules and time-stealers that pin me to the ground. The ever-present load of needs is positioned like a […]

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Expressions

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”            (Psalm 105:1) “Oh give thanks to the Lord…” First and foremost, before we attempt to ask or seek or knock down the door of heaven with a barrage of requests, we must begin […]

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Mark My Words

“And they were astonished at his teaching.” (Mark 1:22)           “And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching” (Mark 1:21). Enter our home, dear Lord, as you entered this city when you moved about the earth. Let this be a place where […]

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Replicate

“O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.” (Psalm 65:2)           Prayer isn’t always easy! At times we come up short and a sense of inadequacy takes center stage as we try to express our needs and communicate our praise to God. Often, we run out of words, […]

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Bragging Rights

‘“Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” (2 Corinthians 10:17-18) They ooze out like sticky syrup, splotching conversation unnecessarily. Boastful words. Braggadocios challenges. Arrogant assumptions. Pride raises its puffed head and portrays pretentious imagery. […]

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Yours

Your joy for my strength Your Word for my hope Your forgiveness for my freedom Your plans for my good Your paths for my future Your thoughts for my mind Your strength for my weakness Your peace for my problems Your love for my lifetime You for my everything.   Elizabeth A Mitchell Photo Credit: […]

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Every Day

“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” (Psalm 145:2) Every day means even today—perhaps especially today—when the toilet is clogged, the roof is leaking, the traffic is jammed, and the flight is delayed. Every day means that today I will look for opportunities to bless God, regardless that the […]

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Doorways

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!” (Psalm 68:4) My grandmother owned an enormous bunch of curiously designed keys that jingled as she moved around her home on Vermont Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica. One of […]

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Striving

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1) Every human being breathes beneath the awning of heaven and is confronted relentlessly with the speech of stars and planets, clouds and wind, searing sunshine and luminescent moonbeams. Rainfall, thunderclaps, and snowstorms declare God as glorious, mighty, brilliant, ordered, and […]

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