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LENT 2019 - Saturday, March 30

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Psalm 42:2-3. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, ‘Where is your God?’  When tragedy occurs, this question often arises not only for those...

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LENT 2019 - Friday, March 29

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Romans 6:12-13. Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to...

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LENT 2019 - Thursday, March 28

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Psalm 95:4-5. In his hand are the caverns of the earth, and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands have molded the dry land. Psalm 95 is one of my favorite psalms, and verses 4 and 5 call me into the mystery, beauty, majesty and incredible gift...

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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, March 27

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Hosea 6:4. Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes away early. Who is Hosea talking about?  The 8th century B.C.E. prophet says that Israel’s love for God is like a morning cloud (or mist)…that goes away early, especially for those who worship Baal. ...

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LENT 2019 - Tuesday, March 26

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Romans 5:3b-5. But we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to...

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LENT 2019 - Monday, March 25

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Jeremiah 7:23-24. But this command I gave them, ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk only in the way that I command you, so that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but, in the stubbornness of their evil...

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LENT 2019 - Saturday, March 23

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that the Holy...

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LENT 2019 - Friday, March 22

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Psalm 27:1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? These days, in one swipe of a thumb across my phone screen, my eyes will see a heartwarming story about a puppy rescue and learn about more lives lost in...

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LENT 2019 - Thursday, March 21

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Psalm 73:6. When I tried to understand these things, it was too hard for me. When I first began to reflect on this passage, I didn’t realize how well it encompassed me. My immediate thoughts to being called upon for this was that I was incapable and it was, indeed, too hard for me. I...

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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, March 20

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Romans 2:1. Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgement on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things. Judging others. It is such an easy thing to do. The driver who just sped past me - how unsafe...

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