Our Father’s Blessing

“So God created mankind in his own image…male and female he created them [and] God blessed them…” Genesis 1:27-28 “…He lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.” Luke 24: 50-51 God’s first act upon creating mankind was to bless them, decreeing …

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The Lord Who Provides

In Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain fantasy series, the hybrid manbeast Gurgi is gifted with an enchanted wallet that never runs out of food. Gurgi is thrilled with the gift and seizes every opportunity to share its contents with his companions as they embark upon their various quests. Factoring into Gurgi’s enthusiasm and pride …

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For Such A Time As This

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo."So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of …

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The Silent Darkness

To think it all began with a kiss. The stunning news of Judas’ betrayal was swiftly followed by that of Peter’s denial. Still reeling from shock, Mary clung to hope that the Sanhedrin would restore order and sanity. But it was not to be. The shameful trial held under the cover of darkness ended with …

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Lord, Heal Our Land! Part 4

A prayer for deliverance and healing inspired by Solomon’s prayer and God’s response in 2 Chronicles 6:12 -7:16 Lord God of all creation, there is no God in heaven or on earth like you, who fulfills your word to those who walk before you in sincerity and faith. You are the God who does not …

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Lord, Heal Our Land! Part 3

Lord, Heal Our Land! Part 3 A prayer for deliverance and healing inspired by Hezekiah’s prayer and God's response in 2 Kings 19:14-34   Almighty God, the One who sits enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are Lord over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made heaven and earth, and everything within. Turn to …

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