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Every Day Is Thanks Giving

November 28, 2019

Every Day Is Thanks Giving Sometimes I get so full at Thanksgiving dinner I skip dessert. This is unfortunate because the end of the meal with its pumpkin pie and whipped cream is one of the best parts. The vision John describes at the end of the book of Revelation is definitely one that sparks thanksgiving. He begins by seeing the Holy City,...

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Devotion for Nov. 25, 2009

November 25, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 25, 2009 Most people are familiar with the popular Thanksgiving song that begins, "Over the river, and through the wood, / To grandfather's house we go." These lyrics are actually part of a long poem, "The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day" written by Lydia Maria Child in 1845, It might surprise you to learn...

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Prayer and Hope

July 8, 2015

Prayer and Hope Most of us feel ambivalent about our prayer life. We believe in the importance of prayer, but we do not think that we pray well. Like the disciples who asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, we know there is room for improvement. Prayer is mysterious—but it is not rocket science. In today’s passage the apostle Paul describes...

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Intercession: Prayer for Sanctification

May 7, 2013

Intercession: Prayer for Sanctification “Do as I say, not as I do.” It’s a tempting refrain, especially for parents who live under the constant scrutiny of sets of small eyes. And it’s not always the wrong message. Children ought to wait until appropriate ages to do many of the things their parents do: drive a car, wear makeup, or trim the...

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  • Devotions May 7, 2013

Gates of Death

March 6, 2020

Gates of Death The Bible’s gates of hell or “gates of death” (v. 13) may remind Lord of the Rings fans of the Black Gate of Mordor. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and the movie adaptations, the Black Gate is a fearsome structure—dark, huge, seemingly invulnerable, and guarded by legions of powerful, evil creatures. Merely to approach this gate...

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Devotion for Nov. 25, 2004

November 25, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 25, 2004 National Geographic magazine has reported that wild turkeys are now here to stay. A century ago, their population had dwindled to an estimated 30,000, because settlers had moved westward, cleared land that was the turkeys’ natural habitat, and over-hunted them for food. Today, however, due to various factors, wild...

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Devotion for Oct. 11, 2011

October 11, 2011

Devotion for Oct. 11, 2011 When Renee recounts the birth of her firstborn son to friends, she describes it as the most painful, wonderful, beautiful experience she has ever had. “It was euphoric!” Renee exclaims. “The hours of pain and exhaustion gave way to the greatest joy.” We shall see how the movement from sorrowful lament to unbridled...

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The Inspiration and Results of Giving

November 21, 2013

The Inspiration and Results of Giving Malawi is the third-poorest country in the world, and the churches there are in great need. Recently, a group of American congregations gave generously to support the work of training pastors and meeting the physical needs of the Malawian people. Upon receiving that gift, one Malawian pastor visited the...

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  • Devotions November 21, 2013

Praying Together in Exile

April 7, 2017

Praying Together in Exile Christians love to tell and retell stories about prayer in hard times: Corrie ten Boom praying in the Nazi concentration camp, Darlene Deibler Rose praying in a Japanese prison camp, Amy Carmichael praying in the spiritual darkness of India. These favorite narratives remind us that God faithfully hears and answers...

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Devotion for Nov. 27, 2009

November 27, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 27, 2009 Several recent books stress the power of gratitude, such as Seasons of Grace: The Life-Giving Practice of Gratitude by Alan Jones and John O'Neil. On the back cover of this book, one reviewer writes, "Most people are grateful because they're happy; wise people are happy because they're grateful. Thank you, Alan...

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