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Showing Thanks in Small Ways

November 30, 2019

Showing Thanks in Small Ways Small Business Saturday began in America in 2010 and in the United Kingdom in 2013. City officials noticed consumers were overlooking smaller shops and local businesses. On this day, customers are encouraged to purchase items from small local businesses instead of choosing the big box retailers or e-commerce stores.

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  • Devotions November 30, 2019

Praise and Lament

September 7, 2019

Praise and Lament In the preface to his commentary on the Psalms, John Calvin describes the book in this way, “I have been accustomed to call this book . . . ‘An Anatomy of all the Parts of the Soul,’ for there is not an emotion of which anyone can be conscious that is not here represented as a mirror.” The Psalms are a true reflection of...

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  • Devotions September 7, 2019

Give Thanks for Ministers of the Word

November 10, 2019

Give Thanks for Ministers of the Word Every week, believers across the globe gather to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you have this opportunity today? We may not always appreciate how much planning, preparation, and time go into our weekly church services. This is one more reason to come to the house of the Lord with a spirit of thankfulness.

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  • Devotions November 10, 2019

Organization and Worship

July 18, 2017

Organization and Worship Styles of church worship often fall along a continuum between “high church,” which is formal and prescribed, and “low church,” which tends to be more free form. The terms describe differences in worship practice such as the use of liturgy or the kind of clothing worn by those who lead worship. The style of worship...

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Love and Concern for the Church

November 28, 2013

Love and Concern for the Church When settlers first came to America, many were looking for a better life not just for themselves but for their children as well. By risking dangerous sea journeys and then enduring the harsh conditions of the new world, countless immigrants sacrificed much—even their own lives—in order to give to their children...

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Devotion for Aug. 19, 2004

August 19, 2004

Devotion for Aug. 19, 2004 Washington D.C.’s famous cherry trees gloriously signal the coming of spring. Every year at the end of March or the beginning of April, the National Cherry Blossom Festival attracts thousands of visitors, who come to see the annual profusion of pink and white blossoms on the city’s 3,700 cherry trees. This incredible...

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Antidote to Worry: Handing Our Anxieties to God

November 24, 2016

Antidote to Worry: Handing Our Anxieties to God How much would you pay for a good night’s sleep? How about $60,000? That’s the price of a luxurious mattress made by Hastens, a Swedish company. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair and comes with a brass nameplate featuring the owner’s name as well as the name of the craftsman who made that...

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Devotion for December 09, 2005

December 9, 2005

Devotion for December 09, 2005 In Celebrate the Feasts, Martha Zimmerman writes: “Psychologists tell us that traditions build feelings of security into the child.” A child who participates in special events “senses that he belongs to an ongoing tradition that has deep significance.” For many, celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas provide...

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Devotion for Nov. 24, 2011

November 24, 2011

Devotion for Nov. 24, 2011 William James Sidis was born in 1898 with an IQ of 250. He could read by the age of 2 and was composing original works in French by age 4. At age 12, he entered Harvard University in a program for gifted students. However, Sidis lived the remainder of his life quietly in a series of obscure mechanical jobs. Newspapers...

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A Gracious Love: His Love Is Tender

September 10, 2015

A Gracious Love: His Love Is Tender A man named Elkanah had two wives: Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah was able to bear children, while Hannah had none. Year after year, Hannah would go with her husband to offer sacrifices, weeping, asking God for a child. God heard and answered Hannah’s prayer, and she named her son Samuel, which means “because...

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