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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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John 14:1-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:a time to be born and a time to die,a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal,a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh,a time to...

Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) What is it that brings you contentment? I imagine it’s something different for each of us...

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Matthew 23:11-12 The greatest among you will be your servant.  For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 (NIV) We stood in a line that stretched the length of the high school gym, waiting for an autograph from Husker...

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Romans 8:31-39 When I was 16, an inexperienced driver, I was late for an event I had organized. Definitely a bad combination. To top it off, I had gotten snippy with my parents when they suggested I should have left earlier. Of course, I knew they were right.  So, when I realized, a quarter...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Psalm 139:13-16 It is an act of love, a daughter for a mother. Dorothy, now ninety years old, is still beautiful, with her cornflower blue eyes and silver gray hair that falls in soft waves on her shoulders.  Every Friday, her daughter, Kay, drives two hours from Omaha to spend the weekend...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Luke 9:23-26 It was a valid question, but one I hadn’t expected.  My riding buddy, Jean, and I were enjoying a long horseback ride on a steamy summer afternoon when she asked, point-blank, “Do you compartmentalize our friendship?”  She continued, “We ride horses...

Friday, March 29, 2019

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1 Peter 2:1-5 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,  now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, the...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Psalm 23 I like to be in control. It’s probably the reason that, as an eight-year-old, I never really enjoyed riding behind my best friend, June, on her horse, Beauty. (Okay, it may have also been the unsettling phenomena of June’s long, dark hair whipping around in my face...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Ephesians 1:7-10 So overflowing is his kindness toward us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved; and he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace—for how well he understands us and knows what is best for us at all times. God has told us...