Tag Archives: Isaiah

Lighting Down — Humpday Meditation Muse

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength” Isaiah 30:15 (The Message Bible) Mother Teresa insisted the nuns take Thursdays off. “The work will always be here, but if we do … Continue reading

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Prepare the Way for Lent

“You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past.” Isaiah 58:11 (The Message Bible) As a child, I dreaded the Season of Lent (which begins this Wednesday). It had nothing … Continue reading

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Sing or Applaud — Daily Meditation Moment

“Let the sea, and its fish give a round of applause, with all the far-flung islands joining in.” Isaiah 42:10b (The Message Bible) I enjoy the subtle sense of humor expressed by the writers of the Bible, especially the reference made … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Tasks — Daily Meditation Moment

“Joyfully you’ll pull up buckets of water from the wells of salvation. And as you do it, you’ll say, give thanks to God.” Isaiah 12:3 (The Message Bible) When I turn project into work, such as mopping the kitchen floor … Continue reading

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The Life-Long Hunger Game — Daily Meditation Moment

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines.” Isaiah 25:6 (The Message Bible) I don’t live to eat…and therefore, … Continue reading

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The Pain in Persecution — Daily Meditation Moment

“Still, it’s what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain.” Isaiah 53:10 (The Message Bible)  In 2004, my husband and I went to the movie, “The Passion of Christ.” For a long time after seeing the … Continue reading

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Encourager or Just a Talker? — Morning Meditation Moment

  “The Master, God, has given me a well-taught tongue, so I know how to encourage tired people.” Isaiah 50:4 (The Message Bible) I’m not so sure my tongue is well taught, but I do know that I can talk … Continue reading

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A Drought Deep in My Soul — Daily Meditation Moment

“Springs of water will burst out in the wilderness, streams flow in the desert.” Isaiah 35:7 (The Message Bible) Driving across theU.S., we saw evidence that the summer of drought was far spread. Lakes have extended shorelines, trees look parched, … Continue reading

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Smokin’ with Anger — Daily Meditation Moment

“Look, God’s on his way, and from a long way off! Smoking with anger, immense as he comes into view, words steaming from his mouth, searing, indicting words. Isaiah 30:27 (The Message Bible) Today I read a blog about the … Continue reading

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A Life Up In Smoke — Daily Meditation Moment

“As fire eats stubble and dry grass goes up in smoke, their souls will atrophy, their achievements crumble into dust…” Isaiah 5:24 (The Message Bible) Wild fires rage in areas where kindling is plentiful, such as on the floor of … Continue reading

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