Tag Archives: The Message

More than headlines …

”Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.” Psalm 145:6 Headlines and catch phrases are used to get our attention. Paul Harvey, a well-known Chicago radio broadcaster, was the master of catch … Continue reading

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Memory deposits …

“He will convince parents to look after their children and children to look up to their parents.” Malachi 4:6 Conversations with my adult children often include frustrations of being a parent—how to motivate their children, to teach them to be … Continue reading

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If you don’t open it, you lose …

“Every word written in the book read by the king of Judah will happen.” 2 Chronicles 34:24 Josiah became king in Jerusalem at the age of eight and was considered uneducated. As a teenager, he began to learn about God, … Continue reading

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Called to serve …

“The Spirit of GOD, the Master, is on me because GOD anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken.” Isaiah 61:7 On Christmas Day, I took one of my Humble Beginning books and … Continue reading

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Out of here!

“You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.” Matthew 7:23 Jesus’ words (paraphrased by Eugene Petersons’ The Message Bible) could be compared with something Donald Trump says on the NBC reality show, The Celebrity Apprentice. Contestants must perform … Continue reading

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Friday–Psalm of the Day

“God thunders across the waters, brilliant, his voice and his face, streaming brightness…Psalm 29:3 (The Message Bible) I look forward to Fridays–not because it is the last work day of the week or my official date day with Glen, but … Continue reading

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Let’s Play “Telephone” — Daily Meditation Moment

“…it was delivered in person by the Master, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from him.” Hebrews 2:3 (The Message Bible) This scripture sounds a bit like the communication game I played as a child: … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms — Daily Meditation Moment

“I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help.” Psalm 123:1 (The Message Bible) In The Message Bible, the heading for the 123rd chapter is “A Pilgrim Song,” not “A Pilgrim Song of David” as in chapters … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 — Daily Meditation Moment

April 27 “ God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me … Continue reading

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“The Message” — Daily Meditation Moment

February 24 “From now on every road you travel will take you to God. Follow the Covenant signs; read the charted directions.” Psalm 25:10 (The Message Bible) In April I’m quitting my job at The Church of the Palms. I’m … Continue reading

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