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A heart surgeon 

May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose. Ps 20.4. God is for me. That is a comforting truth. But it is also a sobering truth. God is a Surgeon. A heart surgeon. He … Continue reading

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An Irreducible Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God created the universe freely, and out of nothing. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative … Continue reading

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Behold on Christmas a new and wondrous reality

Behold on Christmas a new and wondrous reality….He Who is above now for our redemption dwells here below, and we who are lowly are by divine mercy raised up. Bethlehem this day resembles heaven, hearing from the stars the singing … Continue reading

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How can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation, I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn That hails a new creation; Thro’ all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my … Continue reading

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Our Confidence in Christ

Confidence in Christ’s presence with us.  Confidence in Christ’s purposes for us. Confidence in Christ’s protection over us. A couple weeks ago I came across a verse from Proverbs 3:26 “For the Lord will be your confidence”, and it got … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense

Jesus Christ, my sure Defense And my Savior, ever Iiveth; Knowing this, my confidence Rests upon the hope it giveth Though the night of death be fraught Still with many an anxious thought. Jesus, my Redeemer, lives; I, too, unto … Continue reading

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In and through all things

The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside. Psalm 14:2-3 It is as if the Lord looks expectantly, truly desiring to find … Continue reading

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Seems so foreign

The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.  Psalm 58:10 This is a michtam, a golden psalm, of David. David the shepherd-warrior. A psalm like this seems so … Continue reading

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Stubborn hearts

But My people would not heed My voice, And Israel would have none of Me.  So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels. Psalm 81:11-12 O Lord, deliver us! We are all … Continue reading

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Heart’s desire

“For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire.” Psalm 10:3 What is my heart’s desire? Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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