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Memory Verse Monday

Before launching into his sermon yesterday, my pastor looked directly into the camera lens to speak to the people who watched online. He acknowledged those of us physically present with him, and asked us to grant him a moment to address those who were not in the building—specifically those who could have been seated there…

Memory Verse Monday

I sat behind a prayer warrior Sunday during one of my church’s worship gatherings. When she and her husband asked if the seats were taken, I said I’d been saving them for spirit-filled people who would magnify God’s presence during worship. They laughed. I was only half joking. I had not saved the seats, but…

Memory Verse Monday

A subtle tweak to a true statement can render it false. A slight variation from a rock solid expression can shake its sure foundation. A commonly repeated phrase with a tweak or variation from truth can advance a lie. Lately, I keep hearing one such subtly deceiving phrase. It’s becoming quite common, and I’ve heard…

Memory Verse Monday

I love the placement of the word “but” in the context of this verse. The preceding two verses call the one who trusts in man cursed. Not so for the one who trusts in God! The prophet ends on a high note. I’ve seen this careful arrangement of phrases before in Scripture, and it’s a…

Memory Verse Monday

A few friends and I hosted a baby shower for my daughter, Sarah, on Saturday. She’s carrying my first grandchild, and I can hardly wait to welcome that precious little one in about 13 weeks. Sarah set a small, round table on the porch near the food buffet with candles, flowers and a Bible open…

Memory Verse Monday

As I sat down to choose a memory verse to post today on Memorial Day, I couldn’t help but think of this one from Romans. In context, it applies to the great love God showed for us by sending Christ to die for us. According to this verse, most people would not be willing to…

Memory Verse Monday

Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter. It’s the day set aside to commemorate the supernatural event described in the second chapter of Acts, when the Holy Spirit came upon believers just as Jesus had promised. I served on the prayer team at a community-wide gathering hosted by my local church last night.…

Memory Verse Monday

I’ll keep today’s post almost as short as our memory verse, which isn’t even a whole verse. I encourage you to read Matthew 6:5-14 to see it in context. (The entire passage is a direct quote from Jesus.) Perhaps then you’ll know why I decided to keep this brief. Easy to memorize and well worth…

Memory Verse Monday

As I considered what to post for today’s memory verse, I remembered how many times over the past week I found myself whispering the first verse of Psalm 34, and how grateful I felt to have memorized it. Hour by hour and day by day, circumstances lifted and then dropped me like so many rollercoaster…

Memory Verse Monday

Of all the invitations I’ve received to sing at a funeral, only one was extended with an embarrassed apology. The grieving son had promised his mother he would execute the ceremony according to her wishes. A man of his word, he felt more than a little awkward after she gave him the song list. The…