Episode 178

My daughter gave me the idea of which scripture to share with you in this week’s episode, and I can’t believe that after 178 episodes, I still haven’t featured the much-loved verses I’ll be reading today. Thank you, Sarah, for the inspiration! I know the verses by heart that provide the foundation for the truth…

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Episode 177

This week’s declaration comes from Psalm 118, which I keep coming back to read as if God doesn’t want me to miss something hiding there. Two of the verses in Psalm 118 inspired today’s declaration, which has the power to bring life just by speaking it. Psalm 118:24 has provided the lyrics to a number…

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Episode 176

I pulled this week’s declaration out of Ephesians 3:14-19, which comes just a couple verses after Paul writes of how God has welcomed us to come boldly and confidently into his presence because of Jesus. It’s no wonder the passage opens with Paul talking about falling to his knees. The passage closes with Paul saying…

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Episode 175

When I was a little girl, I dressed up for church. I dressed up for parties. I dressed up for dining out. These days, I rarely get dressed up. Maybe that’s why today’s declaration makes me smile. Its wonderful news is tucked into a Bible verse at the end of the chapter in Isaiah that…

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Episode 174

Our Bibles contain tons of examples of God helping his people snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. Both Gideon with his tiny band of warriors and Jehoshaphat with all the fighting men of Israel were outnumbered. Then there’s David with his sling shot aimed at a giant and the early church with their…

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Episode 173

Psalm 46 has been on my mind and in my heart a lot lately. I take great comfort reading Psalm 46 when my cage is being rattled and the ground around me is shaky. Maybe you’re familiar with this part of verse 10: “Be still and know that I am God.” What a beautiful command.…

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Episode 172

No matter what TikTok and Twitter have to say about Easter eggs and bunnies, they cannot negate or erase the truth about Easter. Jesus died and rose again to pay for the sins of the world and cancel our debt, reconciling us to God. The fifth chapter of Romans has a lot to say about…

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Episode 171

If ever there was a valley of the shadow of death, it’s what the disciples faced on Good Friday. If ever there was a table prepared in the presence of enemies, it’s what Jesus did on Easter Sunday. The death and resurrection of Jesus forever disarmed the powers of hell. Today’s episode falls days before…

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Episode 170

Today’s declaration is a wonderful reminder for those of us who more readily identify with a paper plate rather than with the fine China reserved for a special occasion. Today’s declaration is designed to remind you that you’ve been crafted by God with extraordinary value and significant purpose. Our declaration today is a conditional claim,…

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Episode 169

When I was a teenager, a local Christian band sang a song with a country swing that went like this: “Touchin’ and agreein’ as You commanded us, oh Lord. Believin’ and receivin’, all gathered in one accord.” I can’t remember the rest of the lyrics, but for some reason the catchy tune from decades ago…

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