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Thoughts and Reflections

Whom Shall We Fear?

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?

RevRayI sure hope that today’s devotional thought will uplift us and not bring us down!  Remembering the past can bring us down but thinking about the present and the future can lift our spirits.

If you are up on the news and have been alive for the last decade plus – see if you can pick out these dates.

Do you remember what happened on April 15, 2013?  I bet most of our readers do.

Do you remember what happened on December 14, 2012?  Just over a year ago.

Do you remember what happened on April 16, 2007?  Just 6 years ago.

Do you remember what happened in October 2002?

Do you remember what happened on September 11, 2001?

Do you remember what happened on April 20, 1999?

How many do you think you have remembered?  Try to remember without looking at the rest of this post.  Here goes… Continue reading

April 22, 2013 Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

RevRayHave you ever mourned the loss of someone?  Has there been a death in your family?  Have you lost a loved one?  Are you mourning the loss of someone now?

Another tragedy has hit our nation.  The bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon reminded us of the evil that operates in this world of ours.  We see it all around us every day – in the illegal drug producers and dealers – child pornographers – abortionists – and more – but events like the bombing seem to hit home harder for many. Continue reading

April 19, 2013 Posted by | Church, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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