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Chairs in the Tide

Chairs in the Tide

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift. — Romans 3:23-24 ESV Have you ever placed your chair on the beach right on the ocean’s rim? It may be the most relaxing spot on shore. The chair legs sink into the wet sand

Life Is Short: Enjoy It!

How do we enjoy life? Each Day Totally We do not know how long we have to live, so we should live every day with gusto. Oh, how sweet the light of day, And how wonderful to live in the sunshine! Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted. Take delight

Embracing the Gift of Sleep

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for He grants sleep to those He loves. — Psalm 127:2 Perhaps you’ve never thought of sleep as a gift from God. But it is. Sleep is a beautiful gift of peace and rest that comes from the Father’s hand.

Stay Connected

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. — John 15:5 Have you put up Christmas decorations yet? Twinkle lights are my favorite part. It makes me so happy to see all those bulbs

You Are Already Saved

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. — John 3:16 NKJV Tuck God’s truths away in your heart. Holding on to those promises and thinking about them every day is a form of self-care that should not

The High Price of Nice

The act of being nice has been asked of us since we were tots. Who of us doesn’t remember our parents telling us to “play nice” with our siblings or our kindergarten teacher correcting a misbehaving student, chiding them, “That’s not very nice!”? Being nice is expected of schoolyard kids, adult citizens (well, maybe not

Majestic Jesus, Prince of Peace

Majestic Jesus, I come joyfully into Your Presence, my Prince of Peace. I love to hear You whispering the words You spoke to Your fearful disciples: Peace be with you! I rejoice that Your Peace is always with me because You are my constant Companion. When I keep my focus on You, I can experience

Fixing My Thoughts on God

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock. — Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT After my second dose of chemotherapy, I noticed my brain getting fuzzy. I’d always been able to think through things

Immanuel

Immanuel, Stillness is increasingly hard to come by in this restless, agitated world. I really have to fight to carve out time for You. Distractions come at me from all sides when I try to sit quietly with You. But having an intimate connection with You is worth fighting for, so I won’t give up!

When Grace Replaces Striving

Have you ever read the familiar verse, Be still and know that I am God. — Psalm 46:10 and wondered: Well, how, then do I manage my chaotic life, my disobedient children, or that project at work that my boss expects me to complete if I want to receive a promotion. Does “cease striving” (as

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