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Ezekiel 36:25 KJV 

Scrubbed Clean

Scrubbed Clean

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean. — Ezekiel 36:25 KJV  My Maggie is an artist; she likes to draw. Being the exuberant soul she is, she prefers larger surfaces. A big white wall is irresistible; tabletops are attractive too. In a pinch Maggie will draw on herself if indelible markers are available.   Maggie’s

5 Bible Stories, 5 Prayers

The Best Answer to Prayer The word of the Lord came to [Abraham]… “A son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall

God can overcome a stubborn heart

There’s Dumb and There’s Death

“THERE WAS NO REMEDY”  The Lord sent word to [His people] through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there

God Is Our Provider

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. — Proverbs 24:3-4 In the Scriptures, wisdom is portrayed as valuable as precious treasure and riches. We all know of foolish people who lost a great deal of wealth due to

My worth

In God’s Image

God created human beings in His image. In the image of God He created them. He created them male and female. — Genesis 1:27 NCV  Some of us spend an enormous amount of time and effort attempting to prove our self-worth. A constant need to be validated impacts our work, home life, finances, fitness, and every aspect of day-to-day living. When

Debt Up to Our Ears and How to Pray About it

3 Devotions and Prayers to Fight Off Financial Anxiety What the Word Says: Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.  — Philippians 4:6 NCV According to a recent poll, money is the number one stressor among Americans. Among those surveyed, more than 40 percent reported feeling

Mary: Trusting God’s Grace

  “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” — Luke 1:38  Why have we not taught that one should certainly trust in the grace of God, and count our works as of no value: or that they are not ours, be they ever so good, but God’s? For if the works

3 Prayers for Joy and Gratitude

Thank You for Joy! The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. — Psalm 19:8 Dear Jesus, Sometimes I crave the unbridled joy of childhood. I remember how it felt to pedal my bike fast, wind whipping through my

Sin: Temptation, Red Flags, and a Way Out

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The

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