Category Archives: encouragement

Gospel devotions: Double Decker Deliverance

Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. Believe it or not, Psalm 119:65-72 is my favorite scripture from the Old Testament. When I first became a Christian in 1977, this passage had … Continue reading

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Stushie’s Stuff: Christmas Losses

Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Christmas can be a hard time for people who have lost their loved ones to death, especially if it occurs during the month of December. I … Continue reading

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Lent devotions: Jesus the Christ – Mark 6 v 13

Mark 6:13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. The word ‘Christ’ means ‘the Anointed One’ and it was meant to signify that Jesus was specially chosen, divinely honored, and majestically exalted … Continue reading

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Devotions for Lent: Out of Deep Waters

Psalm 18:16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. For a couple of summers I used to help out for a week at our Presbytery’s Outdoor Camp Site at … Continue reading

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lent Devotions: Fishing for Souls – Mark 4 v 36

Mark 4:36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. There’s a wonderful 17th century painting created by a Dutch artist Adriaen van den Venne called … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Beyond Death – Psalm 6

Psalm 6:5 No one remembers you when he is dead. Who praises you from the grave? Sometimes I feel sorry for the ancient Israelites. They didn’t have any real hope in resurrection and everlasting life. They believed that when someone … Continue reading

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Helping Haiti: Good News

Mark 1:15            “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” We talk a lot in church about the good news, but do we actually take it to others? I’m … Continue reading

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