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The Promise of Good Directions

Mapquest has its place! I love typing in a couple of addresses and getting step-by-step directions . . . and even the expected drive time to get to my destination. What could be better than that? Nothing–as long as life doesn’t get in the way. What if I run into roadblocks or traffic congestion or, worse, what if I run out of gas? Will Mapquest help me out of a jam? But consider this. God will... read more

A Promise to Renew Your Strength

We’ve talked about mistakes we made in 2009, and our hopes for a better new year. However, hoping won’t make it happen. “Turning over a new leaf” won’t make it happen. We have to resolve in our hearts to follow the Lord, learn His ways, and lean upon Him. Can you resolve to let the Lord guide you this year? Will you keep Him, rather than your circumstances, as your focus? Will... read more

The Promise of Peace in 2010

Yesterday I asked the question: What would your life be like without worry or stress? Can you even imagine a life without worry or stress? Panic seems to be an integral part of the human condition. We sometimes even cling to panic as proof that we’re conscious of the state of things. “Well, duh, of course I know the world’s a mess. Look at my own life: it’s spinning out of... read more

A Promise for Guidance!

With the new year upon us, most of us can look back at 2009 and see things we could have done better. Right? Today’s promise, if observed, can assure us of a better 2010. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths... read more

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