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“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.” (Ephesians 5:28-29) A few years ago my sister-in-law and I put on a skit at a ladies…

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“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV) My four-year-old thinks I am quite talented. He was in awe when I knew he had been eating a cookie he hid under the chair. “How…

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Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (Psalm 119:37, ESV) Peter turned to watch the wind churn big waves. Lot’s wife looked back to see her city in flames. David peered across rooftops and found momentary pleasure. Eve looked on the fruit and…

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“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, KJV)…

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“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;” (Luke 12:35, KJV) I have probably read this verse or heard the phrase “gird your loins” hundreds of times, but today the English Standard Version struck me different. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,” (Luke 12:35, ESV) As…

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