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“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11 We have many squirrels in our yard and it is interesting to watch them at this time of year as they are busy gathering nuts and seeds to store for their winter food. It is amazing to me how they can remember where they have buried things so that they can go back and find them later. God has given them an instinct to prepare for what is coming. They cannot listen to the weather forecasts on the radio or read the newspapers…

“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 a woman, I pack a lot.  Whether it’s a “bible bag” for church, bags to go to the beach or multiple bags for a long trip. I usually pack for myself, my boys and for all of those unexpected things. I almost always pack too much. The “just in case”…