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“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) In Luke 17:12-19,  Jesus was making his way into the city where ten lepers lived.  When they saw Jesus, they cried out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” The highly contagious leprosy had caused repulsive nodules, bumps and the rotting away of their skin.  Jesus healed them and then told them to go to the priest, as was the custom, to be declared clean. Once the priest declared them clean, they no longer had to live isolated. Out of the…

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23 NKJV) While visiting my parents at the hospital, I was happy to find a parking spot near the entrance closest to our ward. As I approached the door, an aide pushing an empty wheelchair was blocking my way. I politely waited, then followed her inside. She looked at me oddly, then went on. A few steps later I realized that the entrance we’d just come through was locked. She unlocked it with a card. The timing was so perfect that I almost missed it. She must…

“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”  (Psalm 37:4 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) I watched a toddler’s eyes light up and he started clapping his hands as his mother approached his stroller with an ice cream cone.  He was delighted to see it coming his way.  Everybody likes ice cream, don’t they?  It’s one of my favorite food items. The scripture tells us, if we delight ourself in the Lord, that He will give us the desires of our heart.  Could it be that our desires…