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“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.” (Psalm 143:5, English Standard Version) Have you ever forgotten a name? Or walked into a room only to forget why you came? We all have memory lapses—and all aren’t age related. Forgetfulness can be caused by lack of sleep, certain medications, stress, or a medical condition. Perhaps one of the most frequent reasons we forget is we are human and it’s a natural tendency. Life gets busy and memories slip away. Genesis 28 tells the story of Jacob leaving…

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah. (Psalm 68:19, NKJV) Sometimes a single word in a verse of scripture speaks to us. Today that word for me was daily. I felt God’s nudge reminding me of the many ordinary blessings He provides for me every day. It’s easy to take them for granted, even though I try to make a conscious effort to thank Him for the “ordinary.” When I turn on the faucet, I think of the millions who have no access to safe water. When I look around my…

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18, New English Translation). True happiness seems elusive to many people. Part of this may result from their viewpoint on life. If we judge our happiness by what we own or our position in life, we will be disappointed. No matter what we have, it will never be enough. No matter who we know or how high our social status, that indefinable “something” will always be just out of reach. So how do we have a…