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I look up to the mountains- does my help come from there My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both…

“And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” Luke 2:36-37 I remember what it was like when our children were little and how excited they would be about Christmas. We would tell them that there so many more sleeps before the day would come. Of course, they would…

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 The parable of the prodigal son is one of my absolute favorites. I can see it all in my mind. The young man, who was given everything he needed financially, leaves home in search of greener grass. I imagine he met some people he thought would be life-long friends, people he shared his riches with but ultimately was betrayed by. He partied…