Friday, December 14, 2018

Psalm 139:14 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/14/2018)...


“I’m not weird. I’m limited edition.”

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Psalms 139:14 (NLT) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.


Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.



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Thursday, December 13, 2018

1 Peter 2:11-12 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/13/2018)...


“You can’t act like a skunk without someone getting wind of it.”

Lorene Workman.


1 Peter 2:11-12 (NLT) Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.



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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Proverbs 3:13-18 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/12/2018)...


“I’m stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned.”

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Proverbs 3:13-18 (NLT) Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Titus 2:12-14 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/11/2018)...


“I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from the things not meant for me.”

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Titus 2:12-14 (NLT) And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.



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Monday, December 10, 2018

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/10/2018)...


“One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick


Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT) Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.



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Thursday, December 6, 2018

2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/6/2018)...


“Resolved, to live with all my might while I do live.

Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can.

Resolved, never to do anything which I should despise or think meanly of in another.

Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge.

Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.”

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)


2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.



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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deuteronomy 31m6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (12/5/2018)..


“It takes courage to live–courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears.”

Jerome P. Fleisham


Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT) So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.