Monthly Archives: September 2011

I didn’t know!

Two months ago we moved into our house here in the mountains of SoCal. Beautiful house, wonderful view, great neighbors! What more could we want? Being from Minnesota, one of the duties for fall preparation for winter (yes, we get … Continue reading

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Wounds … another expression

Ann Voskamp has written a reflective piece on wounds from a personal perspective. Worth the read. Prayer Focus: Lord, we give thanks for Ann and her ability to express the inner struggles, pain, and joy of life. Grant her wisdom and … Continue reading

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How deep the wound — How much deeper the healing

Prayer focus:  Sarah Markley Lord God, we give thanks for all blessings in Jesus Christ. We who live wounded lives have an even greater One, the One who was wounded for us. Therefore, He is the perfect healer for all … Continue reading

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Prayer for 9/11 Remembrance

One of our pastors wrote this prayer this past week. He serves a congregation between Washington, DC and Baltimore. ============================= Prayer for September 11, 2011 Lord Jesus Christ, this is a day of remembrance marking a great tragedy in the … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:13-14 — a look at some translations

Translation As I have been preparing the sermon this week on this text, I noticed a couple of translation changes that are worth noting. Ephesians 1:13–14 (first the Greek text) 13 Εν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, … Continue reading

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More on Matthew’s Genealogy

Prayer Focus: Lord, God, we thank you for the special gifts you have granted Jenny at delesmuses. Bless her blogging and teaching ministry. Give her wisdom and insight into the Scriptures so that she may remain strong in the Lord … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings continue: #41-50

41 young people at SMLC 42 caring friends at SMLC 43 a great son, who we miss daily 44 a wonderful daughter-in-law 45 a new acquaintance through family connections 46 food on the table for each meal 47  good pastor … Continue reading

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