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  • Elizabeth Hilby's debut book, Audience of One at the Mercy Seat
    A heart revealed in Audience of One at the Mercy Seat
    New author Elizabeth Hilby invites readers into her heart with a study on coming closer to God and developing a one-to-one relationship with Him. Her debut book is entitled Audience of One at the Mercy Seat: A Place of Prayer and Intimacy with God...
  • Psalm 25:10-11
    Praying Psalm 25:10-11
    To pray Psalm 25, verses 10-11, is to acknowledge the special graces God gives those who seek to walk in his paths.All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands covenant.For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive...
  • Jesus calming the storm
    Be not afraid! Praying with the scripture and the psalms to conquer fear
    The psalms are prayers in the Old Testament. The majority of them were written by King David. As a boy David tended sheep and prayed to God with his music. He sang to God in all moments of his life during every emotion. . Each of the psalms is...
  • Praise
    Tip for today
    Praise the Lord…(Psalm 150).This morning I came to the end of a five-month cycle of reading one psalm every day. There are one hundred fifty psalms, which makes reading one a day a five-month experience. This is a great way to periodically...
  • Psalm 25:8-9
    Praying Psalm 25:8-9, Lord, teach me
    Perhaps the greatest folly of youth is the belief that we already know everything. From this root of arrogance all our worst mistakes spring - risky acts and foolish choices, which, sadly, is the only way many people learn. After sufferimg...
  • Confusing street signs.
    Confusing street signs make navigating difficult
    Travelling downtown in I-75 there is a sign for the Harrison Ave. exit that says the exit is in a half of a mile. About a half of a mile further on, there is another sign that says the exit is in a half of a mile. It seems that the signage has...
  • Work options were beginning to open
    Trusting in the Lord: Work options not etched in marble or engraved in stone
    Blessings came from odd sources and strange places. One thing known about state run agencies was that they weren’t always looking out for the clients or there needs. At least that was my attitude until my last appointment on April 4 to put...
  • Jamaica Home of the Rastas
    There We Wept When We Remembered Zion
    It is not often that history preserves a memorable record of the sorrow of a people captured and exiled from their own country. Too often the trials and the tears of the conquered are eventually forgotten just as the American Indians were,...
  • WALK THE PATH!
    The power of constant praise: part 1
    The power of constant, unceasing praise: Part 1Ps 35:28: "My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long."I‘ve just finished reading a terrific short book called “Destined For The Throne” ...
  • Land of the living
    In the land of the living
    Read Psalm 27Our 21st Century is filled with graphics and video and tag lines and catch phrases. Our movies mix real life footage with computer generated imagery to produce special effects.Even our commercials have effects. Our kids growing up may...
  • Peace on Earth, Joy to all Humankind
    Peace on Earth, Joy to all Humankind
    A haze lay upon the conjoined waters of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Hidden from view, the Carquinez Strait (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/carquinez) in the distance, I turned my gaze back to the peaks of the Diablo range and thought of...
  • Thankfulness
    A Thanksgiving psalm
    In I Chronicles chapter 16 we find a momentous occasion in Israel's history: The ark of the Lord, in which His presence dwelt, had just been brought to Jerusalem in a great procession. In the midst of the celebration, King David assigned some...
  • Praying Hands
    Offering our bodies for the glory of God
    In Scripture the body is literally and figuratively an instrument of worship and an offering to God. In the Psalms, the centerpiece of Scripture, this concept is highlighted by the many physiological allusions that come into play in the prayers of...
  • Popemobile
    Pope calls on believers to be 'courageous in prayer'
    In his homily Monday for daily Mass at the chapel of the St. Martha residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis called the prayer of Abraham in pleading with the Lord to spare the people of Sodom a "courageous negotiation with God."&ldquo...
  • Writing Poetry
    Appreciating the poetic richness of the Psalms
    One of the many wonderful features of the Bible is its diversity in literary form. From its narratives, epistles, historic, prophetic and poetic literature, we learn about the different aspects of God's character and our own humanity. The...