Monthly Archives: August 2016

Patiently Waiting

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalms 37:7 Most people hate to wait for anything. You can see it in … Continue reading

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Like a Parched Land

I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Psalms 143:6 It has been unseasonably warm over the past week here at the Hornback Homestead. This morning I began my ritual of watering … Continue reading

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In the Stillness of My Lord

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalms 46:10–11 Yesterday, my wife … Continue reading

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Holy and Dearly Loved

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 Today’s passage is one of my all-time favorite passages of Scripture. I put this passage to memory decades ago and … Continue reading

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Be Holy in All You Do

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16 Peter’s first letter was written to Jewish and Gentile Christians scattered … Continue reading

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Make Every Effort

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness, writes, “God does not require a perfect, sinless … Continue reading

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Abundant Grace and Peace

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2 Mark Twain once said, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other … Continue reading

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God Will Sustain You

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 One of the things I enjoy so much since my wife retired is the morning walks we take to help jump start my day. We often walk … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Favor

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11 I absolutely adore today’s passage from the Book of Psalms! Why? … Continue reading

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Run with Perseverance

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3 Earlier in the week, I participated in a teleconference with the Alzheimer’s Association focused on experimental neurological devices that … Continue reading

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