“And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord, that was before the porch […]

“A man that hath friend must shew himself friendly…” (Proverbs 18:24a) This is the way. If you want to have friends, you must be a friend, in other words. You have to terraform the locale in which you find yourself–bloom where you’re planted, as it were–in order to allow the Lord to come around with […]

“Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them.” (2 Chronicles 15:3-4) Let me just start by saying that we, in the […]

“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17, emphasis mine) I believe that if we truly knew and therefore walked in this […]

Too many cooks “Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.” (123:4) I wonder about things sometimes. I wonder if it’s just me or if there’s something greater at large from which people take a cue to act standoffish and “proud”. Or […]

“He watereth the hills from His chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to […]

“If we were asked the riddle how images of the eye and all the sensations of our senses could be represented by sounds, nay, could be so embodied in sounds as to express thought and excite thought, we should probably give it up as the question of a madman, who, mixing up the most heterogenous […]

She sells seashells on the Seychelles “Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near;  together to judgment.” (Isaiah 41:1) A moment of silence please. It’s not the ocean you hear when you hold the shell to your ear, it’s your heart. Max Muller in part one […]

“O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsteth for Thee” (Psalm 63:1a) Far from being “the worm”, I find the earlier you awake to–and this is the kicker–meet with the Lord, the better your (my) day turns out. Perhaps this is how He planned it? It may not have any bearing […]

“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.” (Psalm 126:1) The wake What do you want God to do for you? Hopefully […]

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