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A post on praying and praising this day (and *any* day) - part of the Psalm 118 study at DoNotDepart.com

On This Day {Psalm 118:22-25}

This month we’ve been learning about gratitude together. Its presence, its power, and its effect. King David wrote Psalm 118, so some of these lines are written with his perspective on events in his life. But, as many theologians have agreed before us, the key reference here is Christ. Lindsey wrote on Tuesday about how Psalm 118:19-21 prophesized about Christ opening the relationship between … [Read More...]

More Than a Holiday - a family Christmas devotional!

More Than a Holiday – A Christmas Family Devotional

It is easy to let the busy-ness of December distract from the real purpose of Christmas. Helping your children be intentional can require some planning. Right now is a good time to be thinking and planning for how you can keep Christ in focus for your family during the quickly approaching Christmas season! I recently discovered a rich resource for families, designed to be used for the month of … [Read More...]

One Really Good Reason to Give Thanks - Do Not Depart

One Really Good Reason to Give Thanks

All this month, we're looking at Psalm 118. Today, I want to focus in on verses 19-21: Psalm 118:19-21: "Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation." Have you ever locked yourself out of your house or car? A … [Read More...]

The right to become

She appeared out of her poverty at my window, smiling, filthy, fingers outstretched. She acted like our moments were stolen, while we talked and delivered precious gifts of food, a t-shirt, crayons, a … [Read More...]

Give Grace

Grace ... receiving what we do not deserve. We cling to this verse: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that … [Read More...]

Are you there God?

Have you ever stood on the shore with the waves lapping around your feet and felt insignificant due to a sense of something – or Someone – much greater than yourself? Have you ever gazed up at a … [Read More...]

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