Whom Shall I Fear?

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The Lord is my light and my salvation – Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 I wanted to pause from my anti-slavery posts to give God praise. I said that human-traffickers prey on people who are desperate.  People are desperateKeep reading…

Train Up A Child

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2012
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Train a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6  The most riveting part of the anti-trafficking training I attended was hearing from survivors.  We heard testimonies from two young women who were trafficking survivors – both Americans.  Both were born in America. Keep reading…

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One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshipper of God.  The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. Acts 16:14 During the anti-human trafficking training I attended, we were shown a video illustrating the elements of trafficking.  TheKeep reading…

Love Your Neighbor

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This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. Jeremiah 7:3 I remember reading slave narratives while I was in college.  One of the conversations we had in our English class was a thoughtful consideration of all theKeep reading…

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 “Isn’t this the carpenter?” Mark 6:3  Two or three years ago, Pastor taught us the importance of knowing what “season” we’re in.  He told us that if we took notes during church, we’d be able to read through them and discern a pattern, and know what God is saying to us. I believe God isKeep reading…

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“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 Years ago, I was in church, and someone was about to lead the congregation in prayer.  Before praying, the brother said that we should address God by one of our favorite names for God. Keep reading…

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“Wash and be Cleansed!”   Kings 5:13 One of the benefits of hearing an effective sermon is how it stirs our own thinking.  I listened to a sermon entitled, Just Add Water.  A few days later, the story of Naaman and Elisha popped into my mind (2 Kings 5). I’ve learned that sometimes water isKeep reading…