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Your Puzzle

"The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain There is no secret what God can do if you trust Him, have total faith in Him; leave all of your cares to Him; Then go about your daily tasks and see how God manages them; All of the pieces will fall together in what was your puzzle. Have a blessed day in the Lord. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Consultation on Common Texts, Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST WEDNESDAY AFTER PROPER 25 YEAR A Psalm, First Reading & Second Reading, Option I Psalm Psalm 119:41–48 First Reading Proverbs 16:1–20 (Complementary) Second Reading Matthew 19:16–22 or Psalm, First Reading & Second Reading, Option II Psalm Psalm 119:41–48 First Reading Deuteronomy 26:16–27:7 (Semicontinuous) Second Reading Matthew 19:16–22 Consultation on Common Texts, Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2011).

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

October 26 O FOR A FAITH THAT WILL NOT SHRINK William H. Bathurst, 1796–1877 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” (Luke 17:5, 6) When the world seems at its worst, Christians must be at their best. —Unknown Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe. —St. Augustine Discouragement can easily cause our faith to shrink, and we may even at times consider quitting our service for God. Perhaps we have all experienced these sentiments: I’ve taught a class for many years; borne many burdens, toiled through tears— But folks don’t notice me a bit, I’m so discouraged, I’ll just quit. —Unknown One of the chief characteristics of spiritual maturity is the ability to persevere—even in the face of adversity. God often permits difficulties to come into our lives simply to al…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Hector I can’t talk about it without getting misty-eyed; even though a decade has passed since it happened, I still get choked up every time I talk about it. It was the first day I ever gave something to missions that really cost me. “Hector” (not his real name) was my pastor. No, I didn’t attend his church, I was a pastor myself, but even pastors need pastors and I was lucky to have Hector. His church was about 90 miles from mine, but we talked on the phone a lot and we rode together to Executive Board meetings in Fresno. Hector has a great sense of humor, I still chuckle when I think of some of the things he’s said over the years. He was a coin collector and I was a baseball card collector, so almost every trip we made together we’d find some out of the way collector’s shop and browse through the merchandise. We always had a great time together and he was always there for me if I needed someone to talk to. Always, that is, until he answered a call to become a missionary to a par…