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November 7

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away
Ps. 65:3

There is much earnest religion that lives in the dreary compass of these first four words, “Iniquities prevail against me,” and never gets a glimpse beyond it. But do not put a full stop there. Fetch in One who can help. “As for our transgressions, THOU shalt purge them away.” The moment we bring the Lord in, that moment defeat is turned to triumphant deliverance!
Write that up in golden letters—THOU! And do not find in this word only a trembling hope, or a wondering wish. Listen to its full assurance—THOU SHALT!
There is but one result that can warrant the agony of Calvary; there is but one result that can satisfy either our blessed Saviour or ourselves; and that is our being conquerors over sin.

Mark Guy Pearse

Samuel G. Hardman and Dwight Lyman Moody, Thoughts for the Quiet Hour (Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1998).
November 7

William How, 1823–1897
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race that is marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Someone has described a “saint” as any Christian who makes it easier for others to believe in God. One of the neglected liturgical days in many Protestant churches is All Saints Day, which occurs on the first Sunday in November. This neglect is understandable because the tradition of the day is rooted in medieval Catholicism. Homage is given on this day to the departed canonized saints of the church.
There is, however, an underlying meaning to this day that evangelical Christians should use and recognize. Here, for example, are some lessons it can teach us:
• Every believer whom God has called by His grace and sanctified by His Spirit has been called to sainthood.
• A thankful spirit …
Advanced Reservations Required

I was shocked by the news that “Flo-Jo,” Florence Griffith Joyner died of a heart seizure on September 21, 1998 at the age of 38. Just ten years before, at the 1988 Olympic Games at Seoul, Korea, she won the gold medal in the 100 and 200 meter race and in the 4x100 meter relay. How can an Olympic athlete die at such a young age with a disease that is associated with a sedentary lifestyle? I don’t know. The only answer I can give you is that we will all die.

It is much easier for me to bury someone after they’ve lived a rich, full life than if they die unexpectedly. Those services are usually a mixture of sadness that we’ve lost loved ones, and happiness that they’ve gone on to their reward.

Burying babies is the hardest. Last year I conducted a funeral for a baby who died from suffocation. The father laid the baby down on a water bed to sleep. During the nap, he rolled over and was trapped between the mattress and the side of the bed. I couldn’t make it …
"You have to believe in yourself
when no one else does.
That's what makes you a winner."
- Venus Williams

You have to believe in God with unwavering faith for yourself.
Let others call you a "holy-roller" and see their life spiral downward
while your life spirals upward.
Then watch them say, "You are happy regardless of your situation(s)."
You then can evangelize to them of your heavenly Father's care for his children.
Invite them to give all of their cares to Him in unwavering faith through
God's Son Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
- Lynwood F. Mundy