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Failures

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison Life's failures are part of life. You can endure life's failures with the Lord. There's only one way to know God, and that is through Faith, repentance and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Then no matter what life's circumstances, You rely on God through His Son Jesus in prayer For complete resolution through prayer. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 16 COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING Robert Robinson, 1735–1790 O Lord, You are my God: I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. (Isaiah 25:1) It would be enlightening if the people in the pew could stand on the platform and observe the congregational singing during an average church service. One would soon concur that there are many who appear to have attended church without the express purpose of having a personal encounter with God. Comparatively few people reveal evidence of losing themselves in worship and praise or of appropriating the great truths about which they sing. How different would be our times of corporate praise if each of us would heed the apostle Paul’s teaching of “singing with the Spirit and with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15). Not all of us are able to sing tunefully, but everyone in whom the Spirit of God dwells can and should respond with joyful praise…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Atonement Evite, the self-described “world’s leading FREE online invitation service,” made Business 2.0‘s (www.business2.com) top ten list in their fourth annual, “101 Dumbest Moments in Business,” for calling Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, a “reason to party.” http://accounting.smartpros.com/x42419.xml The Day of Atonement, as instituted in Leviticus 16, certainly didn’t have a party atmosphere. It was a somber, sacred day. Easton described it as “the great annual day of humiliation and expiation for the sins of the nation.” The nation of Israel followed specific instructions on this day. It was observed on the tenth day of Tisri, just five days before the Feast of the Tabernacles and lasted for 24-hours, from sunset to sunset. The highlight of the day came when the High Priest, dressed in his priestly garb would take two goats to sacrifice for the sins of the people. The goats constituted one sin offering, though only one of the goats would actually die. The priest wo…